Moving to Tallahassee? Five Reasons You're Going to Love Living Here
#HomeSweetTallahassee is more than a hashtag. We believe that Tallahassee is the best place to live, work, and play. From canopy roads and Southern charm to award-winning restaurants and a low cost of living, Tallahassee is the perfect place to call home. Here are a few things that we think make Tallahassee fabulous.
1. The average commute to work is just 22 minutes. You'll have more time to spend with the people you love.
2. It takes less than an hour to get to the Gulf of Mexico beaches from Tallahassee. It also takes less than an hour to get to the Georgia state line.
3. There is no state or local income tax here! Groceries and medicine are tax-free. Our state sales tax is just six percent and the local sales tax is just 1.5 percent.
4. We have one of the best health plans in the nation! In 1982, a group of Tallahassee civic leaders came together to create a quality, affordable health care system for our community. Today, Capital Health Plan is a national health care leader. It is consistently one of the highest-rated plans in Florida and among one of the highest-rated plans in the national according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) annual Health Insurance Plan Ratings.
5. Tallahassee is the most educated city in Florida. We are home to three impressive institutions of higher learning - Florida State University (FSU), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
As of this post, FSU is ranked by The Princeton Review as the number 11 Best Value College for 2021 among public colleges and universities, by US News and World Report as the number 18 Best National University for Veterans and number 19 on the US News and World Report list of Best Colleges 2021. FSU has also been recognized by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine as a Diversity Champion in higher education, one of only 15 colleges and universities to receive the award.
FAMU has been ranked as the number one public Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for research and development, the number one producer of African-American graduates with PH.Ds in pharmaceutical sciences, and the number one HBCU producer of African-American Bachelor Degrees.
TCC was named a top ten college in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Seventy-nine percent of TCC graduates transfer to a 4-year institution in Florida after graduation.