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Tallahassee: An Incredible Florida City to Live, Work & Play

Tallahassee may be the capital city of Florida but it is so much more than that! This is a community where higher education is central to the local culture, where politics is a popular pastime and where you can enjoy some excellent temperate weather all year long.

If you’re in the market for a Leon County home for sale, I encourage you to take a moment to learn more about what this marvelous city has to offer.

First, A Brief Tallahassee History

This community, which was settled by 17th century Spanish Missionaries, was originally the home of the Apalachee.

The community got its name from a Muskogean Indian word that translates to either “old fields” or “old town.”

By 1824, it became the capital of Florida.

The community prospered during the cotton era, although it would later diversify to include many different job industries.

By 2010, the 98.2-square-mile community’s population had grown to 181,376.

Today, this city (which is the only incorporated municipality in the county) boasts a diverse job industry, a thriving local economy and an excellent sense of community.

Some of the major companies that are based here include: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the Municipal Code Corporation, the State Board of Administration of Florida (SBA), and United Solutions Company.

Meanwhile, some of the city’s top employers are:

  • State of Florida
  • Florida State University
  • Leon County School Board
  • Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
  • City of Tallahassee

It also has the distinction of being a college town, with two public universities located within its borders: Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Tallahassee Community College is also located here.

Communities Located Within Tallahassee

There are several notable neighborhoods located within Tallahasse town limits, including: All Saints, Apalachee Ridge, Betton Hills,Callen, Frenchtown, Killearn Estates, Lafayette Park, Levy Park, Los Robles, Midtown, Holly Hills, Jake Gaither/University Park, Indian Head Acres, Myers Park, Smokey Hollow, SouthWood, and Woodland Drives.

All of these communities offer something unique to residents and represent an array of price ranges.

The Greater Tallahassee Metropolitan Area

Tallahassee is at the center of a major metropolitan area that also includes such nearby cities and suburbs as:

  • Crawfordville
  • Havana
  • Lamont
  • Lloyd
  • Midway
  • Monticello
  • Quincy
  • Woodville
  • Capitola

Give Your Children An Excellent Education

Tallahassee is also renowned for its commitment to quality public education as well as higher education.

School-age children living here are served by the Leon County School District, which served an estimated 32,796 students during the 2009 school year.

Schools within this district include:

  • Cobb Middle School
  • Deerlake Middle School
  • Fairview Middle School
  • Fort Braden School k-8
  • Griffin Middle School
  • Maclay School
  • Montford Middle School
  • Nims Middle School
  • Raa Middle School
  • Success Academy of Tallahassee
  • Swift Creek Middle School
  • Stars Middle School

Meanwhile, there are also a number of higher education facilities in and around the area, including:

  • Florida State University
  • Florida A&M Unviersity
  • Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education – Tallahassee Campus
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Flagler College – Tallahassee Campus
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida State University
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Keiser University - Tallahassee

Always Something Fun to Do In Tallahassee

No matter what your interests, you’re sure to find something that complements it here in Tallahassee.

Some of the points of interest in this community include:

  • Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
  • Challenger Learning Center
  • Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
  • Florida Governor's Mansion
  • Florida State Capitol
  • Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery 
  • Goodwood Museum and Gardens
  • Knott House Museum
  • Lake Ella
  • Tallahassee Automobile Museum
  • Tallahassee Museum

There are also a number of regularly recurring community events held each year in this city, including:

  • First Friday festivals at Railroad Square
  • Greek Food Festival
  • Red Hills Horse Trials
  • Seven Days of Opening Nights
  • Southern Music RIsing Festival
  • Springtime Tallahassee/sens
  • Tallahassee Film Festival
  • Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival
  • Winter Festival

Recognized For Excellence By Many National Sources

As if you didn’t need any more reasons to want to relocate to Tallahassee, this community also has the distinction of having won many awards over the years, including:

  • Money Magazine?'s Southeast's three top medium size cities in which to live. (1988)
  • Awarded Tree City USA by National Arbor Day Foundation (1992)
  • Awarded All-America City Award by the National Civic League (1999)
  • Awarded Tree Line USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. (2003)
  • Awarded "Best In America" Parks and Recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association. (2006)
  • Recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine as one of the "Top Ten College Towns for Grownups" (2007)
  • Ranked second in the "medium sized city" class on Epodunk's list of college towns. (2007)

Buy Your Next Florida Home in Tallahassee

If this community sounds like the kind of place that would complement your lifestyle well, then please take a moment to contact me, Michael Ferrell, your dedicated Tallahassee real estate expert.

I would love to take the time to answer any questions you may have as well as provide you with some valuable information on available Tallahassee homes for sale.

List Your Current Tallahassee Home With Me!

And please be sure to connect with me as well if you’re interested in listing your current Tallahassee home on the market. I would love to assist you by answering any questions you may have and also helping you determine the true value of your home!