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Local Tallahassee Residents

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Gregg Patterson
Executive Director
Choose Tallahassee

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Choose Tallahassee

Choose Tallahassee was organized by a group of volunteers who felt that our wonderful community had much to offer – a mild climate, high quality of healthcare, affordable cost of living, countless learning opportunities, and abundant recreational offerings.

Our goal is to enhance our region’s innovation and vitality by attracting and retaining a diverse population of young professionals, entrepreneurs, creative talent, retirees, and students.

If you are interested in becoming a Choose Tallahassee partner, please click here to learn more about ways you can get involved. 

If there is something else I can help you with, just send me an email and I’ll get back to you shortly.

Share Your Tallahassee Story

Do you love living in Tallahassee? We want to share your story – how you got here, what you love about the city, or perhaps why you returned after so many years living elsewhere. 

Here are the requirements to submit a blog post for consideration on our website: 

  • Pick one Tallahassee-related topic to focus on and write a minimum of 300 words (of course you’re always welcome to write more!)
  • Include at least one photo to go with the blog post (of course, you’re welcome to include more pictures to help “tell your story”)
  • We ask that you wait until the post is published on our site before posting it anywhere else. Once it is live, we encourage you to share it on your social media accounts etc.

Ready to submit? Send your story to for review. If your post is selected, we’ll email you and let you know. 


Read Local Residents' Stories

Resources for Residents

Our city is unique in that we still have a small-town atmosphere, but with many big-city amenities.  With two major universities (FSU and FAMU) and a large community college (TCC) there are plenty of activities all year long.

These include sporting events, theatre, music, and lifelong learning opportunities.  Tallahassee is known for its abundance of outdoor activities, which include multiple greenways, parks, and nearby rivers; and The Gulf of Mexico is just a short 22-mile drive away!

Click below to learn more about the city we call home. 

Housing & Neighborhoods

Schools & Education

Entertainment & Things to Do