Chaz_Cheeto t1_jau72fn wrote

Depends on where you live. Some areas of Allentown are…interesting. From experience, the Cedar Crest and Tilghman Street sections are pretty nice areas. There are plenty of shopping centers and places to go. Allentown has a lot around it and it has been really developed over the years. I’d say the Cedar Crest area is quite safe and relatively nice. If you’re looking to live outside the city, the areas of Lower Macungie and Emmaus are not bad areas. There’s not much there compared to Allentown, but it’s certainly “safe,” in my opinion.

Additionally, if you are okay with commuting, Bethlehem is always a great option. I currently live in Bethlehem and I love it here. Bethlehem has a ton of restaurants, historical sites, parks, shopping centers, and is smack dabbed next to Allentown. The North and West side are certainly safe areas and right off route 22, the highway that brings you right through Allentown.


Chaz_Cheeto t1_iyey0xe wrote

Depends on where you live. I actually live in PA now, but grew up in Jersey. I live in the Lehigh Valley and rent prices here rival that of New York. One bedroom apartments here are going for around $1,500-$2,000 depending on where you live. Prices are really climbing quickly. Housing prices are also skyrocketing.

My uncle purchased a two bedroom home for $75,000 back in 2012 and now that same home is valued around $250,000. Needless to say he’s thinking about selling and moving somewhere else.