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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Surrounding countryside
-Educated population

Cons

-Violent crime rate
-Air service
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Tallahassee Metro Area


Tallahassee is a Mid-sized mix of several defining elements. It is the state’s capital but bears little resemblance to the coastal cities more aligned with the Florida image. It is a college town, home to the 35,000-student Florida State University and the smaller Florida A&M, but doesn’t come across as a typical college town. It is, both in character and appearance, more of a Southern city than a Florida one – laid back, dignified buildings and grid streets with a canopy of large trees, forests and cotton fields outside of town.

Pluses include a few college-town amenities, particularly sports, nightlife and healthcare facilities, and high educational attainment. Home prices haven’t escalated as much as in other Florida cities, and Tallahassee has good home values and neighborhoods. For that reason, the area is starting to become more popular for retirees looking for a pleasant climate, less crowding and some intellectual stimulation. Outdoor recreation opportunities lie in the Apalachicola National Forest and beach areas just south of town. With 36 days below freezing, Tallahassee is by far the coldest metro area in Florida, although hardly cold by national standards.

Local terrain is rolling, with rich, red soil and forests of live oak, pine, magnolia, and a variety of other subtropical vegetation. Numerous lakes surround the area, and the countryside is famous for its “canopy roads” - long stretches of road completely sheltered by overhanging live oak trees. The climate is mild and moist with distinct seasons. Winter brings considerable rain and cloudiness, with temperatures occasionally dropping into the teens. Summer is the least pleasant season- high temperatures and very high humidity cause considerable discomfort, plus thunderstorms occur every other day.


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Quick Facts About Tallahassee


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Tallahassee is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tallahassee jobs have Increased by 2.34 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tallahassee's cost of living is 3.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Tallahassee's population is 181,821 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.72 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Tallahassee is $145,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Tallahassee public schools spend $10,009 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Tallahassee.

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Comments


re: Tallahassee - 3/15/2013
Mixed feelings, everything is government in Tallahassee. Friendly people and beautiful parks, ecology, and wildlife. But, there is a very entrenched good old boy and... (read more)
Tallahassee
Tallahassee is a great place to live. I have lived in a big city before and Tallahassee has more wildlife, and more parks; two things I enjoy. The jobs vary. If you have... (read more)
re: Not enough bang for the buck - 2/5/2011
Tallahassee,an overgrown rural burg, too conservative in everything here, overall education level of populace is not good, lot of religious fundimentalists,doesnt like... (read more)
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