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108 Apartments for rent in Northport, AL

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2710 Deer Haven Drive
2710 Deer Haven Drive
Northport, AL
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
1560 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
Lease and Move-in before December 24th and receive first FULL MONTH of RENT FREE! Must be a 12-month Lease or Longer. This home is professionally managed by Conrex Property Management.
1 Unit Available
3406 Kendall Street
3406 Kendall Street
Northport, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
3406 Kendall Street Available 02/15/21 3 Bed / 2 Bath - Located in Northwood Lake. (RLNE6270034)
1 Unit Available
12618 Mill Creek Drive
12618 Mill Creek Drive
Northport, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1720 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Available Now!!! 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home In Hidden Meadows! - This well-kept 3 bed/2 bath home located in popular Hidden Meadows is zoned for Huntington Schools & sits on a lot that backs up to the walking trail! The living area boasts beautiful arched
1 Unit Available
2405 20th Street
2405 20th Street
Northport, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1314 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Newly Renovated 3-Bed Home! - Make sure you check out this newly renovated 3 bedroom home with LVP flooring throughout and newly painted! Lots of cabinets and storage space! Ceiling fans and blinds in the bedrooms and living room! Double closets in
1 Unit Available
4432 21st Street
4432 21st St
Northport, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
4432 21st Street, Northport AL 35476 (Harper Creek) - Large 3 bedroom, 2bath located on the lake. Additional bonus room. Living room and dining room. Fenced in yard and covered porch. Kitchen with appliance and W/D connection.
1 Unit Available
5601 Flatwoods Road
5601 Flatwoods Road
Northport, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
3000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Available Now! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home in Northport! - Available Now! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home in Northport! You'll find this all brick, 3 bedroom, 2.
1 Unit Available
4438 21st Street
4438 21st St
Northport, AL
Studio
$1,450
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
4438 21st Street, Northport, AL 35476 (Harper Creek) - Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath house located on the lake. Fenced in yard with a covered patio. Two car garage. Kitchen with appliances. Dining room and extra kitchen area.
1 Unit Available
4513 Rainwood Avenue
4513 Rainwood Avenue
Northport, AL
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
2400 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
4513 Rainwood Avenue Available 01/08/21 Available Now!!! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home in Beautiful Northwood Lake! - Available Now!!! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home in Beautiful Northwood Lake! This spacious, split-level home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and
1 Unit Available
1079 Fairfax Drive
1079 Fairfax Drive
Northport, AL
2 Bedrooms
$1,110
1330 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:35 AM
1079 Fairfax Drive Available 12/10/20 Home in Northport - COMING SOON!!! - Great townhome in a great location! This home has been very well maintained and looks fantastic.
1 Unit Available
2810 18th Ave
2810 18th Avenue
Northport, AL
3 Bedrooms
$950
1700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
This is a great 3 bed 1 bath house located in Northport! Plenty of space and washer and dryer hook up. This is a must see!
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10 Units Available
The Tower
2330 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL
Studio
$955
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,039
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
880 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
The Tower is located on the corner of University Boulevard and Greensboro Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Tuscaloosa. This elegant high-rise was constructed in 1925, and was originally known as the First National Bank building.
1 Unit Available
13346 Lakewood Loop
13346 Lakewood Loop
Tuscaloosa County, AL
4 Bedrooms
$1,550
2000 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This home is professionally managed by Conrex Property Management. Schedule a showing at your convenience with our self-showing feature. We are a pet-friendly company with no breed restrictions or weight limits.
1 Unit Available
1711 St. Charles Place
1711 Saint Charles Place
