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There has always been a natural tendency for people to want to live in groups — to build houses side by side, eat food together, rear children with their peers — and simply enjoy what could be called a “yearning for community.”

2020年欧冠赛程表Tallahassee, with its dozens of diverse neighborhoods, gives the opportunity to live in proximity to what you value — a special park, a short commute, a canopy of trees. Among the sought-after, longtime neighborhoods, is , west of Thomasville Road — built in 1964 on former dairy farm land and now grown to 3,800 mostly upscale homes.

Others would prefer band-box-new dwellings like those found at Canopy, a 500-acre, mixed-use development between Fleishmann Road and Welaunee Boulevard. Whatever your preference, new, established, or just filled with character, there is a warm and welcoming community waiting for you here.

Here is a quick overview of some of the interesting neighborhoods Tallahasseeans call home.

1. Levy Park

2020年欧冠赛程表Like many near-town neighborhoods, most of ’s homes were begun in the 1940s. With an average size of just over 1,000 square feet, the houses had front porches, backyards and were perfect for the post-war boom. Today, the manicured lawns and freshly painted bungalows, as well as a community garden, potluck suppers and verdant trees are drawing a variety of residents.

From government employees to artists and musicians, to retirees and students in the new town houses dotting the streets, Levy Park — located between 4th Avenue to the south, Monroe Street to the east, W. Tharpe Street to the north and Gibbs to the west — is loving its renaissance and livability cache.

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2. Betton Hills

Another long-time neighborhood in the slightly ambiguous designation, “Midtown,” is Betton Hills. Centered between Woodgate on the North, 7th Ave on the South, Centerville Road on the East, and Thomasville to the West, it is made up of 800 homes in an area first developed in the 1940s. It grew in the 1960s and enlarged with new streets in the 1980s.

2020年欧冠赛程表Proud of its “canopy-tree” designation, long-leaf pines, magnolias, and century oaks, let Betton call itself an urban forest. Close to an elementary, a middle, and a high school, the residents also enjoy walking-distance to five parks, among them Winthrop, McCord, and Harriman Circle. From ice cream socials to egg hunts to Christmas caroling, the mostly white-collar residents are devoted to their increasingly popular neighborhood.

3. Southwood

If older neighborhoods "evolved," Southwood was born all at once in 1999. A master-planned site on 8,700 thousand acres off Capital Circle SE, the development offers parks, trails, lakes, schools and a large community-events center, as well as nearby shops and services.

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With numerous governmental offices nearby and quick access to universities, Southwood’s homes range from townhouses to large custom estates and appeal to the those in the upper income ranges of white-collar residents. Southwood is home to the annual Turkey Trot race, bringing an influx of thousands to the neighborhood on Thanksgiving.

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4. Indianhead Acres

Newcomers may wonder, at first, at the unique street names of . Each one carries the word, “Nene” (NEE-nee), as in “Chuli Nene” or “Chowkeebin Nene.” In the Muscogee Creek language, Nene means “trail.” Beneath the average-1,500 square foot homes built from the '70s through '90s, have been found ceremonial Indian mounds and ancient artifacts.

Located between Old St. Augustine Road, Orange Avenue, Jim Lee Road and Magnolia Drive, with its 900 homes and Optimist and Koucky parks nearby, the middle-income neighborhood of brick, ranch-style homes is close-knit and affordable.

5. Tuskegee

2020年欧冠赛程表When you find a neighborhood you love, you make a commitment. That is the belief of City Commissioner Curtis Richardson and his wife, Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson. For 22 years they have lived in the mostly African American neighborhood of Tuskegee, a community developed in the 1940s and '50s between Orange Avenue and Pasco Court. 

With its blend of retirees, professionals and working-class residents, the proximity to and churches gives a cohesion to the neighborhood. Sprawling lawns and high-square footage brick homes, make Richardson and his wife “residents for life.”

Whether you choose to live in a neighborhood that developed before Tallahassee became the capital in 1845, in one that rapidly grew with air-conditioning and a post-war baby boom, or in a newly constructed, planned community — even one made of only condominiums, the friendliness that seems to define Tallahassee will likely be yours.

Neighbors and community — what makes this a special place to live.

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