Eastern Leon County a popular area for development

Get ready eastern Leon County, it’s your turn.  So much of our new construction growth has been in the Bradfordville area, north of I-10, over the past thirty years.  I remember when it seemed the only thing north of Killearn Estates was Moby Dick’s restaurant, then Killearn Lakes, a few plantations and the Georgia line.   At the same time, I recall coach Jones taking us through Falls Chase, off of Buck Lake Road,  for Lincoln High School driver’s education in 1988.  The Buck Lake area seemed so rural to us then, no stoplights or commercial developments.  Wal Mart and Costco were a dream, Bass Pro Shop didn’t exist and a major apartment complex way off the radar.  Fast forward to today and the eastern corridor, which I consider the area on the bordered by Miccosukee, Mahan and Buck Lake Roads, is becoming the “go to” place to develop.  The neighborhoods along Pedrick Road, off of Mahan and Buck Lake Roads, have been very popular for more than a decade now.  The library and park on Pedrick, along with the widening of Mahan, have attracted more interest.  But now new subdivisions like The Preserve at Buck Lake, the Villas of Mahan and Meadow Ridge at Buck Lake appear to be doing well.  Canopy, the subdivision formerly known as Welaunee, has so many buyers lined up to write pre-sale offers, they need a revolving door on the model.  The eastern corridor is near recreation areas, schools and shopping and has easy access to I-10.  I think many families are very happy where they live in Leon County,   but I do expect that much of the new construction, both residential and commercial, will continue to move east.