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Highlands neighborhood is located less than 10 miles from Tallahassee, Florida. Within a short distance, residents can find a library and a shopping area. Golfers can test their skills on two nearby courses, and residents can enjoy more outdoor recreation at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, which is less than five miles west of the community.
Less than one mile from Highlands is Chiles High School. One of the newest schools in the county, Chiles was established in 1999, and it enrolls more than 1,900 students each year. The American politician Lawton Chiles inspired the school’s name. Chiles served in the Florida House of Representatives, Florida State Senate, and the United States Senate before becoming Governor of Florida.
Killearn Lakes Elementary School is a 10-minute drive from Highlands and enrolls more than 900 students in grades pre-K through 5. The school won a National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2004.
Within walking distance west of Highlands is the public library, Northeast Branch Library–Bruce J. Host Center. Northeast moved to its current building from a storefront location in 2000. In 2004, the branch was named after former Leon County Commissioner Bruce J. Host, who was a tireless advocate for the branch library system.
Adjacent to the library is a small shopping center that hosts a Walmart Supercenter. A few of the restaurants in the area include Red Elephant and Rummy’s Pizza.
Both the Golf Club at Summerbrooke and Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club are less than one mile from the Highlands community. Each club has an 18-hole course accompanied by swimming pools and various other amenities. In addition, Golden Eagle has lighted tennis courts and Lake Diane as a backdrop.