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492 Apartments for rent in Tallahassee, FL

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Live Oaks at Killearn
1555 Delaney Drive
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$760
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$844
1047 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:48 PM
Welcome to Live Oak at Killearn Apartments, where youll find comfort, convenience, and an extraordinary array of wonderful amenities.
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9 Units Available
Lullwater at BlairStone
3501 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,255
961 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
1260 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,635
1441 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Lullwater at BlairStone in Tallahassee. View photos, descriptions and more!
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36 Units Available
The Westcott
3909 Reserve Dr
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,092
867 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,011
1224 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,303
1604 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Situated near Apalachee Parkway and the Lafayette Heritage Trail Park with access to I-10. Property amenities include 24-hour maintenance, a hot tub, and gym. Recently renovated units feature extra storage and a balcony or patio.
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20 Units Available
Jackson Square Apartments
1767 Hermitage Blvd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$908
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,251
1019 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,497
1280 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Welcome to Jackson Square Apartments! Experience quality apartment living that exceeds your hopes and brings you a charming haven in the bustling heart of Tallahassee, Florida.
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9 Units Available
The Monroe
2677 Old Bainbridge Rd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,070
1095 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,180
1445 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
1695 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Welcome to our luxury apartment community in Tallahassee, FL. Our custom-built apartments are designed to suit your individual tastes and unique lifestyle.
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14 Units Available
Century Capital City
2350 Phillips Rd
Tallahassee, FL | Greater Brandt Hills
1 Bedroom
$876
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,137
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Luxurious apartments offer chef's kitchen, private patio, and upscale features. Residents enjoy communal pools, gourmet grilling stations, gym and billiards room. Located close to Governor's Park and within a short drive of Florida State.
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4 Units Available
Springwood Apartments
2660 Old Bainbridge Rd
Tallahassee, FL | Huntington Woods
3 Bedrooms
$934
1145 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:12 PM
Set in scenic Seattle, WA, Springbrook Reserve offers the convenience of life and the beauty of nature. With plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities, our community consists of exceptional condominium homes designed to suit everyone.
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16 Units Available
2305 at Killearn
2305 Killearn Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$727
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$815
900 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:12 PM
Live in one of the friendliest apartment communities in Tallahassee, Florida. 2305 at Killearn, in the desirable Killaern neighborhood, provides you with tranquil surroundings and unparalleled convenience.
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16 Units Available
The Park at Southwood
1998 Merchants Row Blvd
Tallahassee, FL | Southwood
1 Bedroom
$1,099
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,249
1077 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,399
1260 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:47 PM
Provides easy access to Route 319. Green-friendly apartments with Berber-style carpets, faux wood floors and private patios or balconies. Multiple amenities, including a movie theater room, Internet lounge and fitness center. Boat parking available.
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24 Units Available
Live Oaks at 275
275 John Knox Rd
Tallahassee, FL | Sunnyland
1 Bedroom
$687
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$853
959 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$943
1275 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:41 PM
Make Live Oaks at 275 Home Today!\nLive Oaks at 275 is a beautiful community that is conveniently located within walking distance of Tallahassee Mall and Trousdell Aquatics Center.
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8 Units Available
Parkway Square
2855 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$909
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$985
978 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:21 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Parkway Square in Tallahassee. View photos, descriptions and more!
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14 Units Available
Tally Square
1112 S Magnolia Dr
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$879
788 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$955
1262 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,086
1603 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:13 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Tally Square in Tallahassee. View photos, descriptions and more!
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3 Units Available
Hayden Commons
418 Hayden Road
Tallahassee, FL
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$650
500 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:17 PM
Hayden Commons Townhouses At Hayden Commons, we have the perfect floor plan for you. Here you'll find spacious bedrooms, with modern layouts. Our townhomes are the best place for you to relax in.
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5 Units Available
The Greens at Old St. Augustine
2001 Old Saint Augustine Rd
Tallahassee, FL | Winewood
1 Bedroom
$727
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$799
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 12:02 PM
Conveniently located in a pristine and relaxing setting is where you'll find The Greens at Old St. Augustine in Tallahassee, FL.
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8 Units Available
Shadow Ridge Apartments
2424 W Tharpe St
Tallahassee, FL
Studio
$701
1 Bedroom
$675
2 Bedrooms
$780
Last updated November 23 at 09:41 PM
Friendly staff make Shadow Ridge in Tallahassee, FL, your place to call home. Our affordable apartment homes with spacious floor plans make it easy to see why you will want to start calling Shadow Ridge home.
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4 Units Available
The Enclave at Huntington Woods
3380 Fred George Rd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,010
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,170
1081 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 03:51 PM
Virtual/Facetime Tours Offered! Call for details. Be the envy of friends and family when you make The Enclave at Huntington Woods Apartments in Tallahassee your new home!
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Sienna Square
1747 Capital Cir NE
Tallahassee, FL
2 Bedrooms
$749
944 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:07 PM
Sienna Square Apartments provides affordable apartment homes in Tallahassee, Florida. Our pet-friendly community offers two and three bedroom apartment homes just North of I-10 and minutes from downtown.
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31 Units Available
The Evergreens at Mahan
900 Riggins Rd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,130
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,189
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,498
1270 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Recently renovated apartment living with hardwood floors, a fireplace, lots of storage and walk-in closets. On-site gym, coffee bar, sauna, pool and hot tub. Guest suite available. Green community. Near Mahan Drive.
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5 Units Available
Capital Ridge Apartments
3255 Capital Cir NE
Tallahassee, FL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$710
2 Bedrooms
$880
Last updated November 23 at 09:41 PM
Capital Ridge Apartments in Tallahassee, offers quiet, single-story living close to I-10 and Thomasville Rd. on the Northside of Tallahassee.
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13 Units Available
Provenza at Southwood
3550 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,132
993 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,274
1284 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1305 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Lush interiors and a stunning pool. Granite countertops, extra storage and walk-in closets provided. On-site sauna, conference room, game room and pool. Guest suite and garage available. Dogs and cats welcomed.
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1 Unit Available
The Pines Apartments
3801 Mission Trace Blvd
Tallahassee, FL
2 Bedrooms
$895
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 02:15 PM
Come and join the community that will make you the envy of your friends! Come and check out the newly renovated The Pines Apartments and Housing.
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The Social Tallahassee
1327 High Rd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$799
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1172 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1445 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:04 PM
A Student Space For Your Social Life. College is a time where you have so much going on, and we know you want to be a part of it. Thats why The Social Tallahassee is the prime spot to be a part of it all.
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3 Units Available
Indian Ridge Apartments
2922 Miccosukee Rd
Tallahassee, FL
Studio
$650
1 Bedroom
$725
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 23 at 09:40 PM
Imagine yourself taking in the lake views at a quite, villa-style apartment community in Tallahassee. Located on Miccosukee Road, just off Capital Circle North East, Indian Ridge is located near shopping, restaurants, and Capital Regional Hospital.
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The Hub at Tallahassee
1303 Ocala Rd
Tallahassee, FL
1 Bedroom
$700
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$925
964 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1209 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 09:04 PM
At The Hub Tallahassee, youll be right next to everything you need in your new apartment! Were located right next to many of the areas top learning institutions.

