Alabama Off-Campus Housing

    UA Off-Campus Housing in Tuscaloosa

    Rent College Pads works hard to help college students find the best University of Alabama off-campus housing options in Tuscaloosa. Whether you are looking for Tuscaloosa apartments or houses for rent, Rent College Pads is your number one resource for UA off-campus housing.

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  • 1345 10th Avenue East Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    The Lofts at City Center
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    • 2 - 4

    • 2 - 4

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  • 800 31st Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 USA
    Campus Evolution Villages
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    • 1 - 4

    • 1 - 4

    • 0

  • 310 Meador Dr Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Old Row at Cloverdale
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    • 5

    • 5.5

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  • 5621 AL-69 Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    The Grand at Rum Creek
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    • Studio - 5

    • 1 - 5.5

    • 429 - 1059

  • 906 Red Drew Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 USA
    St. Charles
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    • 2

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    • 1200

  • Red Drew Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Four Quarters
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    • 2

    • 1 - 2

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  • 516 15th Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Alexandria
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    • 2 - 4

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    • 0 - 1150

  • 1626 17th Avenue East Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    Crimson Commons
    • 01/01/2018

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    • 445 - 595

  • Reed Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Preston Place
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University of Alabama Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search

If you're a student at the University of Alabama with dreams of living off campus, you will definitely want to start searching for properties before winter break. The number of searches for off-campus housing in Tuscaloosa begins to climb as early as September before peaking in the months of October and November. Students typically search earlier to find a great landlord, so we found the 5 Top-Rated Tuscaloosa Landlords to narrow your search.

Rent In Tuscaloosa, AL

Rent prices in Tuscaloosa can be fairly reasonable depending on a few key factors. Larger apartment complexes near campus are generally going to be more expensive. However, these places often boast an impressive list of amenities, and it is not uncommon for utilities to be included in your rent, so you don't have to worry about writing (or losing) a bunch of checks.

If swimming pools and cyber lounges aren't really your thing, choosing to live in a house or modestly sized apartment with roommates could save you some cash.


Here's a breakdown of Tuscaloosa apartments and houses average rents per person, per bedroom.

 

Studio 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR
$628.00 $813.00 $634.00 $574.00 $576.00

Life in Tuscaloosa, AL Where to Have Fun

Things to Do

Leisure and extracurriculars are almost as important as academics for students in Tuscaloosa. Football is a big, big deal. Nick Saban is a significant presence on campus and the football tradition is as strong at Alabama as it is anywhere in the country. There's also an abundance of local events and attractions, so even if you somehow don't enjoy going to football games, there should be something to appease a variety of tastes and interests. The University of Alabama also made our list of the Top Schools For Frats and Sororities for the greek events.


Highlights include:

  • Tailgate at a Crimson Tide football game
  • Explore the Paul W. Bryant Museum
  • Catch a show at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
  • Visit the University Mall

Dining

When it comes time to indulge, students at UA often head down to The Strip, an area along University Drive that's dotted with an impressive list of bars and restaurants. Many places offer student discounts, and some even accept Bama Cash, making it a popular and student-friendly destination. If you'd prefer to be a little further from the typical college crowd, downtown Tuscaloosa might be more your style. Here are a few places you won't want to miss.

Best Restaurants:

  • Buffalo Phil's
  • Cypress Inn
  • Rama Jama's
  • Dreamland Bar-B-Que
  • City Cafe

 

Best Bars:

  • Egan's
  • Houndstooth
  • Innisfree Irish Pub
  • Gallette's
  • Rounders

Outdoors

The UA Outdoor Recreation program could prove to be a useful resource for students who enjoy spending time outdoors. The program sponsors a number of guided trips, provides outdoor rental equipment and even maintains an indoor climbing wall for recreational use.

Similarly, the Tuscaloosa area is home to a number of lakes and state parks if you're looking to take in some views off campus.

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