pros and cons of living in tallahassee
For context, I moved to Tallahassee in the mid-90’s and have been here ever since.
Mild winter, beautiful spring & fall
People in general are quite friendly
Very good craft beer scene, solid dining options (though not on par with larger cities)
Quick and easy to get anywhere in town by car by car (rush “hour” is more like 20 min, and traffic is laughable compared to any metro area)
Tons of outdoor activities
Cost of living is pretty cheap
Gulf coast beaches are only a couple of hours away and are stunningly gorgeous.
Summer is HOT and long
Airport facility is nice, but it’s small and flight options are VERY limited. Expect to connect to almost anywhere you want to go, and for prices to usually be a good bit higher than you expect. Most locals end up driving to Jax, Orlando or even Atlanta to catch better flights. (This is, without question, the thing I like least about living here.)
Tallahassee is kind of remote. It’s 2+ hours to Jacksonville, which is the closest city-like place. In-between is a whole lot of nothing.
There’s still kind of a dearth of options for young professionals. Tons of college students. Tons of established families who’ve settled down. In-between is way better than it used to be, but still kind of a lost population here.