Median Rent in Tallahassee

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tallahassee is $942, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,119.
Studio
$847
1 Bed
$942
2 Beds
$1,119
3+ Beds
$1,404
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Tallahassee, FL? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 492 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Tallahassee. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The median rent in Tallahassee is $847 for a studio, $942 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,119 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Tallahassee?
In Tallahassee, the median rent is $847 for a studio, $942 for a 1-bedroom, $1,119 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,404 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Tallahassee, check out our monthly Tallahassee Rent Report.
How much is rent in Tallahassee?
In Tallahassee, the median rent is $847 for a studio, $942 for a 1-bedroom, $1,119 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,404 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Tallahassee, check out our monthly Tallahassee Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Tallahassee?
You can filter cheap apartments in Tallahassee by price: under $800, under $700, under $600.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Tallahassee by price: under $800, under $700, under $600.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Tallahassee?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Tallahassee apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Tallahassee apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Tallahassee properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Tallahassee properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Tallahassee?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Tallahassee.
How much should I pay for rent in Tallahassee?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Tallahassee.
How can I find off-campus housing in Tallahassee?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Tallahassee. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Tallahassee Community College, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Florida State University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Tallahassee?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Tallahassee. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Tallahassee Community College, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Florida State University.

Median Rent in Tallahassee

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tallahassee is $942, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,119.
Studio
$847
1 Bed
$942
2 Beds
$1,119
3+ Beds
$1,404

City Guide

Tallahassee
Tallahassee, Florida

Hey there, gents and lassies! We heard you’re in the market for a place to call your own in Tallahassee. As the capital of the Sunshine State, Tallahassee is one of the Panhandle’s most enticing (and affordable) residential areas. Sound like your cup of tea? Then stick with us, because we’ve been setting people up in the dwellings of their dreams in Tallahassee since, well, since right now …

Tallahassee, Florida
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Hey there, gents and lassies! We heard you’re in the market for a place to call your own in Tallahassee. As the capital of the Sunshine State, Tallahassee is one of the Panhandle’s most enticing (and affordable) residential areas. Sound like your cup of tea? Then stick with us, because we’ve been setting people up in the dwellings of their dreams in Tallahassee since, well, since right now …

A Peek at the Panhandle

Before you pack up shop and head on down to Seminole City, here are a few nuggets of info that will help make your migration to Tallahassee silky-smooth:

It’s five o’clock somewhere, Tallahassee. The city (especially the southwestern neighborhoods) is littered with every type of pub, club, and after-hours hotspot you could imagine. But never fear: Florida is still Florida, and its capitol city serves up a variety of parks, gardens, trails, lakes, golf courses, museums, and historical sites that appeal to residents whose idea of fun involves something a bit less, um, regrettable than taking advantage of all-you-can-drink night every Friday at Bullwinkle’s Saloon.

Smooth sailing on the Panhandle pavement: Breathe easy, Road Ragers: You can save your blaring horns and choice of vocabulary for some other city, because the roadways of Tallahassee are generally easy to navigate and not overly hectic. In fact, the average commute for a Tallahassee worker is a mere 18 minutes, and even in the downtown area, gridlock is nothing compared to most big cities and parking is ample enough. Having your own set of wheels remains the most convenient way to bum around town, but for commuters who need to traverse the downtown area alone, the StarMetro (which only costs about a buck a ride) is a viable option as well.

A Peek at the Panhandle
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Before you pack up shop and head on down to Seminole City, here are a few nuggets of info that will help make your migration to Tallahassee silky-smooth:

It’s five o’clock somewhere, Tallahassee. The city (especially the southwestern neighborhoods) is littered with every type of pub, club, and after-hours hotspot you could imagine. But never fear: Florida is still Florida, and its capitol city serves up a variety of parks, gardens, trails, lakes, golf courses, museums, and historical sites that appeal to residents whose idea of fun involves something a bit less, um, regrettable than taking advantage of all-you-can-drink night every Friday at Bullwinkle’s Saloon.

Smooth sailing on the Panhandle pavement: Breathe easy, Road Ragers: You can save your blaring horns and choice of vocabulary for some other city, because the roadways of Tallahassee are generally easy to navigate and not overly hectic. In fact, the average commute for a Tallahassee worker is a mere 18 minutes, and even in the downtown area, gridlock is nothing compared to most big cities and parking is ample enough. Having your own set of wheels remains the most convenient way to bum around town, but for commuters who need to traverse the downtown area alone, the StarMetro (which only costs about a buck a ride) is a viable option as well.

