The Durward neighborhood is geographically contained by four streets in Midtown. Durward's southern boundary is South Ride, its northern boundary is North Ride, the eastern boundary is Thomasville Road, and its western boundary is Meridian Road. Due to this unique geographical feature, the neighborhood has become known to locals as “the rides.”
This community features medium homes on medium to large lots and is conveniently located close to shopping, schools, parks, and restaurants in Midtown.
The majority of the homes in this quaint subdivision were built in the 1960s. The median list price for the neighborhood is approximately $350,000.
Nature lovers and sports enthusiasts can rejoice when living in Durward as there are two amazing parks nearby to choose from, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.
The Maclay Gardens boast ornamental gardens, a reflection pool, a secret garden, and walkways that let you escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also offers many different activities throughout the park, such as swimming, a playground, canoeing and kayaking, and picnic areas.
Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park borders the Maclay Gardens. It features numerous trails and sports areas. The trails offered in this park range from mountain biking to horseback riding to birding and butterfly trails. The facilities adjacent to the park include a sports complex, a soccer complex, and an athletic center.
Residents do not have to drive far for shopping, dining, or entertainment. Shops in the area include: Whole Foods, Publix, Home Depot, Blue Ribbon Cleaners, Tallahassee Farmers Market, Midtown Reader, Oasis Express Car Wash, Hobby Lobby, and so much more!
For dining and dessert options there are: Midtown pies, El Jalisco, Riccardo’s, Azu Lucy Ho’s, Cyress, Lofty Pursuits, Midtown Caboose, Canopy Road Cafe, Black Dog Cafe, Sweet Pea Cafe, and Sonny’s. There are also quick service options like Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, and numerous others!
For families with children, there are plenty of schools close by. Durward is zoned for the following Leon County public schools:
Alternatively, residents may choose any of the nearby private schools: Seminole Montessori, Betton Hills School, or Faith Presbyterian Preschool. All of which are just steps away from the neighborhood.
Waverly Hills is located along the west side of Thomasville Road just north of Midtown, only minutes away from everything to include shopping, dining, parks, entertainment, and major traffic thoroughfares. If you're looking to live in a "real" Tallahassee neighborhood, make sure you include the homes in Waverly Hills which are built around a small pond and sit on nice-sized lots.READ MORE