Waterloo, AL

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Waterloo, AL

About Waterloo, AL

Living in Waterloo, AL is a truly unique experience. The small town atmosphere means that everyone knows each other and has a strong sense of community. With its close proximity to Birmingham, it’s easy to access larger cities for amenities and entertainment, but still come back to the peacefulness of a small town. The natural beauty in the area ranges from lakes to rivers to rolling hills and forests, so there are plenty of outdoor activities to explore year round. With great schools, safe neighborhoods, and an active local government committed to providing excellent services for its citizens, Waterloo is a wonderful place to call home. Small city - Extreme northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River.

State: Alabama
County: Lauderdale County
Metro Area: Florence-Muscle Shoals Metro Area
City: Waterloo
Zip Codes: 35677
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 540 ft above sea level

Florence is the center of the shoals area of the Tennessee Valley and is adjacent to the more well-known and colorfully named town of Muscle Shoals. The area is business friendly, and located here are several manufacturing industries, including aluminum, rubber, and steel, but the job base has declined from its strongest years. The Cost of living Index is low and home prices are attractive. Crime rates are low for the region.

Downtown Florence is typically Southern, attractive, and full of historic interest. The entertainment scene is diverse and is bolstered by its blues roots, brought to life by the W. C. Handy Blues Festival and several recording studios in Muscle Shoals; there is considerable cultural interest here for those who like traditional Southern culture with a mildly funky flair.

The town straddles the Tennessee River in a broad river valley, with low hills to the north and south. The climate is a mix of humid subtropical and continental types, with four seasons; long, warm humid summers; and mild but variable winters.

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Waterloo Cost of Living

Cost of living, low crime rate, and entertainment (mainly music) make Waterloo a great place to live.

-123.0% lower than avg
-90.4% lower than avg
$760 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-51.1% lower than avg
Waterloo Crime
56.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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If you don’t fish or ski there is nothing to do in Waterloo. There is no diner, coffee shop, restaurant, grocery store, convenience store, dollar store, no store of any  More

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