Between Lake Killearn, Gilbert Pond, and Lake Tom John is the kid-friendly Killearn Acres. Students can attend elementary, middle, and high schools within one mile of the neighborhood. A local library and shopping center provide entertainment options less than one mile away. Outdoor recreation on land and water can be found a short drive west at a local state park.
Roberts Elementary School educates kindergarten through grade 5 students less than one half-mile east of Killearn Acres. The school originally opened in 1897 after Thomas Jefferson Roberts donated a land and building materials. Roberts Elementary closed in the 1950s, but a new building was built and the school reopened in 2001, less than one mile from the original.
Adjacent to Roberts Elementary is William J. Montford, III Middle School, which enrolls more than 1,100 students in grades 6 through 8 each year. The school opened in 2008 and offers extracurricular activities that include basketball, soccer, yearbook, and student government.
Chiles High School is also within one mile from Killearn Acres. Named after the American politician Lawton Chiles, the school enrolls nearly 2,000 students each year. Chiles served in the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and as Governor of Florida.
Residents can find a public library within walking distance west of the neighborhood. Northeast Branch Library–Bruce J. Host Center was named for the former Leon County Commissioner who advocated for the branch library system, and it moved to its current location in 2004.
A small shopping area is not far from Northeast Branch Library. A Walmart Supercenter, Red Elephant, and Rummy’s Pizza are available in the shopping area.
West of Killearn Acres is the 1,076-acre Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. A variety of land and water activities are permitted at the park, which includes two lakes.