Tallahassee

562 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
    1
  • 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%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

562 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    186
  • Average
    258
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    7
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
  • 2 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
  • 2 months ago
I am originally from New Jersey, but Tallahassee feels like home. Although it might be a smaller city, there are lots of activities to keep one or a family busy. As a college town, there is always something to do and more often than not it is free! People tend to forget that it is the capital of Florida, and it has a rich history. Great place to pursue a higher education, raise a family, or just visit. I love this city and plan on staying as long as I can!
  • Current Resident
  • 10 days ago