Thursday, February 14, 2008

Retirement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The City of Tuscaloosa is located in West Alabama on the Black Warrior River, 57 miles southwest of Birmingham. Tuscaloosa is the county seat of 1,340 square mile Tuscaloosa County, which also includes the municipalities of Northport and Brookwood.

Population; 83,052 (2006)

Tuscaloosa is the home of the University of Alabama

Health Care: DCH Health system has several medical centers in the area, and there is also a Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Transportation: The Tuscaloosa Transit Authority system is the public transit system, with trollys on 4 fixed routes in the city. There is also bus service as well as a municiple airport.

Climate: The average temperature is 67.4 degrees, and the precipitation for 2006 was 50.91 inches. The city is 225 feet above sea level.

Taxes: The sales tax is 9%. Property taxes in Alabama are the lowest in the US.

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