January 23, 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Life in Allentown, Pennsylvania, explained by people who’ve lived in Allentown:



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*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Allentown)


Allentown Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Allentown?

  • Parks. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • Eating out on south 4th st. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Proximity to major cities. (Joseph, 43 years)
  • Parks system. (Gwen, 45 years)
  • Diversity, activities, arts, parks. (Anonymous, 50 years)

Allentown Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Allentown?

  • Blighted properties. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • Crime and drugs. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Crime and impoverished areas. (Joseph, 43 years)
  • The way it’s growing. (Gwen, 45 years)
  • Deterioration of infrastructure and property surrounding niz. (Anonymous, 50 years)

Allentown Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Allentown?

  • Ppl center, baseball parks. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • The farmer market and dd. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Allentown Fair, winery tours, parks and recreation. (Joseph, 43 years)
  • Go to park. (Gwen, 45 years)
  • Museums parks. (Anonymous, 50 years)

Allentown’s Reputation

What’s Allentown known for?

  • Crime. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • Cruising on Hamilton St. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Steel, Mack trucks, Yocco’s and I dusty. (Joseph, 43 years)
  • Yoccos hot dogs. (Gwen, 45 years)
  • Parks. (Anonymous, 50 years)

Allentown Crime

What’s the crime like in Allentown? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Downtown and center city. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • All over. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • City center is terrible and it’s migrating to the suburbs. (Joseph, 43 years)

Allentown Advice

Any advice for people moving to Allentown?

  • To invest in buying a property. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • Don’t. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Move to suburbs like Fogelsville or Breinigsville areas. (Joseph, 43 years)
  • Be leary, check out the area that you choose to live. (Gwen, 45 years)
  • Just do it. The Lehigh Valley is a great area. (Anonymous, 50 years)

Allentown Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Allentown (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Good neighbors. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • When it flooded under the 8th St bridge and we walked over the bridge all we seen was high water. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Going to the Allentown Fair as a kid, but not so much anymore. (Joseph, 43 years)

Allentown’s Future

How do you think Allentown will change over the next 10 years?

  • With the right leadership it would grow economically. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • Not sure. (Lynne, 24 years)
  • Downtown will NOT get the ROI investors it had hope for. Inner city schools will continue to lose funding for sports programs and more people will continue to move here from NY and NJ!!! (Joseph, 43 years)
  • It won’t be Allentown anymore, it will be Puerto Rico. (Gwen, 45 years)

Allentown Facts

Any other interesting facts about Allentown?

  • Diversity. (Gloria, 16 years)
  • Billy Joel wrote a song about it. (Joseph, 43 years)
  • Liberty Bell hidden here. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Diversity. (Anonymous)