Once a vast cotton plantation of 5,000 acres, this master-planned community offers enough amenities to be considered its own village. Southwood sits upon the high ground of south east Tallahassee and encompasses one of the capital regions most beautiful golf courses. Southwood embodies the Capital City’s best offerings adorned with plantation style homes, glistening ponds, walking trails and recreational parks. As the seasons change, Southwood plans! Spring and summer boast festivities in the park such as Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra’s Pops in the Park, exemplary fireworks for July 4th and family-friendly pools while the fall and winter months bring catalog-worthy lights, decorations and many community events such as fright night for Halloween and the popular Winter Fest. The neighbors are social and friendly culture while newer construction and good schools remain the primary draw for most.
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With golf being the centerpiece of this paradise, only the best full 18-hole course will do! Southwood country club was expertly designed by professional golfer Fred Couples and Gene Bates and is open to the public for $30-$55 per round with memberships available. The clubhouse offers a gorgeous venue for private weddings and events as well as numerous community fundraisers. If golf isn’t your forte, be sure to ask about private lessons! The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable to beginners and experts alike.
For an easy outing, be sure to visit Southwood Town Center. From restaurants and a fitness center to a salon and a church, it’s easy to go out even being just down the street! I recommend stopping at Canopy Road Café for brunch; this come-as-you-are local staple has been serving up some of the most delectable comfort cuisine in Tallahassee and has been voted best breakfast for 5 years running! If you enjoy personal fitness, don’t skip Kinetix gym. State-of-the-art equipment, encouraging classes and friendly trainers will be sure to shine a new light on your routine – ask about their free trial!
As social events and neighborhood enrichment are the heartbeat of Southwood, it is also the physical atrium of the community. The gated community-center hosts numerous neighborly events and offers meeting rooms and catering kitchens for private events as well as outdoor tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and a 123-acre recreational park. Of course, if you’ve ever spent a summer in Florida, you know a pool is vital. Fortunately, the community offers a gated, private, family-friendly pool area with both deep and shallow areas as well as a kid’s waterpark among plenty of lounging room. Pools are open and operational from March to November.
The neighborhood is very walking and biking friendly with ample parking at the common areas; however, most "Southwooodians" prefer to navigate their beautiful community by golf cart. Whether you choose this area to be close to state offices, or simply for the feel of it, Southwood has something for everyone.