Get to know…Appleyard

This sylvan residential neighborhood is on the western side of Downtown Tallahassee and offers peace and quiet for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle. Appleyard Drive and Blountstown Street are the main thoroughfares, and there are plenty of welcoming apartment communities and enclaves for students, non-student professionals, and families. The Appleyard neighborhood is the perfect area to reside closer to nature but still a quick ride to shopping, dining, and entertainment.

All About The Appleyard Neighborhood

The Appleyard neighborhood is the home of Tallahassee Community College, part of the state of Florida university system. It's also home to Lively Technical College, miles of green space for walking and biking, and several university sports and recreation complexes for students and alumni. Check out these places to explore:

Tallahassee Community College

This up-and-coming public college has captivating architecture, an expansive fitness center, and loads of places to just sit and relax outdoors.

Florida State University Recreation Sportsplex

Featuring 21 sports fields, activity spaces, and picnic areas, this leisure destination has loads of natural beauty.

Innovation Park

One of Florida's largest research and development zones, this flagship research park is home to university and international staff and promotes the desirability of Tally as a worldwide R&D center.

Seminole Legacy Golf Club

The home of FSU's men's and women's golf teams, this stunning course is one of the best in the entire country and was recently upgraded by the famous Nicklaus Design Company.

James Messer Sports Complex

Boasting more than 10 well-maintained sports field complete with lighting, scoreboards, and officials' towers, the Messer is a great place to catch a community game and relax with friends.

Mike Blankenship Skate Park

Open 24 hours a day, this 26,000 square foot facility was specially built for skaters of all ages and abilities. Featuring pools, lips, roll downs, and half-pipes, this park is sure to challenge skaters of all levels. Be sure to wear a helmet!

Feed Your Appetite in Tallahassee's Appleyard Neighborhood

If all that exercise has made you hungry and thirsty, never fear – the Appleyard neighborhood is convenient to a variety of places to enjoy a meal or drink with friends. If you can't find exactly what you want within a few blocks, it's just a short jaunt to a plethora of trendy shopping and dining.


This cozy healthy cafe offers delicious whole-food favorites like smoothies, avocado toast, and acai bowls.

Cancun's Sports Bar and Grill

Not your traditional sports bar, Cancun's serves up giant burritos, delectable fresh Mexican fare, and daily drink specials like two-for-one margaritas.

King's BBQ

If you're looking for real, down-home barbeque, look no further. Known as the best BBQ in town, King's has only the most succulent cuts of meat, slow cooked and dripping with love.

Sugarcane and Spices

Flavorful and exotic Caribbean cuisine abounds here, featuring fresh local ingredients and generous portions. Try the curry chicken, oxtail, or a variety of well-spiced seafood dishes.

Bottoms Up! Bar

A no frills drinkery, sometimes lovingly called a dive bar, Bottoms Up is a Tallahassee institution. Affordable and fun, the bar features cheap drinks, games, and hilarious bartenders with lots of personality.

Moe's Southwest Grill

Sure it's a chain restaurant, but it's one of the best. Affordable Southwestern comfort food in a hurry is sometimes exactly what you need!

Vroom Vroom

Another thing the Appleyard neighborhood is known for is cars, cars, cars. This area is beloved by gear heads and motorsports aficionados as well as nature buffs. If you're into all things auto, visit the Appleyard neighborhood for everything you could possibly want.

VIP Auto Center

Offering well-maintained used cars and luxury vehicles at a reasonable price. Don't see what you want? The staff is happy to locate your dream car for you.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet

Need a new car? This dealership offers low prices, excellent service, and cool racing memorabilia.

Joe Hudson's Collision Center

Had an oopsie and now you need some body work? This is the place! Their experts can fix virtually any issue.

Florida AutoSport, Oasis Car Wash, Frank Riesch's Auto World

All located in Appleyard, these establishments can help you with everything car-related, from purchase to repairs to detailing.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of or any of our advertising partners.