Tuscaloosa, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1500 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Available Now! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Reston Place! - Available Now! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Reston Place! This charming 3 bedroom, 2.
1 Unit Available
1607 Bellingrath Drive
1607 Bellingrath Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
1607 Bellingrath Dr., Tuscaloosa 35406 - Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath Garden home located in 35406. W/D connection. Large living room and dining room. Back porch is screened in. House is located in Reston Place and convenient to UA and downtown.
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8 Units Available
High River
1900 Rice Mine Rd NE
Tuscaloosa, AL
1 Bedroom
$925
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
1251 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
High River apartments, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, offers a peaceful environment, convenient location and a brand new approach to apartment living! Find your perfect floor plan within our beautiful apartment homes that are offered in spacious
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8 Units Available
The Reserve at North River
1761 Commons North Loop
Tuscaloosa, AL
1 Bedroom
$902
867 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,128
1263 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,255
1415 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
The Reserve at North River is a modern, comfortable apartment community offering luxurious floor plans and plenty of amenities. Units feature hardwood floors, granite counters, in-unit laundry and more.
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16 Units Available
Broadmoore Gardens
235 James I Harrison Jr Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL
1 Bedroom
$545
618 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$635
913 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$755
1003 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:18 AM
Featuring spacious grounds and an assortment of floor plans, this development is a great place to call home. Units offer access to an outdoor pool and sundeck, as well as updated kitchens.
1 Unit Available
4110 VIRGINIA DR
4110 Virginia Drive
Holt, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
1760 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:18 AM
**MOVE IN SPECIAL: LEASE BY MONTH END AND GET YOUR NEXT MONTH RENT FREE!** Welcoming home with everything you need and more to live a life of comfort! Free-flowing layout, tons of natural light, and soft gray walls create a versatile interior
1 Unit Available
1221 38th Avenue East
1221 38th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,520
1500 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This home is professionally managed by Conrex Property Management. Schedule a showing at your convenience with our self-showing feature. We are a pet-friendly company with no breed restrictions or weight limits.
1 Unit Available
139 39th Street East
139 39th Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL
Studio
$450
308 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
If you are looking for simple and economical housing, then the studios at 139 39th Street East are for you. These units have everything you need without having to deal with roommates.
1 Unit Available
1419 21st Avenue East
1419 21st Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,220
1184 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
This home is professionally managed by Conrex Property Management. Schedule a showing at your convenience with our self-showing feature. We are a pet-friendly company with no breed restrictions or weight limits.
1 Unit Available
2018 27th Street East
2018 27th Street East
Tuscaloosa, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1544 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 02:52 AM
Lease and Move-in before December 24th and receive first FULL MONTH of RENT FREE! Must be a 12-month Lease or Longer. This home is professionally managed by Conrex Property Management.
1 Unit Available
600 13TH ST
600 13th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
Last updated December 4 at 01:44 AM
Beautiful 3BR/3BA with balcony and a view! Gated entry, top/4th floor unit with no one above! Each bedroom has private bath and walk-in closet. New HVAC unit! All appliances including washer/dryer.
1 Unit Available
120 E 15
120 15th St E
Tuscaloosa, AL
1 Bedroom
$1,005
750 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:44 AM
UNIVERSITY DOWNS Experience T-Town in style when you live at University Downs, Tuscaloosa, AL! Our pet-friendly student community near the University of Alabama has everything you have always wanted.
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Apartment Rentals in Northport start at $1,100/month.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Northport. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include The University of Alabama.

City Guide

Northport
Nestled on the same block as the Northport 5 & 10, which dates back to 1850, and across the street from Anders Hardware, which opened in 1909, City Cafe would fit right in on the set of The Andy Griffith Show.
Nestled on the same block as the Northport 5 & 10, which dates back to 1850, and across the street from Anders Hardware, which opened in 1909, City Cafe would fit right in on the set of The Andy Griffith Show.

Northport, Alabama, is like a little brother to the city of Tuscaloosa, though the people running the place might object to that description. The two cities are side by side, and share the same highways, the same Chamber of Commerce, and even the same people going back and forth to work, attending the University of Alabama, and enjoying local eateries and shops. With 23,330 residents at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Northport is only one-fourth the size of its big brother. The origins of the split may be the result of people on one side of town not liking the other side telling them what to do -- so they packed their bags and formed a new city. Can't prove it, of course. It's just a suspicion. That happened way back in 1871, so it's likely the city is over any petulance it might have felt in bygone days. Northport is on the north side of the working Black Warrior River and is quite content to let the craziness of the university stay on the south side in Tuscaloosa.

The Right Time for Moving

Though the University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa, Northport is under its influence because the two cities rub shoulders. What this means for anyone moving to Northport is that some months are better than others when it comes to showing up new to town. Not only are the roads packed with students when semesters start and end, but there is nary a moving company or U-Haul trailer that is not booked. Landlords are dealing with people coming and going too. Wise renters who want to keep their sanity, and avoid having to carry their couches on their backs, will try not to move in August, December, January, and the last part of April or first part of May.

The Right Time for Moving
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Though the University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa, Northport is under its influence because the two cities rub shoulders. What this means for anyone moving to Northport is that some months are better than others when it comes to showing up new to town. Not only are the roads packed with students when semesters start and end, but there is nary a moving company or U-Haul trailer that is not booked. Landlords are dealing with people coming and going too. Wise renters who want to keep their sanity, and avoid having to carry their couches on their backs, will try not to move in August, December, January, and the last part of April or first part of May.

Getting Here and There

Fortunately, when it is time to move, getting here is easy. Interstate 59/20 is on the south side of Tuscaloosa. Get off on Highway 82 (aka McFarland Blvd) and head due north right through Tuscaloosa, across the Black Warrior River, and into Northport. Don't forget to wave at the students as you pass through T-Town, as it's affectionately called. Once in Northport, you can go north or south on Highway 69 or Highway 43 to get to Northport's distance corners.

Northport does have apartment complexes, but most people live in houses. Finding the perfect rental takes some perfect planning on your part. Since so many students are looking for living quarters nine months out of the year, it's important to look for a rental several months before you actually plan on moving. You might have to put a deposit down early to convince the landlord to hold an apartment for you. Nabbing the right rental can turn competitive really fast. Besides the deposit, you'll have to pay the first and last month's rent in many complexes.

Getting Here and There
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Fortunately, when it is time to move, getting here is easy. Interstate 59/20 is on the south side of Tuscaloosa. Get off on Highway 82 (aka McFarland Blvd) and head due north right through Tuscaloosa, across the Black Warrior River, and into Northport. Don't forget to wave at the students as you pass through T-Town, as it's affectionately called. Once in Northport, you can go north or south on Highway 69 or Highway 43 to get to Northport's distance corners.

Northport does have apartment complexes, but most people live in houses. Finding the perfect rental takes some perfect planning on your part. Since so many students are looking for living quarters nine months out of the year, it's important to look for a rental several months before you actually plan on moving. You might have to put a deposit down early to convince the landlord to hold an apartment for you. Nabbing the right rental can turn competitive really fast. Besides the deposit, you'll have to pay the first and last month's rent in many complexes.

Turning on the Neighborhood Charm

You can live close to McFarland and be in the thick of things, live close to the city center and be in the historic of things, or live out and be in the subdivision of things. It's your choice. The following descriptions give a general idea of the areas:

City Center: The neighborhood is a blend of charming historical homes and new apartment complexes with 2 bedroom apartments for rent. The tiny 2-block downtown on Main Street has the authentic Northport 5 & 10 and the famous City Caf serving authentic Southern food. It is also only a block from the Black Warrior River.

Northwood Lake Area: This is a great place to look for 3 bedroom houses for rent. There are several subdivisions that include Northwood Forest, Northwood Lake and Northwood Gardens. Houses are generally 20 years old to brand new.

Cloverdale: Here is a well-established neighborhood with many brick homes available for rent. It is right off McFarland Boulevard, the main thoroughfare that is filled with grocery stores, small shopping centers, and restaurants.

Clear Creek Colony: The homes in this neighborhood are located off Highway 43 approximately 5 miles north of McFarland Blvd. There is a nice little retail shopping area with a grocery store, pharmacy and a couple of gas stations. No need to drive all the way into the big-little city to run errands. The rental property consists mostly of houses and duplexes.

