Tallahassee, the state capitol of Florida, is in Leon County, located inland on Florida?s panhandle. It's a thriving college town, home to Florida State University and Florida A&M University, the biggest historically-African American university in the United States.
Tallahassee's metro area features a number of distinct neighborhoods, including Woodville, Spring Hill and Monticello. Tallahassee's young residents and active arts council make make it a great place in which to live. The city hosts many annual festivals, including the Tallahassee Film Festival, Winter Festival and First Friday events, such as pub crawls and block parties, help on the first Friday of every month. There?s no shortage of great food, entertainment and cultural activities here.
Tallahassee commuters use major highways, such as I-10; U.S. Routes 27, 90 and 319; and State Roads 20, 61 and 363. Public transit options include StarMetro bus service and Megabus service. Tallahassee Municipal Airport (TLH) is located off I-10.
Renting in Tallahassee
Prices of apartments for rent in Tallahassee are a little below the national average, so you?ll get a good amount of space for your money. If you want access to great amenities, without paying the sky-high rents of some of the more popular tourist cities, Tallahassee could be a great fit.
Tallahassee Museum ? Explore Florida?s history, nature and wildlife in this 52+-acre museum filled with exhibits, nature trials, an interactive farmstead, and more. Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park ? This is a great spot to exercise, picnic, and enjoy the historic cottages, quaint shops and weekly farmers market. Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park ? Once a private winter residence, the Maclay house and its the ornamental gardens are now open to the public; visitors can kayak, swim, fish, cycle, hike and go horseback riding. Tallahassee Automobile Museum ? This museum offers a large collection of antique and classic cars, as well as other collectibles, such as sports memorabilia, Native American artifacts and even Batmobiles.
One of the many vehicles on display at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. (Photo courtesy of Jo Jakeman)
A pretty walled garden at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Nakatani)
|Square Miles||96 square miles|
|Population Density||1,895 people per square mile|
|Total Population||181k people|
|Median Household Income||$38,972|
|Median Age||26 years old|