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Tuscaloosa, AL Local Guide

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Tuscaloosa is a bustling hub within western Alabama. The metropolitan area has a population of more than 230,000, but the city proper comes in at a more modest 95,000. It is a center for business, banking and healthcare within West Alabama.

Tuscaloosa is perhaps most famous for the University of Alabama. The athletic program at the University has long been recognized as one of the most successful in the country, and the support of the Crimson Tide football team is fervent throughout the area. The University is also a primary driver of the local economy. It functions as an important employer, and draws a massive student population to the city that supports the economy at large.

Finding a Tuscaloosa Apartment

When to search

The best time to start looking for an apartment in Tuscaloosa is April. This is when the students who are moving out will start giving notice to their landlords that they are leaving. Your search may carry you into the summer months, but by starting early you're giving yourself enough time to find a place.

Staying in the know

Tuscaloosa is a large enough city that you need to consider where you're shopping when looking for an apartment. If you can't find an apartment that is within walking distance of your primary destinations, check to make sure there is a transit stop nearby. This will make the whole city easily accessible even when you first roll into town.


Life in Tuscaloosa

Transportation

Most people in Tuscaloosa use their cars to get around. The Tuscaloosa Transit Authority operates a transit trolley system that can prove practical for people who travel between destinations in the busier sections of town. Parking is ample in the city, so if you have a car it is a practical primary means of transportation.

Where to play

History is celebrated in Tuscaloosa. Just south of town is the Moundville Archaeological Park, and the University is home to the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Without a doubt though, the most quintessential event to attend in Tuscaloosa is a Crimson Tide game. Show up early on the quad to get the total game day experience. For one of the best sports bars in the country, the Houndstooth is not to be missed.

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