Why the Lehigh Valley?

Why the Lehigh Valley?

For those currently living in the Lehigh Valley, it is easy to rattle off reasons why it’s a great place to plant roots. With world-class education, renowned chefs, and quality entertainment, locals know (and can recommend) all that our region has to offer. Still, those considering it as a place to live might be wondering: Why should I move to the Lehigh Valley?


The Rebecca Francis team recently had the privilege of attending the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting. We were presented with compelling data and rankings that solidify the Lehigh Valley’s status as an exceptional place to call home.


For example, the Lehigh Valley was ranked as the #1 mid-sized market for economic development in the entire U.S. We have gathered some other highlights for you below:


Quality of Life: The Lehigh Valley boasts a high quality of life for its residents. From charming neighborhoods to bustling nightlife, there really is something for everyone. Realtor.com has ranked Lehigh Valley zip codes as some of the hottest nationally, with Nazareth being the latest addition to the list.


Two regional successes brought to you by ArtsQuest, Musikfest and Christkindlmarkt are not just any music festival or holiday market, but ones that have been ranked among the top by USA Today readers. Imagine the thrill of being part of these vibrant events, surrounded by fine dining, rich history, sports, arts, and nature. This is the Lehigh Valley, where unique experiences are part of our desirable quality of life.


Population Growth: The Lehigh Valley is not just growing, it's thriving. It’s particularly attractive for Gen Zs and Millennials, with Northampton County attracting more adults aged 18-34 than any other Pennsylvania county since 2020. Our region’s international population is also on the rise; Lehigh County ranks #4 among all U.S. counties for residents from international locations. This is a place of opportunity and potential, ready to welcome you.


Microeconomic Improvements: Our region’s median household income, $78,287, is above the state and national averages and has grown by more than $15,000 in the last five years. The average hourly wage is $27.37, which exceeds the state and national averages. The poverty rate has also been steadily declining, a sign of an increasingly healthy economy.


Accessibility: The Lehigh Valley International Airport recently underwent a $35 million expansion, making our region even more accessible for visitors. But it's not just about the airport. Our region's close proximity to major American cities, including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., means you're never far from a bustling metropolis. This is a place where you can be part of a thriving community while still being connected to the wider world.


The Lehigh Valley is the only region in the U.S. that can boast these specs. The Rebecca Francis Team understands the value of a thriving community in addition to a beautiful home, and we are confident in our ability to help you find both. Contact us to start today.

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