Quiet, upscale neighborhood is ideal for families
Red brick. Green lawns. The occasional wrap around porch. People looking for a neighborhood featuring these classic American-dream fixtures might seriously think about moving to Kimberton in Killearn.
The houses at Kimberton were the first associated with Killearn Estates, with construction beginning in the early 1970s. Today, their impressive views, natural settings and substantial size make them some of the most valuable properties in the area. The proximity of a golf course doesn’t hurt Kimberton’s appeal either.
With prices generally in the $300,000-$400,000 range, Kimberton appeals to local families who are ready to settle down and stay awhile. Cul-de-sacs abound in the area, so little ones can learn to ride bicycles safely. The houses are far enough away from the highway that traffic noise is rarely an issue, and the space between homes is more than adequate. Even so, the neighborhood feels chummy.
“We know all of our neighbors. Never an issue with any of them. We’re very blessed,” says Colene Rogers, a longtime Kimberton resident. “I feel like the neighborhood is well run. Our home value has gone up significantly over the years — that’s a very positive thing for someone who’s looking to buy.”
Entertainment and community engagement opportunities abound right in Killearn’s backyard. Killearn Estates residents readily access nine parks and the neighborhood tennis courts; they also have the opportunity to join the Killearn Estates Swim Club or Country Club. Kimberton Park is, of course, located within the Kimberton neighborhood, and its lovely lake views make for a pretty place to sit and read a book on a crisp fall day. Convenient nearby shopping is available on Thomasville Road and Capital Circle Northeast. The Maclay Gardens are just a short drive away, and frequent day-trippers will enjoy the neighborhood’s closeness to I-10 and U.S. 319.
The Kimberton area is zoned for Gilchrist Elementary, Desoto Trail Elementary, Roberts Elementary, Montford Middle, Lincoln High and Lawton Chiles High schools, all of which earned A grades from the state in 2015. Nine churches operate in the Killearn neighborhood, as well as the Congregation Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Fresh Market and Publix are nearby for grocery shopping, and while outdoorsy folks will be more than pleased with the options in the Killearn area, those looking more for restaurants and nightlife will find them a short drive away in Midtown or on Bannerman Road.
Home. Community. Nature. Kimberton connects with all three.