Tallahassee, Leon County is nestled among the rolling hills & canopy roads of northwest Florida and is located in the center of the eight-county “Big Bend” area. Close to both the Gulf of Mexico, a mere twenty miles to the south, and to Georgia, eighteen miles to the north, Tallahassee has something for everyone!
Named for Ponce De Leon, Leon County was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1824 as the seventh county in the State of Florida. The City of Tallahassee, established in 1825 by the Florida Legislature and named for the “old fields” that surrounded the town, is the county seat and the only incorporated city in Leon County. It was designated as the State Capital by the Legislature to locate the new capital midway between centers of St. Augustine and Pensacola.
Home to the state capital, two state universities, and other excellent colleges and schools, Tallahassee, Leon County is one of Florida’s thriving communities. Encompassing an excellent quality of life Tallahassee has a highly educated workforce, engaged high-tech industry, transportation and communications infrastructure, arts & cultural activities, collegiate sports, a rich historical background, heritage sites, a bounty of natural resources, great weather, and year-round outdoor leisurely interests!
Whether you’re buying a home, selling your home or relocating to Tallahassee, the following information, resources and tools will help to guide your decision.
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