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Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa
Alabama
24 reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 46 ratings
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Tuscaloosa ( TUSK-ə-LOO-sə) is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). Located on the Black Warrior River at the Atlantic Seaboard fall line of the Piedmont, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 99,543 in 2016. Incorporated as a town on December 13, 1819, it was named after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people who battled and was defeated by forces of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mabila. It served as Alabama's capital city from 1826 to 1846. Tuscaloosa is the regional center of industry, commerce, healthcare, and education for the area of west-central Alabama known as West Alabama. It is the principal city of the Tuscaloosa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Tuscaloosa, Hale and Pickens counties and has an estimated metro population in 2013 of 235,628. Tuscaloosa is also the home of The University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College. While the city attracted international attention when Mercedes-Benz announced it would build its first automotive assembly plant in North America in Tuscaloosa County, the University of Alabama remains the dominant economic and cultural engine in the city. Tuscaloosa has been traditionally known as the "Druid City" because of the numerous water oaks planted in its downtown streets since the 1840s. The city has also become known nationally for the University of Alabama's success in sports, and particularly in football. City leaders adopted the moniker "The City of Champions" after the Alabama Crimson Tide football team won the BCS National Championship in their 2009, 2011, and again in their 2012 seasons. The Tide won the College Football Playoff in the 2015 season and 2017 season In 2008, the City of Tuscaloosa hosted the USA Olympic Triathlon trials for the Beijing Games. In recent years, Tuscaloosa has been named the "Most Livable City in America," one of America's "100 Best Communities for Young People," one of the "50 Best College Towns," and one of the "Best Places to Launch a Small Business."

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Some people try to help
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Through my experince it is friendly
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There are a lot of college students in the city, and it mostly caters to them but there are still some Nice places for the elderly to visit and hang out
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they are very nice to the other people I see them doing all kinds of stuff for them so this side the West end side they do very nice stuff for the other people
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people are respect for the most part

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How did Alabama earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Alabama has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that Alabama does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Alabama has an effective property tax rate of 0.43%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Alabama earned its state tax grade of B.

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