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Tallahassee Q&A

Give me a quick overview of Tallahassee

Tallahassee is a genteel southern city graced with Spanish moss draped live oaks. Located in the narrowest part of Florida's panhandle, Tallahassee is only 15 miles from the Georgia border to the north and 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

The city is the Capital of the State of Florida. Institutions of higher learning include Florida Sate University and Florida A&M.

Because of the nature of much of the "white-collar" workforce, the level of education is quite high in Tallahassee. Computer use and Internet connectivity is among the highest in the state and is far above the national average.

Atlanta, New Orleans and the central Florida attractions are well within a half- day's drive of Tallahassee.

What's the weather like?

Tallahassee provides a mild climate year round. Average high temperature in January is 61 degrees and average July high temperature is 91 degrees. Because of the proximity of the Gulf of Mexico, Tallahassee often enjoys late afternoon showers in the summer which cools things off and fosters the lush growth the area is famous for. Further in-depth weather information is available at the National Weather Service Forecast Office.

How can I get school information?

Extensive public school information is available at the Leon County Public School website, or you can call (850) 487-7151.
Private schools include:

  • Maclay School
  • North Florida Christian School
  • Holy Comforter School (850) 877-2826
  • Trinity Catholic School (850) 222-0444
  • John Paul Catholic High School (850) 201-5744
  • Florida State University School (850) 245-3700

As a part of our sales process as your Buyer's Broker, of course, we help you to select the best educational situation for your family.

Just give me basic demographic information.

Tallahassee is the major city in the Big Bend area of the Panhandle. It is the State Capital of Florida and home of Florida State University and Florida A & M University. Because of the preponderance of state employees, the local economy is very stable. Here are some demographic "snapshots" of Tallahassee: Tallahassee Demographics... Our Tallahassee Market

How about recreation opportunities?

Tallahassee is truly a sportsman's (or sportswoman) paradise. Outstanding freshwater fishing is nearby with Lakes Jackson and Talquin being nationally renowned. There are also a number of rivers that provide great recreational opportunities. The Gulf of Mexico, just 30 minutes away, provides wonderful fishing, boating, swimming, etc. Abundant golf courses dot the landscape, as year- round play is possible in Tallahassee's mild climate. Public courses include Seminole, Jake Gaiter and Winewood. Country Clubs include Golden Eagle, Killearn, Summerbrooke and Capital City.

The Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department offer a full slate of activities including: arts & crafts, and league sports such as tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, swimming, softball, flag-football, basketball, track and field and more.

If you're a nature lover, this area will thrill you. There is an extensive park system with hiking trails, deep woods, lake views and abundant bird watching. Wakulla Springs, truly a natural wonder, is just a few miles south of the city limits.

Part of the fun of Florida living is the opportunity you have to pursue outdoor activities. Tallahassee is a great place to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.

What about shopping?

As the State Capital and one of Florida's largest cities, a Tallahassee presence is a "must" for most major retailers. The Tallahassee Mall and Governor's Square Mall provide extensive shopping opportunities. There are also a number of quaint, specialty shops to explore.

What medical facilities are available?

There are two major hospitals that serve Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Capital Regional Medical Center. Visit their website for more information on these facilities. There are also a number of specialty clinics in Tallahassee to meet your medical needs.

What senior living facilities are available?

Tallahassee provides several different facilities with varying care levels for senior citizens. Westminster Oaks (850) 878-1136, a Presbyterian care facility, is rated one of the top institutions in the country. Among others, Woodmont (850) 562-4123, Alterra Sterling House (850) 422-3397, St. Augustine Plantation (850) 309-1982 and Eden Brook (850) 531-0404, all are excellent assisted living facilities. Tallahassee's many activities and mild climate makes it a very desirable place to live for our retired neighbors.

I love college sports. What can I watch?

Tallahassee is home to the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida A&M Rattlers. The Seminole football team is a perennial contender for that national championship with legendary coach Bobby Bowden. The Noles basketball program is on the rise and the Atlantic Coast Conference games provide a great show. Mike Martin's baseball team is a regular at the College World Series. The FSU men compete in a number of other sports as well and the Lady Seminoles are highly competitive in soccer, volleyball, swimming, golf, tennis, basketball, cross country, track, etc. Florida A&M also fields highly competitive men's and women's teams in all the major sports. FAMU is also home to the fabulous Marching 100 band.

If you enjoy college sports, Tallahassee provides a fabulous menu for a good time.

How about culture?

Cultural opportunities abound in Tallahassee. There are numerous performances, shows, and exhibits in dance, music, art and drama.

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