Get to Know Lehigh Valley
Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty serves buyers and sellers in the greater Lehigh Valley, an area made up of Lehigh and Northampton counties, with Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton as its largest cities.
Approximately 821,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. Much of its growth in the past two decades has been driven by an influx of residents from New Jersey and New York, areas accessible via the I-78 corridor.
What’s Driving Growth?
Major employers in the Lehigh Valley include Lehigh Valley Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Air Products & Chemicals, Olympus, PPL, Wind Creek Casino, higher-education institutions, Mack Truck, Sodexho, Amazon.com and others. In addition, the Lehigh Valley’s proximity to New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area means residents can work in those areas while enjoying the often lower cost of living in the Valley.
Lehigh Valley Real Estate
For those new to the area and seeking a home, there is tremendous variety in house styles and price points. Some of the more popular residential areas are Saucon Valley, Historic Bethlehem, Emmaus and nearby Lower Macungie Township, the suburbs north and west of the city of Allentown in South Whitehall Township, the College Hill neighborhood in Easton and adjacent to Easton, Williams Township. Points farther north in Northampton County, stretching towards Carbon and Monroe counties also have seen a lot of residential growth as commuter-road improvements make those areas more accessible to New Jersey.
Lehigh Valley House Styles
Historical brick row houses; new and vintage estate homes, mid-century modern ranchers, picturesque stone farmhouses, townhouses and condos — there are thousands of houses available for purchase at any given time in the Lehigh Valley real-estate market and luckily for buyers, every price point is represented. If you’re relocating to the Lehigh Valley and aren’t sure what area is right for you, contact an agent with our office to help you understand your options. Tim Shannon, Michael Strickland, Katie Werner and Melissa Sullivan, experienced realtors with Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, know the Lehigh Valley and its suburbs well.
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