Tallahassee

589 reviews
  1. City in Florida
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$921
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    661
    264
  • Murder
    7
    5
  • Rape
    106
    37
  • Robbery
    164
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,235
    575
  • Theft
    3,252
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    355
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,407
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

589 reviews
  • Excellent
    73
  • Very Good
    200
  • Average
    262
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    7
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.
  • Current Resident
  • 18 days ago
Tallahassee, FL is a wonderful place. What I like about Tallahassee is the warm weather we have for 75% of the calendar year, it is awesome! I also love the fact that Florida State University is just a hop and a skip away, which means we get plenty of home games where we can go out to and enjoy. Tallahassee is a small close knit type of city, there isn't a huge amount of things to do but is just enough, we have malls, arcades, gyms, bars, and even a few amazing museums. Also the crime rate is quite low compared to other cities in Florida, which makes an even better place to live and thrive.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
One of the great things about Tallahassee is the fact that it is a college town. That means there are always eateries and housing facilities popping up all over the place. Plus, Cascades Park now has free Wi-Fi throughout, which is great for Pokemon GO trainers! So far as what could be improved, I would suggest the public bus system. The routes leave something to be desired, and most buses run on a 30-45 minute transit, which is not very convenient.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago