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Allied Van Lines: The Best of Altoona Moving Companies
When you are preparing for a move in Altoona, PA, you can look to the three Allied Van Lines agents for helpful services. Each of our agents has a 5-star rating and a well-deserved reputation for friendly and efficient service. Our agents are familiar with the whole city and can help you with a move to a new home on Maple Avenue or an apartment on South 14th Street. In addition to coordinating household moves, our agents also handle commercial moves and corporate relocations. Do you need a short-term or long-term storage unit for things that aren't coming to your new home or business right away? Our agents can also help with that.
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, we'll find dependable movers who you can trust to pack, load and transport your belongings. Are you moving to an international destination? We'll handle the logistics of your move. We can even help you locate movers capable of transporting your vehicle. Our agents are BBB-accredited, licensed and bonded. Give our agents a call today to learn more about moving services and to obtain a free quote for commercial relocations or household moves.
The city of Altoona, Pa., is a third class city near the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg and Duncansville as well as townships including Logan, Allegheny, Blair, Frankstown, Antis and Tyrone. The city has a number of nicknames including The Mountain City, A-Town and Toon Town.
The railroad industry played a major role in Altoona’s growth and was founded by Robert E. Lee in 1849 as the site for a shop complex. Altoona’s population boomed in the late 19th century when it increase from 2,000 in 1854 to 20,000 by 1880. The growth was attributed to the need for locomotives during the Civil War. The city was crucial in creating and designing the Gettysburg National Cemetery following the blood bath at the Battle of Gettysburg.
The major sections of Altoona include Downtown, Center City, Fairview, Logantown, Juniata, Wehnwood, Calvert Hills, 5th War, Westmont, Eldorado, East End, Dutch Hill, Pleasant Valley, Hileman Heights, 6th Ward, Mansion Park, Llyswen, Garden Heights and Highland Park.
Activities and Attractions in Altoona
If you’re a fan of baseball you can check out an Altoona Curve game. The team is a member of the Double A Eastern League, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A major tourist attraction and National Historic Landmark in Altoona is the Horseshoe Curve. This curve in the railroad track was used to help raise trains to a suitable elevation in order to help them cross the Allegheny Ridge to go west. The Horseshoe Curve was also a significant target for eight Nazi saboteurs who made their way to the U.S. during World War II after the Germany Navy dropped them off in U-boats.
For more history lessons, head to Allegheny Ridge where you can visit the Altoona Heritage Discovery Center. The center is located in the city’s National Historic District and takes visitors on an adventure through Altoona’s past with exhibits and permanent displays.
Moving to Altoona
When searching for an Altoona moving company to help you get ready for the big move, turn to Allied Van Lines. We offers a number of services including box and furniture inventory, unpacking and clean-up services and electronics and appliance assembly and disassembly. Customers receive free carpet covers for high-traffic areas and residence protection pads to keep your belongings safe. Hundreds of customer service representations are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have regarding your move.
The company also offers vehicle transportation if you choose to arrive in Altoona via Harrisburg International Airport, which is located more than 140 miles outside of the city. If you choose to drive your vehicle to your new home, Altoona is accessible via Interstate 99 and U.S. Route 220.