Retire in Tallahassee, FL

Livability Score
55
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
185395
Median Househould Income
39407
Median Age
26.2
65 Years and Over
15804
Median Home Value
176900
Unemployed
13497
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Crum Box Gastgarden

BEYOND PHENOMENAL!! This wonderful local gem is tucked back into Railroad Square Park, and packed full of local flavor, great beer, and friendly faces. I...

2. Viva Cafe

If you've been sleeping on Viva, you need to cut that narcolepsy out right now! Located in an office plaza's building, this place has been secretly...

3. Olean's Cafe

I heard about this place from some friends, they know that I am a foodie. My husband and I went last Saturday but they closed at 12 noon and we just missed...

4. Catalina Cafe

Catalina Cafe on Gaines St serves the same amazing coffee as they do at their other locations. The atmosphere is a bit different, since it is so close to...

5. Bread and Roses Kitchen

Came in from out of town and this was my favorite place I got food at. Got the sweet breaky sammy. It was delicious! Fresh ingredients that were put...

Golf
1. Capital City Country Club Inc

I love it here. I've played Jake Gaither, Southwood, Cross Creek, and here. Southwood is nice but I really like it here more. Great greens, it's been...

2. Southwood Golf Club

Just recently played here. Tallahassee weather in oct nov for golf is unbeatable. Green, fairways, and tee boxes all in perfect condition.

3. Seminole Golf Course

Been coming here for years! Not only do they have mint condition putting greens they also have cheapest prices. Only one other course SW has greens as...

4. Hilaman Golf Course

Wrote a review 11 months ago. Played the course the other day...the greens are up to par. Whoever taking care of the course...bravo! Best I've seen it in...

5. Golden Eagle Country Club

Friend of mine was married here and it is a truly beautiful venue! The staff could have been more attentive and the food could have been better. But if you...

Active
1. Cascades Park

The park is called a SmartPark, it has free WiFi provided by the city of Tallahassee. The park is very clean, beautiful and plenty of things to do. There is...

2. Tom Brown Park

Easily the best park in town. The trails go on forever and there's even a dog park! I recently went for Fourth of July and it was so wonderful. The...

3. Alfred B Maclay Gardens State Park

This is a beautiful park. There many gardens to walk on and few bodies of water surrounded by trees that give a real sensation of serenity, peace and...

4. Tallahassee Museum

My 1.5 year old and I had a blast here! The animals are in spacious, nature-based housing and the educational signs are very useful. The trails are perfect...

5. Lake Ella Park

Oh, Lake Ella! I have fond memories about you. I used to come here to run when I lived just minutes away. I love this little park in the middle of the...

Arts
1. Doak Campbell Stadium

The Seminoles home, that's why it's five stars. We wouldn't drive all the way from Austin Texas for anyone else.

2. Cascades Park

The park is called a SmartPark, it has free WiFi provided by the city of Tallahassee. The park is very clean, beautiful and plenty of things to do. There is...

3. Fifth And Thomas

Decided to go here for "date night" with the Mrs. It had been bookmarked for a while, and relatively close, so we decided to give it a try. Arriving, we...

4. Mission San Luis

Wow, I could spend all day here. This was a really neat find when we were stranded in Tallahassee during a hurricane. Looking for interesting things to...

5. Bradfordville Blues Club

Super fun night. I bought our tickets online and we had seats saved for us on the front row. Despite having assigned seats, we saw friends there we knew and...

Shopping
1. Costco

Ever since I chanced upon Costco in Kirkland, WA 18 years ago I've been a Costnoscenti (get it?) and took it - hook, line & sinker. When I moved (back) to...

2. Quarter Moon Import Shop

Serendipitiously stopped at this store because of the colorful signage... Wow. Awesome store. The prices are very reasonable too. There were so many...

3. Body Piercing by Bink

Go no further when looking for a place to get a piercing! I got my cartilage pierced here and it was the best experience. Bink is a registered nurse, so I...

4. Tallahassee Museum

My 1.5 year old and I had a blast here! The animals are in spacious, nature-based housing and the educational signs are very useful. The trails are perfect...

5. The Other Side Vintage

Amazing selection. You never know what deluxe treasure you'll find. The staff is super cool. Largest vintage store in the state of Florida from what I've...

Health
1. AXIOS salt spa + juice bar

I went in for a facial last week and returned yesterday for body treatment. With my wedding four months away, I am starting regular spa treatments. I am...

2. First Care Dental Associates

This is a great dental practice that is very mindful of your time. You are seen at your scheduled appointment time. Staff is friendly and knowledgable...

3. Heather K Burch, DMD MS

We transitioned to Dr Burch after our orthodontist retired and have been very impressed with the skills of the doctor and her staff. Everyone has worked...

4. Chen's Massage Clinic

I noticed Chen's when they were building out last month and wanted to get by to try them out seeing they were located so close to my home and right next to...

5. America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Full service optician - broad range of eyeglasses to choose from. Optometrist on staff. Clean, well lit, courteous, knowledgeable. Took 1 week to get my...

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