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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 6/20/2024

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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

44%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

17%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

27%

4 people

19%

5 people

10%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

56%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

9%

20-45

51%

45-65

19%

65+

9%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/20/2024

*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 Greater Alberta, 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 Greater Alberta, 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 6/20/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

1.4%

Compared to National Average

10%

The cost of living in Greater Alberta, Tuscaloosa, AL is 1.4% lower than the state average and 10% lower than the national average. Greater Alberta, Tuscaloosa, AL housing is 25.6% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 10.2% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 3.2% less in Greater Alberta, Tuscaloosa, AL than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 20.8% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Greater Alberta, Tuscaloosa, ALCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
1.1%
25.6%
Utilities
6.5%
10.2%
Food
0.5%
3.2%
Transportation
2%
10.5%
Healthcare
12.2%
20.8%

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--
Fultondale$968+7%
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%
Fultondale$1,275+18%
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

West Tuscaloosa

$1,329

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Greater Alberta

$1,350

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, West Tuscaloosa, and Greater Alberta, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $925, $1,329, and $1,350 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa and Forest Lake, where the rents are $1,553 and $1,650, 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, Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa, and Greater Alberta. A 1-bedroom apartment in Forest Lake averages at $1,650, in Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa it averages $1,553, and in Greater Alberta, the average is $1,350. For additional high-end living options, West Tuscaloosa offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,329, and University Area at $925. 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 Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa. 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. Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,553. For those seeking other popular areas, Greater Alberta presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,350, and West Tuscaloosa at $1,329. 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--
Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa$1,245--
Greater Alberta$807+10%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Forest Lake$1,650+18%
Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa$1,553+17%
Greater Alberta$1,350+6%
West Tuscaloosa$1,329+174%
University Area$925+19%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Greater Downtown Tuscaloosa$2,230--
Greater Alberta$1,925-2%
Forest Lake$1,300-40%
West Tuscaloosa$949+9%
University Area$930-17%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

39%

15-30 Mins

48%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 3434

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 94% more grocery stores than average
  3. 80% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 20% fewer coffee shops 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. 80% more parks than average
  3. 13% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 89% more daycares than average
  3. 46% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 27% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 89% more medical facilities than average
  3. 64% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 85% more gas stations than average
  3. 57% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 23% more restaurants than average
  3. Far fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. An average number of bars and clubs
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. 60% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Greater Alberta Tuscaloosa

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