Neighborhood Spotlight: Indianhead-Lehigh (aka Neneland)
Indianhead Acres and Lehigh Acres was founded in the 1950s and has grown to include over 900 homes. The neighborhood is bordered by East Lafayette and Old St. Augustine Road to the north, Magnolia Drive to the west, Myrtle Drive and Wahalaw Nene to the east, and Mountbatten Road and Wekewa Nene to the south.
The area is known lovingly around town as "The Nenes" or "Neneland" due to the unique street names. When Mr. John Stead was developing Indianhead Acres, he and his wife wanted to give the streets authentic Seminole names. Nene means "trail." Learn about the meanings of the street names HERE.
According to the Indianhead Lehigh Neighborhood Association website: This is a one-of-a-kind community that comes together for potlucks several times a year, and for annual events such as Nene Fest and a long-standing tradition of Halloween in the Park. In 2014, the neighborhood added a 5K & Fun Run to our Nene Fest event as a fundraiser for our neighborhood school, Hartsfield Elementary. The Indianhead Lehigh neighborhood has a creative spirit where neighbors share, connect and organize efforts to maintain and improve this vibrant community. Neighbors agree … life is good in Neneland.
Unique to the area:
The neighborhood won the very first Sustainable Neighborhood of the Year Award from Sustainable Tallahassee.
Neighbor to Neighbor in the Nenes (N3) is Indianhead’s and Lehigh’s aging-in-place organization. Their mission is to help elders in Indianhead/Lehigh stay in their homes as long as possible as they age. They link elders to neighborhood volunteers who mow lawns, provide rides, bring meals, and more.
Hartsfield Elementary School
Fairview Middle School
Rickards High School
Optimist Park, located East Indianhead Drive at Hokolin Nene
Kouky Park, located on Chocksacka Nene