U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tallahassee
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-08-2010, 11:10 PM
 
8 posts, read 30,427 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

hi guys, my family is relocating this summer to tallahassee for a variety of reasons including health, and i have a couple of questions i was hoping some of you would give input on

first of all, i'm wondering if anyone is aware of any income based housing, and if so, what is the name? *not* section 8, but apartments with rent based on how much you make. please no negative comments about this!

also, i understand that the school system is verrrry hit or miss in florida to say the least, but i'm under the impression that tallahassee has some decent schools. my brother is entering high school next year, so i've been looking at Lawton Chiles, Leon HS, and Lincoln HS. they all have excellent ratings - anything in particular i should be aware of?

we're visiting around april 1st to get things moving, how should we expect the weather? 70s?

thanks a lot for ANY help and i'll post more questions as i think of them!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:49 AM
 
17,117 posts, read 24,530,887 times
Reputation: 8343
A good place to search:

Florida Housing Search - Socialserve.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 08:13 AM
 
7,902 posts, read 8,471,914 times
Reputation: 3184
Quote:
Originally Posted by nocoldweather View Post
hi guys, my family is relocating this summer to tallahassee for a variety of reasons including health, and i have a couple of questions i was hoping some of you would give input on

first of all, i'm wondering if anyone is aware of any income based housing, and if so, what is the name? *not* section 8, but apartments with rent based on how much you make. please no negative comments about this!

also, i understand that the school system is verrrry hit or miss in florida to say the least, but i'm under the impression that tallahassee has some decent schools. my brother is entering high school next year, so i've been looking at Lawton Chiles, Leon HS, and Lincoln HS. they all have excellent ratings - anything in particular i should be aware of?

we're visiting around april 1st to get things moving, how should we expect the weather? 70s?

thanks a lot for ANY help and i'll post more questions as i think of them!

Try this public service to find affordable housing in Leon County/Tallahassee

Florida Housing Search - Socialserve.com

I lived in Blairstone Apartments as a student, you would never know it was affordable housing, more like luxury apartments. Several other complexes fit this bill as well.

Also contact the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (state agency) for information on the First Time Homebuyer program. They can give you a second mortgage for 0% interest and no payments if you qualify.

Untitled Page


I've lived in Tallahassee for 23 years, and would be happy to answer your questions.

As for schools, you are on the right track. Generally speaking you want to be in the north and east part of town if you can afford it.

By the way, it does get cold here...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:12 PM
 
8 posts, read 30,427 times
Reputation: 11
thanks SO much guys!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strel View Post
By the way, it does get cold here...
haha that's fine, 40 degrees is warm to us! we're very up north

thanks again for the links!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:29 PM
 
7,902 posts, read 8,471,914 times
Reputation: 3184
Quote:
Originally Posted by nocoldweather View Post
thanks SO much guys!!



haha that's fine, 40 degrees is warm to us! we're very up north

thanks again for the links!
I know it doesn't compare with the snowy north, but it can get down into the teens here. I saw 15 degrees this winter.

Spring and fall are wonderful though, when it doesn't rain.

Summer is brutal. Not coastal Florida sea-breeze hot, but south Alabama Cool Hand Luke hot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:53 PM
 
8 posts, read 30,427 times
Reputation: 11
oh yeah, i think the main problem is not even the cold weather itself, but the 6 feet of snow and black ice that forces everyone to be stuck inside for 3 days straight

though i bet the reverse is true down there - hot summers keep you inside

the change will be extreme, but we're gonna do our best despite a million other northerners saying the same thing
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 02:04 PM
 
7,902 posts, read 8,471,914 times
Reputation: 3184
Quote:
Originally Posted by nocoldweather View Post
oh yeah, i think the main problem is not even the cold weather itself, but the 6 feet of snow and black ice that forces everyone to be stuck inside for 3 days straight

though i bet the reverse is true down there - hot summers keep you inside

the change will be extreme, but we're gonna do our best despite a million other northerners saying the same thing
Well lucky for you, you are moving to a place not (yet) ruined by overpopulation, overpavement, and still Southern culturally (in a good way).

Much of South Florida resembles Newark, but with palm trees. Tallahassee is more Old Florida and culturally Southern, but politically and religiously moderate to liberal. I encourage you to get out and see the surrounding state parks, especially the absolutely beautiful freshwater springs which are a feature of Florida many tourists do not know about (and hopefully won't). Drive down Highway 98 and see the Forgotten Coast while it is still forgotten.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:44 PM
 
17,117 posts, read 24,530,887 times
Reputation: 8343
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strel

Much of South Florida resembles Newark, but with palm trees.
I disagree, but give you props for the Karate Kid quote, lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2010, 01:38 PM
 
8 posts, read 30,427 times
Reputation: 11
hey guys, we're visiting tallahassee for a week april 1st and i'm looking at hotels right now. most seem to be located on north monroe street- is this a convenient location? we want to be near to the main part of the city, or on a street that can bring us there easily
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2010, 04:52 PM
TD*
 
1,464 posts, read 2,865,234 times
Reputation: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by nocoldweather View Post
hey guys, we're visiting tallahassee for a week april 1st and i'm looking at hotels right now. most seem to be located on north monroe street- is this a convenient location? we want to be near to the main part of the city, or on a street that can bring us there easily
Monroe is a main street, goes right into downtown.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tallahassee
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top