The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Tallahassee For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Tallahassee are the best of the best.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Tallahassee.
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Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Tallahassee, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Tallahassee neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Tallahassee are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Florida and Tallahassee is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Tallahassee for 2021.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Tallahassee for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Delta Office Park looks to be the best Tallahassee neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Tallahassee that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tallahassee.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tallahassee

Population: 56
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $190,397 (27th best)
Median Income: $46,595 (24th best)
More on Delta Office Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 51,496
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $396,181 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $37,218 (38th best)
More on Southwest Tallahassee: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 147
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $190,397 (27th best)
Median Income: $50,033 (20th best)
More on Hillcrest Office Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 799
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $224,357 (13th best)
Median Income: $46,394 (25th best)
More on Governor's Square: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,729
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $101,911 (44th best)
Median Income: $31,201 (43rd best)
More on Magnolia Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 21
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $199,700 (2best)
Median Income: $35,288 (40th best)
More on Gramercy Place: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 353
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $489,404 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $126,853 (best)
More on Hidden Pond: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,886
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $165,088 (34th best)
Median Income: $48,562 (22nd best)
More on Sunnyland: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 75
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $658,179 (Second best)
Median Income: $66,912 (Eighth best)
More on Metropolitan: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 361
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $255,591 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $59,285 (12th best)
More on Macon: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Tallahassee, FL Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Tallahassee, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 47 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Tallahassee." We're lookin' at you, Delta Office Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Tallahassee, Florida has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Tallahassee

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Tallahassee where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Tallahassee aren't all good. The Gardens At Westlake takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Tallahassee.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tallahassee For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Delta Office Park 56 $190,397 $46,595
2 Southwest Tallahassee 51,496 $396,181 $37,218
3 Hillcrest Office Park 147 $190,397 $50,033
4 Governor's Square 799 $224,357 $46,394
5 Magnolia Heights 1,729 $101,911 $31,201
6 Gramercy Place 21 $199,700 $35,288
7 Hidden Pond 353 $489,404 $126,853
8 Sunnyland 1,886 $165,088 $48,562
9 Metropolitan 75 $658,179 $66,912
10 Macon 361 $255,591 $59,285
11 The Hermitage 514 $242,226 $79,950
12 Cottages Of Miccosukee Hills 121 $199,700 $33,770
13 Lucern At Woodlands 31 $657,209 $66,912
14 Capitol Cascades 18,424 $151,581 $31,973
15 Central District 52,012 $134,444 $39,568
16 All Saints 244 $227,432 $38,889
17 North Tallahassee 12,507 $208,460 $53,196
18 Zion Hill 2,014 $121,894 $44,178
19 Georgia Street 8 $227,432 $50,603
20 South Monroe 10,230 $132,201 $37,605
21 Providence 769 $113,491 $15,306
22 Eastwood 1,953 $166,376 $50,374
23 Greater Frenchtown 10,504 $82,565 $30,594
24 Frenchtown 4,727 $82,324 $30,594
25 Springwood 33 $1,258,629 $40,000
26 Kleman Plaza 8 $227,432 $52,596
27 Betton Hills 1,010 $224,254 $72,259
28 Northwest Tallahassee 30,464 $197,682 $50,350
29 Forest Heights 10,204 $157,947 $46,254
30 Eastgate 1,531 $201,567 $49,285
31 Lafayette Park 4,376 $166,167 $64,629
32 Miccosukee Hills 2,326 $199,576 $47,086
33 Eastwood Office Plaza 98 $166,469 $51,045
34 Holly Hills 1,170 $159,973 $46,101
35 Windsor Trace 3 $319,329 $99,792
36 Northeast Tallahassee 42,598 $208,653 $59,857
37 Velda Oaks Plantation 15 $285,103 $75,962
38 Woodgate 3,068 $184,852 $68,993
39 Evening Rose Village Center 71 $166,174 $38,697
40 Oak Ridge 10,524 $127,906 $36,981
41 Terrance Heights 1,560 $120,457 $43,157
42 Falls Chase 719 $199,700 $44,495
43 Saint Peter 1,994 $199,965 $45,227
44 Perkins 1,114 $199,700 $44,495
45 El Destinado 590 $216,366 $85,519
46 East Tallahassee 34,794 $195,427 $52,965
47 The Gardens At Westlake 47 $80,000 $25,259

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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