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  • The blast furnaces have gone quiet, and while the loss of Bethlehem Steel had a major impact on this Pennsylvania city's economy, Bethlehem has fought back to become a desirable destination once again. In the middle of Lehigh County, with the cities of Allentown and Eastonon either side, Bethlehem is home to 75,000 residents. Blending almost three centuries of history with modern-day activities, Bethlehem features a casino and one of the pre-eminent music festivals on the east coast--the Bethlehem MusikFest.

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  • Housing Statistics for BethlehemBethlehem is split as far as owners and renters of units goes, with 55% of housing units being owned. Part of the rental percentage is made up of college students from both Lehigh University and Moravian College. One out of every ten Bethlehem residents is attending college - whether in Bethlehem, or elsewhere. The median home sale price of houses in Bethlehem is $153,448, slightly below the national average. Bethlehem is also an older community, which leads to a low vacancy rate for houses and apartments. At only 5.94%, the vacancy rate is half the national average. Rental prices average at $650 per month, ranging from studio apartments to townhouses, with the option of rent to own being very rare - many properties have been in the same family for decades.
  • Local RestaurantsWhile there's a strong German and Polish representation, recent times have seen a development in international cuisine. Nawab Indian Restaurant fulfills all the samosa and curry needs of the area, while Thai Thai II provides the more coastal curries. Even some of the more obscure cuisines are represented, with Alando having a solid menu of African foods. Japanese and Chinese places are also present, as well as the Bethlehem Brew Works, a craft brewery that turns out great beers and great bar food to boot.
  • Local SportsBethlehem itself doesn't play host to any professional teams, but has plenty close by, as well as a number of collegiate, semi-professional, and amateur club teams. The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the AAA associate of the Philadelphia Phillies, play their games a mere fifteen minutes outside of the city. The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks and the Lehigh Valley Storm, two semi-professional football teams, play in the city, with the Steelhawks playing in the Stabler Arena. Stabler is also the home for Lehigh University basketball, who memorably knocked Duke out of the Final Four in recent years.
  • Bethlehem NeighborhoodsCenter City: Bounded by the Monocacy Creek to the west, with Hanover and Bethlehem Townships to the north, this neighborhood is home to many of the small, home-grown restaurants and shops. Moravian College also sits right in Center City, and has plenty of spots for college kids to spend their time, and money.