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Tallahassee Fl Area Information

Area Information

Tallahassee Arts and Culture

Arts are part of the daily fabric of living in Tallahassee, with numerous festivals, art in public places and cultural facilities. From museums and art galleries, to Tallahassee-sponsored events including theaters, ballets, orchestras – and the highly celebrated Springtime Tallahassee Festival – your social calendar will be filled.
For more information on upcoming events and activities, go to

• Downtown Getdown (Seasonal)
• First Friday festivals at Railroad Square
• Greek Food Festival
• Red Hills Horse Trials
• Seven Days of Opening Nights
• Southern Shakespeare Festival
• Springtime Tallahassee
• Tallahassee Film Festival
• Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival
• Winter Festival

For a complete list see

African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Inc
Youth and adult performing arts for West African and Caribbean dance styles, offering classes and local and touring performances.
P.O. Box 10943, Tallahassee, FL 32302; 539-4087;
Broadway Series
Oct-Apr] Six show season features popular Broadway musicals. Fee.
Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. 222-0400; (800) 322-3602
FAMU Essential Theatre
Features African-American playwrights and new interpretations of the classics and musicals. Fee.
Florida A&M University 599-3394
FSU School of Music
Over 400 performances and selected ticketed series including the "Artist Series" and "Kaleidoscope" faculty chamber music series, plus Florida State Opera. Season and single tickets available.
FSU Housewright Bldg. 644-4774

FSU School of Theater
One of the country’s top ten theatre programs with three theaters. Mainstage, The Lab and the Studio Theatre. Discount tickets available. Fee.
Fine Arts Ticket Office, corner Copeland and Call St. 644-6500
Mickee Faust Club
A nationally-acclaimed alternative theatre company producing live cabarets, Shakespeare, community festivals, video nights and much, much more. It's "community theatre for the weird community."
607 McDonnell Dr. 224-3089
Tallahassee Ballet
Three annual concerts feature, "Evening of Music and Dance" [Sept], "The Nutcracker" [Dec], "Dance for Spring" [May], which incorporating local and outside professional guest artists and musicians. Fee.
218 E. Third Ave. 224-6917
Non-audition community chorus.
P.O. Box 13098 668-5394
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
[Oct-Apr] Celebrating its 24th spectacular season including four concerts from the "Masterworks Series" plus "An American Celebration!", Annual Holiday Magic concert, and Youth Orchestra concerts. Saturday evenings plus Holiday Magic Sunday Matinee. Fee.
FSU Ruby Diamond Auditorium, corner College Ave. and Copeland St., 224-0461/ Subscriptions & Information; 644-6500/ Tickets
Theatre A La Carte
N. Florida's premiere musical theatre company featuring new releases and cult classics. Fee.
Tallahassee Little Theatre,1861 Thomasville Rd. 385-6700/Information; 224-8474/Tickets

More specific info can be gotten here


Cost of Living

The cost of living index is based on the composite price of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, clothing and entertainment.

Cost of living indexes will generally be higher in areas that offer access to beaches, culture, arts and recreation. In addition areas, that offer a wider variety of services such as health and education will run higher due to higher wages, and increased quality of living.

Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Tallahassee, FL is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Tallahassee, FL is more expensive.
Overall, Tallahassee, FL cost of living is 93.77.

Cost of living indexing explanation
A figure of 100 points is used as an average both for the USA and Florida. For example:
Boise Idaho is ranked at a 99
Boston Mass is rated at 240
San Francisco at 217
Statewide, Florida cities come in from a low of 90 and up.
One way to compare Florida areas to salary requirements

For example-If you were relocating from Portland Oregon (whose rate 1s 94.0) to Orlando, and you currently make $50,000 per year, the formula is as follows
Take the destination index, in this case Orlando-94.0 and divide by Portland’s index-120, then multiply by a salary of $50,000. This will give you a figure of $39,166 which would be required to make in Orlando to have the same quality of life.
See comparable Florida statewide
* Re cost of living--in some areas Real Estate has went up dramatically however costs that factor in such as food, transportation, rents etc have not increased at the same rate-so in some areas, even though housing is expensive, the overall rating may still be low

2007 stats per Sperlings best Places

Boca Raton-154.74
Cape Coral-Ft Myers-108.0
Ft Lauderdale-132.0
Fort Walton-Destin-120
Jacksonville metro-94.0
Big Pine Key fl-132.46
Key Largo-146.0
Key West-168.0
Marathon fl-162.06
Miami metro-138.0
Naples Fl-250.59
Orlando metro-94.0
Palm Bay-84.56
Palm Coast-Flagler-125.01
Panama City-86.35
Pensacola metro-82.0
Tampa 94.60
St Pete-Clearwater-91.58
Vero-Beach Indian River-122.87
West Palm Beach metro-112.05
(Population Weighted-State Average=100
See national comparisons
Cost of living (100 = nationwide average)

* New York, NY -164.50
* Long Beach, CA -135.71
* Palo Alto, CA -234.42
* Boston, MA -127.60
* Malibu, CA -492.80
* San Francisco, -187.23
* Greenwich, CT 215
* Chicago, IL -126.45
* Dallas Tx -92,94
* Atlanta Ga -112.21

For more information about cost of living go to either
Sperlings best Places
or Accra's site at



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Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, historically black university Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, and seven post-secondary private post-secondary schools. Multiple premier research and education institutions are attracting world-class talent while also providing training programs for a variety of skill-sets, including certification through doctorate degrees. The Florida State University High Performance Materials Institute is dedicated to the development of composite materials that are stronger, lighter, multifunctional and affordable – a key element in the development of aerospace materials. The FSU-FAMU College of Engineering and the FSU College of Information interact with business and student groups at the middle and high school levels to promote STEM education and careers in high tech industries. Tallahassee Community College has developed a training program for engineering techs in composites, electrical, and mechanical systems.

High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI)
FSU College of Medicine
FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering
FSU National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC)
Institute for Energy Systems Economics and Sustainably (IESES)
Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP)

High schools
• Amos P. Godby High School
• Atlantis Academy
• Community Christian School
• Florida A&M University Developmental Research School
• Florida State University High School
• James S. Rickards High School
• John Paul II Catholic High School
• Lawton Chiles High School
• Leon High School
• Lincoln High School
• Maclay School
• North Florida Christian High School
• SAIL High School
[edit] Universities and colleges
• Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education - Tallahassee Campus
• Flagler College - Tallahassee Campus
• Florida A&M University
• Florida State University
• ITT Technical Institute
• Keiser University - Tallahassee
• Lewis M. Lively Area Vocational-Technical School
• Tallahassee Community College



Tallahassee is located in Northern Florida with rolling hills and seasonal changes with a Winter dipping in the low 40's and high's in the low 60's. The summer months heat up to the low 90's.

min F max F avg F avg prcp
Jan 38.4 62.8 50.6 4.77
Feb 40.3 66.1 53.2 5.52
Mar 46.9 73.4 60.2 6.21
Apr 52.3 80.4 66.3 3.74
May 60.9 86.2 73.5 4.75
Jun 68.4 90.6 79.5 6.93
Jul 71.2 91.3 81.2 8.82
Aug 71.4 90.8 81.1 7.53
Sep 67.9 88.2 78.1 5.58
Oct 55.7 81.2 68.4 2.92
Nov 46.3 72.8 59.6 3.87
Dec 40.5 65.8 53.1 5.03
Average 55.0 79.1 67.1 65.68




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