Forest Glen: It's another subdivision about 5 miles from McFarland Blvd but off Highway 69. There is a large variety of home sizes, so there's no problem finding a three or four bedroom house for rent. It's off the beaten path on purpose, but close enough to all the action in Northport (such as it is) to remain convenient.

Samantha: This is a sort-of neighborhood. Once a tiny rural city, it is now just an area still carrying the old city name. It's 10 miles from the Northport city center, and quite rural. If you like wide open spaces and neighbors who mind their own business, this is the place.

Northbrook: Here is an ideal place to start a search for apartment rentals. These apartment complexes are right off McFarland Blvd -- and the location doesn't get any more convenient. You could walk to restaurants and little shops in retail strip malls, but must drive to the city center.

Indian Lake: You might find some apartments with paid utilities in this area on Watermelon Road. The affordable, older properties are on the road that divides Northport from Tuscaloosa.

Turning on the Neighborhood Charm
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You can live close to McFarland and be in the thick of things, live close to the city center and be in the historic of things, or live out and be in the subdivision of things. It's your choice. The following descriptions give a general idea of the areas:

City Center: The neighborhood is a blend of charming historical homes and new apartment complexes with 2 bedroom apartments for rent. The tiny 2-block downtown on Main Street has the authentic Northport 5 & 10 and the famous City Caf serving authentic Southern food. It is also only a block from the Black Warrior River.

Northwood Lake Area: This is a great place to look for 3 bedroom houses for rent. There are several subdivisions that include Northwood Forest, Northwood Lake and Northwood Gardens. Houses are generally 20 years old to brand new.

Cloverdale: Here is a well-established neighborhood with many brick homes available for rent. It is right off McFarland Boulevard, the main thoroughfare that is filled with grocery stores, small shopping centers, and restaurants.

Clear Creek Colony: The homes in this neighborhood are located off Highway 43 approximately 5 miles north of McFarland Blvd. There is a nice little retail shopping area with a grocery store, pharmacy and a couple of gas stations. No need to drive all the way into the big-little city to run errands. The rental property consists mostly of houses and duplexes.

Forest Glen: It's another subdivision about 5 miles from McFarland Blvd but off Highway 69. There is a large variety of home sizes, so there's no problem finding a three or four bedroom house for rent. It's off the beaten path on purpose, but close enough to all the action in Northport (such as it is) to remain convenient.

Samantha: This is a sort-of neighborhood. Once a tiny rural city, it is now just an area still carrying the old city name. It's 10 miles from the Northport city center, and quite rural. If you like wide open spaces and neighbors who mind their own business, this is the place.

Northbrook: Here is an ideal place to start a search for apartment rentals. These apartment complexes are right off McFarland Blvd -- and the location doesn't get any more convenient. You could walk to restaurants and little shops in retail strip malls, but must drive to the city center.

Indian Lake: You might find some apartments with paid utilities in this area on Watermelon Road. The affordable, older properties are on the road that divides Northport from Tuscaloosa.

An Outdoor Kind of Town

Northport is an outdoor kind of place, with residents enjoying activities like gardening, screaming "Roll Tide" at a University of Alabama football game, or playing golf at the Hidden Meadows Golf Course. The university is a major source of entertainment, of course. Tuscaloosa is always filled with Northporters when it's time for a concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater or shop at University Mall.

There is one event that is all Northport -- the Kentuck Festival of Arts. The outdoor arts event is held in Kentuck Park and invites over 270 local, national and contemporary artists to present everything artistic. Just name it, and the event has it -- jewelry, pottery, painting, glassblowing, woodworking and more. The park is close to downtown Northport, which by the way is the only shopping area where you can walk quickly from store to store. The rest of Northport shopping is in strip malls, which might include a trek from end to end.

In Alabama, people spend time in parks. They just do. Lake Lurleen State Park is 15 minutes from downtown Northport. You can fish, rent a boat, go camping, and swim. There is one other thing of importance to do in Northport: eat! You can eat award-winning barbecue at Archibald's or the Pottery Grill, or chow down on classic meat-and-three lunches at the Brown Bag. The town is filled with wings, barbeque chicken and pork, and grits and biscuits. Mmmm. Pass the sorghum, please!

An Outdoor Kind of Town
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Northport is an outdoor kind of place, with residents enjoying activities like gardening, screaming "Roll Tide" at a University of Alabama football game, or playing golf at the Hidden Meadows Golf Course. The university is a major source of entertainment, of course. Tuscaloosa is always filled with Northporters when it's time for a concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater or shop at University Mall.

There is one event that is all Northport -- the Kentuck Festival of Arts. The outdoor arts event is held in Kentuck Park and invites over 270 local, national and contemporary artists to present everything artistic. Just name it, and the event has it -- jewelry, pottery, painting, glassblowing, woodworking and more. The park is close to downtown Northport, which by the way is the only shopping area where you can walk quickly from store to store. The rest of Northport shopping is in strip malls, which might include a trek from end to end.

In Alabama, people spend time in parks. They just do. Lake Lurleen State Park is 15 minutes from downtown Northport. You can fish, rent a boat, go camping, and swim. There is one other thing of importance to do in Northport: eat! You can eat award-winning barbecue at Archibald's or the Pottery Grill, or chow down on classic meat-and-three lunches at the Brown Bag. The town is filled with wings, barbeque chicken and pork, and grits and biscuits. Mmmm. Pass the sorghum, please!

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City Guide

Northport
Nestled on the same block as the Northport 5 & 10, which dates back to 1850, and across the street from Anders Hardware, which opened in 1909, City Cafe would fit right in on the set of The Andy Griffith Show.
Nestled on the same block as the Northport 5 & 10, which dates back to 1850, and across the street from Anders Hardware, which opened in 1909, City Cafe would fit right in on the set of The Andy Griffith Show.

Northport, Alabama, is like a little brother to the city of Tuscaloosa, though the people running the place might object to that description. The two cities are side by side, and share the same highways, the same Chamber of Commerce, and even the same people going back and forth to work, attending the University of Alabama, and enjoying local eateries and shops. With 23,330 residents at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Northport is only one-fourth the size of its big brother. The origins of the split may be the result of people on one side of town not liking the other side telling them what to do -- so they packed their bags and formed a new city. Can't prove it, of course. It's just a suspicion. That happened way back in 1871, so it's likely the city is over any petulance it might have felt in bygone days. Northport is on the north side of the working Black Warrior River and is quite content to let the craziness of the university stay on the south side in Tuscaloosa.

The Right Time for Moving

Though the University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa, Northport is under its influence because the two cities rub shoulders. What this means for anyone moving to Northport is that some months are better than others when it comes to showing up new to town. Not only are the roads packed with students when semesters start and end, but there is nary a moving company or U-Haul trailer that is not booked. Landlords are dealing with people coming and going too. Wise renters who want to keep their sanity, and avoid having to carry their couches on their backs, will try not to move in August, December, January, and the last part of April or first part of May.

The Right Time for Moving
+

Though the University of Alabama is in Tuscaloosa, Northport is under its influence because the two cities rub shoulders. What this means for anyone moving to Northport is that some months are better than others when it comes to showing up new to town. Not only are the roads packed with students when semesters start and end, but there is nary a moving company or U-Haul trailer that is not booked. Landlords are dealing with people coming and going too. Wise renters who want to keep their sanity, and avoid having to carry their couches on their backs, will try not to move in August, December, January, and the last part of April or first part of May.

Getting Here and There

Fortunately, when it is time to move, getting here is easy. Interstate 59/20 is on the south side of Tuscaloosa. Get off on Highway 82 (aka McFarland Blvd) and head due north right through Tuscaloosa, across the Black Warrior River, and into Northport. Don't forget to wave at the students as you pass through T-Town, as it's affectionately called. Once in Northport, you can go north or south on Highway 69 or Highway 43 to get to Northport's distance corners.

Northport does have apartment complexes, but most people live in houses. Finding the perfect rental takes some perfect planning on your part. Since so many students are looking for living quarters nine months out of the year, it's important to look for a rental several months before you actually plan on moving. You might have to put a deposit down early to convince the landlord to hold an apartment for you. Nabbing the right rental can turn competitive really fast. Besides the deposit, you'll have to pay the first and last month's rent in many complexes.

Getting Here and There
+

Fortunately, when it is time to move, getting here is easy. Interstate 59/20 is on the south side of Tuscaloosa. Get off on Highway 82 (aka McFarland Blvd) and head due north right through Tuscaloosa, across the Black Warrior River, and into Northport. Don't forget to wave at the students as you pass through T-Town, as it's affectionately called. Once in Northport, you can go north or south on Highway 69 or Highway 43 to get to Northport's distance corners.

Northport does have apartment complexes, but most people live in houses. Finding the perfect rental takes some perfect planning on your part. Since so many students are looking for living quarters nine months out of the year, it's important to look for a rental several months before you actually plan on moving. You might have to put a deposit down early to convince the landlord to hold an apartment for you. Nabbing the right rental can turn competitive really fast. Besides the deposit, you'll have to pay the first and last month's rent in many complexes.

Turning on the Neighborhood Charm

You can live close to McFarland and be in the thick of things, live close to the city center and be in the historic of things, or live out and be in the subdivision of things. It's your choice. The following descriptions give a general idea of the areas:

City Center: The neighborhood is a blend of charming historical homes and new apartment complexes with 2 bedroom apartments for rent. The tiny 2-block downtown on Main Street has the authentic Northport 5 & 10 and the famous City Caf serving authentic Southern food. It is also only a block from the Black Warrior River.

Northwood Lake Area: This is a great place to look for 3 bedroom houses for rent. There are several subdivisions that include Northwood Forest, Northwood Lake and Northwood Gardens. Houses are generally 20 years old to brand new.

Cloverdale: Here is a well-established neighborhood with many brick homes available for rent. It is right off McFarland Boulevard, the main thoroughfare that is filled with grocery stores, small shopping centers, and restaurants.

Clear Creek Colony: The homes in this neighborhood are located off Highway 43 approximately 5 miles north of McFarland Blvd. There is a nice little retail shopping area with a grocery store, pharmacy and a couple of gas stations. No need to drive all the way into the big-little city to run errands. The rental property consists mostly of houses and duplexes.

Forest Glen: It's another subdivision about 5 miles from McFarland Blvd but off Highway 69. There is a large variety of home sizes, so there's no problem finding a three or four bedroom house for rent. It's off the beaten path on purpose, but close enough to all the action in Northport (such as it is) to remain convenient.

Samantha: This is a sort-of neighborhood. Once a tiny rural city, it is now just an area still carrying the old city name. It's 10 miles from the Northport city center, and quite rural. If you like wide open spaces and neighbors who mind their own business, this is the place.

Northbrook: Here is an ideal place to start a search for apartment rentals. These apartment complexes are right off McFarland Blvd -- and the location doesn't get any more convenient. You could walk to restaurants and little shops in retail strip malls, but must drive to the city center.

Indian Lake: You might find some apartments with paid utilities in this area on Watermelon Road. The affordable, older properties are on the road that divides Northport from Tuscaloosa.

Turning on the Neighborhood Charm
+

You can live close to McFarland and be in the thick of things, live close to the city center and be in the historic of things, or live out and be in the subdivision of things. It's your choice. The following descriptions give a general idea of the areas:

City Center: The neighborhood is a blend of charming historical homes and new apartment complexes with 2 bedroom apartments for rent. The tiny 2-block downtown on Main Street has the authentic Northport 5 & 10 and the famous City Caf serving authentic Southern food. It is also only a block from the Black Warrior River.

Northwood Lake Area: This is a great place to look for 3 bedroom houses for rent. There are several subdivisions that include Northwood Forest, Northwood Lake and Northwood Gardens. Houses are generally 20 years old to brand new.

Cloverdale: Here is a well-established neighborhood with many brick homes available for rent. It is right off McFarland Boulevard, the main thoroughfare that is filled with grocery stores, small shopping centers, and restaurants.

Clear Creek Colony: The homes in this neighborhood are located off Highway 43 approximately 5 miles north of McFarland Blvd. There is a nice little retail shopping area with a grocery store, pharmacy and a couple of gas stations. No need to drive all the way into the big-little city to run errands. The rental property consists mostly of houses and duplexes.

Forest Glen: It's another subdivision about 5 miles from McFarland Blvd but off Highway 69. There is a large variety of home sizes, so there's no problem finding a three or four bedroom house for rent. It's off the beaten path on purpose, but close enough to all the action in Northport (such as it is) to remain convenient.

Samantha: This is a sort-of neighborhood. Once a tiny rural city, it is now just an area still carrying the old city name. It's 10 miles from the Northport city center, and quite rural. If you like wide open spaces and neighbors who mind their own business, this is the place.

Northbrook: Here is an ideal place to start a search for apartment rentals. These apartment complexes are right off McFarland Blvd -- and the location doesn't get any more convenient. You could walk to restaurants and little shops in retail strip malls, but must drive to the city center.

Indian Lake: You might find some apartments with paid utilities in this area on Watermelon Road. The affordable, older properties are on the road that divides Northport from Tuscaloosa.

An Outdoor Kind of Town

Northport is an outdoor kind of place, with residents enjoying activities like gardening, screaming "Roll Tide" at a University of Alabama football game, or playing golf at the Hidden Meadows Golf Course. The university is a major source of entertainment, of course. Tuscaloosa is always filled with Northporters when it's time for a concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater or shop at University Mall.

There is one event that is all Northport -- the Kentuck Festival of Arts. The outdoor arts event is held in Kentuck Park and invites over 270 local, national and contemporary artists to present everything artistic. Just name it, and the event has it -- jewelry, pottery, painting, glassblowing, woodworking and more. The park is close to downtown Northport, which by the way is the only shopping area where you can walk quickly from store to store. The rest of Northport shopping is in strip malls, which might include a trek from end to end.

In Alabama, people spend time in parks. They just do. Lake Lurleen State Park is 15 minutes from downtown Northport. You can fish, rent a boat, go camping, and swim. There is one other thing of importance to do in Northport: eat! You can eat award-winning barbecue at Archibald's or the Pottery Grill, or chow down on classic meat-and-three lunches at the Brown Bag. The town is filled with wings, barbeque chicken and pork, and grits and biscuits. Mmmm. Pass the sorghum, please!

An Outdoor Kind of Town
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Northport is an outdoor kind of place, with residents enjoying activities like gardening, screaming "Roll Tide" at a University of Alabama football game, or playing golf at the Hidden Meadows Golf Course. The university is a major source of entertainment, of course. Tuscaloosa is always filled with Northporters when it's time for a concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater or shop at University Mall.

There is one event that is all Northport -- the Kentuck Festival of Arts. The outdoor arts event is held in Kentuck Park and invites over 270 local, national and contemporary artists to present everything artistic. Just name it, and the event has it -- jewelry, pottery, painting, glassblowing, woodworking and more. The park is close to downtown Northport, which by the way is the only shopping area where you can walk quickly from store to store. The rest of Northport shopping is in strip malls, which might include a trek from end to end.

In Alabama, people spend time in parks. They just do. Lake Lurleen State Park is 15 minutes from downtown Northport. You can fish, rent a boat, go camping, and swim. There is one other thing of importance to do in Northport: eat! You can eat award-winning barbecue at Archibald's or the Pottery Grill, or chow down on classic meat-and-three lunches at the Brown Bag. The town is filled with wings, barbeque chicken and pork, and grits and biscuits. Mmmm. Pass the sorghum, please!