Pinelands is conveniently situated within 15 to 20 minutes from the airport, City Centre, V&A Waterfront, Canal Walk, Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadium, Blaauwberg and Seapoint beachfronts.

While there are retirement homes in the suburb, younger people are increasingly moving in and it has become one of the most racially-mixed middle to upper class suburbs in Cape Town.  

Pinelands has an excellent infrastructure which includes shopping malls, banks, post office, restaurants, Vincent Pallotti Hospital, good primary and high schools, churches of various religions, sporting facilities such as tennis courts, cricket pitches, bowling greens and the Mowbray Golf Club.

Pinelands offers all types of residential property including houses, apartments, cluster developments, security complexes and guesthouses / Bed and Breakfast establishments.

The office for Faiza Arend Properties is also situated in this leafy suburb.