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Bethlehem and Lehigh Counties. Current population of Bethlehem is approximately 72,000 people covering 20 square miles of landscape. Its government type is mayor/council and the school district is Bethlehem Area School District. Bethlehem has long been the hub for industrial, retail, and professional services for the Lehigh Valley. Its central location makes travel to Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York a breeze. The current median house price is $89,300 in town. Prices range to $400,000 an adjoining communities. A variety of housing styles ranging from historic to new with architecture ranging from tudors, bi-levels, ranches, and two-story colonials. The adjoining suburbs provide major housing areas. Hanover to the north has been greatly developed and provides many housing opportunities. Some of the older or more established developments, which are up to 40 years old, are as desirable today as when they were built. These areas are Newburg Manor, Delta Manor, and Stafore Estates.

The new scene is the Pointe North area, including condos, townhouses, and single family homes. Condos start around 90,000 with single family homes ranging from $130,000 to $350,000. With its convenient location, Hanover has a very strong relocation housing market. Bethlehem township is located to the east with its close proximity to New Jersey. It has continued to grow strong for the last 20 years. Virtually any type of housing, style, age, or price can be obtained. There are currently no less than 15 new construction projects under way with single homes starting at $130,000. To the south lies Saucon Valley. Home to the most prestigious homes in the Lehigh Valley. Many executives at the Bethlehem Steel and surrounding medical communities built beautiful estates. This area has begun to grow today and is one of the very desirable housing areas. Resale properties begin in the $120,000 to $200,000 with new construction beginning at $220,000 to 1 million.