Alerts:  Utilities customers may see increases on their bills this month. Town Council approved rate increases for water & sewer services and the implementation of a base rate fee effective 12/01/2018. These changes are to help offset the cost of infrastructure needs identified at both the Water Plant & Wastewater Plant. If you have questions, please call 434-369-5001. 


A Great Place to Live and Work

What better place to raise your family, retire in a relaxed, safe environment, or open your own business, while maintaining a healthful and intimate lifestyle, than Altavista?

Altavista offers a laid back atmosphere without the inconvenience of country living. Plentiful sidewalks take you down tree-lined streets coupled with Victorian-era homes to quaint shops full of antique treasures, unique local finds and natural remedies. Tired of your own cooking? Then, try Altavista’s varied dishes from Southern fare to exotic cuisine. And if you need to work off those extra pounds after eating that second helping, you can canoe them off in the nearby Staunton River or melt them away at the YMCA.

Enjoy family time playing in the creek at Shreve Park or picking up a game of softball in English Park. After-school activities are a cinch with in-town schools, and for the college-bound—Altavista is less than a half a day’s drive to some of the best colleges in America.

Barter and trade at the Trade Lot every first Saturday of the month, a tradition stretching back several decades, where you can also buy fresh food straight from the farm or still on the hoof. Summers in Altavista always open with the famous Uncle Billy’s Day festival culminating in some of the most spectacular firework displays around.

Altavista is not all about country pursuits. We have our own theatre troupe and frequently host art shows featuring creative local talent. Avoca Museum houses and displays Altavista’s historic treasures to share with the current generation, as well as preserve for the next.

Altavista boasts a diverse population attracting people from all walks of life, from entrepreneur to millionaire; from out-of-the-state to out-of-the-country, each adding their own flavor to a growing and thriving town. Altavista has several communication channels, including a vibrant newspaper, and a FM radio station to keep residents abreast of current news, happenings and accomplishments of fellow neighbors, local government and organizations.

Quality of life in Altavista is the best in the country with a strong sense of community tied to keeping Altavista beautiful and attractive for tourists, newcomers and long-time residents alike.

Looking for a peaceful, stress-reduced environment? Then, search no farther than Altavista—a place to live, a way to live.