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-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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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bethlehem is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bethlehem jobs have Increased by 1.71 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bethlehem's cost of living is 5.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bethlehem's population is 74,892 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.85 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bethlehem is $148,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.50%.
    SCHOOLS
    Bethlehem public schools spend $15,743 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Bethlehem.

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  5/30/2011
Bethlehem, Memorial Day, 2011

The city of Bethlehem is staging a revival. With the loss of tax revenue when Bethlehem Steel closed 10+ years ago the city has struggled with its finances. It has been... (Read More)

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  3/3/2010
Lots to do in Bethlehem

Whatever your intrests you will probably be able to do engage in it in Bethlehem. There are many restaurants, theaters, a casino, art galleries, etc. If you enjoy the... (Read More)

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  2/28/2010
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