When it comes to education, Tallahassee is a leader in the country, recently being ranked the 12th most educated community. Studies of national growth find a clear connection between the economic success of nations and their human capital.
Some say Tallahassee means "beautiful land" or "natural beauty," while others say it's an Apalachee Indian word meaning "old town." Let's split the difference and say Tallahassee is a beautiful old town.
While porch swings have been used in other cities such as Montreal and even Tampa, people like Jay Revell, executive director of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority, see them as the ideal symbol to capture Tallahassee’s charm.