Get to know…Killearn

The lush Tallahassee neighborhood of Killearn is home to majestic ancient oak trees, an abundance of wildlife, and excellent schools. Located northeast of Downtown, this is a delightful place for growing families and active adults. Killearn Estates is the area's oldest planned community, featuring sprawling lakefront homes, parks, and an 18-hole private golf and country club. Grab the kids and enjoy this gorgeous natural paradise!

Get Some Fresh Air in Killearn

Explore the quiet tropical beauty of the Killearn neighborhood with friends and family at these local outdoor attractions:

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

The Maclay House is a magnificent example of historic architecture in the area, and the vast floral gardens here are simply breathtaking. There's also a romantic walkway through a secret garden and reflecting pool, and thousands of aromatic flowers in bloom. This park also has miles of trails for hiking or horseback riding, a swimming area at Lake Hall, and special events throughout the year.

Shamrock South Park

A favorite with local runners, this lovely recreation area boasts old-growth magnolia and dogwood trees and plenty of shade. The kids will enjoy an old-fashioned playground and lush, well-manicured green areas.

Shannon Lakes Park

Nestled on the shores of Lake Killarney, Shannon Lakes features a wide-open lawn, perfect for special events or organized games. A newly renovated pier offers sport fishing and breathtaking views of the lakes.

Man O' War Park

Part of Killearn Estates, this quiet neighborhood park is great for a play date with other local parents. Relax under stately oaks and catch up with friends while the kids explore swings and other playground essentials.

Killearn Country Club

This stunning private club with a championship-level 18-hole course offers killer golf as well as tennis, swimming, and a luxurious clubhouse with two restaurants. Locals love this location for exquisitely hosted weddings and parties.

Killearn Cooking 

Though it's quiet and forested, Killearn has several neighborhood eateries that offer great service and a variety of tasty menus:

Ming Tree Café

Home to the best local Asian comfort food, don't miss favorites like Dim Sum, spareribs with black bean sauce, and a powerfully spicy chicken Szechuan.

Brickyard Pizzeria

This family-owned Italian bistro has been a neighborhood icon for more than 15 years. It has several stand-out menu items, like the Bacon Cheddar Bomb, eggplant rollatini, and the Brickyard Stuffed Creation.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Even if you don't like biscuits you will be a convert after trying some of the decadent dishes on offer at Maple Street. The Squawking Goat is a juicy fried chicken breast on a flaky, buttery biscuit, topped with fried goat cheese and sweet & spicy pepper jelly – literally to die for.

Kiku Japanese Fusion

Sushi is their specialty, and Kiku has the freshest and most succulent sushi creations in the area. Try an Alaskan Dream Maki roll with spicy tuna, the Moon Night Maki with fried octopus, avocado, and shrimp, or the Pink Lady with salmon and eel.

Sage Restaurant

A neighborhood classic, Sage is ideal for a decadent date night or intimate special occasion. Enjoy French-inspired dishes like baked escargot with goat cheese, a crispy duck cassoulet, or the seafood Grand Plateau with caviar, raw local oysters, king crab, steamed mussels, and a whole Maine lobster.

Grub Kitchen and Bar

Grub is famous for burgers as big as your head, like the Voodoo Mushroom with onions sauteed in Absinthe, mushrooms, aged Swiss, and Tabasco mayonnaise. Or the Cadillac – premium Wagyu beef served medium rare, with roasted garlic aioli, spinach, and fried onions.

Ted's Montana Grill

An Old West-style steakhouse, Ted's menu has something for everyone. Start with bison burger sliders or grilled shrimp Ciabatta toast, indulge with a perfectly cooked steak and crab cakes or cedar plank salmon, and finish with a slice of their famous wild berry cheesecake.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of or any of our advertising partners.