Coexisting side-by-side with the mini-farms are horse farms, large private hunting preserves, and large-acreage nursery, beef, dairy and crop farms.
Monticello is the site of stately turn-of-the-century homes and public buildings, many of which are listed on the National Historic Register.Built by wealthy land barons and northern industrialists who first recognized the advantages of life in the area, they represent some of the best architectural styles of the period.Tennis courts, golf courses, city parks, camp grounds and two country clubs, Jefferson County Country Club, just north of Monticello, and Tartaruga near Ashville, provide residents with excellent opportunities for exercise and relaxation in and around Monticello.Little League baseball, softball and other planned recreational activities are sponsored by the Jefferson County Recreation Department.Situated in the state's Panhandle, it is the only county that extends from Georgia on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south.
Known as the "Keystone County," it is approximately mid-way between Jacksonville, Florida's northern-most Atlantic port and Pensacola, one of her largest Gulf ports.
This area is also host to the Sprint Classic Golf Tournament, the LPGA's richest competition, held each April in Tallahassee.
The annual Georgia-Florida Field Trial Competitions, held at one of Jefferson County's beautiful plantations, draws champion bird dogs from across the country for one of that sport's largest events.
History buffs may delve further into the relatively "ancient" history of the North American continent at many area sites, some dating from the Read more about Jefferson County’s History & Culture Natural & Environmental Jefferson County is in the northern part of the Florida Peninsula.
The region known as the "Big Bend" for the arc of Gulf of Mexico shoreline where the panhandle meets the peninsula.
The restoration of other local landmarks such as The Monticello Opera House () further attest to the community's continuing appreciation of its rich past, while it looks eagerly to its promising future.