Retire in Tuscaloosa, AL

Livability Score
49
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
93325
Median Househould Income
38762
Median Age
28
65 Years and Over
10051
Median Home Value
165500
Unemployed
3735
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Epiphany Cafe

Epiphany remains my absolute favorite Tuscaloosa restaurant. Tres is a tremendously creative chef, and I have come to trust his judgment: even when the...

2. Nick's Original Filet House

Found this place on Yelp! Our daughter goes to the University and I wanted to find a place to get a good steak where the locals go, and I found it! It was...

3. Edelweiss German Bakery And Cafe

We were in town for a visit and this place was right around the corner from the hotel. The coffee was as good as any modern coffee shop would have, but...

4. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

Had a great dinner here! In town visiting my niece at school, and she and her roommate suggested going here. They raved about the cheddar biscuits, and they...

5. Mr Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking and Oriental Market

To echo the sentiments of the other yelp reviewers so far, this is a huge improvement for Tuscaloosa Chinese cuisine, and the store is exciting - finally I...

Golf
1. Bent Brook Golf Club

Played this for the first time ever today. Super hot and humid but totally worth it. Never got a single bad lie. I am giving this five stars because of the...

2. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail-Oxmoor Valley

Great course. I played the "ridge". Pretty difficult for a new golfer like me but loved it. Scenery is beautiful and place is well maintained.

3. Ballantrae Golf Club

Ballantrae is owned and operated by the city of Pelham, but this is not your typical municipal golf experience. This is a modern, semi-private club that is...

4. Oak Mountain State Golf

This is a scenic course that is located in the heart of Oak Mountain State Park. Most of the fairways are lined by mature trees and woods. The course is...

5. Highland Park Golf Course

The Highland Park Golf Course is a fun course to play. It is just 5800 yards from the tips, but is still a good challenge. The greens are bent grass and...

Active
1. Breakout Games - Birmingham

This was sooo much fun! We actually made it out! We did the kidnapping... We had 7 people in our group ranging from 14-27. This was fun for everyone it...

2. Railroad Park

On one of the most beautiful days of the year, it's been such a delight to release the cares of the world and enjoy the bounty of this park! Each time I...

3. Red Mountain Park

If you are a dog owner, this is the place to go on a Saturday morning with your pup! The dog park is CLEAN and everyone there does their part to pick up...

4. Moss Rock Preserve

Good hiking. Challenging to easy. Lots of overlooks and cool spots along the trails. Well maintained. Just a really nice area to spend some time and get...

5. Oak Mountain State Park

Another glowing example of one of the many beautiful state parks found in Alabama. This is the largest and most popular and it just so happens to be minutes...

Arts
1. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

What makes this museum work is how it brings everything to life. I think it's especially great for kids. You need to see how classrooms look and feel...

2. Alabama Theatre

Came here recently for two concerts (Jason Isbell and Leon Bridges). It's a great venue - not sure if there is a bad seat in the house. The acoustics/sound...

3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Outstanding - peaceful oasis at no cost! The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located in Mountain Brook just outside Birmingham. The gardens are very well...

4. Bryant Denny Stadium

Great stadium. I worked there vending of course. It feels good. I love the spirit of roll tide.

5. Magic City Brewfest

Went to brewfest a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. It's a great birmingham event and look forward to every year. Love the selection of beers and...

Shopping
1. Manna Grocery & Deli

My favorite place for delicious healthy food, friendly staff, and a peace and serenity that I cannot explain. There is a selection of 3 awesome soups daily....

2. Twice As Nice Consignment Shop

i LOVED twice as nice. (a friend who worked there told me they were heinous, but whatever i didnt work there) they had so much much chintzy stuff that i...

3. Sho'Nuff Comics

Small but very friendly and professional comic shop. I think this is the first shop I've been in that actually had an employee in a shirt and tie who...

4. Plato's Closet

This place just recently moved from Northport to Tuscaloosa, by Jason's Deli. And they pack a lot of stuff in there. A lot of well-organized clothes, shoes,...

5. R&R Cigars

I don't even smoke! ... but sitting outside on their porch, with a glass of chilled wine, including a beautiful ball of ice, an almost-fall breeze ... they...

Health
1. Tuscaloosa General Dentistry

My job requires me to travel and stay in locations for a period of time. I was in need of a check up/cleaning and decided to give this place a try based on...

2. University Medical Center

The Faculty and Staff clinic was great. So, was my GP, Dr. Sandra Daly. Efficient, knowledgable, good customer service. Best option for medical care in...

3. Partlow, Harbin & Poist OBGYN

I agree Dr. Harbin is the best. I will NEVER use another gynecologist. He delivered my twins in 1997 and if I ever have anymore babies... He will be...

4. MedCenter South

Very nice facility. I was in and out within 1 hour. Dr. Grelle saw me and was very attentive with me. She went through all my symptoms, all medicine/shot...

5. Smile Design Center

I really appreciate the follow up call from Dr Gentry!

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