Center Valley : Pennsylvania

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What it's Like to Retire in Center Valley

Center Valley, with a population of about 8,500, is an unincorporated village in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The county is one of the fastest growning in Pensylvania and includes the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro areas. Center Valley is home to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, the Lehigh Valley's high-end outdoor mall. Three campuses of higher education are located here also and include DeSales University, Penn State Lehigh Valley and Strayer University. Picture of The Main Square of Saucon Valley Promenade Shops courtesy of Wikipedia and Triolisa; picture of Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus courtesy of Wikipedia and MrEdir.

 

Where to Retire in Center Valley and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home in Center Valley is about $260,000. There are active adult communites here, see link on top right.

 

What is special about Center Valley

Center Valley is a small town with branch campuses of three universities, and a low crime rate. The town also has town a large shopping mall. Philadelphia is just 50 miles away and the New Jersey beaches can also be enjoyed in a day trip.

 

What is not special about Center Valley

High cost of living; Center Valley is cold in the winter with an average January temperature of 28, and an average of 25 inches of snow during the winter months; it is not a walkable community.

 

Who will like retirement in Center Valley

Retirees who want a small college town that is close to shopping, transportation and medical care, and want to live close to both a large city (Philadelphia), and beaches (NJ), may enjoy living here.

 

Local economy is driven by

Sales, Administrative Support, Management

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 28 degrees and July's average is 74 degrees. Center Valley's winter snow fall amounts varies yearly, with the average about 25 inches.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

the Promenade Shops, a large shopping mall has over 70 shops and restaurants; DeSales University offers arts, events and lectures; Nearby Allentown is home to the Miller Symphony, Artzquest provides access to art, culture, and educational programs in the Lehigh Valley; for all types of cultural venues, Philadelphia is only 50 miles away.

 

Crime

The crime rate in Center Valley is very low.

 

Medical facilities

Lehigh Valley Hospital is less than 10 miles away.

 

Transportation

Lehigh Valley International Airport is only 13 miles away.

 

Valuable Links

Wikipedia page on Center Valley

 

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Facts about CENTER VALLEY
  • State: PA
  • Environment: Rural,College Town,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 4001-6000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: jdb

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