The City of Tallahassee is located in the Big Bend area of northern Florida and a popular retirement community for many who want to live in a diverse city. Tallahassee is the state capital and a fast growing city (population 171,000) with several charming neighborhoods. Unlike almost anywhere else in Florida, there are gently rolling hills. There are some canopy roads that bring back visions of the old south – live oaks on the side of the road have canopies that meet overhead, and Spanish Moss drapes down from their elegant branches. Because the city contains the capitol and two universities (Florida State University and Florida A & M), the community is very diverse with something always going on. The city’s history goes back to its first western visitor, Hernando de Soto, who dropped by in 1538. Other distinguished residents have included Red Barber, Faye Dunaway, and Jim Morrison.