Tallahassee & Gainesville
Tallahassee is home to Florida State University and Florida A&M University and has roughly 70,000 college students in the city.
Beautiful Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and is situated in the Big Bend area of Florida.
It is relatively hilly here compared with the rest of Florida and has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and average yearly high temperature of 79.6 degrees. Tallahassee is home to Florida State University and Florida A&M University and has roughly 70,000 college students in the city. It’s not uncommon for parents of college kids to visit Tallahassee, fall in love with the city, and move to be close to their children and also enjoy the mild weather and beautiful sights. Because it’s the location of the state capital, it is also the home of the Florida Supreme Court and the Governor’s mansion. Tallahassee hasn’t seen the same level of real estate recovery as many parts of the state, so there is plenty of supply, making it a buyer’s market right now.
Gainesville is Florida’s college town and is the home of the University of Florida Gators.
Residents love their team and they love their neighbors so it’s a friendly, energetic place. But beyond that, it has so much to offer retirees and others making the move to paradise. A bustling downtown, variety of entertainment options, beautiful natural landscape and location make it a very attractive place to live. It is the home of several local and state parks including Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Fanning Springs State Park and Manatee Springs Park. There are several natural springs in the area including the popular Ginnie Springs, Blue Grotto, Devil’s Den and Paradise Springs. Residents love to play, scuba dive and fish in these beautiful blue-green springs. Gainesville is one of those places where there is still room to spread out, with big areas of forest that lay literally untouched. Rolling hills make up the terrain of the land, and hiking, walking, biking and camping are all popular activities. (As an aside, the highest natural point in Florida is Britton Hill with an elevation of 345 feet above mean sea level.) Residents enjoy a mild climate with the average maximum temperature being 79.7 degrees. Art festivals, outdoor concerts and hot rod racing are some of the other local pastimes. Gainesville has been recognized by Money Magazine for several years as being “one of the nations’ most livable cities.” In addition, it’s also dubbed a “top ten bicycling community” by Bicycling Magazine. So if you desire an active lifestyle in a natural setting where the sun is often shining, Gainesville should be on your radar.