10 Things Only Someone From Tallahassee Would UnderstandIf you can't understand what it's like to live in an old, underrated football city in a swamp, you won't understand these points about Tallahassee.
1. Republicans Aren't As Comfortable In Tallahassee As They Are In The Rest Of Florida
Source: Flickr user crownjewel82Despite the fact that Florida is a mostly Republican state, and has been run by a Republican governor for 15 years, the vast majority of Tally's registered voters are Democrats. Recent calculations show that there are more than double the number of Democrats (85,000+) versus Republicans (42,000+).
2. Tallahassee Is For Floridians Who Like Living In A Swamp
Source: Flickr user Stephen NakataniTons of palm trees, over packed nightclubs, rows of million dollar waterfront condos, tons of celebrities (and celeb wanna-be's) - That's NOT what you'll find in Tallahassee. It's certainly not the "bright lights, big city" atmosphere that you'll find in Orlando or South Beach. Tallahassee has more of a "homegrown, hometown" vibe, and people here like it that way.
3. Tallahassee Is So Country That It Should Probably Be In Georgia
Source: Flickr user PyramisThe only connection that Tallahassee has with its metropolitan counterparts like Miami and Key West is its geographic location - as in, they're all located in the same state. The environment in Tally is drenched in Southern charm and aesthetics. So much so, you can easily forget you're even in the Sunshine State.
4. Seminole Nation - You're Either With Us Or Against Us
Source: Flickr user second judicial circuitNamed after the "Civilized Tribe" that never surrendered, the Florida State Seminoles are to Tallahassee what the Buckeyes are to Ohio. Florida State University has a long, successful history of college football, and it's become part of the fabric of the city. There are some die-hard fans around the country, but in Tallahassee, it's REAL serious. In fact, if you are a Buckeye fan, or you attended school at Auburn or Penn State, you may want to keep that to yourself.
5. Tallahassee Can't Hide Its Advanced Age
Source: Flickr user EbyabeSome would say Tallahassee is stuck in a time vault. The immense preservation of the city's history through its architecture and local customs is not only an extension of Tally's southern charm, but gives people a true Old Florida experience.
6. You're Used To Seeing College Colors Everywhere You Look
Source: Flickr user stab at sleepTwo of the most popular colleges in the nation (Florida A&M and Florida State University) call Tallahassee home. Between Seminole football and The Marching 100, a large part of Tally's identity is tied in with the strong college presence in the city. In addition to FSU and FAMU, there's Tallahassee Community College, as well as branches of larger institutions like Keiser University and Saint Leo University that operate out of Florida's state capital.
7. Tallahasseeans Don't Get Enough Credit For Their Brains
Source: Flickr user seanoshThe number of Florida residents with college degrees averages about 22 percent. The number of Tallahassee residents with college degrees averages about 50 percent. With a community college, several satellite university branches, and two major universities all in the same small city, should we be surprised?
8. In Tallahassee, You Can Actually Tell The Difference Between The Seasons
Source: Wikimedia user UrbantallahasseeIn many parts of Florida, residents only experience two seasons: hot and hotter. But in Tallahassee, you get to see all four seasons in its full glory. Summers are not plagued with overwhelming humidity or torrential rainfall. Autumns are a gorgeous sight. Springs are mild and warm. In the winter, you may even get lucky enough to see a little snow.
9. Tallahassee Has More Trees Than People
Source: Flickr user Matt MechtleyOk, that may be a slight exaggeration. But, there is definitely an abundance of trees in Tally. At any given moment, you'll find a street that's draped with foliage. The city is serious about their trees; and it's resulted in some pretty awesome accolades. The biggest awards are from the Arbor Day Foundation. Tally first made its way to the "Tree City USA" list back in 1992. Twenty-one years later, it's still on the list.
10. Tallahassee Is Even Smaller Than It Seems
Source: Flickr user second judicial circuitTechnically, Tallahassee is an incorporated city. But with just 181,000 residents, it definitely seems small when compared to other Florida cities. Even more, the Tallahassee metro area is just under 400,000 people, whereas Miami's metro area is over 5 million. People can take it slow here - no crazy traffic jams, or super large crowds.
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