Western Lehigh Valley

 

Welcome to Western Lehigh Valley

Classic American main streets and a warm hometown feel weave through the lovely Western Lehigh Valley. There is no need for nostalgia here, as the picturesque region's towns evoke the quaint charm and friendly smiles of a bygone era. City dwellers will find both a respite from the frenzied life of urban metropolises and a vibrant array of restaurants and culture.

Western Lehigh Valley contains several standout towns, including Macungie, Emmaus, Trexlertown, and Shneckville, as well as a bevy of lushly landscaped parks and nature preserves. Families cherish the area for its serenity and excellent schools, while the historic architecture and sweet farmhouses appeal to those needing a slower-paced lifestyle teeming with vintage beauty. Properties are stunning and include everything from restored 17th-century stone structures to elegant estates sprawling over impressive acreage.

 

What to Love

  • Lush landscaping and wild beauty
  • Eclectic culinary scene
  • Excellent schools
  • Pristine parks and nature preserves
 

Local Lifestyle

The rolling hills and lush farmland of Western Lehigh Valley set a stunning scene for residential bliss. The small-town atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and locals cherish the close-knit community and relaxed way of life. Farm-fresh cuisine makes dining out a delightful experience, while the area’s majestic wild beauty invites residents to tap into their inner explorer.  

You can often find locals biking the region’s multitudinous trails, hiking the nearby nature preserves, or practicing their swing out on the golf course. Winter brings skiing, while nearby hotels and resorts pamper residents with posh spa treatments and a bevy of health-centered activities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Considering the spectacular scenery and hillside beauty of Western Lehigh Valley, there is little wonder cycling is such a popular pastime. South Mountain Cycle and Cafe is the area’s premier outfitter of cycling equipment and apparel and offers an exceptional selection of mountain bikes, electric bikes, hybrids, kids’ bikes, and top-notch gear and services. The onsite coffee bar provides a lovely spot to wait for bike repairs. 

Kitschy cuisine is at its best at Yocco’s, The Hot Dog King, a casual yet legendary restaurant known for its secret sauce and the best dogs in town. Mixology shines at Triple Sun Spirits Co. This stylish distillery sports a relaxed atmosphere and a creative menu of colorful cocktails and small-batch spirits. The gorgeous, industrial-chic tasting rooms sparkle with a steampunk-meets-laboratory vibe, and the drinks are delectable. 

Let’s Play Books stirs the imaginations of young readers and seasoned bibliophiles alike. This darling spot is known for delightful children’s programs, book clubs, and the latest in beach reads, literary classics, and bestsellers.
 

Things to Do

With vintage flair and classic movie house treats, Emmaus Theatre welcomes guests to sink into the velvety darkness of this 1940s cinema and let the magic of filmmaking bewitch them. Current blockbusters, gems of yesteryear, and quirky classics all grace the screen at this retro favorite. 

The lush landscape at Lock Ridge Park unfurls over 50 acres. It showcases a stunning focal point — the stone, castle-like Lock Ridge Furnace, a charming monument now listed with the National Register of Historic Places. The park also features a museum, lovely walking trails, and prime picture-taking backdrops. Shneckville’s sweeping vistas and glorious sunsets are on full display at the Trexler Nature Preserve. This expansive park spans over 1,000 acres and provides breathtaking views of the valley.    

Western Lehigh Valley’s rolling hills provide an elegant setting for golf, and Brookside Country Club has an impeccably designed course. This family-centric membership club fosters a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features all the trappings of a tony private society. Tennis courts, a pristine swimming pool, and first-class cuisine are many reasons why country club culture is so coveted.
 

Schools

Residents of Western Lehigh Valley enjoy access to acclaimed public schools through the East Penn School District and Parkland School District, as well as several academies and private schools, including:
   
 
 
 

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Overview for Western Lehigh Valley, PA

31,417 people live in Western Lehigh Valley, where the median age is 38.6 and the average individual income is $42,901. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,417

Total Population

38.6 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,901

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Western Lehigh Valley, PA

Western Lehigh Valley has 13,394 households, with an average household size of 2.23. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Western Lehigh Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,417 people call Western Lehigh Valley home. The population density is 6,074.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,417

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.6

Median Age

48.55 / 51.45%

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Total Households

2.23

Average Household Size

$42,901

Average individual Income

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Schools in Western Lehigh Valley, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Western Lehigh Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
A Child's Choice Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Moravian Academy Lower School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Notre Dame Of Bethlehem School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Moravian Academy Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
James Buchanan Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Nitschmann Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Clearview Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Calypso Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
William Penn Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5

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