Beautiful place but....
Like many cities in Alabama, Tuscaloosa has that small hometown feel to it. Southern Hospitality is evident anywhere you go. Education-wise there is the University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State. I have lived in larger cities and compared to that, there is very little crime and it isn't too expensive to live here.
Having said that, there are few jobs here unless you want to work for UA, a service job or in a factory. This is your typical college town and many of the places for rent here are geared toward college students and not families. You can buy a relatively inexpesnive house here, but this town is centered so much on the University, it may not be a place to stay long-term.
If you want diversity, you can forget getting it here. Although there is a growing Hispanic populaton, race is a major issue here, especially between white and black. At times, Tuscaloosa seems like it's stuck in the Civil Rights era. Honestly, if you are non-white but Read More