County: Tuscaloosa

School and Community Information
An objective guide to local schools
A statistical overview of life in this community

Just eight miles west of Tuscaloosa on U.S. Highway 82, the small town of Coker was first established in 1900 but incorporated in 1999 as one of the county's newest municipalities.  The incorporation reflects the proud spirit of this close-knit community, where residents were concerned that Coker would be annexed by Northport or Tuscaloosa as a result of suburban sprawl.  Coker is actually located west of Newport, which is west of Tuscaloosa.  Newcomers will find the best of all worlds in Coker, where the chirp of crickets and the call of native birds replace the din of urban traffic.  At the same time, the world-class cultural, healthcare, educational, and entertainment attractions in Tuscaloosa are only minutes from home.  Although Coker is destined to grow along with its metropolitan neighbors, the town intends to protect its quality of life and rural charm.
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