Living in Tallahassee


living in tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee is one of a kind.

Located in Florida’s “Big Bend,” Tallahassee is home to both old and new, traditional and modern. Historic antebellum homes, spirited nightlife, and numerous other activities all enhance the capital city’s allure to the young and the wise. As the pulse of the Sunshine State, Tallahassee operates at a Fortune 500 pace where you can always find time for a glass of great sweet iced tea. To learn more about the Tallahassee-Leon County economy, click here.

After work, there are various ways to unwind.

With more than a hundred restaurants specializing in many different cuisines, you won’t have to drive far to find somewhere to dine. After dessert, experience the recreation that Tallahassee’s entertainment scene has to offer: live music, dancing, sporting events, and more. Catch a movie at one of our theaters, including the Challenger Center IMAX, or take in a show at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. But, if you want to get away from the crowds and spend a quiet night at home, you can. Tallahassee may just be a city on the map to those who don’t live here, but it lives and breathes like a small town for those who do.

Tallahassee is home to numerous education facilities including Florida State University, Florida A & M University, and Tallahassee Community College.

For the avid college football fan, the fall in Tallahassee is full of football and tailgating. However, the universities not only bring sporting events to Tallahassee, they also bring music and arts. FSU is home to one of the top ten theatre programs in the United States and, with three theatres on campus, there is always be plenty of opportunities to take in a show. At FAMU, you will find one of the nation’s best music programs with the world renowned FAMU Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, and the Marching “100” Band. Between the two schools, there are over 400 music and art performances a year. Additionally, Tallahassee’s K-12 schools receive constant recognition in response to education excellence.

If you’re a history buff, Tallahassee offers a fascinating array of museums and plantations.

The Museum of Florida History features Florida’s heritage and culture with exhibits at five different sites throughout Tallahassee, as well as boasting a fully operational zoo. Outside of Tallahassee, Pebble Hill Plantation, a pre-Civil War cotton plantation, hosts tours of both the house and grounds. There are many more historical attractions in and around Tallahassee, including the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum.

For outdoor enthusiasts, there is plenty to do.

Take some time out to play at the newly opened Cascades Park.  Or, pick up a game of disc-golf at Tom Brown Park; then, take an evening walk around the fountain at Lake Ella. In addition, try visiting Wakulla Springs, one of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, and Tallahassee’s own Maclay Gardens, where you can picnic, canoe on the lake, or just enjoy their award winning gardens. If you don’t mind a little travel, the Gulf of Mexico and all of it’s splendor, is only an hour away.

At THF, we not only work and play; we are part of our city and community.

From charitable events to sporting leagues, our people are giving back and are engaged in the community. There are several charities we participate in as a firm, such as: the United Way of the Big Bend, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and many more. We are also members of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tallahassee, the Economic Development Council, and the Arts Alliance.

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