Committed to quality of life and building a family friendly community, the city of Thomasville, Ga., is one of the state's most attractive communities. Just more than 34 miles northeast of Tallahassee, Fla., across the Florida/Georgia state line, Thomasville is a city full of distinctive Southern charm and small-town culture. Residents looking for Thomasville apartments for rent can enjoy the fact that the city's officials are committed to a strategic plan that will benefit its diverse community. According to City-Data, the city has witnessed population growth from 2000 to 2010, most likely due to its ideal location and low rent costs. Residents here also enjoy Thomasville's warm climate year round, making outdoor recreation one of the key factors for relocating here.
The city and county that Thomasville is set in was believed to be named after Major General Jett Thomas, a member of Georgia's state military forces during the War of 1812. Since the railroad didn't reach the city limits of the town until 1861, the community remain largely agricultural, but became more advanced after the Civil War. Because of its warm climate and ideal location near the border, many wealthy families made Thomasville the site for their "winter cottages" in the late 1800s. Today, the city is home to more than 18,400 residents, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau Many residents love living here because they have a quality of life without breaking the bank. According to City-Data, Thomasville's index for cost of living is more than 18 points below the national average, making it an exceptionally affordable place to live.
Thomasville is home to "The Big Oak," a gargantuan live oak tree with a limb span that is two feet wider than Niagara Falls is deep, according to the city's website. The historical WPAX radio station here is a local gem, as it is one of the oldest in the country, and the city is home to many former antebellum plantation homes, including Pebble Hill.
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