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Average Rent in Tuscaloosa, AL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Tuscaloosa Studio - $819+11%
Tuscaloosa 1 Bed - $935-6%
Tuscaloosa 2 Beds - $997-11%
Last updated 6/24/2024

Local Guide

See what Tuscaloosa, AL has to offer.

Local Reviews

There are plenty of things that make living in my neighborhood so wonderful for me. One of the most unique things about my neighborhood is the black community. We all know each other so well. There is even a lovely breakfast place nearby that we all meet up at some Saturday mornings.

My neighborhood and very peaceful. There is a pretty amazing restuarant nearby great for having families around a playground for the kids free wifi. I enjoy going a simply barbeque with the family at one of out relatives homes.

I like to go to my family and friends house . People is nice there so I can go to my neighbors house.

Demographics

Education

High School

40%

Associate's

26%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

26%

4 people

17%

5 people

6%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

54%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

18%

20-45

40%

45-65

20%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/24/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Tuscaloosa, AL

In Tuscaloosa, AL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $819 to $997. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL is $819. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $935. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $997.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+11%

Changed from $738 to $819
1 Bed

-6%

Changed from $995 to $935
2 Beds

-11%

Changed from $1,120 to $997
Last updated 6/24/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
6%
18%
30%
22%
24%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Pelham$1,529+6%
Bessemer$1,469-4%
Birmingham$1,335-8%
Northport$861+11%
Tuscaloosa$819+11%
Hoover$725-15%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Homewood$1,120+13%
Alabaster$1,070+35%
Pelham$1,015+6%
Vestavia Hills$996--
Northport$940+8%
Tuscaloosa$935-6%
Cottondale$930--
Hoover$899-14%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Birmingham$1,574+17%
Pelham$1,477+41%
Homewood$1,357+13%
Vestavia$1,239+9%
Hoover$1,212-1%
Vestavia Hills$1,200-8%
Alabaster$1,155+54%
Northport$1,121+7%
Tuscaloosa$997-11%
Jasper$975+5%
Cottondale$945--
Fairfield$900--
Bessemer$844--
Montevallo$7000%

Compare Neighborhoods

University Area

$925

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Druid City

$925

1 Bed Avg. Rent

West Tuscaloosa

$1,329

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, AL?

For renters in Tuscaloosa seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are University Area, Druid City, and West Tuscaloosa, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $925, $925, and $1,329 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Greater Alberta and Capitol Park, where the rents are $1,350 and $1,553, a favorable comparison to Tuscaloosa's overall 1-bedroom average of $935.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, AL?

In Tuscaloosa, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Forest Lake, Capitol Park, and Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa. A 1-bedroom apartment in Forest Lake averages at $1,650, in Capitol Park it averages $1,553, and in Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa, the average is $1,553. For additional high-end living options, Greater Alberta offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,350, and West Tuscaloosa at $1,329. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $935 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, AL?

In Tuscaloosa, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Forest Lake, University Area, and Druid City. In Forest Lake, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,650. University Area sees average rents of $925 for a 1-bedroom unit. Druid City offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $925. For those seeking other popular areas, Greater Alberta presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,350, and Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa at $1,553. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $935 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Tuscaloosa, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
University Area$3,900--
Druid City$3,900--
Capitol Park$1,245--
Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa$1,245--
Greater Alberta$807+10%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Forest Lake$1,650+18%
Capitol Park$1,553+17%
Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa$1,553+17%
Greater Alberta$1,350+6%
West Tuscaloosa$1,329+174%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Capitol Park$2,230--
Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa$2,230--
Greater Alberta$1,925-2%
Forest Lake$1,300-40%
Druid City$1,050+5%
West Tuscaloosa$949+9%
University Area$930-17%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

38%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4444

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Percentage: 4343

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 23 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Tuscaloosa has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 6% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 17% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 10% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Tuscaloosa doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 47% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 20% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 54% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 47% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 55% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. 47% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Tuscaloosa could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 14% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 72% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 39% more gas stations than average
  3. 19% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 22 of 23 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 22 of 23 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 22 of 23 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 20 of 23 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 20 of 23 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 19 of 23 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 19 of 23 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 15 of 23 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 14 of 23 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 12 of 23 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 14 of 23 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 23 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 17 of 23 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 17 of 23 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Tuscaloosa

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