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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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378 Senior Apartments near Allentown, PA

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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in Allentown, senior citizen apartments in Allentown might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in Allentown and consider their options. With 378 senior rentals in Allentown, PA, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale Allentown 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in Allentown, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving Senior Apartments facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like City Center, East Allentown and 1st Ward. You may also consider nearby communities such as Bala Cynwyd, Bethlehem or Bridgewater.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Allentown, PA

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Review ofLegend of Allentown
5.0

The staff at Legend of Allentown is tremendous. Specifically {name removed} and {name removed} helped with mom's transition. Mom feels comfortable and safe at Legend. All staff members look out for mom and encourage her to participate feeling at home.

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Review ofLegend of Allentown
5.0

I would recommend Legends of Allentown to whoever needs residences especially memory care. Every time I visit here is activities going on in assisted living and memory care. Every employee knows each resident personally. From the friendly greeting at the entrance through each RA. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are always served on time. Attention is given to the nutritional value of each meal. Residents are constantly being stimulated by the creative activity ladies. {names removed} thanks for taking care of my mother in law.

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Review ofLegend of Allentown
5.0

A very clean and well managed facility. My wife is in the secure memory unit. All private rooms, meals are well received by the residents. Activities most days, including bus rides in the country side. Very attentive staff to help with activities of daily life. I am very comfortable that she is safe and well cared for.

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Heather Glen

415 Blue Barn Road, Allentown, PA 18104

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Heather Glen offers a tranquil setting where seniors can maintain their independence with access to professional staff 24/7. Both residents and families find comfort in knowing that our experienced staff provides personalized services and nursing care.Based from the Six components of Health,...... Read more

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4.7(43 reviews)

Everyone at Heather Glen has been amazing. Especially throughout these trying times of Covid. They all make my Mom as comfortable being at home.

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Legend of Allentown

6043 Lower Macungie Rd, Allentown, PA 18106

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Legend of Allentown, you’ll find a vibrant atmosphere that values both community and individuality. Gathering areas are purposefully designed to make life more engaging, convenient and social, while a variety of residential floorplans offer comfortable, private retreats in which you can...... Read more

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4.8(23 reviews)

Legend of Allentown is a beautiful facility and I really wanted my mother to go here. The staff were all extremely kind and helpful. Unfortunately they would not take her because they do not have hoigher lifts or 2 person assists.

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Parkland Manor

4636 Crackersport Rd, Allentown, PA 18104

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4.4(19 reviews)

We chose Parkland Manor because we had a reference from a friend who had her mother here and they had a really good experience. Also after touring we felt it would be a good fit for her. It is definitely the best in the area. Despite being very busy, the staff are always friendly and willing to help with a smile on their face. They are great with communication to the family The setup of the facility is great, it is all on one level and feels like a home. I would absolutely recommend to other families looking.

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Above & Beyond at the Knights

1545 W Greenleaf St, Allentown, PA 18102

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create...... Read more

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4.0(65 reviews)
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Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley

1263 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley is conveniently located in an upscale medical and professional park across from Lehigh Valley Hospital. Our residents enjoy stunning views of Lehigh Parkway and the convenience of having top-notch physicians and specialty medical practices just minutes away....... Read more

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3.6(59 reviews)

It is a very nice community with nice accommodations. They are affordable one bedroom rooms. Some of the activities available are off site visits, library, outside music, and more are available for the residents to participate in.

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Above and Beyond at MountainView

2232 29th Street Southwest, Allentown, PA 18103

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Nestled right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, Sunrise at MountainView is like a comfortable country inn with a good dose of southern hospitality. From everything including our decor, delicious homemade dishes prepared just the way you like them and our cozy suites, Sunrise at MountainView...... Read more

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4.1(34 reviews)

I know multiple people who have family here, and they all say they like it and are happy. I would recommend it for other people. I like that they make my friend feel at home, and she likes it there. A lot of people in these types of communities say they just want to go home, and my friend doesn't feel that way. She likes the girls who take care of her, and they all love her. She's very happy there. As long as she's happy, we're happy.

