Enjoy life in a relaxed, small town within commuting distance of central Tallahassee when you choose an apartment in Monticello's Eastern Panhandle. Set about 30 miles away from the city, the Eastern Panhandle area stretches from the Georgia state line to the Gulf of Mexico and contains natural wonders such as the Aucilla Wildlife Management Area and Saint Marks Wildlife Refuge. Bordering the Apalachee Bay, Aucilla Wildlife Management Area is heavily forested and includes hiking trails, spring swimming, and river kayaking and canoeing. Saint Marks Wildlife Refuge features a lighthouse, a boat ramp, hiking trails, fishing, and birdwatching -- it is a wintering habitat for a variety of migratory birds. The refuge covers 70,000 acres and about 43 miles of coastline. While primarily rural, the Eastern Panhandle features clusters of homes and apartments in Monticello and other small communities such as Drifton and Waukeenah. Brick House Eatery in downtown Monticello is a local gathering place. It serves up a diverse selection of American food in a traditional diner setting.