The Lay of the Land

Tallahassee is home to a plethora of inviting stomping grounds, from oak tree-lined ‘hoods boasting stately villas to cozy urban areas dotted with studios and crash pads. As always, we recommend you visit any city in advance to get a feel for its vibes, but here’s a brief overview of Tallahassee’s topography to start you off on the right foot: Southwest Tallahassee. Swarming with nightlife, shops, and budget-friendly eateries. Compact 1BR units (often less than 500 square feet) can typically be found in the $500 range while 2, 3, and even 4-BR lofts and condos are available from anywhere between $600 and $1400, depending on amenities and size. Downtown. The capitol building, the Florida Supreme Court Building, and an array of local businesses are located in the bustling downtown area. Featuring mostly luxury lofts and condos, downtown Tallahassee is a popular choice. Apartments tend to be a bit pricier downtown, and even units for lone occupants typically cost more than a grand. Midtown. On downtown’s doorstep sits the Midtown area. Situated within earshot of downtown’s commerce and culture. Typically not quite as pricey as downtown, Midtown rentals can usually be found for $800 or so, although some uber-lavish units often go for $1200 or more. The Best of the Rest. Want to give the old hoe a heave and live the rural life? Try the northwestern neighborhoods, where rental homes and friendly lodgings can be found amongst the area’s farmsteads for less than a grand. Northeast Tallahassee is the yin to the southwest’s yang and is every bit as serene as its southwestern counterpart is hectic. Plenty of other popular neighborhoods, including El Destinado, Centerville, and Lake Johnson offer their own perks and quirks, so you may want to check them out before finalizing a deal in Tallahassee.

The Lay of the Land
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Tallahassee is home to a plethora of inviting stomping grounds, from oak tree-lined ‘hoods boasting stately villas to cozy urban areas dotted with studios and crash pads. As always, we recommend you visit any city in advance to get a feel for its vibes, but here’s a brief overview of Tallahassee’s topography to start you off on the right foot: Southwest Tallahassee. Swarming with nightlife, shops, and budget-friendly eateries. Compact 1BR units (often less than 500 square feet) can typically be found in the $500 range while 2, 3, and even 4-BR lofts and condos are available from anywhere between $600 and $1400, depending on amenities and size. Downtown. The capitol building, the Florida Supreme Court Building, and an array of local businesses are located in the bustling downtown area. Featuring mostly luxury lofts and condos, downtown Tallahassee is a popular choice. Apartments tend to be a bit pricier downtown, and even units for lone occupants typically cost more than a grand. Midtown. On downtown’s doorstep sits the Midtown area. Situated within earshot of downtown’s commerce and culture. Typically not quite as pricey as downtown, Midtown rentals can usually be found for $800 or so, although some uber-lavish units often go for $1200 or more. The Best of the Rest. Want to give the old hoe a heave and live the rural life? Try the northwestern neighborhoods, where rental homes and friendly lodgings can be found amongst the area’s farmsteads for less than a grand. Northeast Tallahassee is the yin to the southwest’s yang and is every bit as serene as its southwestern counterpart is hectic. Plenty of other popular neighborhoods, including El Destinado, Centerville, and Lake Johnson offer their own perks and quirks, so you may want to check them out before finalizing a deal in Tallahassee.

Tips for Tomorrow’s Tallahassee Tenants

Whereas property owners dominate much of Florida, Tallahassee is a renter’s market, and nearly 12 percent more residents lease than own. Apartments, townhouses, duplexes, and other rental properties are usually available throughout most parts of town, and rent specials pop up frequently, but that’s not all you need to know about leasing in Florida’s capitol. Here are a few other tidbits of truth to help you live the high life in Tallahassee: Utilities are an alligator. In other words, they’re downright ugly in Tallahassee, where electric bills for many tenants run as high as $300 during the hottest months of the year (May through September). So when you’re calculating your renting budget, be sure to account for expenses like A/C, cable, water, trash, sewer, and phone bills, which often combine to cost more than $500 monthly. Be prepared. Standards for leasers differ depending on which part of town you’re looking into and which rental property you’re interested in. Generally, the apartments and freestanding houses near campus are more lenient in terms of renter requirements, while the lodgings downtown, midtown, and in the northeastern and northwestern sections are more stringent. If you’re looking for a short-term crash pad, you’re likely to need only the first month’s deposit and proof of income, whereas property managers in other parts of town may require a positive rent/credit check and specific income requirements. Scope it out. Apartments turn over frequently, and property managers don’t always have the chance to do an in-depth inspection of a unit before it goes back on the market. So be sure to give your new pad the white-glove treatment before you settle in: Check the pipes, faucets, and sinks for leaks and drips and make sure the water pressure is up to par; examine the windows, walls, and doors for chips, cracks, and other deficiencies; make sure your appliances, showers, and toilets function properly. And now, bold apartment hunter, you’re all set to start your search for the perfect pad. So welcome to the Sunshine State, and happy hunting!

