Located in the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts and history meets nature, a place where the vibrancy of what to do is matched only by the city’s inviting hospitality. Best known as Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled natural adventure and an upbeat vitality. From sporting events and local music to outdoors and nature, Tallahassee offers something for everyone.
Arts and Culture
Due to their proximity to important policy makers, nearly 1,000 nonprofits call the capital region home. From national organizations to home-grown non-profits, Tallahassee offers many options for residents to connect with others who share their passion for making the world a better place.
Outdoors and Nature
As home to the Florida State Seminoles and FAMU Rattlers, our community is well known for its outstanding collegiate sports. But for individuals seeking a more active role, there is plenty that our community can offer!
From fishing or paddling down a pristine river or scenic lake, tackling a masterfully designed golf course, cycling along canopy roads or hiking along nature trails, there is an abundance of activity for outdoor enthusiasts. Over 600 miles of trails wind their way through and around Tallahassee, bringing thousands who enjoy exploring the great outdoors on foot, bike, boat or horseback to Florida’s Capital Community. Blue trails along our serene lakes and black water rivers provide peaceful recreational opportunities as you watch manatees slowly bob along while colorful, and sometimes rare, birds fly overhead. For those looking for a challenge, rugged mountain bike trails await amidst the towering live oaks as they stand guard over the squirrels, deer, and foxes that live in their shadows. Along nearby multi-use trails, hikers, cyclists, and riders on horseback share the way as the wide-open terrain winds its way around sinkholes, springs, and breathtaking forest prairies blooming with wildflowers.
For running enthusiasts, we are home to one of
The adventures do not stop at the county line, North Florida is teeming with outdoor recreational activity throughout the entire region that is alluring to beachgoers, fishermen, and outdoor adventurers alike! Within a two hour drive, you can soak up the sun at the white sugary sand beaches along the coast, dive into one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, or explore the Florida Caverns with its dazzling formations of limestone stalactites.
With a topography unlike any other in Florida, our outdoor activities thrill those seeking running, hiking, paddling, cycling
Cost of Living
The Cost of Living Index from the Council for Community and Economic Research shows the cost of living in Tallahassee-Leon County to be 2.9% below the national average. Utility costs were 13.4% lower than the national average. Groceries were the only component locally that was above the national average, while five components were below the national average.
With menus featuring creative touches as varied as Tallahassee’s landscape, dining in Florida’s Capital Community includes authentic regional cuisine, down-home favorites, award-winning fine dining
Diversity of Housing Options
The median sales price of a single-family home in our community was $227,000 in 2019 and has been closer to $238,575 thus far in 2020. The Council for Community and Economic Research’s 2019 Cost of Living Index showed that housing’s costs in Florida’s Capital were 7.8% below the national average.