Tuscaloosa

Named after the Choctaw chief, Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a major city in Alabama providing many services to its residents and economy. Founded on Dec. 13, 1819, Tuscaloosa is exactly a day older than the state of Alabama, initiated by Congress to the union on the 14th.

Located in Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa currently has 99,543 current residents, not including students from the local universities, the University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Shelton State Community College.

The University of Alabama, the oldest public university in the state, is located in Tuscaloosa and is home to the well-known Crimson Tide. Since its opening in 1831, the university has produced notable celebrities like Joe Scarborough and E.O. Wilson, as well as football characters like Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, Dabo Swinney, Joe Namath, and Derrick Henry. The Crimson Tide Football Team is currently coached by Nick Saban.

Being a college town, there is an extreme amount of local businesses and restaurants. The Tuscaloosa experience would not be complete without Rama Jama’s, City Cafe, Wayside Restaurant, and more. (Check out: https://alt1017.com/you-have-to-eat-at-these-25-tuscaloosa-restaurants-before-you-die/)

Food is not the only thing that Tuscaloosa offers, as the city is a neighbor to many surrounding towns, including Birmingham, which is 45 minutes away. Tuscaloosa has many activities to do on a boring day. With its several lakes and rivers, there are many outdoor experiences. From paddleboarding to hiking, there will always be an adventure nearby.

A local business thrives in Tuscaloosa, with many casual shopping opportunities. With two malls, there is hardly a store you cannot find.

Finding culture around every corner, there are also several museums like the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Paul W. Bryant Museum, as well as multiple art centers, including the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa and the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.

The Tuscaloosa community is very diverse, having 23 schools within the Tuscaloosa City Schools system, as well as other private schools where every child can find company.

Alabama Residents Want To Know What's In The Box
Alabama Residents Want To Know What's In The Box
Alabama Residents Want To Know What's In The Box
Popular Tuscaloosa radio show "Steve & DC" is giving away a vacation to the beaches in Panama City, Florida. The winner will stay at the luxury Holiday Inn Resort overlooking the beach which includes a beach view from ALL of the suites at the resort. How do you win? You have to figure out what is in the box.
Alabama Home To Two Of The Most Overpriced Grocery Stores In USA
Alabama Home To Two Of The Most Overpriced Grocery Stores In USA
Alabama Home To Two Of The Most Overpriced Grocery Stores In USA
We recently reported some good news on this topic of grocery prices. Thank God, Alabama, happens to be home to two of the "most affordable grocery stores in America". Well, now it's time for the other side of the coin. We could all use some more coins and these are the stores that will take lots of your coins!
Alabama Labeled "High Risk" For Identity Theft In New Study
Alabama Labeled "High Risk" For Identity Theft In New Study
Alabama Labeled "High Risk" For Identity Theft In New Study
I will never forget getting the alert on my phone at 3:41 AM that a transaction had just gone through from my bank account. The amount was nearly $300. After that, as I struggled to wipe the sleep out of my eyes, my alerts kept coming over and over for ANOTHER $300 transaction. I watched these thieves empty my bank account in the middle of the night until my balance was $182.00.
Giant Australian Spiders Found In Alabama!
Giant Australian Spiders Found In Alabama!
Giant Australian Spiders Found In Alabama!
I MAY Never sleep again. You may not either if you hate spiders as I do. I’m not the only one. I have a witness. I’ve been back in Tuscaloosa for one week, and I have loved it. However, as I looked for a new home, I encountered a creature that honestly stopped another sweet Tuscaloosa resident and me in our tracks.
Recall In Alabama Involves Stoves That Can Start Fires
Recall In Alabama Involves Stoves That Can Start Fires
Recall In Alabama Involves Stoves That Can Start Fires
It's time for an important (and scary) recall involving a product sold in Alabama (as well as other states). The recall is particularly dangerous due to the potential to start a fire. This common household appliance is in just about every home in Alabama. Get all the details here.
The Cheapest Cities In Alabama To Live In
The Cheapest Cities In Alabama To Live In
The Cheapest Cities In Alabama To Live In
OK now, raise your hand if you hate to save money! Yeah, I don't see you (or anyone) raising their hand. According to rent.com, these are the best, or cheapest cities to live in throughout the state of Alabama. You might be surprised where some cities rank and it could influence future moves.
Deadly Mosquito Virus Found In Alabama
Deadly Mosquito Virus Found In Alabama
Deadly Mosquito Virus Found In Alabama
The MOSQUITO. After a couple of decades of peace, now these critters are being found in our state with a very serious virus. According to WKRG-TV in Mobile, The Mobile County Health Department has confirmed a positive test for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in a trapped mosquito.

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