Tips for Tomorrow’s Tallahassee Tenants
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Whereas property owners dominate much of Florida, Tallahassee is a renter’s market, and nearly 12 percent more residents lease than own. Apartments, townhouses, duplexes, and other rental properties are usually available throughout most parts of town, and rent specials pop up frequently, but that’s not all you need to know about leasing in Florida’s capitol. Here are a few other tidbits of truth to help you live the high life in Tallahassee: Utilities are an alligator. In other words, they’re downright ugly in Tallahassee, where electric bills for many tenants run as high as $300 during the hottest months of the year (May through September). So when you’re calculating your renting budget, be sure to account for expenses like A/C, cable, water, trash, sewer, and phone bills, which often combine to cost more than $500 monthly. Be prepared. Standards for leasers differ depending on which part of town you’re looking into and which rental property you’re interested in. Generally, the apartments and freestanding houses near campus are more lenient in terms of renter requirements, while the lodgings downtown, midtown, and in the northeastern and northwestern sections are more stringent. If you’re looking for a short-term crash pad, you’re likely to need only the first month’s deposit and proof of income, whereas property managers in other parts of town may require a positive rent/credit check and specific income requirements. Scope it out. Apartments turn over frequently, and property managers don’t always have the chance to do an in-depth inspection of a unit before it goes back on the market. So be sure to give your new pad the white-glove treatment before you settle in: Check the pipes, faucets, and sinks for leaks and drips and make sure the water pressure is up to par; examine the windows, walls, and doors for chips, cracks, and other deficiencies; make sure your appliances, showers, and toilets function properly. And now, bold apartment hunter, you’re all set to start your search for the perfect pad. So welcome to the Sunshine State, and happy hunting!

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City Guide

Tallahassee
Tallahassee, Florida

Hey there, gents and lassies! We heard you’re in the market for a place to call your own in Tallahassee. As the capital of the Sunshine State, Tallahassee is one of the Panhandle’s most enticing (and affordable) residential areas. Sound like your cup of tea? Then stick with us, because we’ve been setting people up in the dwellings of their dreams in Tallahassee since, well, since right now …

Tallahassee, Florida
+

Hey there, gents and lassies! We heard you’re in the market for a place to call your own in Tallahassee. As the capital of the Sunshine State, Tallahassee is one of the Panhandle’s most enticing (and affordable) residential areas. Sound like your cup of tea? Then stick with us, because we’ve been setting people up in the dwellings of their dreams in Tallahassee since, well, since right now …

A Peek at the Panhandle

Before you pack up shop and head on down to Seminole City, here are a few nuggets of info that will help make your migration to Tallahassee silky-smooth:

It’s five o’clock somewhere, Tallahassee. The city (especially the southwestern neighborhoods) is littered with every type of pub, club, and after-hours hotspot you could imagine. But never fear: Florida is still Florida, and its capitol city serves up a variety of parks, gardens, trails, lakes, golf courses, museums, and historical sites that appeal to residents whose idea of fun involves something a bit less, um, regrettable than taking advantage of all-you-can-drink night every Friday at Bullwinkle’s Saloon.

Smooth sailing on the Panhandle pavement: Breathe easy, Road Ragers: You can save your blaring horns and choice of vocabulary for some other city, because the roadways of Tallahassee are generally easy to navigate and not overly hectic. In fact, the average commute for a Tallahassee worker is a mere 18 minutes, and even in the downtown area, gridlock is nothing compared to most big cities and parking is ample enough. Having your own set of wheels remains the most convenient way to bum around town, but for commuters who need to traverse the downtown area alone, the StarMetro (which only costs about a buck a ride) is a viable option as well.

