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Old 03-05-2010, 04:42 AM
 
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My wife just accepted a position at UA. We couldn't be more excited about moving from Wisconsin to Tuscaloosa but know very little about schools, housing, and job market. We have a 4 year old, and a baby on the way so schools are important. We are looking to buy a house fairly close to campus in the 200k range. I will also be looking for a teaching job in elementary school. I noticed that there are not any positions in Tuscaloosa City or County schools right now. I'm hoping that it is early and not a over-saturated teaching market. Any insights will help greatly.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Wisconsin? Would you be, perchance, a liberal?
Read this thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/alaba...beral-fit.html
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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Very funny. I was hesitant to post that I live in Wisconsin right now after that thread. Unlike the other poster, I'm ecstatic to be moving to Alabama, where everybody I have talked to from Alabama has been super friendly, which transcends if a person is liberal or conservative.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Well, then, you're already starting out ahead!
There are a few posts in that thread that might be helpful. We just don't have enough people on here from T-town to give you good info.
Now, once you move there, you'll have to come back and represent!
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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I would recommend anywhere in the North-of-the-River area (not surprisingly, that's the area within Tuscaloosa north of the Black Warrior River - it's not the same thing as Northport though). The public schools are the best in the area (Verner ES, Rock Quarry MS, Northridge HS). 200K will get some options there, but if you can raise your budget a bit to 225, you'll get options is almost every neighborhood except those on the lake. As for teaching jobs, you may want to also look at the private schools around here.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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I second the North River suggestion. Those public schools are the best. Of course, there are good private schools in the area as well. Many parents choose to pass on the public schools and send their children to the privates like American Christian Academy, etc...

If you don't mind my asking, what will your wife being doing at UA? Just curious, cause I'm a student there.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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Thanks for your help. We will focus our search in that area. Btw... My wife will be working in languages.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Thanks for your help. We will focus our search in that area. Btw... My wife will be working in languages.
Awesome. I'm actually an Italian minor so I'm in that area of campus frequently. Good luck!
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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Caution, don't confuse North River, with North-of-the-River.
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