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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A
Tallahassee is a city in Florida with a population of 188,463. Tallahassee is in Leon County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Tallahassee offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Tallahassee there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Tallahassee and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Tallahassee are above average.
About Tallahassee...
Population
188,463

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Tallahassee Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    492.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    98.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    180.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    789.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,722.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    386.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    30%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • 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 is a great city for people of all ages and nationalities. Whether you're here for work, school, sports, whatever it may be; Tallahassee has welcoming open arms. This is a great town to not only learn how to be an adult, but to learn who you are yourself. Over these last 3 years living here, I have made lifelong friends while learning more about myself than I thought was possible. The only downside to Tallahassee is the amount of people leading to much traffic. The thing is, there is so many people here because it is so great! I would recommend living in Tallahassee to anyone considering it.
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Tallahassee is one of the most eclectic cities I've ever lived in! It is a city that feels like a small town, but is filled with life. There is a constant flow of traffic with college students and politicians, yet there is a strong sense of community through family life. It is also currently building up different parts of the city, which gives off a hipster vibe and attracts many young adults in the areas. Compared to other Florida cities, it is unlike any other! Tallahassee landlocked and is very near the outskirts of Georgia. It gives off a more "southern" feel than "Florida."
Tallahassee is a very welcoming and inviting place. Growing up in Tallahassee has been such an amazing experience. There is so much to do and explore in Tallahassee whether that is at Railroad square, Cascades park, Midtown shops, and even the state capital! Whether you have a family or if you are single you will love Tallahassee and its charm.