So I went to Tally this week to go apartment hunting, and get a better feel for the area. I wanted to share at least my prospective from what I saw for those who haven’t made it up there yet. Below I will detail all the apartments, and restaurants I went to. Tally overall was amazing spending my whole life in South Florida, it was a huge change but I loved every minute of it. It’s hard to put in words, but there is almost a different mood in the area, everyone seems generally happy. Driving around the city, especially downtown can be confusing, but after the second day I feel I know my way around really well(the city is really not that big). I could go on and on about how great the few days were that I spent there, but I am sure you guys do not want to here that. Overall, I was still on the edge about my decision to attended FSU, I was pending at a few other schools, and was still holding on to another school similar in ranking (I think we all know who I am talking about), but after this trip I withdrew from all other schools and couldn’t be happier, and more excited to attend in the Fall (really sad I had to leave).
Places I went to eat:
Andrews’s downtown: really nice sports bar/grill. It was a bit pricey but the food was good and eating outside on the patio while overlooking the capital made for quite a sight.
Floyds: next to Andrews, I would venture to call it an upgraded dive bar. Cheap drinks, and I could see this place being a really cool potential hang out after a long week of classes.
All Saints Coffee: probably the craziest coffee place I have ever been to. All I am going to say is if you want to find out more look it up online
Bagel head: Really good bagel, and sandwich place
I started my search in South wood, after looking at all the apartments next to law school. There was nothing wrong with the ones across the school, however there was a huge bar behind one of them, and I could see noise being a huge problem
Alexan South wood Apartments: Probably the most luxury type apartments I saw. The kitchen blew my mind, and the overall layout was awesome. Only drawback here is the rooms were so small I could only fit a queen size bed in it. Also they ran really high I believe like 890 with one month free rent.
Delaney: Nice complex, however the apartments did not live up to how much you would be paying.
Polos on Park: Loved this community, and was my number one until I got to the apartment I will speak of next. Great community seemed nice and peaceful, and when I was there they had 2 months free rent which they would allow you to prorate over 12 months. Also it really was not in my opinion that far away from the school.
Evergreens at Mahan: This is the community I decided on finally. I fell in love with the place. I could go on and on with why I loved it and choose it, but that would take up allot of space. If you want to know more about it just PM me, I would be glad to help you. Also they have a great special running now, and the leasing staff was such a huge help, and made you feel wanted. (Would love fellow 1L neighbors)
Victoria Grand: Having parents who have a condo in Orlando, this place felt exactly like a resort. The pool was amazing, and the amenities were out of this world. By far the most aesthetically pleasing out of everywhere I saw. Only drawback you pay for those amenities. The apartments were nice, but for almost a grand they were nothing special. That being said if I could afford to live here, I definitely would have.
I visited a lot of other places to many to write, but I wanted to highlight a few. If anyone has any questions at all about the area, and what I saw id be happy to answer what I can.
Sorry for the grammar mistakes I was in a rush when I wrote this.