Quality of Life
The Lehigh Valley offers a lower cost of living and more affordable housing than most parts of the Northeast. Residents have access to exceptional schools and hospitals, as well as plentiful arts, culture and recreation. Cities in the region are bustling with live music and entertainment, specialty restaurants and retail, and sports attractions, such as professional hockey and minor league baseball. If you’re looking for a new home for sale in the Lehigh Valley, be sure to check out our new construction homes located at Brookshire. Judd Builders has carefully designed and crafted luxury houses in a great location surrounded with an array of activities and opportunities.
Lehigh Valley is a foodie’s dream. No matter your taste in cuisine, there is something for everyone. There’s Mesa Modern Mexican and Maxim’s 22 in Easton; CORKED Steakhouse and Wine Bar and Apollo Grill in Bethlehem; and The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar and Allentown Brew Works in downtown Allentown. Or, if craft beer is your thing, check out the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail, where the best in local brews have been put in one spot for you. If you’re more interested in making your own food, there is a plethora of farmers markets and local produce vendors to choose from. The Easton Farmers’ Market goes year round and is the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1700s when residents would converge on the center of town to share their wares and food. The Emmaus Farmers’ Market has some of the freshest produce around. The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market is 12 years strong and takes place seasonally at Campus Square at Lehigh University. Be sure to come on Wednesdays when they have live performances while you shop.
Access to Museums & Culture
Lehigh Valley is rich in history. The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is the crown jewel of art in the area and is routinely home to special events. Historic Bethlehem Sites and Museums is the umbrella under which many downtown Bethlehem historic sites operate including the Colonial Industrial Quarter, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, and more.
The Great Outdoors
Lehigh Valley is home to a variety of sports. From cycling to skiing, if you like to be active, you’ll find a fit in Lehigh Valley. There are two exceptional skiing facilities: Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, PA. and Blue Mountain in Palmerton, PA. Both offer a variety of skiing and snowboarding options in the winter and mountain biking and even disc golf fun in the spring and summer. You can also hike and bike the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor as well as hike the Appalachian Trail. Don’t forget the running events. Lehigh Valley is famous for the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon and Runner’s World Half Marathon and Festival. If you prefer to get out on the water, Easton, Pennsylvania sits at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. And while both rivers are incredible to walk next to and take pictures of, they are even better to get into. Perhaps the most fun comes in the form of rafting and tubing adventures on both rivers. Jim Thorpe River Adventures, Whitewater Challengers, and Pocono Whitewater Adventure all offer incredible rafting excursions that will test the courage of even the most experienced rider. The Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus, PA. also offers numerous ways to get out on the water in a bit more of a relaxed fashion. Their “Bike and Boat” and “Lehigh River Sojourn” events are aimed at not only getting in a canoe or kayak of your own, but also enjoying the sites along the way.
The region blends urban amenities, small-town charm and relaxed rural environments to create an inviting place to live (and work and play). Communities throughout the Lehigh Valley are experiencing a renaissance, as smaller towns add the types of shops, restaurants and entertainment options that formerly could be found only in the major metros of Philadelphia and New York while still maintaining that neighborhood feeling.
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