Rosewood Avalon is located in Jefferson County, Florida, in the southern region of the Red Hills plantation belt, approximately eight minutes south of Monticello with frontage on the Florida-Georgia Parkway (US 19), Highway 27, and WPA Road. In a neighborhood of other plantations and high-quality properties, Rosewood Avalon is adjacent to thousands of acres of Avalon and nearby to El Destino, Oak Hill, Turkey Scratch, and Pinewoods plantations. Of note, the Florida side of the belt is generally more sought-after due to the state’s friendly tax environment for those residing or those considering establishing residence in Florida.
The Thomasville Municipal Airport is 40 minutes from Rosewood Avalon and has a 6,004 foot runway for private aviation. Tallahassee International Airport is 35 minutes from the plantation offering both private and public air transportation.
Located between Thomasville, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida, the Red Hills Region is a 300,000-acre area known for its rolling hills, red clay soils, and diverse ecosystems. It had long been a winter destination for wealthy northerners who came for the mild weather and quail hunting. Sportsmen found that quail and other game flourished in the region and the fast burst on a covey rise was an excitement beyond comparison. It motivated these early landowners to pull together the resources to study and detail the best land management practices in these upland ecosystems. This is ultimately credited with leading to a restoration and preservation of inspiring proportions in the region. The Red Hills was designated one of America’s “Last Great Places” by the Nature Conservancy, and what it offers for a wing-shooting enthusiast and outdoorsman, simply cannot be found elsewhere.
Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city and home to three universities, several museums, two large hospitals, and a variety of shopping and dining options. Last year, it was ranked a top-ten southern city by Southern Living Magazine. Thomasville is nothing short of charming and was recently labeled the second best historic small town in the country by USA Today. Its original brick roads have been uncovered along many of the downtown streets. Visitors enjoy delightful dining options, boutiques, and the many shops featuring everything from high-end sporting attire to locally-made handcrafted goods.
Just eight minutes north of Rosewood Avalon is the quaint town of Monticello. The iconic Jefferson County Courthouse stands at the center of town at the roundabout where the Georgia-Florida Parkway (US19) intersects with Highway 90. A historical inventory of the city identified nearly 600 buildings that were built before 1930. There are a number of casual dining options, boutiques and antique shops, a farmer’s market, and several historic bed and breakfasts. Jefferson County reaches from the Georgia line down to the Gulf of Mexico and, interestingly, is the only county in Florida without a single stoplight.
The Red Hills Region has a subtropical climate and offers long warm summers and the most pleasant and mild of winters. Between November and March, the temperatures average 68 degrees and low temperatures on average are 43 degrees. Rainfall usually peaks in March and during the summer months, with average annual rainfall of 54 inches.