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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Tuscaloosa

There are plenty of things that make living in my neighborhood so wonderful for me. One of the most unique things about my neighborhood is the black community. We all know each other so well. There is even a lovely breakfast place nearby that we all meet up at some Saturday mornings.

My neighborhood and very peaceful. There is a pretty amazing restuarant nearby great for having families around a playground for the kids free wifi. I enjoy going a simply barbeque with the family at one of out relatives homes.

I like to go to my family and friends house . People is nice there so I can go to my neighbors house.

Who Lives Here

Tuscaloosa Demographics

Education

High School

27%

Associate's

17%

Bachelor's

14%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

26%

4 people

17%

5 people

6%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

18%

20-45

40%

45-65

20%

65+

12%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Tuscaloosa?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$769$850$1050$1950
Oct '23$769$850$1057$2325
Sep '23$779$865$1082$1950
Aug '23$769$872$1109$1950
Jul '23$750$865$1117$2175
Jun '23$769$864$1144$2175
May '23$739$864$1119$2175
Apr '23$739$864$1010$2100
Mar '23$739$905$1000$2100
Feb '23$739$864$1000$2325
Jan '23$739$829$967$2100
Dec '22$739$857$1017$1950
Nov '22$739$829$1001$1950

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Percentage: 4343

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 23 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Art, Nightlife

Things To Do In Tuscaloosa

Top Score

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Tuscaloosa has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 6% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 17% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 10% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Tuscaloosa doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 47% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 20% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 54% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 47% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 55% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. 47% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Tuscaloosa could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 14% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 72% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 39% more gas stations than average
  3. 19% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Tuscaloosa Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 22 of 23 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 23 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 22 of 23 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 20 of 23 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 20 of 23 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 19 of 23 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 19 of 23 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 15 of 23 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 14 of 23 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 12 of 23 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 14 of 23 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 23 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 17 of 23 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 17 of 23 renters

Tuscaloosa Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Tuscaloosa

9/10

Rock Quarry Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

9/10
7/10

Verner Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10
7/10

Westwood Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Englewood Elementary School

Grades 3-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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Living in Tuscaloosa, AL

Considering a move to Tuscaloosa apartments? If you enjoy a warm southern climate, interesting attractions and a welcoming community, then you won't be disappointed. Tuscaloosa, Alabama has something for everyone.

Explore kids attractions in Tuscaloosa! If you live in apartments on the eastside of Tuscaloosa, you'll only be a short drive from Alabama Adventure Theme Park. The entire family will enjoy the rides, live shows and junk food available across the park. A little closer to home, you'll find the Critter Creek Farm and Wildflife Center. Kids will certainly look forward to getting up close and personal with the animals at the petting farm. There's even a resident black bear that brave park visitors are allowed to feed through a special tube in the cage.

Tuscaloosa isn't just for the children, though. Parents have a plethora of tasty dining options to try throughout the city. So, no matter where your Tuscaloosa apartment is located, good eats are within reach. The Capture Studio Cafe is an unexpected mix. Part visual art studio and part organic coffeehouse, this eatery is a trendy spot to dine on paninis, fresh desserts and more. Bottomfeeders, a locally-owned and operated Tuscaloosa restaurant, is another unconventional dining establishment. In addition to the fresh seafood baked, boiled, broiled and fried, Bottomfeeders prepares the tastiest, southern style pork dishes you can imagine.

On a list of top recreation spots in Tuscaloosa, Lake Tuscaloosa is sure to be found. Public marinas, picnic areas and trails galore are only a few of many options for outdoor activity at Lake Tuscaloosa. So before you leave your Tuscaloosa apartment and head to the lake, be sure to pack your picnic basket with all the trimmings, your favorite hiking boots, a bottle of sunblock and a frisbee in preparation for a fun day at the lake.

Livability and affordability are the major draws to the Tuscaloosa area. If you're interested in making this great city your home, search Tuscaloosa apartment living options online now with ApartmentGuide.com.