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Old 07-20-2007, 12:35 AM
 
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Looking at Altoona as a potential city to relocate to. Just checking different facts about the area, and after checking on some important things like crime rates (which are lower than they are here in Boise, ID!), as an afterthought I realized I should check on other, less important things.

Does Altoona have a mall? And also, what are the grocery store chains in the area?

Thanks!!!
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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Yes, Altoona has a very nice mall. Here's the website: Logan Valley Mall.

You can check on other stores by going to Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic. Enter Altoona and then along the right-hand side are all kinds of buttons you can click on to check for stores, restaurants, schools, libraries, etc.

Last edited by Dawne; 07-20-2007 at 07:09 AM.. Reason: Added website
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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Altoona Pa has a nice mall...I have a beautiful home for sale in a gated community about 60 minutes from Altoona...lakes, swimming, beaches, boating, golfing, great schools and very safe area. And very affordable..check out my home on Ebay..Treasure Lake, DuBois, PA.
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Brookville
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Default Treasure Lake, PA GATED

Sell it. Just over 2000 homes in the Lake, Has 4 lakes, two you boat on. Four pools, one inside. Two golf courses. PGA! camping, hiking, deer in the frount yard most of the time. Skiing and tubing all year, water and snow. At the gate 5- 10 mins from the Mall. A lodge with food and drinks, entertament on fri. and sat. Soon to have town houses on the lake by the tennis courts and club house. Two beatches. Boat docks to rent, waiting list of 2yrs.
Nice place.
VERY LOW CRIME

Altoona is 1hr south east.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Thumbs up Be Careful!!!

Be very careful, we moved to Altoona 3 years ago and that was a mistake. Don't get me wrong, we loved living in Altoona. We lived in a 4200sf beautiful home near mansion park overlooking the valley. In the morning you can here the whistle at the railroad works in town calling people in and at night the melodies of the church bells. However, unless your retired or in the medical field there is no work. I remember looking at the classifieds and there was only 8 ads for work. That's right, 8! The people are great and I wish we could have made it. Plus, we paid cash for our home. No mortgage and it was still hard. As for the crime......we too loked at the stats before we moved and were surprised by the petty crime. We had a lawn mower stolen, a flag and some minor items all within 6 months. I remember going to get some lumber and a 12 year old rode up on a bike with a car stereo in hand wanting to sell it. We sold 8 months later and moved north of Harrisburg in a small town of 2500 people and love it....hope this helps
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