Altoona Area

The Altoona area is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Our region offers affordable housing, religious diversity, outstanding public and private schools, and numerous higher education opportunities.  Year-round outdoor recreational activities, cultural events, and a variety of excellent shopping and dining choices will be sure to keep you busy. 

To explore the many things Central Pennsylvania and the Altoona area have to offer, visit the Regional Resource Center


Altoona Horseshoe CurveCentral Pennsylvania is a beautiful area with many opportunities.  Altoona (population of about 46,000 people) is located within Blair County and combines the activities of a small metropolitan area with the scenic beauty of a rural location. 

Our location provides easy access to points of interest like State College (45 minutes), Pittsburgh (2 hours), Baltimore (3 hours), and New York City (4.5 hours).  Three international airports are within a two-hour drive. 

Our cost of living is lower than State College, York, Williamsport, Lancaster, Hershey, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Scranton, and many others cities.