4 Awesome Tallahassee Suburbs to Consider Living in 2024

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Updated on March 21st, 2024

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As the state capital of Florida, Tallahassee is one of the many popular places to live in the state. Tallahassee is home to 197,100 people and is also home to Florida State University, the beautiful Maclay Gardens State Park, and the historic Old Capitol building. If you’re looking to buy a home in Tallahassee, expect to see the median home sale price coming in at $256,650. And if you’re considering renting, the average rent in Tallahassee is $1,416.

But if you’re not sure about living in this big city, we’ve got you covered. To help you find the right place to buy a home, Redfin has compiled a list of the 4 best Tallahassee suburbs to check out. And they’re all less than 35 miles away from the city. Let’s check them out.

Aerial view of Tallahassee, Florida

#1: Cairo, GA

Median home price: $213,500 
Average sale price per square foot: $147 
Distance from Tallahassee: 34 miles
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With a median home sale price of $213,500, Cairo, GA, is the first of the Tallahassee suburbs on our list. About 10,200 people live in this suburban area and you’ll only be about a 45 minute drive away from downtown Tallahassee. Living in Cairo, you can golf at Tired Creek Golf Course, check out the downtown Cairo area, and visit one of the parks in town.

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#2: Quincy, FL

Median home price: $277,000 
Average sale price per square foot: $140 
Distance from Tallahassee: 26 miles
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The second suburb on our list is Quincy, FL. It’s about 26 miles from the city center, so you can explore Tallahassee’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in just a quick drive. There are also plenty of popular things to do in Quincy including exploring the Quincy Historic District where you’ll find Gadsden Arts Center & Museum and The Quincy Music Theater. When living in this suburb of 7,900 people, you can also spend the day checking out the charming downtown.

St. Marks Lighthouse. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.

#3: Thomasville, GA

Median home price: $300,000 
Average sale price per square foot: $153 
Average rent for an apartment: $2,056 
Distance from Tallahassee: 34 miles
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Just 34 miles away, you’ll find the suburb of Thomasville, GA. From parks and outdoor recreation to shopping, there are lots of things that make Thomasville a great place to live. If you find yourself moving here, visit historic sites like The Big Oak, an oak tree dating back to 1680, the Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site, and the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, check out Paradise Park, and grab a meal in downtown Thomasville. 

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#4: Bradfordville, FL

Median home price: $440,000 
Average sale price per square foot: $210 
Average rent for an apartment: $2,150 
Distance from Tallahassee: 10 miles
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The fourth and final Tallahassee suburb on your list is Bradfordville, just 10 miles northeast of the city center. There are several top attractions you may want to check out in Tallahassee suburb. Make sure to grab a meal at one of the local restaurants or spend time outside at a park.

Methodology: Whether a suburb was under a 35-mile drive from downtown Tallahassee. Median home sale price data and average rent price from the Redfin Data Center during December 2023. Population data sourced from the United States Census Bureau.

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Brian Krutchik | Redfin Real Estate Agent

Brian Krutchik | Redfin Real Estate Agent

Serving homebuyers and sellers in the Florida Panhandle area, Brian Krutchik is a top real estate agent at Redfin with the latest market insights and local expertise. With years of experience as a real estate agent in the greater Florida Panhandle area, Brian Krutchik possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the local market.

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