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Neighborhood Profile: The Townes of North River

The Townes of North River is a neighborhood of luxury homes located in the northern part of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is a master-planned, front porch community that offers a blend of suburban living and commercial space and the entrance to the neighborhood with convenient access to the city’s amenities. Six Gray Group team members actually live in The Townes because of all it has to offer our families. Here is everything you need to know about The Townes if you are relocating to Tuscaloosa.


The Townes of North River is situated along Rice Mine Road NE about 7 miles from downtown Tuscaloosa and 10 miles from the University of Alabama campus. The elementary public school, Rock Quarry Elementary is just across the street!

The Townes of North River
Main Entrance to the Townes of North River


The neighborhood is primarily made up of single-family homes and garden homes, with a few townhomes along the main park. The homes range in size from 1,780 to 6,210 square feet, with 3 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 6 bathrooms. The townhomes are all located on Courtneyanna PL and the garden homes are located in the Yorkshire section of the neighborhood. Most homes have attached garages and private yards.


The Townes of North River offers several amenities to its residents, including 4 playgrounds and a large green space called Founders Park. Our neighborhood actually connects to the Sokol mountain biking and walking trails, allowing residents to hike or make it to baseball or soccer practice at Sokol North without ever getting in a car. There are well kept sidewalks throughout the neighborhood making it easy to walk or ride bikes to Heritage House, the local coffee shop and restaurant at the entrance of the neighborhood.


In 2022, 25 homes sold in the neighborhood ranging from $448,000 up to $930,000 with an average price per square foot of $202.28. The average days on market for the neighborhood was 21. So far in 2023, seven homes have sold in the neighborhood ranging in price from $485,000 to $1,150,000.


The neighborhood is served by Tuscaloosa City Schools, and residents have access to several highly rated schools, including Rock Quarry Elementary School, Northridge Middle & High School. Additionally, Trinity Presbyterian Preschool (TPP), a preschool for children ages 6 weeks through Pre-K, is located at the entrance of the neighborhood and many parents enjoy walking to drop off and pick up.

Shopping and Dining:

The Townes of North River is conveniently located near several shopping and dining options. You will find a coffee shop and restaurant and dentist office and the front of the neighborhood. Paww, a new pet resort,  is under construction at the neighborhood entrance and is set to open soon. The Venue, a family gathering place with five restaurants, a full bar and Sweet Shoppe, and Jalapenos are both popular dining options that are just around the corner from The Townes. As for shopping, Confetti Interiors, Beverly’s, and Ivey House are all within a minute’s drive and are among some of our favorite shops in town!

Overall, The Townes of North River is an attractive option for those looking for a suburban lifestyle with convenient access to campus and downtown. Obviously, our team members love living here and we would love to show you around any time!

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