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New Communities: Development is changing streetscapes and lifestyles

from 850 Magazine

Cyclists on the Cascades Pedestrian Bridge

Karen Murphy 

As dramatically as new real estate developments are changing the streetscapes around Tallahassee, they are changing how Tallahasseeans live, work, play and shop.

“It’s a good time to live in Tallahassee,” said Edward Murray Jr., President/Broker and Principal of NAITalcor, a local commercial real estate company.

Real estate development boomed over the last decade in Tallahassee. The revitalization of Gaines Street and new development in Midtown and around Bannerman dramatically impacted surrounding communities. According to a recent report by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, the taxable value of land around Blueprint project areas increased by $4.4 billion in the City of Tallahassee and $6.5 billion in Leon County since 2000.

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