Allentown, Pennsylvania 

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Lots to do here - 5/21/2015
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 a lot. There's a wide variety of music from Big Bands to religious to Classic Rock to hip hop - truly something for everyone. Read More

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weather - 12/6/2010
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

Great Place to Live - 4/26/2009
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 ages six and ten. We have a tremendous park system, good schools and inexpensive quality of life. The city has an excellent art museum, Baum school of art, discovery science center and symphony hall, all with wonderful childrens programs and classes. If your kids are into art and science this is the place to live. Many new companies are also moving into the area. I would recommend this city to new families, it has many great qualities that make it a great place to live, work and Read More

Crime Ridden with No Plan - 1/5/2009
Allentown is crime ridden and its gotten worse over the years.My entire apartment complex was robbed along with three neighbors car stereos stolen within just a few months.And we do not live in downtown Allentown.At a local watch meeting about a year ago the police stated that the typical response time to nonviolent crimes(i.e.burglary,robbery)was 7 hours as theres not enough police officers.After my computer was stolen the police officer actually laughed at me.This is a bad place to raise Read More

Allentown is on the right track - 10/15/2008
More and more new people seem to find something to love about Allentown every day, making up for the negative, self-loathing denizens that have characterized the city's misery in recent years. Fresh voices want to see Allentown become a special place, and they are finding great partners in neighborhoods like Old Allentown and the West End Theatre District. One of the best parts of living in the city is that you can get involved almost from day one, participating in the revitalization of the urban core of the Lehigh Read More

Allentown - 3/16/2008
I've lived here my whole life and noticed that in recent years there's been an influx of minority residents as well as more affluent New Read More

I Got Out!!! - 10/22/2007
I lived in Allentown for almost three years, from 2002-2005. It was one of the most challenging times in my life. I moved there from the Bay Area, and have lived in several other cities around the country. I enjoy the cultural experiences that a city has to offer, so I thought we would be okay living between New York and Philly. However, they are long drives away, so you are stuck in an area that really doesn't have much to offer in the way of restaurants, cultural activities, or interesting people. I met TONS of people who were from the area, wanted to leave, but were afraid to venture out in the world, so there they stayed. There is NOTHING that I would recommend about the area. Pick a suburb close to Philly if you move to that area. It will be more alive and interesting. Allentown is just a weird little world....everyday I feel lucky to have gotten out with my sanity. I now live in the Portland, Oregon area, and I LOVE Read More

Too close to NYC and Philadelphia - 10/10/2007
City has never developed its own entertainment Read More

stay away if your a good, moral person who wants - 7/27/2007
Allentown is not like how it used to be 30 years ago...i wish i did my research then when i was moving lol....this place is crime, drug infested! i would not recommend this town...stay away from the down town area .and the allentown school district is horribly...all the state test...the childrens scores are way below what they should be. i'm looking forward to move soon. but ares near dorney park....20th street and on, cedar the total opposite! oh and did i mention the sex offenders? they swarm this's funny you dont notice how bad it is at first but now that i do i'm eagar to Read More

Depends where you are... - 6/27/2007
Allentown has been described as a slum with a monument in the middle. In some ways, that accurately portrays the downtown area. However, the areas outside of the downtown area vary and many are very nice neighborhoods. Not much cohesion in the city--distinct neighborhoods, mostly quiet. Not a bad place to live, Read More

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