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Devon House Senior Living

1930 Bevin Drive, Allentown, PA 18103

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DevonHouse has specialized in providing the highest degree of medical care and rehabilitation services for over 33 years. Our clinical service is staffed by licensed professional nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who manage and monitor a variety of diseases such as Cognitive Impairment,...... Read more

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3.9(16 reviews)

Everything and everyone we have dealt with so far has been super, and we have had no complaints when it comes to the friendliness of the staff and their care services. In the beginning when our loved one was eating in the dining room every so often, she said the meals were fabulous. They would make anything she wanted if she didn't like what they were serving. However our loved one broke her hip and is completely bed ridden. The outside care services they have brought in to help with her care is completely on top of everything. They do a great job keeping us in the loop and help make decision regarding our loved ones care.

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Above & Beyond Inc.

514 N 22nd St, Allentown, PA 18104

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Above & Beyond is elegant, affordable and home like. - A safe and secure atmosphere - All CPR certified employees - Full sprinkler systems - Monthly fire drills - Proper ventilation and lighting - Pull Bell System in every bathroom - Department of Public Welfare — licensed - Certified in...... Read more

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3.3(13 reviews)

Our loved one loves the community very much and is happy being there. The communication is good but there is room for improvement with communication. I would recommend this community to others and already have.

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Miller Personal Care at 19th & Chew

1925 W Turner St, Allentown, PA 18104

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Riverton Enhanced Senior Living

803 N Wahneta St, Allentown, PA 18109

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Riverton Enhanced Senior Living is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located just ten minutes from historic Bethlehem on the Bethlehem/Allentown border. Just minutes from local shopping centers and accessible public transportation, our location is convenient and within close proximity to the...... Read more

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Traditions of Lansdale

1800 Walnut St, Lansdale, PA 19446

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Traditions of Lansdale: Caring for those who cared for us.Knowing your loved one will have the things that matter for health and security makes the decision to seek personal care a whole lot easier for the entire family.Traditions has individualized personal care that goes beyond the basics to...... Read more

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4.5(88 reviews)

I like it and people are friendly. Lots of service, get laundry service, meds and I don't have to cook! I give you a 5+! (I say 8 or 10)

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Woodbridge Place Senior Living

1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Woodbridge Place, A Woodbine Senior Living Community, located in the quaint area of Phoenixville, PA is here to help families looking for a community that enhances the quality of life to the residents they serve.They say you can't go back BUT if your family is looking for a community that offers...... Read more

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4.2(81 reviews)

My mother has been at Woodbridge Place for 3 years. We have had ups and downs throughout that period, but the new leadership team is second to none. The young lady at the front desk is friendly and helpful. Woodbridge has a whole different feel. [name removed] is attentive and returns calls promptly. The new nursing manager is knowledgeable and very calming. It’s so nice to know my mom is able to be out of her room and enjoying musical entertainment, bingo and other happenings with the activity people. I can only hope Mom is around for a number of years to fully experience and take advantage of all the positive things going on. I can sleep more peacefully knowing things Re on the right track.

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Spring Village at Pocono

329 E. Brown St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Spring Village at Pocono is a senior living community located in the lovely hamlet of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. This gorgeous senior living community is also situated right in the midst of the scenic and breathtaking Pocono Mountain area is the northern region of Pennsylvania. This places...... Read more

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4.6(67 reviews)

They take extremely good care of my uncle. I show up at irregular times and he is always clean and cared for. He likes the food. And everyone knows him by name. He is happy and that makes me happy.

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Keystone Villa at Fleetwood

501 Hoch Rd, Blandon, PA 19510

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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4.8(62 reviews)

Always have a great time here. Been coming for 8 years.

