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%

Altamont Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    58
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58
    1
  • Theft
    579
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

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%
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Altamont Reviews

3 reviews
A quiet suburb of Albany in upstate New York, Altamont is a vestige of small town America. The Altamont Fair takes place yearly and is well known throughout the Capital Region of New York. Just west of Altamont is Thatcher State Park which is located upon the Helderberg escarpment. Thatcher state park overlooks the Hudson Valley below all the way from Altamont to the Empire State Plaza eleven miles to the East where the most prominent structure of the plaza know as Corning Tower stands at 589 feet and stands a visual land mark for the west border of the Hudson river in Albany.
Review Altamont
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.
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.