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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
    A
  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 an urban suburban mix 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
Urban Suburban Mix
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
    451
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    110.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    159.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    716.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,403.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    398.6
    284

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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There's something for everyone in Tallahassee. While a growing city, it offers a lifestyle similar to one in a much larger city because of its vast array of retail, service, and restaurant options. There are two universities and two colleges to further your education, but Tallahassee is more than a "college town"! The city caters to a wide variety of lifestyles and income levels. It has a thriving artistic community and a welcoming atmosphere. You're also never more than a few miles from a public park!

The biggest complaint I have is the tight job market. Due to the number of students and graduates, jobs are extremely competitive. It's not uncommon to find people with advanced degrees working entry-level positions in retail and restaurants, and the excess supply of labor puts downward pressure on wages and upward pressure on expectations. However, Tallahassee hosts a variety of industries and many local businesses hire employees with an eye toward keeping them on long-term.
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Tallahassee is truly a hidden North Florida gem. Rich in cultural diversity, Tallahassee is home to not one, not two, but eight colleges and universities, including FSU, FAMU and TCC, which lay alongside the state capital, adding to the diversity and allure that Tallahassee has to offer. Tallahassee is blessed with the perfect balance of warm Florida Summers with Georgia-style Falls. Along the twists and turns of oak-tree lined hills, tucked away are over fifteen state parks, full of Florida wildlife and greenery. Whether you're looking to explore Florida history at the capital, the bustling night-life of College town, or escape to a quiet Southern cabin in the woods, Tallahassee has something to offer everyone.
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.