Tallahassee's 55+ Communities

Discover why more people are choosing to retire in Florida's capital city

One of the biggest reasons people choose to retire to the sunshine state is because Florida does not have a state income tax. So, you get to keep more of your hard earned dollars! But cost savings isn't the only benefit. When you choose Tallahassee, you enjoy award winning restaurants, state-of-the art healthcare, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene every weekend of the year.

3 Reasons to Retire to Florida

(and why Tallahassee is your very best option!)
  1. Healthcare: There are multiple ward winning hospitals.
  2. Lifestyle: There are activities and senior communities for every step of your retirement journey.
  3. Cost savings: No state income tax and low housing costs make for an affordable option. 


Why do so many seniors choose to retire to Florida? Healthcare is one reason, and the options in Tallahassee are second to none. The city is home to a nationally recognized HMO, and 2 award winning hospitals. In fact, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital has the panhandle’s most advanced neurosurgery program, and the region’s only structural heart program, as well as the most powerful cancer center in the Big Bend region.


Tallahassee is the perfect place for retirees who want to avoid the big city hustle and bustle but still get to enjoy all the activities a larger metropolis has to offer. With 2 universities, there’s always a game to attend – from football games at FAMU’s Bragg Memorial Stadium to baseball at FSU’s Mike Martin Field.

But sports aren’t the only boast worthy point the city has to offer. There are 88 city parks, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking. Seniors also get to take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities through Florida State University’s senior program, Olli. For those looking for arts and cultural experiences, Tallahassee is home to one of the top Fine Art Shows in the nation, LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival. All of these opportunities make the city one of the best places to retire in Florida!

Cost Savings

If you’re looking for value, Tallahassee is one of the cheapest places to retire in Florida. Unlike bigger Florida cities like Orlando, Miami and Tampa where average housing prices are $275,000 and up, retirees can find homes for sale in Tallahassee around $175,000. Additionally, there are a number of new 55 plus communities for those looking for a personalized, less expensive alternative to The Villages.

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Retirement Communities in Florida

55 Plus Communities in Tallahassee

Camellia Oaks

Camellia Oaks (presented by Naumann Group) is one of the newest 55 and better communities in Tallahassee. The neighborhood features quaint cottages nestled around 100-year oak trees. As a southern-style porch community, all of the homes face “pocket parks”, which gives residents plenty of space to stretch out, relax and have fun! The community features a clubhouse, pool, walking trails and more. 

The Grove at Canopy

Assisted Living Facility for the elderly to live in Tallahassee

The Grove at Canopy is a luxury senior living community in Tallahassee, Florida. They offer independent living as well as assisted living, memory care, respite, and day stay options. This upscale retirement residence provides ample opportunities for retirees looking to pursue new interests, as well as enjoy existing hobbies.

Assisted Living Facilities in Tallahassee

Tapestry Senior Living

Tapestry Senior Living – Lakeshore is located amongst the rolling hills and beautiful moss-covered live oaks in Tallahassee, Florida. The goal at Tapestry Senior Living is to meet each resident’s unique needs. At Tapestry Senior Living, seniors are provided with extraordinary assisted living and the reassurance of excellent care. Tapestry Senior Living – Lakeshore also offers memory care for residents requiring this service. 

Westminster Oaks

Westminster is an affordable rental retirement community that overlooks Florida’s capital city. Their high-rise community for older adults, aged 62 and over, is near shopping, restaurants, medical offices, churches and Tallahassee’s cultural arts amenities. Residents may choose from studio and one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors.

Amenities include a beauty/barber shop, library, art room, meeting room, fitness center and more, as well as a variety of planned social opportunities and activities.

Azalea Gardens

Azalea Gardens is more than a memory care facility, they are a memory care community. Azalea Gardens offers a warm and welcoming community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in Tallahassee, Florida.