South West Tuscaloosa generally refers to the area south of Hargrove Road and Moody Swamp, and west of McFarland Boulevard including the Taylorville community and the neighborhood of Hillcrest.  It includes several elementary, middle and high schools as well as the main campus of Shelton State Community College.



There are a couple of attractions located in South West Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa’s newest movie theatre, Cobb Theatre (Hollywood 16 Cinemas), is located here, and continues to provide guests with the highest quality audio and visual presentation, a variety of great food options, unsurpassed comfort and outstanding customer service.  Shelton State Community College’s main campus is also located in South West Tuscaloosa, and it is one of the largest two-year community colleges in the state of Alabama. Shelton State is also designated as the Alabama Junior College of the Fine Arts by the state legislature. The Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame is located here, and Theatre Tuscaloosa is based in the Bean Browne Theatre at Shelton. Moundville Archaeological Park, located at Tuscaloosa’s southwestern edge in Moundville off of Highway 69, is part of the Alabama Museum of Natural History. It recently underwent a multi-million dollar makeover and is internationally recognized as one of the most important prehistoric Indian settlements and ceremonial centers in North America.



There are three main shopping centers located in South West Tuscaloosa. McFarland Plaza, located directly off of McFarland Boulevard, includes stores such as Toys R Us, Stein Mart, Office Max and Pet Supplies Plus. Hillcrest Shopping Center, located off of Highway 69 South, and Taylorville Corners are two others located in South West Tuscaloosa both with shops, restaurants, and businesses.



Located in Hillcrest Shopping Center, Tokyo Japanese Steak and Sushi Bar is a fun, hibachi-style restaurant with delicous food. Also, Taco Caso, a local favorite for inexpensive, fast food style Mexican, is located in Taylorville Corners. 

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