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-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.


  • Location: Middle of Florida Panhandle, 30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and 20 miles from the Georgia border
  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • County: Leon, Gadsden, ... 4 total
  • Metro Area: Tallahassee Metro Area

Quick Facts About Tallahassee

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Tallahassee Metro Area's cost of living is 5.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Tallahassee Metro Area's population is 368,342 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.49 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Tallahassee Metro Area is $134,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.90 percent.
    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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