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Read Tallahassee news stories here. If you are a member of the media and would like to set up an interview, please contact Choose Tallahassee Executive Director, Gregg Patterson, at 850-692-8036.

Best Performing Cities 2020

Milken Institute

The Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities series has tracked the economic performance of US metros for two decades using job, wage and salary, and high-tech gross domestic product (GDP) indicators. Metros are ranked on their performance, while indicators help identify the drivers behind their success or failure.

The 20 Best Cities to Live in For Single Women in the U.S.

Money Inc.

If you’re a single woman searching for a great city to live in, you want to find a city that meets all of your expectations. Above all, it should be a city that has opportunities for your career. It also should have a reasonable cost of living. Of course, you should feel safe in your new hometown.

Leon County Tourism Launches New "Summer Backyard Bucket List" Challenge

Leon County Government

The Leon County Division of Tourism, in partnership with Tallahassee Foodies and the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, launched its new, community-focused program the “Summer Backyard Bucket List.” The program was created to support local businesses and educate residents on the continually evolving destination and will run for three months.

Three Leon County high schools named among Florida's best

Tallahassee Democrat

Three high schools in Leon County have made it into the top 100 list of U.S. News and World Report rankings of Florida public high schools. One, Lincoln High School, just missed the top 100, landing at No. 101.

Here Are The Best Cities For Taxes

The Hill

Tallahassee is not the largest city in Florida, but it has an advantage as the capital. The income tax for the married couple above would be $0.

The Intellectual Capital

Office of Economic Vitality

Tallahassee is known for many things – endless outdoor adventures, Southern Hospitality, unrivaled festivals, and you guessed it, college football. But hiding just beneath the surface is a little known truth – there’s an awful lot of knowledgeable and skilled people walking around. In 2020, Tallahassee ranked as the 17th most educated Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States.

Camellia Oaks: For downsizers, development has proved to be a good fit

Tallahassee Magazine

“I saw way back then a huge need for an active adult community, and the fact that there had never been one in Tallahassee was crazy to me,” Naumann said. “Nobody seemed willing to step out there and do it. I was very excited and looked forward to the opportunity to buy a piece of property that was well suited to that purpose and go for it.”

Tallahassee Named #81 on Livability.com’s List of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.


Tallahassee has been named one of the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, outpacing more than 1,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1,000,000 in this data-driven ranking.

U.S. News & World Report: Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare among best hospitals in Florida

Tallahassee Democrat

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare in its annual rankings and ratings as being among one of the best hospitals in Florida.

MetroNet bringing high-speed fiber optic option to Tallahassee

Tallahassee Democrat

MetroNet announced plans to debut in Tallahassee — soon to be the first and only Florida city served by the fiber network company. 

The 19 best cities in the South to live in after the coronavirus pandemic

Business Insider

In Tallahassee, about 43.4% of jobs can be done from home, the fifth-highest share among metro areas in the South and the…

Tallahassee, Florida is the Ultimate Florida Retirement Spot

Southern Living

Retirees in this sunny city play a vital community role. Tallahassee is home to a large community college and two major universities—Florida State and Florida A&M, one of the leading…

Perspectives: Choose Tallahassee


What began as a targeted campaign to lure more retirees to Tallahassee has now expanded to include millennials, middle-age career rebooters, and…

The coming Boomer boom? Choose Tallahassee aims to make capital a retirement destination

Tallahassee Democrat

Those who love living in Tallahassee are being recruited to attract more Baby Boomers to dwell in the…

Choose Tallahassee Press Releases

Tallahassee: No Longer Just For Retirees

Choose Tallahassee launches new website, new plan to encourage relocation to the capital city.

Choose Tallahassee Leads Nation With Approach To Baby Boomer Recruitment