Introduction to Tallahassee, Florida
Founded in 1821, Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee has a population of nearly 157,000 people, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The Tallahassee metropolitan area is home to over a quarter of a million people. Tallahassee is located in inland northern Florida near the Apalachicola National Forest and close to the Georgia border.
Tallahassee is a past winner of the National Civic League's "All-America City Award", which it won in 1999.
The weather in Tallahassee is characterized by hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures often top 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The average daily summer temperature is 92 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Tallahassee does occasional receive snow, and is the holder of the coldest temperature recorded in Florida, -2 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tallahassee Arts and Entertainment
Tallahassee has many arts and entertainment attractions. Some of the more significant include:
- The Black Archives Research Center and Museum
- The Florida State University Mainstage/School of Theatre
- The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
- The Foster Tanner Art Center
- The Knott House Museum
- The Maclay State Gardens
- The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
- The Meginnis-Monroe House
- The Mission San Lu’s de Apalachee
- The Museum of Florida History
- The Springtime Tallahassee Festival
- The Southern Shakespeare Festival
- The Tallahassee Ballet
- The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
- The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
The main sports offerings for Tallahassee residents come from the two local colleges, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU).