Tuscaloosa is a city known for its culture, history and great museums as well as its many annual festivals like Sakura Festival, Weindorf Festival and Moundville Native American Festival among many others. East Tuscaloosa is no different as it has many interesting historical buildings as well as modern ones. One of the notable communities in the Eastern suburbs of Tuscaloosa is Cottondale, originally called Kennedale in honor of one of the owners of a local cotton mill, Joseph Kennedy. It was once a site for cotton mills which gives it its current namesake.
Consequently, there are other that are well-known and make this region stand out. These locales are the likes of Woody Clements Stadium, Five Points, Tuscaloosa Jaycees Fairground, Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility and Camp Home.
There are numerous homes in East Tuscaloosa that range from restored and renovated to newly built. Their prices are favorable, even for first time home owners. Moreover, they are often surrounded by great amenities from swimming pools, shops and malls to parks and playgrounds as well as in access of ample parking. These homes range from large single and family homes with plenty of space for the kids to play around in as well as cozy townhouses and condos.
For a great retail experience Woody Square, Village East, University Mall, Meadowbrook and Skyland Plaza shopping centers make for great places to enjoy a day of shopping and dining.
There are also numerous lakes and reservoirs that surround the east part of Tuscaloosa which include but are not limited to Little Reservoir, Prudes Mill Pond, Lake Judson, Scales Lake, Echo Lake and Lake Lulu. On the same note, there are also many streams, rivers and creeks such as Spring Branch, Rocky Branch, Mothers Branch and Cottondale Creek.
For outdoor lovers there are various parks in the area such as Alberta Community Park, C. Snow Hinton Park, Rocky Branch Public Use Area as well as Rock Quarry Landing Public Use Area to mention only a few. The area is simply ideal for most outdoor sports and leisure activities.
The education system is also top notch; this region is served by some of the best schools in Tuscaloosa like Alberta Elementary School, Holt High School, American Christian Academy, Houston Co High School, Tuscaloosa Magnet School-Middle and Tuscaloosa Christian School among many more others.