20 apartments for rent in Hidden Lakes, Tallahassee, FL
Homes in the Hidden Lakes neighborhood are relatively new small ranch homes set in a picturesque area of hardwoods and pines. Hidden Lakes can only be accessed by Mary Ellen Drive, off West Tharpe Street. Gum Pond is located just north. Gina Drive and Ian Drive are neighborhood streets.
Hidden Lake is very conveniently located to many of the city’s top historic, recreational, and educational sites, as well as many retail and service establishments.
Historic sites close to the neighborhood include The Museum of Florida History, Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and the Tallahassee Museum. Mission San Luis contains an Indian council house and a re-created Franciscan church. In some cases, historic sites and natural attractions blend, such as Lake Jackson. For ancient history, Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park provides a glimpse into the life of Native Americans more than eight hundred years ago. Visitors enjoy exploring the large temple mounds, hiking around the 1800s grist mill, and picnicking.
Also at Lake Jackson is the 670-acre Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, very wild for an urban park. Seven miles of trails wind through magnolia and tulip poplar forests and along streams. Lake Jackson is also a popular wildlife viewing area.
The vast stretch of Apalachicola Forest is another rich area for outdoor recreation. The St. Marks Trail runs just south of Hidden Lakes. There are many other parks nearby, each with something unique.
Four institutions of higher education are very close, two within walking distance, Tallahassee Community College and Lively Technical Center. The largest schools, FSU and FAMU, are little more than a mile away.
Near the universities are several shopping centers, fast food, and casual dining establishments. There is a Wal-Mart about a mile north. The neighborhood is just south of I-10.