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Tallahassee City Guide

Population: 190,000
Language Spoken: English
Currency Used: US Dollar
Emergency Contact Number: 911
Country Calling Code: +1
Time Zone: UTC-05:00
Student Population: N/A

Welcome to Tallahassee, the capital city of the state of Florida. Tallahassee is situated in the north-west of Florida, which is located on the east coast of the United States. The city became state capital in 1824, and today is an important centre of research and education in Florida. Tallahassee has a population of 190,000, and with two universities, has a large number of students and teaching staff. 

Tallahassee Municipal Airport (TLH) is located 5 miles south-west of the city and welcomes limited domestic flights from, among other cities, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Orlando, Tampa and Miami. International students usually fly to Tallahassee via New York or Atlanta, and then connect to one of the larger airports in Florida. They can then either connect to Tallahassee from one of the previously mentioned airports, or by Greyhound bus or airport shuttle bus. There is no train station in the city, but the long distance bus terminal is located downtown. 

Public transport in Tallahassee consists of a bus network. Buses run 6 days a week with services terminating about 7 or 8pm. Many areas of the city are walkable, however, many students who do not have access to a car, get around by bike. The city is also serviced by a number of well priced and reliable taxi fims. 

For long term student accommodation, please check out the accommodation section of the website for Tallahassee.

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Despite being a small city, Tallahassee has plenty of attractions to keep you busy. Spend a few hours in the Museum of Florida History or the Tallahassee Museum, or enjoy a concert at The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. If you are a sports fan, both universities have a number of spectator sports including, 'College' football at the Bragg Memorial Stadium and 'College' baseball at the Dick Howser Stadium. If you are more energetic or fancy some fresh air, The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens is situated just a few miles outside of the city.  Just a short drive away are a number of lakes, which offer a great retreat for the day or for a weekend with friends.

There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Tallahassee. Popular areas include the Market District, located off Thomasville Road, and Midtown District. Both offer independent stores, fun boutiques and great restaurants. The city is also home to two large shopping malls; The Tallahassee Mall and Governor’s Square Mall. Both provide large department stores, high street brands and personal services. We also recommend visiting the Tallahassee Downtown Market, which is held every Saturday morning and has been running for over 20 years! 

Tallahassee has a large student population and is home to two universities; Florida State University and Florida A&M University. For more information on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website.

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