METROPOLITAN AREA, SMALL-TOWN QUALITY OF LIFE.
From the downtowns of our three cities – Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton – to the main streets of our smaller communities – Emmaus, Nazareth, Hellertown, and Bangor – and all points in between, Lehigh Valley has the right neighborhood for you to call home.
You will find world-class health care, outstanding higher education, affordable housing options in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and more than enough things to do and places to eat. Lehigh Valley is the very definition of neighborhood living.
$187,000 Median home sale price*
$1,264 Average monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment*
267,548 Housing units
2,700 Apartments added since 2014
1,170 Apartment units under construction*
68% / 32% Ratio of homeowners to renters
*Data as of Q1 2019
Sources: Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors®; CoStar; Census Bureau.
Featuring major health providers including Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Easton Hospital, Coordinated Health, and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, the region ranks among the best in the nation for a variety of specialties including Oncology, Cardio and Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, and Rehabilitation.
COST OF LIVING
Total cost of living compared with other Northeast metro areas.
Philadelphia is 7% more expensive.
Central NJ is 24% more expensive.
Northern NJ is 20% more expensive.
Boston, MA is 47% more expensive.
Washington, D.C. is 51% more expensive.
Brooklyn, NY is 77% more expensive.
Manhattan, N.Y. is 125% more expensive.