Located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lebanon is a city that spans a little over four square miles and provides a home to about 24,461 residents, according to the 2010 Census. As the seat of Lebanon county, it didn't always go by this name. Residents once called it Steitztown instead. Lebanon has a few different claims to fame. It was the birthplace of Lebanon Bologna, host to a Bethlehem Steel mill and home to quarterback Kerry Collins and composer Thomas Albert.
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Affordable housing! The median price for Lebanon homes for sale was $129,000 as of November 2014. With a price of about $93 per square foot, you're sure to find options in your price range. Among the most in-demand neighborhoods in Lebanon are Prescott/Edisonville, Sand Hill and City Center. Rent to own homes are often available in these areas as well.
Variety of rental homes! The median rental price of homes in Lebanon, Pennsylvania is about $200 less than those in the rest of the country and over $100 less than the median rents throughout Pennsylvania. The city is a little over 50 percent renter occupied with vacancy rates that vary by neighborhood. The Cumberland Street / South 12th Street area is popular due to the low rent rates, which run about 50 percent less than the rest of Pennsylvania. Start your search early in this area because the vacancy rate hovers around 3 percent. Rocherty has a higher vacancy rate, coming in at about 6 percent, but rents are about $200 more there.
Many outdoor activities! Lebanon, Pennsylvania is sure to delight those who like spending time outdoors. The area has multiple golf courses as well as trails for hiking and biking. Kayaking is a popular pastime among the locals, as is fishing. Lion's Lake and Stoever's Dam Park are just a short drive away from any Lebanon neighborhood, offering not only fishing but also picnic areas, playgrounds, boat docks and softball fields. Stoever's Dam Park even offers an arboretum, hiking trails, flower gardens and areas designated for camping.
Many restaurants! Those who call Lebanon home often dine at places like Trattoria Fratelli for Italian fare and Rocco's Philadelphia Hoagies for Philly style subs. Community locals head to places like Heisey's Diner, Mel's Diner and Cedar Grill for burgers. A and M Pizza Restaurant and Infinito's Pizza Buffet attracts the pizza loving crowds. For special evenings out, Inn 422 is a popular choice.
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