Tallahassee, FL

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Tallahassee, FL

About Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee, FL metropolitan area: Tallahassee is the capital of Florida and a popular destination for both visitors and locals alike. This city hosts plenty of activities to do, ranging from visiting historical monuments such as the Old Capitol Building to exploring the various shopping and entertainment districts located throughout the city. Additionally, there are numerous educational facilities in Tallahassee like Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College that offer students diverse learning opportunities. Aside from these options , outdoor activities like hiking or biking around Lake Ella Park or experiencing an adventure at Wakulla Springs are also popular options for families looking for a fun time out. Capital city/College town - Middle of Florida Panhandle, 30 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and 20 miles from the Georgia border.

State: Florida
County: Leon, Gadsden, 4 total
Metro Area: Tallahassee Metro Area
City: Tallahassee, Bradfordville, 23 total
Zip Codes: 32303, 32304, 32312, 32309, 32301, 32327, 32308, 32311, 32305, 32351, 25 total
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 68 ft above sea level

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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Tallahassee Cost of Living

College-town amenities, surrounding countryside, and educated population make Tallahassee a great place to live.

-37.1% lower than avg
-22.6% lower than avg
$957 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-20.0% lower than avg
Tallahassee Crime
50.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Tallahassee
   College-town amenities
Violent crime rate
   Surrounding countryside
Air service
   Educated population
Hot, humid summers
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