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Florida’s Capital City Unites Behind Push to Welcome Relocating Baby Boomers to Tallahassee, America’s No. 1 Retirement Destination

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A broad range of community leaders joined Tuesday in welcoming relocating members of the Baby Boom generation from across the nation to America’s No. 1 “Boomtown” for Boomer retirement relocation destination, Tallahassee, “for the best of their life.” “Our message to relocating Boomers is simple:  You are welcome here,” said Tallahassee Mayor …

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About Tallahassee

Source: Tallahassee is a place where Southern hospitality is more than a slogan, it’s a treasured way of life. This is a diverse community that welcomes people of every background, ethnicity and faith. Whatever your background, wherever you’re from, we are very glad you’re here. Check out Choose Tallahassee’s unique Red Carpet Team; making …

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Lifelong learning

With two major universities and a large community college, you’ll be inspired by a thriving life of the mind. An active Osher Lifelong Learning program stands ready to help you explore exciting experiences of learning and personal growth. Attend plays at one of the nation’s leading theater schools, haunt galleries and art museums, soak up …

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What others say


People QuickFacts Tallahassee Population, 2010 181,376 Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 20.4% Population, 2000 150,624 Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 5.5% Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 17.2% Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010 8.1% Female persons, percent, 2010 52.9% White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 57.4% Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 35.0% …

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This city has staying power

See, it started this way: In 1823, members of the two-year-old Florida territorial legislature said “We can’t keep meeting like this.” One year in St. Augustine, one year in Pensacola. The 400-mile, two-weeks-or-more journey between Florida’s only two cities was killing the delegates. So they designated two men to find a place in the middle …

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Discover the ‘Other Florida’

In her iconic collection of essays titled “The Other Florida,” author Gloria Jahoda famously described Tallahassee as “200 miles from anywhere else.” True as far as big cities go. But that doesn’t mean Jahoda was putting down her adopted home or the folks who populate its surrounding counties. As the so-called “poet of the people …

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Welcome: You may want to stay awhile

Many people in Tallahassee share a common story. I’ve heard it time and again at different social gatherings and events, so much so that I’ve come to expect it. The story is often told over cold glasses of sweet tea or happy-hour drinks, and it goes something like this: “Well, I came to Tallahassee for …

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