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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.

Choose Tallahassee launches new data tools to assess its effectiveness


The Choose Tallahassee campaign now has new data tools to determine its effectiveness. One vital tool figures the economic impact when a typical family decides to call Tallahassee home. 

The 20 Best Mid-Sized Cities in the United States


When you’re eager for a city getaway, but you’re not quite up for the big city part (aka New York or Chicago) there are bountiful options.

But don’t take our word for it.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute, newcomers are flocking to these cities with populations from 100,000 to 500,000 that are adding residents at a steady clip.

Best Places to Live In Florida In 2023


Florida has been a long-time favorite destination for retirees. But in the past few years, working households have been flocking to the state for promising career opportunities, a relatively low cost of living and no state income tax. Click “Read More” to see where Tallahassee ranks. 

Here are the states Americans are moving to -- and the states they are ditching

CBS News

The pandemic sparked a restlessness in American life, with many families opting to move in search of more space or a lower cost of living. That trend continued in 2022, with hundreds of thousands of people uprooting their lives and moving to new states.

Making the Case

850 Magazine

Promoter believes Tallahassee has the “secret sauce” (when it comes to the perfect relocation destination). 

Developer Wants to Bring Age 55+ Apartments on FAMU Way

Tallahassee Democrat

A commercial parcel under contract on FAMU Way in Tallahassee may bring new luxury apartments for residents 55 and older. The company, The Residence Halls, specializes in building university-based retirement communities that allow residents convenient access to campus life. 

A Southern Surprise

TOWN Magazine

When the cold gets you down, planning a southbound escape is sure to bring a little warmth to your winter chill. Booking an early spring weekend away to a sunny city will provide just enough anticipatory cheer to push you through those dreary January days. And Tallahassee, Florida, is an unexpected locale worthy of a visit.

150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022

US News & World Report

U.S. News analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. Tallahassee, Florida ranks 76 on the list. 

What's it like to live in Tallahassee, Florida?

US News & World Report

Florida is known for its sandy beaches and summertime weather, but Tallahassee has a different vibe.Located on the edge of the tree-covered Red Hills region near the border of Georgia, this state capital enjoys four distinct seasons.

Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2021-2022

US News & World Report

U.S. News analyzed data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to assess how well they meet Americans’ retirement needs and expectations. Tallahassee, Florida ranks in the top 40. 

Capital Health Plan Medicare plans snag highest national ratings


Capital Health Plan has again been recognized as a national health care leader, earning a 5-out-of-5 star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and 4½ stars for both its Medicare and Private health insurance plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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

Choose Tallahassee Press Releases

Tallahassee: No Longer Just For Retirees

Choose Tallahassee Leads Nation With Approach To Baby Boomer Recruitment