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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.
Tallahassee offers a little of everything: outdoors, nightlife, festivals, shopping and lots of fun! Tallahassee has numerous parks, trails, rivers and lakes people who enjoy the outdoors will always be satisfied here. Wonderful food and bars too for those with a little more social flare, places like Madison Social for brunch or Island Wing company for beer after work, or a local favorite Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack for comedy night! The local shopping here is unbeatable with stores like Blue Abaco for jewelry or Cole Couture for people wanting to be a little fashion forward, if you like retro you can beat Avant Garb on Gaines.
As a college student, I really enjoy Tallahassee! The night life here is great, as much of the "college" area is new and thriving! I grew up about an hour away from here, and always loved coming over for shopping trips or football games! Tallahassee has more to offer than night life to the everyday college student. My mother and step father moved here about 15 years ago to enter my younger brother into better schools. They love the neighborhood they live in. The whole town itself is very family friendly, as there are a ton of recreational parks. One of them, Cascades, is new and home to a large amphitheater, as well a nice trail surrounding the park. People of all ages are found out and about in these areas, enjoying the almost year-round great weather.