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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Hazleton, PA

  • Located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Hazleton is a city with a long history. Incorporated back in 1851 as a borough, Hazleton's first council president, businessman George B. Markle, was elected back in 1856. It wasn't until 1891, however, that a charter made it a city rather than a borough. Today, the City of Hazleton is home to many historical landmarks, including the Duplan Silk Building, the Altamont Hotel and the site of the American Revolution's Lattimer Massacre. It's also home to about 25,340 residents, according to the 2010 Census.

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  • Favorable home prices! Those looking for homes for sale in Hazleton will find favorable prices in comparison to U.S. averages. Median sales prices were $43,375 as of November 2014, with an average price of about $42 per square foot. Among the neighborhoods with the least expensive housing are E Diamond Avenue/Arthur Street, with its selection of townhomes and apartment buildings, and W Diamond Avenue/W Broad Street, with its plentiful selection of single-family homes, apartments and townhomes.
  • Parks and sports galore! Hazleton offers residents plenty of opportunities to golf, fish, hike, bike and throw a ball around. Hazleton Community Park provides the community with plenty of greenery, open spaces and picnic areas. Edgewood In The Pines Golf Course keeps players on the move, and for those eager to watch sports events, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza hosts hockey and arena football.
  • Plenty of arts and culture choices! No matter what the Hazleton neighborhood, locals are just a short drive away from Eckley Miners' Village and Hazleton Historical Society. Those with a love of dance and theater will find shows, classes and workshops at The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts. The city also puts on its annual Funfest, which includes craft shows, entertainment, games and food.
  • Low median rental prices! Hazleton newcomers can find rent to own homes at lower-than-average rental prices. Median rents in this city are about 50 percent less than country-wide averages and 45 percent less than average Pennsylvania rents. Rents do vary by neighborhood, however, with Drifton rents averaging about $539 a month and rents in the E Broad Street/Stacie Drive area hovering around $641 monthly.
  • Many Hazleton eateries! Those who call Hazelton home have plenty of restaurants to choose from, including Carmen's Bakery & Deli and Two Italian Guys Pizzeria. Other local favorites include Vesuvio Restaurant & Pizzeria, Sally Pursell's Country Inn and Dragon Fly Cafe.