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Old 07-20-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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I have just a few weeks to get up to Tallahassee before school starts and I start my new job.

We went house-hunting this past weekend, and we found a place with just about everything on our wish-list...acreage, nice house, secluded, yet only 12 miles from my office. However, it's well south of town, which I have heard is not generally desirable. Also, while Woodville Elementary is a good school, I know that the zoned middle and high schools are not great (my kids are just starting 1st and pre-K so we have a lot of time to worry about that and think about school choice).

We definitely don't want a "neighborhood" like Southwood, which I know is nice...but it's really not our style. We're looking to go more rural, and the house we found (on a dirt road and backing up to the woods) is just that.

So...all that being said...please give me your honest opinions about the area south of Capital Circle along Woodville Highway, or tell me some other areas where we can get just as rural but perhaps in a better area (east of town?)

Thanks so much for your help!
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Lake Talquin
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We ended up on Lake Talquin and love it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:46 PM
JAS
 
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I prefer the land north of town, where the terrain is a bit more hilly (relatively speaking) and not as much scrub pine and sandy soil as you see south of the city, but that's just me.

The schools in northern Leon County are better than those south of town, so that should be a consideration for the future or if you need to resell a home down the road. There's a reason why housing prices are more expensive in northern Leon County compared to the Woodville area.

It really comes down to what you like and what you're comfortable with.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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Dude, I'm telling you! Believe me or not, you're gonna want to house hunt in Bradfordville just a few miles north of tallahassee, it's just what you need! Schools are great!

Gilchrist Elementary
Montford Middle
Chiles High
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Yes to northeast Tallahassee

I've lived in Tallahassee for 37 years. I was born there and know the area well. I've lived in different areas of Tallahassee and now have decided I absolutely would NOT live anywhere else in Tallahassee than Bradfordville. I kind of hate to reveal the secret of Bradfordville, because it's getting pretty populated. BUT, if I were new in a town, I'd certainly appreciate someone giving me their honest opinion. Crime in northeast Tallahassee is less than other areas. It's pretty, safe, and you're more likely to develop friendships, because the neighborhoods are very community oriented. The home associations are always planning events. Wherever you decide to live, I hope you'll be happy. I don't know how you feel about spending money on rent rather than a mortgage, but you may also consider renting in one of the areas you're interested in. Maybe you could get a 6 month or less rent contract.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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What is the zip code for Bradfordville? We are relocating to Tallahassee soon, too, and I can't pull up any houses just by typing in that town. Thanks!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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What are home prices in Bradfordville?
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:18 AM
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Actually, the Bradfordville ZIP is 32312. 32309 includes most of the Killearn area, which is just to the south of Bradfordville.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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I have just a few weeks to get up to Tallahassee before school starts and I start my new job.

We went house-hunting this past weekend, and we found a place with just about everything on our wish-list...acreage, nice house, secluded, yet only 12 miles from my office. However, it's well south of town, which I have heard is not generally desirable. Also, while Woodville Elementary is a good school, I know that the zoned middle and high schools are not great (my kids are just starting 1st and pre-K so we have a lot of time to worry about that and think about school choice).

We definitely don't want a "neighborhood" like Southwood, which I know is nice...but it's really not our style. We're looking to go more rural, and the house we found (on a dirt road and backing up to the woods) is just that.

So...all that being said...please give me your honest opinions about the area south of Capital Circle along Woodville Highway, or tell me some other areas where we can get just as rural but perhaps in a better area (east of town?)

Thanks so much for your help!
North and East, as others have described. There are plenty of houses for sale in that area right now.

You should probably avoid Woodville Highway.
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