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Overview
Population:368,342
Pop. Change:15%
State: Florida
Metro Area:Tallahassee Metro Area
County:Leon, Gadsden, ... 4 total
City:Tallahassee, Quincy, ... 18 total
Zip Code:32303, 32304, ... 25 total
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Tallahassee's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
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Tallahassee Metro Area

Profile: Capital city/College town

Location: Middle of Florida Panhandle, 30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and 20 miles from the Georgia border

Elevation: 68

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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College-town amenities Violent crime rate
Surrounding countrysideAir service
Educated population Hot, humid summers

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.

Interesting Facts about the Tallahassee, Florida Metro Area

As of 2014, Tallahassee Metro Area's population is 368,342 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.49 percent.

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The median home cost in Tallahassee Metro Area is $134,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.90 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Tallahassee Metro Area's cost of living is 5.50% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Tallahassee Metro Area public schools spend $9,937 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Tallahassee Metro Area.

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The unemployment rate in Tallahassee Metro Area is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Tallahassee Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.34 percent.


Ranked #90 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #111 Best Green Cities
Ranked #249 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Tallahassee Metro Area's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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