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The Waverly Hills neighborhood is located approximately three miles northeast of Downtown Tallahassee, Florida. Consisting of more than 350 residential homes, Waverly Hills is a close-knit community dedicated to preserving the neighborhood’s natural beauty and charm. An all-volunteer association founded by Waverly Hills’ residents coordinates special functions like picnics and debris cleanup which keeps neighbors involved in the neighborhood. In 2008, Waverly Hills was given the title “Large Neighborhood of the Year” by the city of Tallahassee.
Waverly Hills began as a single plantation back in the 1850s. The owner of the plantation, John Branch, was the last territorial Florida governor. About a century later, investors purchased the plantation where homes were later built. The street names within Waverly Hills were dedicated to Sir Walter Scott. Some of the streets include Ivanhoe Road and Lasswade Drive – Lasswade is where Scott started his writing career and is described in his book, The Gray Brother.
Located within the Waverly Hills neighborhood are Waverly Pond and Glen Brinkley Park. Waverly Pond is situated on Kenilworth Road and is the crown jewel of the Waverly Hills neighborhood. Residents actively work together in preserving the beauty of the pond and its surrounding area. A gazebo has been added to pond area. Waverly Pond is a popular destination for local residents to relax and enjoy the scenic view. Just to the east of Waverly Hills are McCord Park and Harriman Circle Park.
Waverly Hills is located in the 32312 ZIP code in Leon County. Waverly Hills is encompassed by Live Oak Plantation Road to the north, North Meridian Road to the west, East Bradford Road to the south, and Thomasville Road to the east. Public schools serving the Waverly Hills neighborhood include Gilchrest Elementary, Raa Middle, and Leon High School.