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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Altoona

Nothing really unique. Ive lived here all my life. Not much to do in this city like other bigger cities.

I like that I know most if the neighbors and they are friendly. They will help you with anything you need done.

I don't think there's much unique about my neighborhood other than we live right near a major train hub. my favorite local business is the barber/salon down the street because they're friendly and reliable. I like walking my son to school and taking him to the local spray park in the summertime.

I'm not afraid to let the kids play in the yard. There are other kids in the neighborhood. Center of town is within walking distance. Park close too.

I like that the cost of living is low. I also like that nobody bothers you when you want to be left alone.

I love how quiet and friendly my neighborhood is, it is safe an easy to access with groceries.. It is really lovely and the weather is great.

Who Lives Here

Altoona Demographics

Education

High School

57%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

12%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

23%

4 people

17%

5 people

9%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

59%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

2%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

33%

45-65

25%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Altoona?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$5950$1197$1197$1380
Jun '24$5950$1197$1197$1362
May '24$5950$1197$1197$1340
Apr '24$5950$1197$1133$1360
Mar '24$5950$1197$1067$1340
Feb '24$5950$1140$1145$1292
Jan '24$2858$1162$1000$1270
Dec '23$2858$1139$1000$1209
Nov '23$2858$1117$1052$1209
Oct '23$2858$1103$1081$1209
Sep '23$2858$1064$1086$1209
Aug '23$2858$1064$1110$1230
Jul '23$2858$1100$1060$1209

*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

51%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5252

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 8 of 16 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 11 of 16 renters

Percentage: 3232

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 16 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Pet, Coffee

Things To Do In Altoona

Top Score

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Altoona is prime for park lovers.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 17% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Altoona.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 72% more pet facilities than average
  3. 21% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 23% more coffee shops than average
  3. 17% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Altoona scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. 61% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Altoona is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. 39% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Altoona gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 6% more grocery stores than average
  3. 10% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Altoona.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 21% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Altoona doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 67% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 34% more restaurants than average
  3. 18% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 11% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. 26% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Altoona Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 15 of 16 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 14 of 16 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 13 of 16 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 13 of 16 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 16 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 16 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 11 of 16 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 9 of 16 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 16 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 8 of 16 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 9 of 16 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 9 of 16 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 16 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 12 of 16 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 13 of 16 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 14 of 16 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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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Altoona, PA

Altoona is a small city in Pennsylvania with just over 44,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just over 39, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. The majority of Altoona residents own their homes, and 38% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $643 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Altoona will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Altoona residents find that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 39% of residents, while public transportation isn't used widely. Relatively few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number is higher than the national average.

Many Altoona residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 16% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just under $49K, Altoona workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Altoona has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (32%) compared to the national average. Further, 12% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.