Lehigh Valley Fast Facts
Lehigh Valley Living
- Imagine pastoral living on a five-acre estate, twenty minutes away from world-class cultural, sports, entertainment, retail and dining indulgences.
- Or would you prefer life at the heart of a funky, eclectic urban scene, surrounded by artists and nightlife?
- Perhaps your dream home is on a river or sits on a ridge, surrounded by panoramic views.
- Or maybe you’re seeking one of the newer New York bedroom communities close to transportation.
Whatever dream home you’re looking for, it’s here in the Lehigh Valley.
Contact me to tour the Lehigh Valley and discuss your real estate needs.
About the Region
The Lehigh Valley (aka “the Valley,” or “A-B-E”) is located in eastern Pennsylvania, 50 miles (96 km) north of Philadelphia and 70 miles (144 km) west of New York City. It is comprised of four key areas: Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Nazareth. With a population of over 800,000, the Lehigh Valley is the third-most populous region in Pennsylvania – and is the fastest growing due to its popularity as a bedroom community for both New York and Philadelphia.
With recent success in attracting big business to the region, the Lehigh Valley has earned praise for building a bustling, business-friendly environment. The cities and towns of the Lehigh Valley have also done a masterful job reinventing former commercial and industrial spaces as fun, outdoors-oriented spaces, as well as urban communities housing extensive cultural, retail and artistic venues. Combined with a flourishing restaurant scene and nightlife, it’s no wonder the Lehigh Valley is Pennsylvania’s fastest growing region with a high quality of life.
Lehigh Valley Fast Facts:
Counties: Lehigh and Northampton
Most Populous City: Allentown
2nd Most Populous City: Bethlehem
Major Highways: (I-476/PA Turnpike, I-78, I-22, Rt. 309, I-378, Rt. 222)
Air Travel: Lehigh Valley International Airport, 2 regional/private airports
Public Transportation: LANTA bus service, privately-owned daily service to New York & Philadelphia
Most Common Industries: educational services, construction, health care, solar power
Large Local Employers: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Amazon, Air Products, Mack Truck, Just Born Candies, Olympus, B. Braun, Dun & Bradstreet, PPL, St. Luke’s Health Network, Crayola
Shopping & Retail:
From outdoor lifestyle malls to the biggest department stores names at the Lehigh Valley Mall, the “Valley” has it all. Choose from shopping on MacArthur Blvd., the Promenade Shops in the Saucon Valley, The Outlet at Sands Casino on Bethlehem’s Southside, the Town Square in Easton or dozens of other malls and shopping areas. The “Valley” has seen an explosion of both higher-end shops and retail outlets in recent years.
Radio, Television & Print Media: 15 local radio stations (multiple formats), television (both New York & Philadelphia stations), 2 daily newspapers
Local Colleges & Universities: Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Northampton Community College
Nationally-recognized hospitals: Lehigh Valley Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital