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Average rent in Tuscaloosa, AL

$1,230/mo Tuscaloosa, AL average rental price, January 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL is $1,230.

Tuscaloosa, AL apartment rent ranges

About 41% of apartment rents in Tuscaloosa, AL range between $701-$1,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,001-$1,500 represent 25% of apartments. Around 9% of Tuscaloosa’s apartments are in the $501-$700 price range. 1% of apartments are priced < $500.

Tuscaloosa, AL rent trends

Getting around in Tuscaloosa, AL

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Tuscaloosa, AL last updated?

Prices and availability in Tuscaloosa, AL were last updated on 1 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The best apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL are: Aspen Village Apartment Homes, French Quarter Apartments, Palisades Apartments, The Tower and Bent Tree Apartment Homes.

What is the average rent in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The average rent in Tuscaloosa, AL is $1,230. Start your search for apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL is between $725 and $2,130. View all studio apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL is between $668 and $4,809. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL is between $804 and $3,839. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL is between $859 and $3,517. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Tuscaloosa, AL.

What type of rental buildings are in Tuscaloosa, AL?

In Tuscaloosa 52% of the housing is rented out compared to 48% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Tuscaloosa’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 63% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 25% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Tuscaloosa, AL?

The average age of rental buildings in Tuscaloosa is 27 years old, with 50% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 86% are garden-style apartment communities, 14% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Tuscaloosa, AL?

Studio apartments in Tuscaloosa are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 24% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 46% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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Living in Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa is a small city in the west of Alabama, recognized for its southern hospitality, great healthcare, low costs of living, and high quality of life. As home to the University of Alabama — the largest college in the state — education and sports are stapled into the local culture. The humid subtropical Tuscaloosa climate is great for people who enjoy long, hot summers but don’t mind humidity, thunderstorms and the occasional tornado or hurricane warnings. In the summer, temperatures range between 72°F and 93°F, while winters come with minimal snow and temperatures between 36°F and 57°F. Boasting a variety of sports fields, recreational facilities and outdoor activities like camping, hiking and kayaking, Tuscaloosa is a great renting spot for active people.

Renting in Tuscaloosa, AL

Downtown Tuscaloosa has a mix of residential and commercial buildings with good walkability and proximity to everyday amenities. Although they are situated in the city’s core, land use controls ensure the historical profile and greenery are preserved. Neighborhoods around the University of Alabama are also abundant in rental apartment communities. They often have outdoor sports fields and fitness centers — reflecting the renters’ penchant for physical activities —and are situated near transportation hubs and entertainment options. For a more suburban feel, rental properties areas north of the Black Warrior River such as Northport are quiet and more family-oriented. Renters who are on a budget can find more affordable rental options in Cottondale, Woodstock or Coaling. Utilities are not usually included in the rent price, but they are lower compared to other similar cities. Renters aren’t required to get renters insurance, but some landlords may include this in the lease agreements.

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Tuscaloosa, AL demographics

Tuscaloosa, AL has a population of 100,633 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 52,062 of Tuscaloosa’s residents are women and 48,571 are men. The median age of those who live in Tuscaloosa, AL is 29.5.

Shopping in Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa is home to University Mall, the largest mall in western Alabama, and several smaller shopping centers like Midtown Village, Shoppes at Legacy Park and McFarland Plaza. Notable brands include JC Penney, Belk and Lululemon, as well as Best Buy and Lowes. For grocery shopping, renters head to Walmart, Target, ALDI, Publix Super Market, Piggly Wiggly and Winn Dixie. Several local stores and markets sell craft goods, and there is also a Farmers’ Market for fresh local produce. The Shirt Shop is one of the most popular local names, selling brand apparel like Vineyard Vines, Elan, Fish Hippie, and Peter Millar and its staple Elephant Wear clothing line worn on game days. Alabama has a 10% grocery tax. Still, considering Tuscaloosa’s lower cost of living, this is not a significant financial burden for renters in Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa, AL households

  • 19,819 Family
    16,930 Non-family
  • 9,243 Children
    27,506 No Children
  • 36,749Total Number of Households
  • 2.49Average People Per Household
  • $44,507Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 36,749 households in Tuscaloosa, AL. 19,819 are family households and 16,930 are non-family households. There are 9,243 households with children in Tuscaloosa and 27,506 households without children. On average, about 2.49 people live in a household in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Transportation in Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa is connected to other cities via air, rail, road and water. It lies at the intersection of three federal highways (11, 43 and 82), four state highways (69, 215, 171 and 216) and interstates 20, 59 and 359. Except for the UA campus and a few other areas, Tuscaloosa is not very walkable or bike-friendly. Most renters use their cars as the primary means of transportation, so parking can become challenging. The Tuscaloosa Transit Authority (TTA) is the city’s public transit system that operates a network of seven fixed bus routes, all starting and ending at the Intermodal Facility at 601 23rd Ave. The TTA operates trolleys between the student entertainment districts and The Strip and also provides game-day shuttle buses. For air travel, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is one-hour drive away.

The closest major airport is Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, located 63 miles away, while the nearby Tuscaloosa Regional Airport offers private and commercial flights. If you need ridesharing services in Tuscaloosa, you can schedule an Uber or Lyft through their app or website.

Tuscaloosa, AL education statistics

The level of education of the population of Tuscaloosa, AL is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 36% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 20% have a Bachelor Degree, and 14% have a Graduate Degree.

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