Tuscaloosa, AL

Population: 96,352

Key findings

  • Tuscaloosa has a Livability Score of 65/100, which is considered below average
  • Tuscaloosa crime rates are 87% higher than the Alabama average
  • Cost of living in Tuscaloosa is 8% higher than the Alabama average
  • Tuscaloosa real estate prices are 33% higher than the Alabama average
  • Rental prices in Tuscaloosa are 9% higher than the Alabama average

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      Attractions2/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife5/10
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      Like most of the State of Alabama, with the possible exception of Huntsville, Tuscaloosa lives or dies on the basis of how the University of Alabama's (or Auburn's) football team is doing. The downtown is certainly currently thriving with lots of building of condos, pretty good restaurants, shops, etc. It's an ok place, I suppose. I just don't care for their football team, its fans, or the deification of college football coaches, no matter the team. There is little else as a draw, frankly, but what it has is certainly pretty nice right now. Sort of an isolated Mid-Southern town.
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      Tuscaloosa has to be the worst place in America they can not clear wrecks on an interstate in fact I'm sitting in it now, people here don't move with a purpose and should leave as well, the police force don't do anything, EMS performs emergency lobotomies on the rest of these re**rds here because people in Alabama don't understand the concept of driving
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      Tuscaloosa, AL - Let's Go Bama-Rolltide!!!

      Attractions8/10
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      I once lived in Tuscaloosa, AL where I attended college at the University of Alabama. Each year I return for their Homecoming game, Go Bama-ROLLTIDE! Just thinking about it, I can smell the Fall leaves, taking me back as I was there now. Tuscaloosa is in west Central Alabama on the Black Warrior River, and this area is also known as the Bible Belt of the South. Of course, Tuscaloosa is a University town, but now with the Mercedes Benz plant recently moving in, Tuscaloosa has been a city with significant growth.

      When visiting the city make sure to take a tour of both Historic Downtown Tuscaloosa with all the ecliptic shops and antiques then a visit to University of Alabama, where you will also explore the Paul Bryant Museum. Take a tranquil cruise down the Black Warrior River on the Bama Belle, a paddle-wheel boat. You must visit Dreamland Bar-B-que before leaving. Their signature sauce just dances on your tongue, and you must try 6 Dozen Granny Hester's Sweet Potato Biscuits. No wonder Tuscaloosa has been on Money's list of one of the Best Cities To Live.
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      Source: The Tuscaloosa, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).