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Lake Tuscaloosa Living

Not only is living on the lake beautiful, it also provides endless recreational opportunities, property value, and plenty of entertainment, along with some other perks. It’s no surprise that properties along Lake Tuscaloosa’s 177 miles of shoreline attract so many home buyers.

As one of the area’s most desirable living locations, lake homes come at a high price point. The average sales price for homes on Lake Tuscaloosa in 2021 was $859,911 with an average cost per square foot of $220.

Lake Tuscaloosa Fast Facts

  • Located five miles north of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport in west central Alabama

  • Constructed to supply domestic and industrial water for the City of Tuscaloosa

  • 5,885-acre water supply reservoir

  • Tailwater area (North River) drains into the Black Warrior River basin and is a popular recreational area to many anglers

  • Public launches are located at Binion Creek (State), Rock Quarry and Sharps Landing (Municipal)

The Black Warrior River, “One of America’s Best Kept Secrets for Boating”

The Black Warrior River, known for its big bass and boat-friendly atmosphere, also offers opportunities for waterfront living in Tuscaloosa county. These homes are mostly found in Moundville just south of the city of Tuscaloosa and have more affordable price tags. The average sales price for river homes in 2021 was $274,745 with an average cost per square foot of $136.

Black Warrior River Fast Facts

  • Named after the Mississippian paramount chief Tuskaloosa, whose name meant ‘Black Warrior’ in Muskogean

  • Overall, the watershed of the Black Warrior has an area of 6,275 square miles

  • Impounded along nearly its entire course by a series of locks and dams to form a chain of reservoirs that not only provide a path for an inland waterway, but also yield hydroelectric power, drinking water, and industrial water

  • Three primary tributaries – Sipsey Fork, Locust Fork and Mulberry Fork – enhance the upper basin’s limited free-flowing character with fly fishing opportunities

Neighborhood Lakes Provide More Opportunities to Live Near the Water

Last but not least, there are two popular communities in the area that boast neighborhood lakes. Northwood Lake is located in Northport, and the 850 home-owners here enjoy a neighborhood pool, pavilion, and lake access. The average sales price for Northwood Lake is $250,872. Million Dollar Lake is located in east Tuscaloosa County and the average price for a home in this waterfront community is $250,617.