Betton Hills, located northeast of downtown Tallahassee, is one of the older and more established neighborhoods in the area. It contains more than 700 homes that have been masterfully constructed to complement the Florida landscape. The streets are lined with lush greenery and Florida oaks and pines.
Many residents work together with the Betton Hills Neighborhood Association to preserve the community’s natural beauty. This coordination has led to Betton Hills being named “Neighborhood of the Year” in both 2004 and 2009 by the city of Tallahassee.
Main development here began in the 1940s. Today, residents are primarily professionals and retirees. The neighborhood’s exceptional features include several parks: Winthrop, McCord, Harriman Circle, and Chittenden. Winthrop Park offers athletic fields and a playground. McCord and Harriman have scenic walking trails. At Harriman, residents can stroll around a picturesque pond in the center of the park. Both Winthrop and Chittenden are located south of Betton Road.
Betton Hills is a close-knit community that encourages community involvement. It holds an annual ice cream social and family fun day. Its residents rally together to improve the neighborhood by holding special events like tree planting on Arbor Day and cleaning of area ponds.
Betton Hills is encompassed by Thomasville Road to the west and Centerville Road to the east. The neighborhood is situated in the 32308 zip code area of Leon County. Public schools serving the neighborhood include Kate Sullivan Elementary, Cobb Middle, and Leon High School. Florida State University is approximately three miles southwest near downtown.