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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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Mid-sized city complex - East-central Pennsylvania, along I-78 20 miles west of the New Jersey border See Local Real Estate
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City: Lehighton
Zip Codes: 18235
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 264 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Lehighton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lehighton is 5.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lehighton jobs have Increased by 1.67 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lehighton's cost of living is 11.90% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Lehighton's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Lehighton's population is 5,314 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -10.15 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lehighton is $113,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.39%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Lehighton public schools spend $15,080 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Lehighton. Learn more...

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  9/6/2012
Great place if you like tattoos and drugs

I have lived here since 1986 due to a job transfer and have hated it the whole time. Lots of people on drugs sporting tattoos and dragging 2-3 kids around - but... (Read More)

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  4/19/2009
Violent crime rate of 5?

I have no idea where this number came from. Lehighton is the only town I've ever lived in (or even visited) where I have absolutely no fears about taking my dog for a... (Read More)

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  4/19/2009
Nice little town, but . . .

I lived in Lehighton for the first 35 years of my life, then I finally had to get out. I was going nowhere. Lehighton is known for people being born and raised there and... (Read More)

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