Living in Tuscaloosa

While Tuscaloosa is famous for its football dynasty, there is much more this great city has to offer. Settled along the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa is home to 93,000 residents and a thriving sense of community. The downtown area has been revitalized with great local restaurants, shops, and apartments. The riverfront area continues to grow with new recreational trails, businesses, and restaurants, along with the recent addition of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the River Market. The Amphitheater hosts a variety of events, from mainstream concerts to community events. The city is home to a great cultural arts community, boasting attractions such as the famous Kentuck Art Center and the Druid City Arts Festival. Outdoor activities aren’t hard to find—riverfront walking trails, an array of local parks, and the UA Quad are just a short drive.

In addition to all that Tuscaloosa offers, the city is located just under an hour from Birmingham. You can stop by the impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum on your way and learn how the M class is made in Tuscaloosa County. Birmingham has many additional attractions to offer, including easy access to the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport.

The University makes Tuscaloosa a vibrant and energized city while maintaining a small-town feel.