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Old 07-12-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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My husband got a promotion today and is expected in Tuscaloosa within the month. We are moving from the suburbs of Savannah, Ga. Researching online today has me overwhelmed. We would like to rent for a year and then purchase a home. We have a few questions.

Where is a good place to live? In town or the suburbs?

Anybody recommend a good public school?

Are the kids required to wear a uniform to school?

Will my 4 year old be able to attend prek or is there a lottery?


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Old 07-18-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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My husband got a promotion today and is expected in Tuscaloosa within the month. We are moving from the suburbs of Savannah, Ga. Researching online today has me overwhelmed. We would like to rent for a year and then purchase a home. We have a few questions.

Where is a good place to live? In town or the suburbs?

Anybody recommend a good public school?

Are the kids required to wear a uniform to school?

Will my 4 year old be able to attend prek or is there a lottery?


Thanks in advance. Looking forward to joining Roll Tide Nation!
I'm not in Tuscaloosa but am somewhat familiar with the city. I'll try to help.

Northport (excellent schools) & south toward Moundville. In town is tied to schools. Many prefer to attend private schools.

Uniform - I dont' think there is a uniform requirement in any of the schools, including private.

Pre-k - There is probably a lottery - I know there is one in Decatur because there is not enough state money to go around.

Welcome to Alabama!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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I don't know about the schools but went to college and lived there are while afterwards up until recently. I agree Northport might be one of the better areas to check out if you don't find the need to drive to Birmingham regularly. It is an easier shot to the downtown area. It will be a slight adjustment from Savannah but shouldn't be too bad. Schools might be quite as good as your used to. The new park along blackwarrior river is a pretty nice place to run/jog and runs from the University to downtown. My wife and I used to go eat at Depalmas, great calozones and home made lasagna when on special, and then drive down to the waterfront and go for a stroll. It was really nice. You can get a decent amount of land in the country and build. I would consider renting in Northport. There really isn't a suburbia epicenter in Tuscaloosa. The only parts of town I wouldn't want to live in are the south west above lowes and on the east side of town. The south side tends to get jammed up traffic wise especially on gameday with everybody trying to get back to the interstate. 5th street dinner in northport was a good place to eat country food at a cheap price. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:54 AM
 
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My husband got a promotion today and is expected in Tuscaloosa within the month. We are moving from the suburbs of Savannah, Ga. Researching online today has me overwhelmed. We would like to rent for a year and then purchase a home. We have a few questions.

Where is a good place to live? In town or the suburbs?

Anybody recommend a good public school?

Are the kids required to wear a uniform to school?

Will my 4 year old be able to attend prek or is there a lottery?


Thanks in advance. Looking forward to joining Roll Tide Nation!
good for him
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