Tallahassee ranks 13th among South’s Best College Towns, according to Southern Living

From the Tallahassee Democrat

Southern Living has recognized Leon County as one of the South’s Best College Towns, the third time the capital county has been mentioned among the magazine’s superlatives list.

Tallahassee ranked 13th among Southern Living’s 20 Best College Towns. In its sixth year, the crowd-sourced awards note unique culture, food, gardening and travel across the Southern U.S.

Leon County is home to three major institutions, Florida A&M University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College, which attract roughly 80,000 students to town each semester.

The institutions are integral to the pulse of Leon County, making them and the community worthy of the designation, said Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor.

“As home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College, it comes as no surprise that Leon County was once again recognized as a South’s Best College Town,” Proctor said in a statement.

Other local leaders noted the benefits the universities add to education, nightlife and culture in Tallahassee.

“From groundbreaking research to internationally renowned performances, the colleges and universities that call Tallahassee home offer exciting and engaging opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages,” said Mayor John Dailey in a statement. “Being named one of the South’s Best College Towns is a great honor.”