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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Tallahassee is a city in Florida with a population of 190,180. 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 highly rated.
About Tallahassee...
Population
190,180

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$995
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
    456.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    101
    40.7
  • Robbery
    129.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    608.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,022.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 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
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Tallahassee has a small population for a capital city, however it has all the benefits and resources of a capital city. It is by no means a "small town," but it does have a homey feel to it. Because Tallahassee is not as large as some cities, Downtown may not be seem as exciting at first glance. Consequently, because Tallahassee is not overcrowded, downtown experiences are much more pleasant. But that's not to say there aren't events! Downtown, Uptown, or College town--there are events to spare. Whatever your age, interest, or preference, Tallahassee is not only a diverse place for social interaction, events, or resources, but a beautiful city all in all. Anywhere you drive or walk there are hundreds of beautiful, lush green trees. Tallahassee need not be decorated for one to recognize its attractiveness--and not only in its appearance.
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Please don't let these lies fool anyone who wish to move here. First off Tallahassee is NOT a "mostly liberal" city it is definitely another racist southern city here in Florida! It is mostly peaceful, but the job market is so terrible, and definitely biased. The police department is one of the partially good and non-violent departments, they used to be just like the police you see on TV being problematic and overly violent but thank the good lord for progression. However most of the judges, courts, and banks here in Tallahassee are definitely pushing there own corrupt agenda. Please don't let the fake smiles, and overly polite tones fool you sooner or later you'll see the truth.
I moved here when I was a child, and continued to live all throughout all of my education till college! Now, I am preparing to also go to graduate school here!

Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, so you would expect it to be a large city. However, Tallahassee has been able to keep it's small town charm of a population of around 200,000. The schools that I went to were moderately sized and well established. There have been a few more schools opening with the growing population. I was blessed to be always surrounded by a different variety of people and learned about many cultures growing up.

I have always loved the parks and close distance to beaches where my family would go often for weekend trips. There are sinkholes, springs, and rivers also that are beautifully clear and cool all summer long, which is important in hot humid Florida. It really is a great place to raise a family!