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As you start your move to Tallahassee, there will be lots of things to do and plan. Situated in between Jacksonville and Pensacola, Tallahassee is a beautiful area of North Florida with rolling hills and sprawling Live Oaks. Besides being the Capitol of Florida, Tallahassee is probably most famous for being the home of FSU, FAMU and TCC. All three schools are relatively close to each other on the south and west side of Tallahassee.
Tallahassee isn't always the easiest city to navigate. The only interstate near Tallahassee is I-10, which runs east and west. More than a few roads change names for no apparent reason other than to just keep you on your toes. Rather than a grid pattern that larger cities have, roads in the Capital City wind and curve through town, in what can be described as more scenic than efficient. When you first arrive in town take the time to explore the area you will be living and working in so that you can get your bearings before venturing out to other areas or take advantage of Tallahassee Public Transportation. Check out our Neighborhood guide to learn about more areas of Tallahassee.
You won't have to worry about finding a place to rent while you're a student, there are lots of apartments to choose from that cater to college students and college life. It's important to think about what your needs are and what you can afford. By thinking about a few things, you will be able to find the right apartment for your budget. If you are bringing a pet with you or want to get one while you are here in Tallahassee, be sure it will not be a problem, by searching for pet friendly apartments.
Take advantage of the Rent Tally.com search tool to make it easy to find the apartments that are the best fit for you. However, even if you think you've found the one that you want, making sure you have all the facts can save you a lot of hassle down the road. Don't be afraid to ask for help, sometimes a different perspective or advice from a trusted friend can be just what you need to make the right decision. You can also check out our resource on Basic Apartment Hunting Advice.
After you find the apartment you want and sign a lease, then it's time to make the big move to Tallahassee. Make lists of everything that needs to be done. Don't forget to forward your mail, and gather everything you will need to set up the utilities for your new apartment. Putting in down on paper will let your brain focus and help you not to get overwhelmed. Our Tallahassee Moving Checklist can help your move to go smoothly.
There is a lot to do whenever you make a move, but you don't have to be intimidated by it. Use the resources and guides on this site to help you find your perfect apartment. Soon you will be settled in to your new schedule at TCC and life and enjoying your home, sweet, home in Tallahassee, Fl.