Chicago couple wins one year of rent-free living in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Most people moving to Tallahassee don’t get a welcome greeting from the mayor himself.

But then again, they’re not Glenn and Loujean Nelson. The couple from Chicago are the 2016 winners of the “Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee Contest.”

Put on by Choose Tallahassee, the organization grants one lucky couple 55 years and older a $41,000 prize package. Part of that includes rent-free living in Tallahassee.

The Nelson’s say they applied because the city offers the best of both worlds.

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Chicago couple wins Choose Tallahassee contest

Glenn and Loujean Nelson are leaving the Windy City and moving to Tallahassee.

Earlier today, the couple was named the winner of the Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee, Florida contest, hosted by Choose Tallahassee, an all-volunteer organization that champions Tallahassee as a retirement city for Baby Boomers.

The couple, retired elementary school teachers originally from Dothan, Alabama, will receive one year of free rent plus a prize package valued at $41,000.

The couple beat out dozens of other retirees to win. A group of Choose Tallahassee volunteer judges whittled applicants to 25 semi-finalists, all of whom submitted a video about why they wanted to live in Tallahassee. The judges then interviewed the five finalists to determine the winner.

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Chicago Couple Wins Free Rent In Tallahassee For A Year

A Chicago couple will be moving to Tallahassee with one year’s worth of free rent. They’re the winners of Choose Tallahassee’s “Why I’d Love to Retire in Tallahassee, Florida” Contest.

On Skype Wednesday, Glenn and Loujean Nelson said they were drawn to Tallahassee because of the weather, healthcare options and college-town feel.

“Tallahassee had more than we really wanted, and one of the things above and beyond was it’s a football town,” Loujean Nelson said via Skype on Wednesday. “I love college football, so bam there we were. College football and close to the coast, you can’t beat that.”

The prize is $41,000. This will cover cost for a year’s worth of rent along with free meals at local restaurants and tickets to concerts and sporting events. The Nelsons plan on moving September or October.

The selection process requires finalists to submit a YouTube video saying why they want to move to Tallahassee, Choose Tallahassee Board Member Dave Bruns says.

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