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Old 12-08-2016, 10:49 AM
 
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I far prefer Tallahassee.
Really? I had no idea how much you love Tallahassee
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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I live in Tallahassee and theres plenty of jobs and entertainment. It has a lot of different kind of people that live here.
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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Really? I had no idea how much you love Tallahassee
I'd rep you but I can't!
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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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
...and it's about 50% bigger than...(do I dare say it?) Gainesville. Looking at the ACC, it's also bigger than the in the middle of the pack in front of these other ACC towns: Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Syracuse, South Bend, and Newton (sorry BC isn't in Boston lol).
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:07 PM
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It's growing by leaps and bounds. Come take a visit and come witness the way the city is expanding!
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: The end of the world
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People go to Florida for the land. If they were to start increasing the size of cities; Florida would lose it's quality of life. In fact many people flock to Florida as a vacation spot as well. Both Adult and family types.

Florida was originally swamp land that was transformed into a party spot and became a place for retirement. Everybody wants to go to Florida. Do you want to lose that peace of mind?

When we think cities we think Michigan, New York, California ( LA wise ), illinois, and Georgia. Yes you can party and fool around in a city but when it comes to paradise that is not Cuba, Haiti, Figi, Polynesians, or something along those lines you can always run to Florida. Mostly older married couples move to Florida.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:02 PM
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Drive through Tallahassee and you will see a great growing metro.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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The answer is geography. Tallahassee was picked to be capital because it was the halfway point on an old indian trail between Pensacola and St. Augestine, the two important cities of Florida at that time. It isn't/wasn't a sea port, a rail hub, etc. Take away the capital and the universities and it would be a tiny place.

This is so true. I've heard the joke by locals that if it weren't for the capital and FSU Tallahassee would just be a small panhandle town like Quincy (LOL) or Blountstown.

I think the industry is limited to mostly state workers. The pay is not very high for full time state employees. They do have good benefits, but the pay scale pales in comparison to Fortune 500 companies. Phoenix, Austin, and Atlanta have a plethora of large industrial entities to max out growth.

People who seem to really appreciate Tallahassee are (1) undergraduates between 18-22 and (2) local people with family/community foundations in the area. They don't mind the small size in comparison to places like Austin, Atlanta, Orlando, etc.

I got tired of it. I just moved back to Phoenix and love it here. It's the best for me.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:07 AM
 
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I don’t think Tallahassee was made to be a “bigger city”.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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