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Keystone Villa at Douglassville Personal Care

1152 Ben Franklin Hwy E, Douglassville, PA 19518

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

At Keystone Villa at Douglassville, there are no entrance fees, long-term leases or hidden costs, for affordable Personal Care. Personalized supportive care services are offered to our residents in a heartwarming environment so we can help you enjoy a better quality of life in our senior...... Read more

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Day trips and outings
4.6(40 reviews)

I loved this place from the first tour with [name removed]! The warmth and friendliness of staff and residents "blew me away"! It was clear it was where we were meant to be! There is not enough room for me to describe our appreciation of how well it is run and how very caring and excellent all the staff is! They like reaching out to the residents esp in activity center functions and my therapists have been both excellent and delightful!

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Manor At Market Square

803 Penn St, Reading, PA 19601

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Manor at Market Square is truly a gem in the heart of Reading, PA. If you're looking for a community that exudes a friendly and fun atmosphere while still providing the little extra assistance when you need it, you're in the right place. Catering to both independent living and residents who...... Read more

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4.7(31 reviews)

Manor at Market Square is a great place for Respite care. My loved one was on lockdown most of the time they were there due to staff members having contracted COVID during this time. The staff was friendly during the stay.

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Keystone Villa at Douglassville Independent Living

1180 Ben Franklin Hwy E, Douglassville, PA 19518

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Provides: Senior Aparments, Independent Living

At Keystone Villa at Douglassville, an Independent Living retirement community, there are no entrance fees, long-term leases or hidden costs. You will find everything you need to enjoy a worry-free, healthy and active retirement community lifestyle. This is an ideal setting for seniors who want...... Read more

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4.7(30 reviews)

People are very happy here. My mother enjoys coloring, trips, food. Staff are quick to answer questions.

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Keystone Villa at Ephrata

100 N State St, Ephrata, PA 17522

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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4.8(25 reviews)

Thank you so very much for the compassion and kindness you showed to my Mother and my family during such a difficult time. I have comfort knowing that my Mother was able to remain in what became her home through the end of her life. Everyone treated all of us with such respect, we are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you a million times over!

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Sanatoga Court

227 Evergreen Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Located in beautiful downtown Pottstown, PA Sanatoga Court is a Genesis senior living community offering high quality senior care. Our beautiful town of Pottstown offers residents access to parks, concerts, fine dining, shopping and cultural experiences. We offer a wide range of services...... Read more

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4.2(18 reviews)

Our loved one was only there for a few months before we had to pull her out and move her to a nursing home due to the decline in her health, but we would highly recommend this community to other families. The staff members were very friendly.

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The Landing of Towamencin

900 Towamencin Ave, Lansdale, PA 19446

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Landing of Towamencin offers holistic personal care* and memory care services in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. We are conveniently located near the Lansdale Exit of the PA turnpike. Our senior living community approaches senior care a bit differently. We are committed to giving our residents...... Read more

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4.9(12 reviews)

Our tour with The Landing went very well. The facility was beautiful but it ended up being out of my moms price range.

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Cost of senior apartments in Allentown, PA

The average cost of senior living in Allentown is $958 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Bethlehem, PA with an average of $1,300 per month.

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What are senior apartments?

Senior apartments offer a no-frills housing option for active and independent seniors. Units are often designed with senior-friendly features for accessibility, such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance. Many senior apartments include:

  • Utilities
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Services for seniors in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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In Allentown, Pennsylvania, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Allentown, Pennsylvania, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Allentown is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Allentown include the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority which operates a number of bus routes throughout the city, many of which run seven days a week. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Allentown has somewhat limited biking infrastructure but is walkable.

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Health care

Allentown offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest and St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown Campus.

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Senior activities

Founded originally by the Pennsylvania Dutch, the city of Allentown has an undeniable Northeastern charm that makes it a lovely place to retire. The city is home to an award-winning park system and lots of museums that celebrate Allentown’s storied history. For seniors, the Lehigh Valley Active Life senior center offers a wide variety of senior-friendly activities and an array of community services.

