Buckhead Ridge, Florida - Glades County
FIRST POPULATED: 1960s
CITY POPULATION: 4,100
Buckhead Ridge has some 2,000 waterfront homes and is still growing. Lake Okeechobee is accessed through a set of locks and Buckhead Ridge is the largest community in Glades county, although Moore Haven is the county seat. It is also only five miles from Okeechobee City, who supplies water and utility services to the community.
Buckhead Ridge's Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual Catfish Festival the last Saturday of every January, where residents and visitors enjoy craft shows, music and entertainment.