(Closed) NWR: moving to Tallahassee

posted 8 years ago in Florida Panhandle
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I live in Tallahassee!  I’m a law student at FSU.  I would recommend either looking at Southwood or anywhere in the Northeast part of town (near Tallahassee Memorial Hospital).  If you go west, it’s where all the undergrads live, and you definitely want to stay clear of Frenchtown.  Southwood is super nice, but pretty expensive.  Victoria Grand is a really nice apartment complex near the hospital.  There are also some nice complexes on North Meridian, which is close to where I live.  Park Street has some villas and townhouses that my friends live in.  Utilities are super expensive here.  When I lived in a 500 square foot apartment, my lowest electricity bill was $75, and my highest was $180, and I am religious about turning off lights and turning off the AC if I’m not in my apt.  Good luck finding a place!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Welcome to Tallahassee! BostonBee gave you a pretty good overview of the city!  Anywhere near FSU/FAMU is really college style living.  The NE is the more desirable area to be including southwood.  Are you looking to rent/buy, apartment, townhouse, single family?

I agree that City of Tallahassee Utilities are on the high side.  I had a 700 sq ft apartment with tile floors and it ran exactly what BostonBee described.  I know own a 2,000 sq ft house and we are usually around $150 for just our electricity bill (water and trash seperate). This is based on 2 occupants plus a dog.  Really there are just a lot of fees and stupid stuff.

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honestly one of the best places to look for cheap houses to rent is on craigslist.  There are a lot of companies that rent houses (benchmark, etc) but they are property managers and I have heard some bad stories about dealing with them.  They are used to dealing with students and they try to rip you off.  I paid a $900 re-painting fee for a townhouse that I never painted.  I even had a lawyer get involved. 

Anyways, I would say try to find an owner to rent from if you really want a house.  There are a lot of apartments though that are pet friendly and some even have dog parks. 

Up by the NorthEast side of town is Tom Brown Park and its huge and has a lot of trails, a playground, dog park, baseball fields, etc.  We love living close by to take our puppy there.  Also, on the west side of town there is another park on San Louis.  It is smaller but has more shade.  Maybe if you have to get an apartment you could try to live close to the park so that you have a dog park close by. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m a Gator from Tallahassee! It’s a really great place to live. There are so many parks and their is a range of nightlife and retaurants.

I grew up on the North side of town, but it’s mostly families with children out that way. I would say look in the mid-town area. It’s where the historic neighborhoods are located (Los Robles, Myers Park). It’s close to shopping and in the middle of an area that is being redeveloped for young professionals. Several new restuarants, bars and new stores (inlcuding a great bridal shop) have opened in that area more recently. It’s also REALLY close to downtown. if you drive about four minutes up the road and you hit where most of the law offices are (which is around Park Ave, like the other bees said).

Anyway, if you need anymore advice, let me know! I’ve lived the greater part of my life there!

And don’t worry, there are still plenty of Gators (although the Noles aren’t so bad, my guy is one!)

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