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Learn More About Senior Apartments in Allentown, PA

Seniors apartments in Allentown are communities specifically designated for older adults. Residents have their own private apartment and do not require assistance with the activities of daily living. If you’re looking for senior apartments near Allentown, PA then A Place for Mom’s local network of senior living advisors can help you find an affordable option for you or your loved one.

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Cost of Living

Compared to other cities of a similar size, the cost of living in Allentown is more affordable than the national average. Overall, the cost-of-living index is rated 5 points below the national average and the grocery index is equal to the average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
95 100 $1,029 21.8% spend over 30% of their income on rent $124,165 $38,522 The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Hospitals

The highest-rated hospitals in Allentown include:

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest – This hospital is the flagship hospital of the Lehigh Valley Health Network and is home to their nationally-recognized cancer center. They also offer level I trauma care, open-heart surgery, and a comprehensive stroke center, as well as a variety of other services.
  • St. Luke”s Hospital Allentown Campus – This community offers inpatient care, emergency services, surgical procedures, and radiology.
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital 17th Street – This hospital offers emergency care, ambulatory surgery, mental health care, inpatient hospice care, and rehabilitation services.

Weather and Climate

Allentown has a hot-summer/humid continental type of climate according to the Koppen Climate Classification Index. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with hot and muggy summers. The winters tend to be cold and snowy. On average, the humidity level for Allentown is about 67%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at approximately 72%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
73°F 88°F (July) 58°F (July) 32°F 45°F (December) 20°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
47 (Good) 61 in December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (July) 29”

Demographics and Values

The city of Allentown tends to lean slightly liberal politically. The relative age of the city is young compared to other cities in the region – many of the people who live in Allentown are young professionals with families.

2016 Presidential Election for Lehigh County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
50% 45.3% 4.7%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
682,899 121,283 2,668 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.39%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
32 21% 8% 4% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
37% 15% 5%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.5% 14.2% 52.2% 0.8% 0.1% 33% 4.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
3,883 27 5

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
12% 63% 18% 27% 5% 5%

Allentown is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Founded originally by the Pennsylvania Dutch, the city of Allentown has an undeniable Northeast charm that makes it a lovely place to retire. The city is home to an award-winning park system, lots of museums that celebrate the city’s storied history, and a local minor league baseball team known as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. This fan-favorite team plays at nearby Coca-Cola Park and boasts a rabid local following that would rival any team in the major leagues.

One of the most popular museums in the city is the Allentown Art Museum, which houses a collection of more than 13,000 works of art spanning over 2,000 years of cultural heritage. The museum is extremely accessible with numerous lifts, elevators, and wheelchair ramps. The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum contains one of the largest collections of historical documents in the entire state. The Heritage Museum offers classes and lectures on local history, stemming from the city’s colonial days to the modern era. The Liberty Bell Shrine Museum, located in Zion’s Church, commemorates the city’s role in the American Revolution. The church building is famous for hiding the Liberty Bell and the bells of Christ Church in the year 1777 as General Washington retreated out of Pennsylvania. The Museum of Indian Culture is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere resources for educating people on the Lenape and other American Indian tribes.

Allentown is also home to a number of theaters for the performing arts. The Civic Theatre offers what they describe as “Broadway-styled stage shows with community sensibility”. Their production of A Christmas Carol is considered to be a local holiday tradition. The Civic Theatre is also the only independent and foreign film movie theater in the region. The Municipal Opera Company of Allentown performs in the MunOpCo Music Theatre and offers one of the longest-running musical theater experiences in the area, having been in operation since before the Great Depression.

Transportation

Public transportation in Allentown is provided by the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority which operates a number of bus routes throughout the city, many of which run 7 days a week. Regional transit is available through the city’s Greyhound Bus Station. The nearest Amtrak station is located 65 miles away in Philadelphia.

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