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Old 11-16-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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My husband has to do a 6 month internship in either Tallahassee, fl or poughkeepsie, ny. I'm trying to decide which area I would have a better experience in. I will be home with a 2 yr old and no car most of the time, so I'm wondering what there is to do for free or very cheap and what transportation is available to get there, what the streets are like- are they conducive to taking my child for walks, are there certain areas we should avoid, and anything else (pros or cons) you can share to help our decision. Thanks so much for your help!
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:48 AM
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I dont know anything about poughkeepsie... but i do know Tallahassee.

Tallahassee is the state capital of florida, as well as home to florida state university, FAMU, TCC.

If you like sports, there are lots of opportunities at FSU, as well as performances, concerts, talks, etc etc.

Lots of culture here with the schools.

Tallahassee is a very nice city, its hilly and naturally beautiful.. You are also not far from some of the worlds best beaches.

There are many things to do for cheap or free around Tallahassee, especially if you enjoy being outside. Hiking, Kayaking, boating/beaches/ biking, birding Its all around us. Very nice.

Its also 15 minutes to Georgia, about 4.5 hours to Atlanta etc.

I think you will enjoy it here, however I don't know exactly what your looking for.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:16 PM
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You can google StarMetro, Its the cities bus system.

The streets are nice, it all depends on what neighborhood you settle in.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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take Florida any day gl
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Some of the neighborhoods are great for taking your child for walks, others not so much -- they may be lacking sidewalks, for example. You also need to think about the weather -- if you don't like hot, humid weather, you won't want to take walks from May to October. On the other hand, you never have to shovel snow. So I guess it really depends on which six months the internship will include. If it's winter, I'd pick Tallahassee; if summer, I'd go to Poughkeepsie.
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