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Old 10-09-2014, 12:47 AM
 
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Like so many other state capitals, Tallahassee is only capital de jure. Take Nevada for example. Carson City is the capital (it's one that way too many folks forget - many will either assume it's Vegas or Reno) , but in practice, it's easily Vegas.

Florida doesn't have a de facto capital per se, in that it's a big state with several large cities. If anything Miami is the capital of South Florida (though Tampa probably would object), Orlando is the capital of Central Florida, and Jacksonville is the capital of North Florida (though its grip is far looser than Miami's or Orlando's).
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:24 AM
 
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Like so many other state capitals, Tallahassee is only capital de jure. Take Nevada for example. Carson City is the capital (it's one that way too many folks forget - many will either assume it's Vegas or Reno) , but in practice, it's easily Vegas.

Florida doesn't have a de facto capital per se, in that it's a big state with several large cities. If anything Miami is the capital of South Florida (though Tampa probably would object), Orlando is the capital of Central Florida, and Jacksonville is the capital of North Florida (though its grip is far looser than Miami's or Orlando's).
Tampa is firmly, 100% in central Florida...... I don't think Tampa would ever vie against Miami for capital of South Florida.
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Tallahassee/Chicago/Lakeland
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Jobs?
Industry?
Entertainment?
Recreation?
Weather/climate?
^^^^This
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Tallahassee/Chicago/Lakeland
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^ considering a state government and major university are located there, that is plenty of jobs. These two recession-proof industries usually attract further industries as well. Which is why I'm so surprised Tallahassee isn't like Columbus
That's plenty of low-paying state jobs in a city that for decades fought progress tooth and nail. What you see today is the end result. Quite sad...
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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It is what it is
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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Cool Tallahassee so small

I have often wondered the same thing. I moved up here from the Clearwater, Florida. I have gotten use to the slower pace here. I even enjoy it now. When I first thought of the capital I thought Big City what a shock!!
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Not having any major airline access is really limiting. It's not centrally located and then it takes forever to get there unless you want to pay an arm and a leg to fly in on a regional jet.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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Never live in a state capital. They spend all of their money and time focusing on the rest of the state. And if you expect things to change, or if you expect the elected officials to actually do their jobs, ha!
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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Comparing Tally to Raleigh NC is not fair because it is one of the largest cities in North Carolina where as Tally was choosen because of its location. To be fair Tally is actually pretty nice Small city with things to do, great political climate in the city IMO and Jobs.
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