FOREST LAKE

The Forest Lake area of Tuscaloosa generally refers to the area surrounding the large Forest Lake neighborhood. It is located in the middle of town and is essentially the geographic center of Tuscaloosa. The area is bounded by 15th Street on the north, McFarland Boulevard on the east, Hargrove Road on the south, and 10th Avenue on the west. The area is a mixture of single-family dwellings, small businesses, churches, schools, and student housing. There are several student apartments and housing developments so this is another area of Tuscaloosa that is also full of University of Alabama students. This area of town took a hard hit on April 27, 2011 when an F4 tornado tore through Tuscaloosa and devastated the residents and their homes. The neighborhood is slowly rebuilding.

 

Attractions:

AMF Bama Lanes is located on 15th Street where friends and family can gather for a fun night out bowling, and across the street is Monnish Park. The area also centers around Forest Lake.

 

Shopping:

There are three main shopping centers in the Forest Lake area of Tuscaloosa. Midtown Village, the newest and most popular shopping plaza, is a premier destination for visitors and a gathering place for the community that was developed in 2007. Midtown Village features several stylish shops and local business as well as a variety of dining options. Popular shops located here include Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Jos. A. Bank Clothes, Kinnucans, Old Navy, Soca Clothing, Soma Intimates, ULTA, as well as several more. Dining options include Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Iguana Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Longhorn Steakhouse, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, GiGi’s Cupcakes (the best cupcakes around town), Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Panera Bread, Starbucks (a gathering place for students and must-have for late studying), Tropical Smoothie Café, Which Wich, and Yogurt Mountain.

Located directly on 15th Street is the Parkview Plaza shopping center, which features a couple of local businesses and restaurants. Another shopping center located on the corner of McFarland Boulevard and Hargrove Road is the Meadowbrook Shopping Center, which includes several shops and restaurants including Jason’s Deli, TCBY, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Manna Grocery.

 

Dining:

As mentioned above, Midtown Village and Meadowbrook Shopping Center both feature several popular dining options in the area. Other local favorites located on 15th Street include Hokkaido Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzky’s. There are also several fast-food options located along 15th Street including Checkers, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Taco Casa (student and local favorite!).

 

Apartments in Area:

Tuscaloosa Apartment - Bent Tree

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $674 to $774


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Fountain Square

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $644 to $694


Tuscaloosa Apartment - University Downs Condos

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $655 to $999


Tuscaloosa Apartment - French Quarter

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $725 to $945


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Myers Flats

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $1000 to $2025


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Forest Lake

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $450 to $700


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Eastpark Apartments

2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $510 to $525


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Monaco

1 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $540


TUSCALOOSA Apartment - A Stone's Throw

2 BDRM apartment in TUSCALOOSA, AL from $600


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Forest Park

2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $750


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Brookstone

1 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $569


Tuscaloosa Apartment - Camelot

2 BDRM apartment in Tuscaloosa, AL from $520



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