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Pros

-Strategic location
-Affordable housing
-Attractive downtown

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Some unattractive areas
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area


The cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton have a strong industrial and working class heritage, anchored by the enormous Bethlehem Steel works. The gigantic 500-acre mill complex, abandoned 20 years ago, and is still a formidable presence just south of downtown Bethlehem, and is likely to evolve at least in part to a preserved national park site celebrating our industrial heritage. The rest of the area is a center for mostly old-economy manufacturing with the Lucent Technologies spinoff Agere adding a not-too-prosperous high tech element. Binney & Smith, known worldwide as the maker of Crayola crayons, has its factory in the smaller Easton east along the Lehigh River.


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Quick Facts About Allentown


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Allentown is 7.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Allentown jobs have Increased by 1.71 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Allentown's cost of living is 13.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Allentown's population is 120,207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.39 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Allentown is $107,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.72%.
    SCHOOLS
    Allentown public schools spend $16,224 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.4 students per teacher in Allentown.

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  5/21/2015
Lots to do here

This is a beautiful place, kept clean by weekly street sweeping. A multitude of parks exist including the exceptional Rose Garden and sports fields, and people use them... (Read More)

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  12/6/2010
weather

If you like the changing seasons this is the place for you. In the summer it can get to the upper 90's. Winters are frigid with some heavy... (Read More)

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  4/26/2009
Great Place to Live

Allentown is a great place to live and raise a family. We have lived in in a historic house in center city for the last 12 years and just love it. We have two children... (Read More)

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