A Peek at the Panhandle
+

Before you pack up shop and head on down to Seminole City, here are a few nuggets of info that will help make your migration to Tallahassee silky-smooth:

It’s five o’clock somewhere, Tallahassee. The city (especially the southwestern neighborhoods) is littered with every type of pub, club, and after-hours hotspot you could imagine. But never fear: Florida is still Florida, and its capitol city serves up a variety of parks, gardens, trails, lakes, golf courses, museums, and historical sites that appeal to residents whose idea of fun involves something a bit less, um, regrettable than taking advantage of all-you-can-drink night every Friday at Bullwinkle’s Saloon.

Smooth sailing on the Panhandle pavement: Breathe easy, Road Ragers: You can save your blaring horns and choice of vocabulary for some other city, because the roadways of Tallahassee are generally easy to navigate and not overly hectic. In fact, the average commute for a Tallahassee worker is a mere 18 minutes, and even in the downtown area, gridlock is nothing compared to most big cities and parking is ample enough. Having your own set of wheels remains the most convenient way to bum around town, but for commuters who need to traverse the downtown area alone, the StarMetro (which only costs about a buck a ride) is a viable option as well.

The Lay of the Land

Tallahassee is home to a plethora of inviting stomping grounds, from oak tree-lined ‘hoods boasting stately villas to cozy urban areas dotted with studios and crash pads. As always, we recommend you visit any city in advance to get a feel for its vibes, but here’s a brief overview of Tallahassee’s topography to start you off on the right foot: Southwest Tallahassee. Swarming with nightlife, shops, and budget-friendly eateries. Compact 1BR units (often less than 500 square feet) can typically be found in the $500 range while 2, 3, and even 4-BR lofts and condos are available from anywhere between $600 and $1400, depending on amenities and size. Downtown. The capitol building, the Florida Supreme Court Building, and an array of local businesses are located in the bustling downtown area. Featuring mostly luxury lofts and condos, downtown Tallahassee is a popular choice. Apartments tend to be a bit pricier downtown, and even units for lone occupants typically cost more than a grand. Midtown. On downtown’s doorstep sits the Midtown area. Situated within earshot of downtown’s commerce and culture. Typically not quite as pricey as downtown, Midtown rentals can usually be found for $800 or so, although some uber-lavish units often go for $1200 or more. The Best of the Rest. Want to give the old hoe a heave and live the rural life? Try the northwestern neighborhoods, where rental homes and friendly lodgings can be found amongst the area’s farmsteads for less than a grand. Northeast Tallahassee is the yin to the southwest’s yang and is every bit as serene as its southwestern counterpart is hectic. Plenty of other popular neighborhoods, including El Destinado, Centerville, and Lake Johnson offer their own perks and quirks, so you may want to check them out before finalizing a deal in Tallahassee.

The Lay of the Land
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Tallahassee is home to a plethora of inviting stomping grounds, from oak tree-lined ‘hoods boasting stately villas to cozy urban areas dotted with studios and crash pads. As always, we recommend you visit any city in advance to get a feel for its vibes, but here’s a brief overview of Tallahassee’s topography to start you off on the right foot: Southwest Tallahassee. Swarming with nightlife, shops, and budget-friendly eateries. Compact 1BR units (often less than 500 square feet) can typically be found in the $500 range while 2, 3, and even 4-BR lofts and condos are available from anywhere between $600 and $1400, depending on amenities and size. Downtown. The capitol building, the Florida Supreme Court Building, and an array of local businesses are located in the bustling downtown area. Featuring mostly luxury lofts and condos, downtown Tallahassee is a popular choice. Apartments tend to be a bit pricier downtown, and even units for lone occupants typically cost more than a grand. Midtown. On downtown’s doorstep sits the Midtown area. Situated within earshot of downtown’s commerce and culture. Typically not quite as pricey as downtown, Midtown rentals can usually be found for $800 or so, although some uber-lavish units often go for $1200 or more. The Best of the Rest. Want to give the old hoe a heave and live the rural life? Try the northwestern neighborhoods, where rental homes and friendly lodgings can be found amongst the area’s farmsteads for less than a grand. Northeast Tallahassee is the yin to the southwest’s yang and is every bit as serene as its southwestern counterpart is hectic. Plenty of other popular neighborhoods, including El Destinado, Centerville, and Lake Johnson offer their own perks and quirks, so you may want to check them out before finalizing a deal in Tallahassee.

