Welcome to Allentown, the Queen City of Lehigh Valley and the seat of Lehigh County. Home to approximately 118,000 people, the city possesses an undeniable charm with its mix of unique neighborhoods, local markets and haunts, and commercial establishments.
Allentown is also notable for its award-winning parks system and its flourishing events scene, which continue to draw more tourists every year. From world-class theme parks to highly regarded academic institutions, this East Coast city is truly one of a kind.
William Allen, former Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania, founded this regal city in the mid-18th century. It was in his honor that the metropolis was named on April 16, 1838. Nearly 30 years later, the city was incorporated.
During the American Revolution, a church basement within the city served as the temporary home of the Liberty Bell to keep safe it from the British army.
Points of Interest
- Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom – One of Allentown’s main attractions, this amusement and water park occupies200 acres. Heart-thumping rides include the Steel Force, known to be the longest rollercoaster on the East Coast. Wildwater Kingdom, on the other hand, promises fun and enjoyment with its array of water slides and aquatic playlands.
- Allentown Symphony Hall – Formerly known as Miller Symphony Hall, this popular music venue is home to the oldest civilian concert band in the county, the Allentown Band. The renowned Allentown Symphony Orchestra regularly performs in this esteemed music hall on North Street.
- America on Wheels– Our longstanding love affair with road vehicles is given full expression in this museum featuring more than 75 trucks, motorcycles,and cars on 23,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Homebuyers looking to purchase property in Allentown’s real estate market will find:
- Single-family residences
- Multi-family homes located throughout the city