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Apartments for rent in Altoona, IA

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See what Altoona, IA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Altoona

I like how many other kids there are in my neighborhood and how friendly my neighbors are. We always talk to each other. It also has many parks, which is great and a school within walking distance, as well as a grocery store and library within walking distance, a fitness facility within biking distance, and bike trails to walk/ride on.

I live in an older neighborhood, 1/2 a mile from an elementary school. Our houses are far apart, more country living then being in an neighborhood, but not actually far outside the busy in town areas

It's small and very friendly. Everyone you meet is very nice. There is also a theme park and a casino here that bring a lot of people during the spring and summer.

Who Lives Here

Altoona Demographics

Education

High School

35%

Associate's

34%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

22%

4 people

18%

5 people

12%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

10%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

16%

10-20

15%

20-45

33%

45-65

22%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Altoona?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$771$1069$1033$1437
Jan '24$771$1067$1286$1598
Dec '23$771$1058$1274$1561
Nov '23$757$1056$1295$1566
Oct '23$757$1086$1305$1544
Sep '23$757$1079$1288$1531
Aug '23$757$1077$1211$1526
Jul '23$595$920$985$1149
Jun '23$595$920$985$1149
May '23$595$920$985$1149
Apr '23$595$920$985$1149
Mar '23$595$920$985$1149
Feb '23$595$920$985$1149

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Altoona

Altoona Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

25%

15-30 Mins

49%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3434

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Percentage: 4545

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Coffee, Parks

Things To Do In Altoona

Top Score

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Altoona serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 53% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 26% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Altoona.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 12% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Altoona.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% more parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Altoona could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 38% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 19% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 82% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 41% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 25% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 52% fewer shops than average
  3. 62% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Altoona is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 75% fewer gyms than average
  3. 17% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 43% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Altoona Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 13 of 13 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 12 of 13 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 12 of 13 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 12 of 13 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 9 of 13 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 13 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Altoona Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Altoona

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All About

Living in Altoona, IA

Living in Altoona, Iowa promises a serene and welcoming setting perfect for everyone, from young professionals to families. This city is celebrated for its peaceful neighborhoods, ample recreational activities, and bustling local economy. For those looking for apartments for rent in Altoona, IA, you'll find a variety of options that offer a high standard of living in a community that perfectly balances urban convenience with small-town charm. One of the most attractive features of Altoona is its wealth of entertainment and recreational activities. The Adventureland Park and Prairie Meadows, both located within the city limits, offer thrilling amusement activities and a vibrant horse racing and casino scene respectively. Renters can also indulge in the local shopping scene at the Outlets of Des Moines and enjoy the numerous dining opportunities scattered throughout the city. You can also enjoy the serenity of the city’s various parks and the beauty of nature at the Gay Lea Wilson Trail. The city's top neighborhoods, such as Bennett's, Village of Ashbrook, and Ironwood, offer a variety of apartment rentals in Altoona, IA. These neighborhoods are known for their safety, friendly community, and excellent amenities. Each neighborhood provides various options when it comes to rent with a range of apartment styles, sizes, and costs. Whether you're looking for a spacious multi-bedroom apartment or a minimalist studio, Altoona has something to offer everyone. Altoona's excellent school district, low crime rate, and steady job market make it an appealing choice for families and young professionals alike. The area is served by the Southeast Polk Community School District, which is known for its exceptional quality of education. The city's proximity to Des Moines also offers a short commute to a larger job market. In conclusion, Altoona, IA represents a comfortable and appealing living option for those seeking to rent an apartment in a city that offers both life's necessities and its pleasures in equal measure.