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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$686
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Altavista Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433
    1
  • Theft
    3,148
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,776
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Altavista Reviews

3 reviews
Altavista is mostly a dying town, but the E&S Mart in Altavista is the best! Its a very small town, with most of the businesses leaving for either Lynchburg or Roanoke.
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Altavista is a small rural town with a immersive history. Visit the Avoca Museum, take a walk down Main Street, or attend the First Saturday Trade Lot for fun and history of the town.
Just a small town. Everybody knows everybody. No night life at all. Very close to Lynchburg Va a nice city with lots more to do.