Why you'd want to live in Southwood
The 123 acre Central Park and Lake form the heart of the community. A broad, paved path circles the lake, so you’ll often see residents strolling, jogging, roller skating, pushing a stroller or riding a bicycle enjoying the beautiful view. With over 1,000 acres of green spaces, lakes, ponds and wetlands, residents can truly feel connected to nature. In addition to the nature trails, parks, and common areas, amenities include tennis courts, a swimming pool, a splash-bucket water play area for children, and a club house. Activities are organized through the SouthWood “Art of Living” program. Email Blasts notify residents of holiday parties, “Food Truck Tuesdays,” neighborhood garage sales, book club meetings, walking groups, pre-school play groups, scrapbooking club, tennis camp, bingo night, and farmer’s market. You can check the currently available activities on their calendar of events. SouthWood appeals to many demographics. Young professionals like the modern design features and proximity to work places and downtown. Young families appreciate the many play areas for their children. Older residents enjoy the low maintenance and many activities often found in a retirement community. Named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and among America’s Best New Courses by Golf Digest, SouthWood’s rolling hills and ancient oak trees provide an enjoyable experience for all golfers. Just after the turn of the century, 3,300 acres of SE Tallahassee became the planned community known as “SouthWood.” Today, the neighborhood now holds over 1,800 single family homes and 275 townhouses. SouthWood had been purposefully designed to offer homes at several different price points. There are some large, custom built homes that sell for over a million dollars, but in general, prices range from $200,000 to $500,000.