Tips for Tomorrow’s Tallahassee Tenants

Whereas property owners dominate much of Florida, Tallahassee is a renter’s market, and nearly 12 percent more residents lease than own. Apartments, townhouses, duplexes, and other rental properties are usually available throughout most parts of town, and rent specials pop up frequently, but that’s not all you need to know about leasing in Florida’s capitol. Here are a few other tidbits of truth to help you live the high life in Tallahassee: Utilities are an alligator. In other words, they’re downright ugly in Tallahassee, where electric bills for many tenants run as high as $300 during the hottest months of the year (May through September). So when you’re calculating your renting budget, be sure to account for expenses like A/C, cable, water, trash, sewer, and phone bills, which often combine to cost more than $500 monthly. Be prepared. Standards for leasers differ depending on which part of town you’re looking into and which rental property you’re interested in. Generally, the apartments and freestanding houses near campus are more lenient in terms of renter requirements, while the lodgings downtown, midtown, and in the northeastern and northwestern sections are more stringent. If you’re looking for a short-term crash pad, you’re likely to need only the first month’s deposit and proof of income, whereas property managers in other parts of town may require a positive rent/credit check and specific income requirements. Scope it out. Apartments turn over frequently, and property managers don’t always have the chance to do an in-depth inspection of a unit before it goes back on the market. So be sure to give your new pad the white-glove treatment before you settle in: Check the pipes, faucets, and sinks for leaks and drips and make sure the water pressure is up to par; examine the windows, walls, and doors for chips, cracks, and other deficiencies; make sure your appliances, showers, and toilets function properly. And now, bold apartment hunter, you’re all set to start your search for the perfect pad. So welcome to the Sunshine State, and happy hunting!

Tips for Tomorrow’s Tallahassee Tenants
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Whereas property owners dominate much of Florida, Tallahassee is a renter’s market, and nearly 12 percent more residents lease than own. Apartments, townhouses, duplexes, and other rental properties are usually available throughout most parts of town, and rent specials pop up frequently, but that’s not all you need to know about leasing in Florida’s capitol. Here are a few other tidbits of truth to help you live the high life in Tallahassee: Utilities are an alligator. In other words, they’re downright ugly in Tallahassee, where electric bills for many tenants run as high as $300 during the hottest months of the year (May through September). So when you’re calculating your renting budget, be sure to account for expenses like A/C, cable, water, trash, sewer, and phone bills, which often combine to cost more than $500 monthly. Be prepared. Standards for leasers differ depending on which part of town you’re looking into and which rental property you’re interested in. Generally, the apartments and freestanding houses near campus are more lenient in terms of renter requirements, while the lodgings downtown, midtown, and in the northeastern and northwestern sections are more stringent. If you’re looking for a short-term crash pad, you’re likely to need only the first month’s deposit and proof of income, whereas property managers in other parts of town may require a positive rent/credit check and specific income requirements. Scope it out. Apartments turn over frequently, and property managers don’t always have the chance to do an in-depth inspection of a unit before it goes back on the market. So be sure to give your new pad the white-glove treatment before you settle in: Check the pipes, faucets, and sinks for leaks and drips and make sure the water pressure is up to par; examine the windows, walls, and doors for chips, cracks, and other deficiencies; make sure your appliances, showers, and toilets function properly. And now, bold apartment hunter, you’re all set to start your search for the perfect pad. So welcome to the Sunshine State, and happy hunting!

