Tuscaloosa is a city located in West-Central Alabama. It is the fifth largest city in the State of Alabama. It is divided into various notable areas like Downtown Tuscaloosa and has been traditionally known as the Druid City due to the many water oaks planted in its downtown streets since the early 1840s.
It is one of the most cultured areas of Tuscaloosa with some of the best museums and arts scenes which include but are not limited to the Children’s Hands-On-Museum of Tuscaloosa, the Murphy African-American Museum, Tuscaloosa Community Theater and Bama Theater which at times serves as a concert venue for various performing artists. Some other notable areas and landmarks include Bobo Farms, Memorial Coliseum, Butterfield Catfish Farm, and Tuscaloosa Country Club to mention only a few.
It is also a great place to set up home as it has some of the best newly built and renovated residences for singles and large families. Moreover, these high-end condos, homes and townhouses are located near schools and other amenities like gyms, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and game courts as well as shopping and dining, all in range of ample parking space.
Tuscaloosa has plenty of great shopping venues which include but are not limited to Downtown Plaza, 15th Street Plaza, University Town Center, Westgate Shopping Center, Parkview Shopping Center, Parkview Plaza and Bama Mall. These venues also contain exquisite eateries as well as entertainment venues for the residents of Tuscaloosa.
There are also various lakes, reservoirs and swamps that range from Moody’s Swamp, Lake Forest, Goose Pond, Friday Lake, Goose Pond and Russell Lee Lake. There are also many streams, rivers as well as creeks with the likes of Mill Creek, Moody Slough and University Branch leading the lot. Consequently, there are also various parks that inhabit the downtown area of Tuscaloosa which include Capitol Park, Monnish Park and Baker Field to mention only a few.
Schools like Oakdale Primary School, the Capitol School, Central Primary School, University Place Middle School and Central High School are a few of the best schools in Downtown Tuscaloosa. All of these schools make Downtown Tuscaloosa an ideal place to raise a family.