Get to know…Southwest Tallahassee (FSU area)

The Southwest area in Tallahassee, FL encompasses Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, FAMU, and the surrounding area.

Apartments in the Southwest area

Most of the apartments in this area of Tallahassee would be considered "FSU apartments" since the FSU campus is located in the area. Due to its convenient location to FSU campus and various restaurants and grocery stores, it tends to be populated by students. The apartments are affordable and some are pet-friendly. This area has been targeted to everything FSU. The Seminoles play right across the street, and both sorority and fraternity houses are nearby. Parking for this area does require a city parking pass. Pensacola Street has a unique and fun nightlife and is in close proximity to shops and restaurants. The Tennessee Street area is much busier than North or Southeast Tallahassee due to the abundance of students, young professionals, the bustling nightlife and strips of shops and restaurants. Apartments in this area tend to be affordable and comfortable; ideal for students. TCC (Tallahassee Community College) and FAMU are also in close proximity, so many communities will cater to these students as well.

Schools in the area

Florida State University, FAMU, and Tallahassee Community College are all nearby.


Major on-campus destinations like Doak Campbell Stadium, the home to the Florida State Seminoles football team, and the Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium, and the FSU School of Theater are located right next to Pensacola Street. There is a plethora of affordable restaurants and quaint shops.

 One of the perks of living in the Southwest area of Tallahassee is the student entertainment and nightlife. Bars like Ken's Tavern and Yianni's Chapter II can be found on "The Strip," and other popular venues like AJ's Sports Bar, Tomahawk Bar and Grill, and Bullwinkle's are happy hour staples. The close proximity to campus is what makes this area so popular among students. There are tons of great wallet-friendly places to eat and drink.


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