The village of Altamont is located in the western part of the New York town of Guilderland. It was once a vacation area reached mainly by train. With a total of 1.2 square miles of land, it is situated in the northeast part of the state, near the border between Albany and Schenectady counties.
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Homes for sale in Altamont tend to be on the large side. You might see a 2-bed, 1-bath home for $169,000 or anything from four to five beds costing upwards of $200,000. A small number of mansions on large lots go up for sale each year. Two story homes are the most common in the area and come in a variety of architectural styles. Many of these are recently refurbished.
Approximately 1,737 people in 474 families and 646 households live in Altamont. About 42% of the households contain children under 18; 60% of households consist of married couples. The median age is 38. With more than 700 housing units in total, there are typically between 50 and 100 for sale at any given time. The median listing price is $282,000, breaking down to $140 per square foot. The median sale price is slightly lower at $278,000. Median household income here is about $53,000, with median income for a family $61,750. Browse the newest real estate listings in Altamont, NY.
Altamont is served by Altamont Elementary School and Cobb Memorial School. Guilderland Elementary School, Guilderland Central School, and Farnsworth Middle School lie in the nearby community of Guilderland, while Guilderland High School is located in Guilderland Center. Private schools, including boarding and parochial schools, are found in neighboring Albany. Find homes for sale in Altamont by school district.
People in Altamont benefit from the thriving job markets of larger cities including Albany and Schenectady. 84 Lumber, a building materials firm founded 1956, is one of the top employers in Altamont proper. A number of logistics companies have operations in the nearby area, including Quality Distribution and Heartland Express. Local nursing facilities are also major employers.
The Altamont Fair is a long-running local fair that attracts musical acts from around the region. Locals have a wide range of natural areas they can visit, including the Indian Ladder Trail and Thatcher Park, both a short drive away. Historic Hiram Griggs House is just outside Altamont.
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