Midway Florida

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Midway is a planned city waiting to grow. Located in Gadsden County about ten miles from Tallahassee, the Capitol of Florida, and the City of Midway was incorporated in 1987 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Today most of the infrastructure is in place or being built – just waiting for people to make Midway their home and start business here.

The population is growing over the years. In fact, the population has increased by 50% in the 90s and today around 1500 people, mostly of African American descent, have made Midway their home. The general opinion is that the city will continue to grow as more people discover the amenities it has to offer and its potential for growth commercially.

The city government of Midway has earmarked a vast area of about 1000 acres for commercial development. The infrastructure of this zone has been developed and the land has roads, water, sewer, electric and high-speed internet access in place. The supply of natural gas into the commercial areas for those businesses who wish to use gas will soon be available. Almost all of the vacant land is included in an Enterprise Zone, which offers advantages not found elsewhere. Setting up business here brings to the entrepreneur a number of different tax advantages.

Houses of various sizes and designs are being developed in neighborhoods of Midway like Hilltop. Hilltop has also received a grant to create a park Hilltop Park in the area. It will have walking paths, a nature trail, exercise area, picnic spot, and recreation area. The

Eugene Lamb Recreation Center has facilities for citizens to enhance the quality of their lives. Tree planting from the city to the riverbank is in full swing as a part of the greening program.

The city goes all out to encourage people to choose to move to Midway. In a move to help people set up business there, talks are on to start training courses through the Tallassee Community College and others so that residents can pick up necessary skills. Midway Elementary school was started in 1994 and has thrived as a caring school with a personal touch. The first principal who held office until the end of 2005 personally greeted every child every morning as she played the role of traffic warden.

This growing city now has two 50-room hotels. The Best Western hotel has recently opened its doors to guests. It has 10 suites, including a Jacuzzi suite. Across the highway from this is the Howard Johnson Hotel. The Howard Johnson Hotel is located approximately nine miles from Florida State University and 10 miles from Tallahassee Regional Airport. This 49-room hotel boasts of a fitness room on site. Other facilities include a safety deposit box, 24-hour front desk, and complimentary parking. This Howard Johnson also offers a complimentary continental breakfast along with a morning newspaper. All rooms are fitted with microwaves, refrigerators, cable TV, clock radios, coffeemakers, and hairdryers.

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