Loveridge is located in northeastern Leon County, Florida, right in the heart of the Red Hills plantation belt, in a neighborhood of other world-class plantations all actively managing the land for the propagation of wild quail. Loveridge is bordered by Sunny Hill, Foshalee, Borderline, Beechwood, Norias, and Ring Oak Plantations. The Florida side of the belt is generally more sought-after due to a more friendly personal tax environment than Georgia. The Home Place is situated on a beautifully scenic stretch of Old Magnolia Road, one of the oldest roads in the Red Hills and was historically traveled over by wagons transporting cotton from Thomasville to shipping ports at the coast. The Core Tract is located on Old Centerville Road and Veterans Memorial Highway, also known as Hwy 59.
The Thomasville Municipal Airport is about 30 minutes from Loveridge and has a 6,004’ 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 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 simply cannot be found elsewhere.
The cities anchoring this block of land offer great entertainment and cultural events. Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city and is home to three universities, museums, two large hospitals, and a variety of shopping and dining options. Thomasville is a charming southern town and was recently labeled the second best historic small town in the country by USA Today. Its original bricked roads have been uncovered along many of the downtown streets that take visitors to delightful dining options, boutiques, and shops featuring local handcrafted works.
The Red Hills region has a humid subtropical climate and offers long warm summers and the most pleasant and mild of winters. Between November and March, the daily high temperatures average 68 degrees and low temperatures on average are 43 degrees. Rainfall usually peaks in March and during the summer months, with an average annual rainfall of 53 inches.