Altamont is a village in Albany County, New York. It is part of the town of Guilderland, and that is within the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area. It was settled in the mid seventeenth century, and was incorporated in 1890. It has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all of which is land. Two streams cut across the village. The residence of the first mayor is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Retail trade and public administration are the major commercial activities here. It has one public elementary school, as well as a private school. KeyBank National Association has a branch here. The closest hospital is Ellis Hospital, located 11 miles away in Schenectady. The cost of living here is 14.00% higher than the country average.
The area gets 38 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 125. The amount of snowfall is quite high, about 62 inches annually.