Indian Head-Leigh is not your typical Florida neighborhood. Established in the 1950s, it is far cry from the cinder block houses and sparse vegetation that is typical of many Florida communities. Trees line most of the properties and the quiet side streets seem inviting. It is quiet and residential, so don’t expect to see any amenities within the bounds of this community but step just outside and you will find everything you need. You will find places to take care of all of your pups needs too including groomers and veterinarians.
Tallahassee weather is everything you would expect Florida weather to be. It's warm and sunny year-round, rarely ever freezing and winters are walkable. Tallahassee does get a lot of rain but most days have at least one dry period in it, so getting a walk in is rarely a problem. You do need to watch out for midsummer heat and humidity by planning early morning walks.
As flat as the main part of Florida is, here in the panhandle, there are a few rolling hills. While these hills won’t pose any problems, they will be ideal for anyone that wants more of an outing than a simple stroll for their dog. The quiet country-like roads do not have any sidewalks, so you will be walking either on the street or where there is room on the sides of the roads which are mostly grass. Safety can be an issue because visibility is impaired by curves in the road and trees, so make sure you practice a few safety tips such as placing reflective devices on you and your dog and walking against traffic. You'll also want to watch mid-summer temperatures and walk early if you plan to walk on the road at all. The heat of the pavement can cause serious pain and damage to your pup's sensitive paws!
This neighborhood is covered in green! With inviting green shoulders on almost every street and lots of trees, walking in this neighborhood is very inviting. Sometimes, however, you want to take your four-legged bundle of fur someplace where they can enjoy a bit of a romp.
Optimist Park is in the center of the neighborhood and has large fields for the two of you to play in. Keep in mind that you will still need to keep your dog on a leash, but with an extra long leash, it is a chance for your pup to stretch their limbs and get a bit of exercise and fresh air on the beautiful green grass.
Governors Park and Myers Park are a bit of walking or driving away, but they are much larger parks that also have a few trails for you to enjoy. Governors Park has 209 acres and intersects with the Fern Trail providing even more walking opportunities.