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Bethlehem, PA

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Bethlehem is in the Lehigh Valley (which also includes Allentown and Easton) in Pennsylvania and has a gorgeous landscape with mountains around it and the picturesque Lehigh River flowing through it. You'll also find the charm of a \College Town\ because of the nearby schools. The city has a significantly lower crime rate than nearby Allentown and Easton and is divided into four main areas: Center City, West Side, East Side, and South Side. In the past, Money magazine has put Bethlehem at number 88 for the \Top 100 Best Place to Live.\

Getting Around in Bethlehem, PA

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Bethlehem is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.23%
  • 8.19%
  • 0.99%

Bethlehem Living

<p>With multiple malls, shopping centers, and new shops along Main Street, there is plenty of shopping to do in Bethlehem. The restaurants are not too shabby here either with favorites like the Apollo Grill and the Edge Restaurant. The college town vibe that envelopes Lehigh is for good reason. Lehigh University, Moravian College, and the Moravian Theological Seminary all call the city home. Lehigh was founded in 1865, was ranked 35th in the 2010 U.S. News and World Report's list of America's best colleges, and boasts about 7,000 students. It is also worth noting that Lehigh's Zoellner Arts Center is a great place for residents to catch live music and theatre, check out art galleries, or listen to a speaker. Monrovian was founded in 1742 and is the sixth oldest college in the nation. The college also includes the Moravian Theological Seminary.</p>

LeHigh University

<p>LeHigh University is the principal institution of higher learning in the city of Bethlehem. LeHigh is one of the oldest colleges in the region, having been established in 1865, and it's been in operation since. Today, the college has almost 5,000 students, and has won multiple awards along with making solid rankings it was ranked 12th in The Wall Street Journal's collegiate return on investment rankings. LeHigh has a very competitive basketball team, and sent former guard CJ McCollum to the NBA in 2013. Their basketball team is known for defeating powerhouse Duke University in the NCAA tournament in 2012.</p>

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

<p>The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is one of the biggest casinos in the entire city. It opened in 2009, after going through an extensive public process where the operating company the Las Vegas Sands had to obtain slot and table licenses and demolish existing buildings. Today, the Sands Casino Resort has multiple gambling options, including poker, blackjack, and craps, among other games. The building has over 300 rooms and spans almost 140,000 square feet. The building houses multiple popular restaurants, including the St. James Gate Irish Pub and Calvary, and the Emeril Chop House.</p>