Top 10 Fun Facts You Need to Know About Tuscaloosa

Why choose Tuscaloosa?

Tuscaloosa is located in the west-central portion of Alabama. It is also the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education in west Alabama.

Tuscaloosa is a well-built city and it continues to grow. From the University of Alabama to Mercedes Benz and the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa provides a unique environment to open or expand your business. Not only that, it is also a great place to live and enjoy the city.

Planning to move soon? Here at DSEAYCOM, we would like to show you some of the fun facts you need to know about Tuscaloosa before you make a home here:


1.       Call It T-Town

Tuscaloosa is a bit of a long word, which is why people will simply call it “T-Town,” otherwise known as “Title Town.”


2.       Remember the name, Nick Saban

Nick Saban is a local celebrity and a popular figure around town. He is the college football coach and the current head coach of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team.


3.       Winning is a “University of Alabama Tradition”

University of Alabama football fans are used to winning. From car stickers to ball caps, most everything in Tuscaloosa is branded with the number of college football championships the University of Alabama holds.


4.       “Roll Tide”

Passing someone on the street? “Roll Tide.” Making a toast at your best friend’s wedding? “Roll Tide.” Crimson Tide fans love to show their support for the team whenever there’s a chance. Their support goes well beyond game day. If someone starts up a “Roll Tide!” chant, make sure you join in!This saying has such a universal meaning; watch this short commercial to learn more.

5.       Tuscaloosans Are Always There to Lend a Helping Hand

Whether someone’s home has flooded or a tornado has touched down in town, the people of Tuscaloosa are always ready to drop everything and come to the aid of their neighbors. The EF-4 tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011 saw numerous aid efforts from across the community to help rebuild and restore the city landscape.

6.       Everyone Has A Gallettes Cup Collection

Gallettes is the home of the famous “Yellowhammer” drink. It is the place for University students to be in Alabama on game day. Every person who orders their signature beverage is given a plastic Gallettes cup, and many Tuscaloosa residents boast a collection dating back to their college years.

7.       Tuscaloosa’s Brewing Scene Is on The Up and Up

Druid City Brewing and the Black Warrior Brewing Company may be new to Tuscaloosa, but there’s a reason locals are embracing them. Tuscaloosa may have been a little slow to catch on to the microbrewery trend, but now that they have, they’ll no doubt catch up.

8.       Tuscaloosa &Northport Are Pretty Much One and The Same

About a five-minute drive away, just north of the Black Warrior River, lies Northport. If you live in one city, you will more than likely spend a good time in the other. Historic downtown Northport has a fantastic Main Street, where you’ll discover hidden gems like Adam’s Antiques.

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9.       Hospitality is the Real Deal

The Tuscaloosan hospitality extends far beyond a warm welcome, so whether you’re meeting a famous chef or chatting with a neighbor, no need to be shy.

Not sure which neighborhood is for you? If you are looking for a quiet and welcoming neighborhood to buy a beautiful home in, then this town might be perfect for you!

10.   You Haven’t Had Barbeque Until You’ve Had It in Tuscaloosa

The people of Tuscaloosa love barbeque so much that the demand never really stops. Some entrepreneurs even try to sell barbeque sandwiches around local bars. Dreamland, Archibald’s, Moe’s Original …the list goes on. In Tuscaloosa, barbecue isn’t just a meal; it’s a necessity.


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Derrick Seay
Derrick Seay
DSEAYCOM B'ham Branch