I work at FSU but I’m not a student. Are there any Tallahassee apartments near campus that are not student-centered?

I get it – you're a hard working professional and the last thing you want is to come home after a long day working at Florida State University to a raging pool party outside your bedroom window. Where are all of the apartments with the "professional people?" Unfortunately, students are not "banned" from any one community. They are allowed into pretty much any apartments in Tallahassee that they choose. However, the good thing for working professionals who like their quiet time is that the majority of these students will stick with other students. This mean, they will typically opt for the more student-centric properties, because they have amenities and features that will appeal to them.

When searching for Tallahassee apartments, be sure to ask a lot of questions. It is quite ok to be up front with the office staff and ask if their particular community caters to the student crowd. As a quick tip, if a community rents "by-the-bed" rather than renting out the entire apartment, that may be your sign that it is a student community. Typically, students will take advantage of the individual leases and all-inclusive deals since it is easier for them to manage. If you are looking for a non-student centered community, try finding an apartment that you will lease in its entirety. This doesn't mean that they can't and won't offer similar perks – these communities may even still help you with finding a roommate or will provide a fully-furnished unit. It really just depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is.

As stated before, researching apartments in Tallahassee before you sign any paperwork is of utmost importance. If the community is not gated, try driving through on a Saturday night around 10:00pm to check the noise and activity level. Or, try driving through on a weeknight around 9:00pm to see what your future neighbors are up to.

When searching for the perfect Tallahassee apartments, keep in mind the type of unit you want. A bottom floor unit in any community, regardless of if it is student-centric or not, may tend to be a little louder than a top floor unit. With neighbors up above, you run into the possibility of hearing every little step they take. To alleviate this, you can always opt for a top floor unit or even rent out a nice townhouse. There are so many options in Tallahassee when it comes to nice, quiet apartments…all you have to do is a little research and you should be on your way to finding your perfect new home in no time!

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