Rent Report
Tallahassee

December 2020 Tallahassee Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Tallahassee Rent Report. Tallahassee rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tallahassee rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Tallahassee rents decline sharply over the past month

Tallahassee rents have declined 2.1% over the past month, and are down sharply by 5.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tallahassee stand at $943 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,119 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Tallahassee's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rents falling across cities in Florida

    Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Tallahassee, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Florida for which we have data. The state as a whole experienced flat rent growth over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,582; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Tallahassee experiencing the fastest decline (-5.5%).
    • Port St. Lucie, Jacksonville, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 2.4%, and 2.1%, respectively).

    Tallahassee rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen sharply in Tallahassee, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Tallahassee is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Tallahassee's median two-bedroom rent of $1,119 is slightly above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 5.5% decline in Tallahassee.
    • While rents in Tallahassee fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tallahassee than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice the price in Tallahassee.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    December 2020 Tallahassee Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Tallahassee Rent Report. Tallahassee rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tallahassee rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Tallahassee Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Tallahassee Rent Report. Tallahassee rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tallahassee rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Tallahassee rents decline sharply over the past month

    Tallahassee rents have declined 2.1% over the past month, and are down sharply by 5.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tallahassee stand at $943 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,119 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Tallahassee's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rents falling across cities in Florida

      Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Tallahassee, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Florida for which we have data. The state as a whole experienced flat rent growth over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,582; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Tallahassee experiencing the fastest decline (-5.5%).
      • Port St. Lucie, Jacksonville, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 2.4%, and 2.1%, respectively).

      Tallahassee rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen sharply in Tallahassee, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Tallahassee is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Tallahassee's median two-bedroom rent of $1,119 is slightly above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 5.5% decline in Tallahassee.
      • While rents in Tallahassee fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tallahassee than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than twice the price in Tallahassee.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Tallahassee Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Tallahassee ranks on:

      C
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      A
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      C
      Weather
      B-
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      D
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Tallahassee’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Tallahassee renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Tallahassee vary widely across categories such as weather and pet-friendliness."

      Key findings in Tallahassee include the following:

      • Tallahassee renters gave their city a F overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Tallahassee were affordability (A) and social life (B+).
      • The areas of concern to Tallahassee renters are jobs and career opportunities and pet-friendliness, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
      • Tallahassee did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Florida, including Tampa (B), Fort Lauderdale (B-) and Miami (C+).
      • Tallahassee did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Nashville, TN (A-), Austin, TX (A-) and Denver, CO (B+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love Tallahassee because it’s a laid-back city." – Angela P.
      • "Tallahassee is a college town but has a large adult population as well. Certain parts of town are better for different demographics." – Katy P.
      • "It’s an amazing place to raise a family and we have two great colleges. There’s a ton of parks and green spaces. But there’s pretty much no public transportation, most of the year is hot and humid, and the slower pace of life can make some people bored." – Courtney W.
      • "There is plenty to do for young adults or college-age individuals, but not so much for families to do together." – Kelly C.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Tallahassee’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Tallahassee renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartmen...

      View full Tallahassee Renter Survey

      Here’s how Tallahassee ranks on:

      C
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      A
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      C
      Weather
      B-
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      D
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Tallahassee’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Tallahassee renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Tallahassee vary widely across categories such as weather and pet-friendliness."

      Key findings in Tallahassee include the following:

      • Tallahassee renters gave their city a F overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Tallahassee were affordability (A) and social life (B+).
      • The areas of concern to Tallahassee renters are jobs and career opportunities and pet-friendliness, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
      • Tallahassee did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Florida, including Tampa (B), Fort Lauderdale (B-) and Miami (C+).
      • Tallahassee did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Nashville, TN (A-), Austin, TX (A-) and Denver, CO (B+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love Tallahassee because it’s a laid-back city." – Angela P.
      • "Tallahassee is a college town but has a large adult population as well. Certain parts of town are better for different demographics." – Katy P.
      • "It’s an amazing place to raise a family and we have two great colleges. There’s a ton of parks and green spaces. But there’s pretty much no public transportation, most of the year is hot and humid, and the slower pace of life can make some people bored." – Courtney W.
      • "There is plenty to do for young adults or college-age individuals, but not so much for families to do together." – Kelly C.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.