Welcome to Allentown

Lush rolling hills, sweeping Blue Mountain vistas, old-fashioned charm, and a chic approach to urbanity make Allentown one of the nation’s most sought-after cities. Centuries-old buildings have been flawlessly updated by leading designers, who maintain the integrity and shine of the vintage architecture, and a thrilling mix of industrial and artistic sensibilities infuse this dynamic community with an unpretentious sophistication. 

The City of Allentown dates back to 1762 when former Philadelphia mayor, William Allen, founded the pastoral area as a small farming community. By the 1920s, what began as a tiny town of Pennsylvania Dutch farms had grown into an agricultural center of commerce and marketing.

Today, Allentown celebrates both its agricultural heritage and rich North American history with a beloved fairgrounds culture, a thriving museum scene, and a stylish sense of modernism that tips its hat to the past.

What to Love

  • A rich history and urban flair
  • Vibrant culinary scene
  • Celebrated community events
  • Museums and cultural attractions

Local Lifestyle

Allentown is a true renaissance city. From the significant cultural centers and art museums to a thriving sports life and strong music and entertainment scene, residents have the best of all industries at their fingertips.

The beautiful neighborhoods and quiet streets invite families to set down roots, while the proximity to major metropolitan areas rounds out the reasons why this countryside respite is an ideal spot for a second home. Equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia, Allentown is only 90 minutes away, making day trips to the city a breeze.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The string of awards garnered by Billy’s Downtown Diner belies the natural feel of this downtown spot. Sporting a classic diner menu with a twist of modernity, Billy’s has become a local favorite for specialties like pink lemonade pancakes and the mango omelet.

The bread is freshly baked, and the service is stellar at Egypt Star Bakery, where residents flock to enjoy sticky buns and a rainbow of colorful confections. Bell Hall shines with elevated gastropub fare ranging from gourmet burgers to creative cocktails and features a patio for alfresco dining.

The Allentown Farmers Market provides an impressive selection of organic fruits and vegetables straight from local farms and delectable delights like freshly baked pastries, international cuisine, and handmade artisan cheeses. RE:find carefully curates a stunning collection of finely crafted furniture, collectibles, art, and antiques and brings both taste and an eclectic eye to home design.

A day at the Da Vinci Science Center is a day well spent. This modern space is filled with innovative, interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments perfect for young minds and budding scientists.


Things to Do

Lehigh Country Club is a lesson in excellence. From the immaculate greens and lavish amenities, to the impeccable New American cuisine and superb hospitality, this private golf and social club pampers members with the best of everything. 

The first-rate collection of art at the Allentown Art Museum has made this elegant establishment the cultural center of Allentown. Here you can stop in to see world masters and have a lovely lunch at the museum bistro. Allentown invites residents to ring America’s bell at the Liberty Bell Museum. This beloved history museum features a replica of the Revolutionary War Liberty Bell, an adorable puppet show, and a rich collection of early American art and culture. 

Hosted by the legendary Allentown Fairgrounds, the Great Allentown Fair is a week-long celebration of Allentown’s agricultural history. Each year, some of music’s top performers put on a show, kids race to get the best seat on the roller coasters, and guests enjoy local cuisine and refreshments. 

Holiday festivities come to life in Allentown during Lights in the Parkway, a cherished neighborhood wintertime event that  invites guests to drive through a mile-long display of vibrant lights and whimsical winter wonderland decorations. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is a premier East Coast amusement park and has been an Allentown landmark since 1884. Known for its famed Planet Snoopy park, this iconic spot has all the trappings of a classic theme park, from over 60 roller coasters to water attractions and carnival games.


Allentown families benefit from public schools in the area’s two school districts, Allentown School District and Salisbury Township School District, as well as several prestigious private academies and colleges, including:

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Overview for Allentown, PA

2,180 people live in Allentown, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $23,779. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Allentown, PA

Allentown has 995 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Allentown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,180 people call Allentown home. The population density is 6,539.487 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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