What clothes will I need while living at my apartment near FAMU?

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The Social Seminole Apartments are student-friendly, less than ten minutes from FAMU, and includes a resort-style pool for those hot summer days in Tallahassee.

It may be your first fall season attending the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and you may be wondering what you should expect throughout the year and what type of clothes you should have while living at your FAMU apartment. When many people think of Florida, they visualize all Floridians living at the beach in just shorts and flip-flops year-round. As you may already realize, Florida is a large state and the panhandle area, including Tallahassee, has very different weather from the south Florida beaches many think of when you mention Florida.


With Tallahassee's location just south of Georgia, it differs from other parts of the state and the climate is no different. Tallahassee does get a fall season and it does get colder here than most of the state. There is a slightly higher chance of snow, but the possibility is still very slim. It usually doesn't stick around if it does snow and is more of a dusting. Most winters are mild enough to wear sweats, sweaters, leggings, and jeans but a good jacket is also beneficial. When people move to Florida, the biggest surprise to many is how often the temperature can change. You may find in some seasons jumping in between your FAMU apartment heat and air conditioning, sometimes even on the same day. It could literally be freezing in the morning but a pleasant 70 degrees with full sunshine by the afternoon. So, think of layers, especially during the winter months.


One thing Tallahassee does have in common with the rest of Florida is the Florida heat. Some may even argue that with the humidity and lack of sea breeze, it can feel even hotter here in Tallahassee than other parts of the state. So, spending time at your apartment pool near FAMU, the city of Tallahassee's community pools, local springs, or trips to the beach are necessary. So definitely bring your swimsuits, coverups, dresses, shorts, tank tops, and all the lightweight clothing. You will soon appreciate and see a need for different fabrics that breathe a little during the hot summer months. Sun protection is a must, so don't forget the sunscreen and accessories such as sunglasses, hats, SPF coverups or shirts found at most sportswear stores, and of course, you won't be a true Floridian without flip-flops.


Some years and some months, it feels like it just rains non-stop or the notorious afternoon showers popping up out of nowhere during the summer. We may also get a tropical storm or hurricane from June 1st through November 30th that could dump a ton of rain in our area. You may find you want a pair of rain boots, rain jacket or poncho, especially if your apartment is within walking distance to FAMU. Maybe something that easily fits in your backpack that you can throw on last minute would be helpful.

In conclusion, it seems every year is different here and the rest of Florida. To prepare your clothing for your student apartment in Tallahassee, we suggest you bring a little of everything for apparel. Per the U.S. Climate Data website the coolest months here are December through February with highs in the sixties and lows in the thirties. In the summer, the highs are in the nineties with lows in the sixties and seventies with a lot of variation throughout the year. Many love the Florida weather because of the mild winters and accessibility to outdoor activities and recreation year-round, and we couldn't agree more. We hope you enjoy the weather at your new apartment near the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University!

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