A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$927
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    58
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58
    525
  • Theft
    579
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,078
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

    Altamont Reviews

    2 reviews
    I have moved to Altamont since 2012 and love the neighborhood and the safety. The apartment I live in is very clean and pet friendly. We leave our doors open and we feel safe. The travel to malls and restaurant is not that bad. It is also near by a community Y and Cross gate and Colonie mall. It also has an Indian grocery store near by, which is good for my family since we are Asian Indian. Their also are few temples that we can go worship. All in all a beautiful and safe place to live.
    Review Altamont
    Altamont, NY is a quaint, small town that is great for families or couples alike. From the small businesses to the Altamont Fair in August every year, there is a handful of activities to enjoy. With a short drive to Albany, Schenectady, or (slightly farther) Troy, there's the option to go to somewhere with more to offer, but be able to come back to a quiet home.