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Top Reasons to Live in Tallahassee FL

  • Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, is a small city with a population of about 182,000. This city counts agriculture, trade, manufacturing and high tech among its main industries. Much scientific research is conducted in Tallahassee. In fact, the city has the largest high-powered magnetic research facility in the world -- the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Other places of interest in the Floridan Panhandle city include Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Challenger Learning Center, the Florida State Capitol Building, and Lake Munson.

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  • Housing StatisticsIn the past year, the median home sales price fell by 6.5 percent to $144,950. The number of houses sold in the most recent one-month period was 1,022 homes, marking an increase of 23% from July 2013 to August 2013. The overall vacancy rate is 7.7 percent, and for rentals alone, it is 2.1 percent. These numbers look promising for anyone moving to the area looking to own a home by taking advantage of a rent to own home opportunity. Families will find plenty of home options in Tallahassee as there are a large number of homes, several within the 4 and 5 bedroom house category.
  • Tourist AttractionsTallahassee has many unforgettable tourist attractions. The Columns, now home to the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is the oldest building in the area. Free tours are offered at the historic Capitol building. Known as "The Old Capitol," the Neoclassic structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For a historical look a little further into the past, visit the Goodwood Museums and Gardens. While the main house is currently decorated to reflect how it looked during World War I, the grounds served as an important cotton plantation in the 1800s, and are now a museum displaying artifacts such as textiles, glassware and porcelain.
  • Local ShoppingTallahassee has a host of fantastic shopping venues. In the Tallahassee Mall and Governor's Square Mall, you'll find national chains galore. These spacious malls also have plenty of dining and entertainment options as well. For a more local shopping experience, head to the Historic Shops at Lake Ella for Quarter Moon, Head over Heels, The Bicycle Shop and Lake Ella Barber Shop. The stores are located in a picturesque setting, with Lake Ella sprawled just in front of the mall itself.
  • Neighborhoods Tallahassee consists of a number of smaller neighborhoods within the city. Most of the neighborhoods are largely known as single-family home areas, with plenty of nature in the surrounding areas. To get a better feel for the different neighborhoods, and which may be best for you, you'll want to do some comparison shopping: