Lauderhill

    Verner Elementary, Rock Quarry Middle School and Northridge High School

    Lauderhill offers an enticing combination: Its impressive traditional homes are large and each is on an estate-sized lot, but only 16 houses make up this attractive neighborhood. Two culs-de-sac mean that residents enjoy privacy, too. Lauderhill is just off Northridge Road, so it’s a quick drive to downtown Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama and DCH Regional Medical Center. Schools, including Tuscaloosa Academy, are nearby.

    Houses range from 3500 to 5000 square feet; prices are typically $700,000 to $800,000.