Movoto Real Estate blog came up with the 10 most exciting places in Alabama and Tuscaloosa made the number 7 spot.


To create this oh-so-exciting list, we started by making a stop to the 2010 U.S. Census. There, we found all of the places in Alabama with populations of 10,000 or more, which left us with a total of 64 places. Then, we looked at each in terms of the following eight criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Arts and Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)
  • Population density (the higher the better)


Here are the 10 most exciting places in Alabama:

1. City of Birmingham
2. City of Florence
3. City of Montgomery (tie)
3. City of Mobile (tie)
3. City of Fairhope (tie)
6. City of Huntsville
7. City of Tuscaloosa
8. City of Enterprise
9. Phenix City
10. City of Selma

Have you been to these other cities and do you agree with