A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$917
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Tallahassee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    722
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    124
    41
  • Robbery
    210
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,093
    1
  • Theft
    3,488
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    510
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,681
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Tallahassee Reviews

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Tallahassee is a city that encompasses every aspect of daily life. Florida State University is the central hub of the city and brings an environment of diverse students (race, gender, and age), as well as exciting nightlife and events. Outside of the campus area of Tallahassee, the city is very family-oriented. The real estate market is affordable for families and the school district provides a safe, supportive learning environment for all types of students. Commuting around town is easy! You can get from one "end" of Tallahassee to the under in less than an hour, and can reach everything by driving on one circle road that surrounds the city. I am thrilled that Tallahassee is continuously growing in its commerce and businesses, while still remaining very tight-knit and "homey". I am excited to live in a city that I can continue to grow with for years to come.
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This is the best place to raise a family and go to school. Everything is in a convenient location! I have lived in Tallahassee 20 of my 26 years and things are slowly becoming more modern and "big" city like. The off campus student housing is really affordable and surrounds the three colleges Tallahassee hosts. Most of the clubs are on the Tennessee Street Strip which is convenient for the club hoppers to walk instead of drive, hopefully lessening the accident rate. Overall, Tallahassee is a great location to be a young adult and have a family-if you grew up here, everything and everyone is loosely bound and known by name or face.
Tallahassee is definitely a college town. It is filled with young kids that attend one of the three colleges: FAMU, FSU, and TCC. With the presence of colleges comes stellar night-life, great shopping, and the opportunity to watch plenty of sporting events! It's a wonderful place for families with festivals, local parks, museums, and more. On the down-side, the real estate market is flooded with apartments for college students and it can be difficult to find affordable rentals. However, outside of the center of the city where the colleges are, there are plenty of more affordable options and homes for families. Similarly, traffic is better the father one gets from the hub of colleges. Overall, Tallahassee is a nice balance between the bustle of a big city and the calm of a more rural area.