|Known as the Druid City (because of the many giant oak trees that grace the streets and lawns), Tuscaloosa began as a small Choctaw Village in 1540. It was not until 1816 when the first white settlers came to the area. Tuscaloosa is now home to metro area population estimated at 150,000.
Acres of rolling land populated by a bounty of forests, beautiful lakes, and the Black Warrior River surround Tuscaloosa. Home of the University of Alabama, the city also offers interested spectators the opportunity to view major university sports. Art, music, dance, and theater events are hosted by the University and by community organizations. A mild climate, excellent restaurants, good schools, attractive housing, easily accessible shopping centers, many churches, and friendly people add to the list of Tuscaloosa's advantages.
Area Guide to Tuscaloosa
Information from the Family Practice Residency Site
Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitor Bureau
Education Guide from Yahoo
Shelton State Community College
University of Alabama
Real Estate Info from Tuscaloosa Web
Real Estate Info. from Online Tuscaloosa
Map of Tuscaloosa
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