Living in Tallahassee

Ten Reasons to Call Tallahassee Home

 

1. Stellar Educational System

Florida State University

Tallahassee recently made the top ten most educated cities in America, and landed 5th place in America for the quality of education received. In addition to a successful k-12 system, Tallahassee is also home to Florida State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Tallahassee Community College.

 

2. Breathtaking Natural Beauty

St. Marks

Old St. Augustine Road

 

Tallahassee is a special city because of the strong effort to preserve the natural beauty of the landscape. Take a Sunday drive down the shady and winding canopy roads, or visit one of many local parks. Just a short drive away is St. George Island or St. Marks wildlife refuge.

 

 

 

 

3. Foodie Destinations

Food trucks at Lake Ella

Believe it or not, Tallahassee has a lot to offer when it comes to food! From Food Truck Thursdays to fine dining, you’re sure to find something to hit the spot. Check out this list of 50 “must-try” meals in the city. If you’re more into cooking at home, take advantage of one of several regular farmer’s markets around the city.

 

4. Government and Legislation

The new Capitol building towers behind the historic older one

As you probably already know, Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida. It was named the capital in 1824, because it is located centrally between St. Augustine and Pensacola, Florida’s largest cities at the time. Living in a capital city is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting involved in politics or working with government agencies. It is one of the best places to live in Florida. Home listings in Tallahassee have been on the incline for a few years.

 

5. The Arts are Alive

Railroad Square Art Park

Tally is home to a thriving creative arts and culture community. A must-attend event is First Friday at Railroad Square, a quirky art park featuring galleries, shops, and even a sculpture garden. Other cultural destinations include the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, collegiate and community theaters, and performances by the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. You never know what kind of art item you will bring home.

6.  Booming Real Estate Market 

Tallahassee’s new UpperEast development

With over 5,000 homes bought and sold over the past year, the real estate market is alive and well….we should know! Due to the growing population of the area, new construction is underway as well. Some newer developments, like Upper East, are implementing architectural styles completely new to Tallahassee. Relocating in Tallahassee, give us a call to view houses on the side of town you desire. MLS (multiple listings service) listings in Tallahassee a very easy to view.

 

7. Football Season

The famous Unconquered statue in front of Doak Campbell Stadium

There is no football season like Florida State and FAMU football season. With not one but two college teams to root for, you can’t avoid the infectious team spirit. You won’t have any trouble finding a tailgate party here! Thinking about great spaces to hold a party.

 

8. Family Friendly 

Cascades Park

 

In addition to a great school system, there are tons of kid-friendly activities that make it a great place for families looking to buy a home. At the Museum of Florida History, kids can gaze in amazement at a full-size Mastodon, unearthed from nearby Wakulla Springs. Another great event spot is Cascades Park, which is kid-friendly with concerts and events. Lastly, you have to see the zip line and ropes course at the Tallahassee Museum which is another great way to spend a day with the family to get out of the house.

 

9. Green in More Ways Than One

Yes, Tallahassee is green because of the beautiful trees everywhere you turn. However, Tallahassee is also “green” thanks to its sustainability practices. From community gardens to community carbon funds, this city is always finding new ways to be environmentally friendly. Quite a few open houses, we view, have beautiful gardens with veggies and fruits. Furthermore, these gardens also make selling a home more friendly to those who are looking.

 

10. The Community

Taloofa Fest in Midtown

It’s often said that our city is the “biggest small town you’ll ever see.” While the population of Tallahassee is nearing 200,000, it still feels like a tightly-knit community in many ways. Most of all, houses for sale in Tallahassee go quick and the people here are friendly. Kindness is everywhere in this city and we love to make new friends. If you want to feel the warmth of a small town, but also like the amenities of big-city living, it is the perfect place to live and buy a home.