Moving to Altoona, PA

If you’re looking to relocate to the Altoona, PA area, our agents at RE/MAX are here to help you find the perfect home. We understand that moving to an unfamiliar area can be stressful, which is why we strive to make the process as comfortable as possible. From schools to recreation, our agents will provide you with the information you need to know about the area in Altoona where you want to move.

Our real estate agents are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the area. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell your home in Altoona, we’re sure that your experience will be excellent.

If you live within the Altoona city limits, the Altoona Area School District is the public school system that your children will attend. Click the  link to the Altoona Area School District’s website to find out more.

There are also a number of private schools in the Altoona Area, including Bishop Guilfoyle, Great Commission, St. Rose of Lima and more. If you prefer that your children learn from the safety of your home, there are also a number of charter schools, which can be accessed nationally.

Also located in Altoona is the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, which offers vocational education to high school students around the area as well as adult classes in the evenings.

Altoona is home to the Altoona Curve, a minor-league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who play at the People’s Natural Gas Field in the Lakemont area of the city. As well as the Curve, there are other recreational activities and attractions to see in Altoona. Listed below are some of the many things to do.

Shopping

  • Logan Valley Mall The Logan Valley Mall features over 124 stores including J. C. Penney, Macy’s, Old Navy, Sears and more. An 8-screen Carmike Cinemas is also located at the mall.
  • Logan Town Centre The Logan Town Centre is a shopping complex that features over 25 stores including Best Buy, Boscov’s, Barnes & Noble, Giant Eagle and more. The complex also features a number of restaurants including Chili’s, Dairy Queen, and Chipotle.

Attractions

  • Horseshoe Curve The Horseshoe Curve is a historic landmark in Altoona. A three-track railroad completed in 1854, the Curve replaced the time-consuming Allegheny Portage Railroad and was targeted by Nazi Germany during WWII. The Curve is part of Norfolk Southern Railway’s Pittsburgh Line that allows large vehicles to cross through the mountains in Blair County.
  • Fort Roberdeau Fort Roberdeau is a historic county park located on the outskirts of Altoona, PA. The fort offers tours and special activities to help you imagine what life was like for settlers during the 18th century.
  • Railroaders Museum The Railroaders Museum is a three-story museum that offers attractions, exhibits, and a movie theatre that show the history of the railroad in Altoona and Pennsylvania. The museum also has an indoor lunch area for groups and a gift shop with unique souvenirs.
  • Lakemont Park Originally opened as a trolley park in 1894, Lakemont Park is the 8th oldest amusement park in the United States. The park features numerous rides, an arcade and water park. Lakemont Park is home to the world’s oldest rollercoaster, Leap-the-Dips.
  • Canoe Creek State Park Canoe Creek is the only State Park in the area, with various outdoor activities, camping, log cabin rentals, and more.
  • And more…

As of 2012, the population of Altoona, PA was 46,148. According to the 2010 census, there were 20,059 households in the city.