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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35405
1 BedroomUp to $562
2 BedroomsUp to $614
3 BedroomsUp to $779
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35405
1 BedroomUp to $529
2 BedroomsUp to $729
3 BedroomsUp to $749
Northport, Alabama, 35473
Studio/1 BedroomUp to $627
2 BedroomsUp to $799
3 BedroomsUp to $972
Hoover, Alabama, 35226
1 Bedroom$980 - $1,585
2 Bedrooms$1,195 - $1,965
3 Bedrooms$1,600 - $2,515
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If you are married and need a new apartment in Tuscaloosa there are a ton of places - there are assorted family friendly apartments available for rent both southeast of city center and in many other charming neighborhoods as well. You can use the MyNewPlace search filters to find pet friendly Tuscaloosa apartments with the perfect amenities for you - whether you want a view or a high Walkscore.
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Tuscaloosa Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 21.4% 14.4% +7.0% $10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 8.1% +1.1% $15,000 to $19,999 8.2% 7.4% +0.8% $20,000 to $24,999 7.1% 7.4% -0.3% $25,000 to $29,999 6.2% 7.0% -0.8% $30,000 to $34,999 5.9% 6.7% -0.8% $35,000 to $39,999 4.9% 6.1% -1.2% $40,000 to $44,999 4.4% 5.5% -1.1% $45,000 to $49,999 4.2% 4.8% -0.6% $50,000 to $59,999 6.6% 8.3% -1.7% $60,000 to $74,999 7.0% 8.9% -1.9% $75,000 to $99,999 6.6% 7.7% -1.1% $100,000 to $124,999 3.0% 3.4% -0.4% $125,000 to $149,999 1.7% 1.5% +0.2% $150,000 to $199,999 1.7% 1.3% +0.4% $200,000 or more 1.8% 1.4% +0.4%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.1% 7.5% -2.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 8.1% 12.1% -4.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 11.4% 13.0% -1.6% 20.0% to 24.9% 9.9% 10.9% -1.0% 25.0% to 29.9% 7.0% 8.8% -1.8% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.2% 6.3% +0.9% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.4% 4.5% +0.9% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.7% 6.0% +1.7% 50.0% or more 28.5% 16.9% +11.6% Not computed 9.6% 14.0% -4.4%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 33.5% 15.5% +18.0% 25 to 34 years 25.9% 26.5% -0.6% 35 to 44 years 14.8% 21.3% -6.5% 45 to 54 years 11.0% 14.3% -3.3% 55 to 64 years 5.6% 8.2% -2.6% 65 to 74 years 4.3% 6.6% -2.3% 75 to 84 years 3.4% 5.4% -2.0% 85 years and over 1.6% 2.2% -0.6%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 58.9% 37.9% +21.0% 30 to 44 minutes 10.3% 24.8% -14.5% 45 to 59 minutes 7.4% 12.8% -5.4% 60 or more minutes 23.5% 24.6% -1.1%
Source: 2000 Census
With a population of 89,000 people Tuscaloosa has quite a history. Named for a Choctaw Indian chief who fought, and lost to, de Soto in the late 1500s, the city today is home to the University of Alabama as well as numerous commercial ventures like Mercedes Benz, who installed its first American assembly plant here.
When starting your search for a Tuscaloosa apartment, know that the area around the university is somewhat walkable but the city as a whole is very car oriented. There is bus service but it runs on a limited hours type basis too. Its location on the Black Warrior River makes it not only a waterfront town but with outlying low mountains, the terrain is diverse and beautiful.
The Crimson Tide
Most of the cultural life in Tuscaloosa revolves around the University of Alabama but there are plenty of venues. You will find a number of museums ranging from children's facilities to fine arts and history. There's a symphony orchestra, dance troupes and more. The Bama Theatre is an old, restored theatre which houses not only stage events but excellent films too. Following the Crimson Tide teams makes for great, local spectator sports viewing, and a number of golf courses, recreational water opportunities and extensive parks make this an outdoor paradise.
Biscuits and Grits
Your Tuscaloosa apartment won't be far from any number of styes of cuisine. You can start your days with traditional biscuits and grits at the Waysider. It's a landmark place with loads of U of A memorabilia. There are upscale places like the Cypress Inn or downscale places like Nick's in the Sticks, a fantastic steak dive. Barbecue, of course, is a favorite local specialty, so try out the Dreamland Drive-Inn which is nationally famous for their ribs. There are many others but why not start at the top?
At night, there are two kinds of bars - student bars or non-student bars and both have their advantages. The student bars like the Quick Grill and Egan's are always full of people and music while the Downtown Pub gets young professionals (and a few grad students) and is much quieter on the whole. Wilhagan's is a good downtown sports bar.Of course, once settled into your Tuscaloosa apartment, you'll be out exploring you own new favorites!
Average Apartment Rent in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Tuscaloosa have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In March the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Tuscaloosa apartment cost $450. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Tuscaloosa apartment was $570 in March. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Tuscaloosa rentals listed below.
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What neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa are good for eating out?
Northport is on the other side of the Black Warrior River from downtown Tuscaloosa and offers some of the most frequented restaurants in the area including the famous Dreamland Barbecue. You haven't visited Tuscaloosa without going to Chuck's Fish for an excellent meal serving only local Gulf coast fish. Near the university you will find some of the best "home cooking" barbecue, (Moe's original Barbecue) and international food. Or, you can make your way to North Tuscaloosa for the famous Cypress Inn for an established and romantic southern meal.