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Community : New Resident Welcome

New Resident Welcome


Dear New Resident,
The Board of Supervisors and Administrative Staff extend a warm welcome to you and your family.

You will find our Township to be a well-planned, well-managed community whose residents take pride in their homes, churches, schools, parks, and government.

The Township is a Second Class Township and operates under the Board/Manager form of government. There are five elected Supervisors. The Manager, Attorney, and Engineer are appointed professionals. The Board of Supervisors meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Board of Supervisors' Meeting Room, Township Municipal Building. You are welcome to attend and speak on any subject.

We invite you to participate in the many programs provided by various organizations active in the community. We hope you will help us maintain our high standards by volunteering your talents to our advisory boards. Once again, we are most happy you chose Antis Township.

Sincerely,

Lucas L. Martsolf

Township Manager



Regional Education

Our nationally recognized public and private schools are developing practical and diverse courses of study while challenging students to meet their full potential. Innovative classes prepare our students to be effective communicators, technology-focused, problem solvers, team players, creative, and develop a global perspective.

The Bellwood-Antis School District is a small, rural public school district located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. It serves the Borough of Bellwood and Antis Township. Bellwood-Antis School District encompasses approximately 63 square miles. Approximately 1300 students,  Kindergarten to 12th Grade, are  serviced by the school district.

Bellwood-Antis School District Website

School Graduation Rate (2010) Post-Secondary Bound (2010)
Altoona Area School District 85.02% 74.6%
Bellwood-Antis School District 95.73% 85.7%
Claysburg-Kimmel School District 96.10% 68.8%
Hollidaysburg Area School District 96.79% 64.9%
Spring Cove School District 89.71% 67.2%
Tyrone Area School District 85.96% 76.9%
Williamsburg Area School District 97.78% 63.0%
Data provided by Pennsylvania Dept. of Education

Post-Secondary Schools

Higher education in the Blair County region is among the very best in the nation and the area offers many opportunities for life-long learning.

The region is home to Penn State University’s two largest campuses in University Park and Altoona. It is also home to a top-ranked career and technology center as well as three additional universities/colleges.


Business & Technical Schools

Recreation and Shopping

All work and no play…is no fun at all!
Combine your weekend getaway with the place you live and work. All four seasons in Blair County offers exciting and fun outdoor activities, fascinating historical and educational landmarks and museums, railroad attractions, family-friendly free admission amusement parks, shopping centers and quaint specialty shops, a spectacular AA baseball park and so much more.

Altoona is the largest retail area between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. Home to over 180 restaurants and 450 shopping destinations, the Altoona area is a destination for central PA and surrounding states. Our affordable cost of living makes shopping and dining more enjoyable.

Explore Altoona

Blair County is a four season wonderland and is at the heart of The Alleghenies, which is a six county destination region of central PA offering something for everyone.  Visit historic Horseshoe Curve; ascend to the top of Blue Know, PA’s highest skiable mountain; bicycle through top-ranked road routes and more.

The Alleghenies

Blair County and the I-99 Corridor are home to the Pittsburgh Pirate baseball minor league affiliate the Altoona Curve, Penn State football and Big Ten sports.  Golf enthusiasts can try over a dozen golf courses in the region.  Blair County is also home to not one, but two free admission, family-friendly amusement parks located just minutes apart.

Altoona Curve
Penn State Sports
Explore Altoona

Arts and Culture

Enjoy the rich culture of Blair County by spending your evenings listening to the symphony or watching a ballet at the famous Mishler Theater in Downtown Altoona.  Experience a play at Penn State Altoona’s Misciagna Center for Performing Arts, at University Park’s Penn State Performing Arts Center or visit an exhibit at the Southern Alleghenies Museum.  Blair County and the I-99 Corridor can connect you to original and inspirational experiences

Health Care

Our region’s healthcare professionals and facilities are excellent and receive national attention each year.  Blair County offers three hospitals including the Altoona Regional Health System, Tyrone Hospital, Nason Hospital and the VA Medical Center.

As a commitment to the overall healthcare industry in Blair County, ABCD Corp. manages the Blair County Healthcare Industry Partnership, to stay on the forefront of issues, education and employment for this vital sector.

Housing and Cost of Living

Whether you’re looking for great schools, a safe community or low taxes, the Blair County area offers a combination of urban and rural environments, and a high quality of life in the heart of central Pennsylvania.
Area Overall Food Utilities Miscellaneous
BLAIR COUNTY, PA 87 101 107 91
PENNSYLVANIA 96 102 107 101
UNITED STATES 100 100 100 100

Transportation

Blair County sits as the heart of the I-99 Corridor and is the crossroads for Route 22 and I-99 covering all points north, south, east and west from one convenient location! Click here to view maps of the region.
Blair County traces its proud history to the Pennsylvania Railroad that put Altoona on the map and that infrastructure is still with us today.  We sit along the mainline of Norfolk Southern and have a number of rail-served sites and facilities.  Contact our office to learn about Blair County’s rail and how your business can benefit.
The region is also home to the Blair County Airport in Martinsburg, PA and the University Park Airport in State College, PA.  Daily flights can connect you to Cincinnati, OH; Philadelphia International; Pittsburgh International; Washington/Dulles International, and Detroit International airports.

For detailed flight information and regional air services visit the University Park Airport and Altoona/Blair County Airport websites.