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-Strategic location
-Affordable housing
-Attractive downtown


-Economic cycles
-Some unattractive areas

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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  • Profile: Mid-sized city complex
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 264
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Packer
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Quick Facts About Packer

    The unemployment rate in Packer is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Packer jobs have Increased by 1.67 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Packer's cost of living is 2.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Packer's population is 989 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.73 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Packer is $166,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.70%.
    Packer public schools spend $17,344 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in Packer.

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Packer Housing Market

It's not a good time to buy in Packer. Home Appreciation is down -1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Packer Real Estate.
The median home price in Packer is $166,800. Browse Homes in this Range.
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