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Top 10 Things to Know About Allentown, PA | Allentown Luxury Apartments

If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home in the Lehigh Valley, look no further than Woodmont Ridge. Our one bedroom, one bedroom with den, two bedroom, and carriage home floor plans showcase upscale features that will offer a life of ease for every resident. With gourmet kitchens that feature quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and even islands, in-home washers and dryers, walk-in showers, walk-in closets, and wood-design flooring, you’ll have all you need to live a life of ease. Meanwhile, amenities like a heated swimming pool, fitness center, game room, and dog park will provide plenty of entertainment just outside your door. However, one of the most exciting aspects of our Allentown luxury apartments is its ideal location in the historic Lehigh Valley. See everything that Allentown is known for and find your new home today!

  1. Affiliate Sports Teams

Allentown showcases two professional sports teams, and you will love getting to go to the games and cheer on the players as they compete within their league. If you like baseball, you will love seeing the Lehigh Valley IronPigs play at Coca-Cola Park, and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are an amazing team in the American Hockey League. If you would rather be more directly involved with the community, you can always get involved with recreational sports. Visit the Allentown Sports page to learn more about what groups are available, ranging from the Allentown Hiking Club to Lehigh Valley Road Runners.

  1. Hiding Place for the Liberty Bell

The city of Allentown is full of history, and the hiding of the liberty bell is one of the most unique facts. During the Revolutionary War, the Liberty Bell was transported to Allentown for safe keeping. You can learn all about it at the local Liberty Bell Museum, where you can see an exact replica of the bell, see Wilmer Behler’s mural telling the story, as well as other exhibits. You will love immersing yourself the area’s culture and learning about this iconic piece of Allentown history!

  1. Allentown Farmers Market

The Allentown Farmers Market is open year round, and with the fresh products, you will find anything you need to make delicious meals at home! On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, you can enjoy one a Lehigh Valley tradition by visiting this market. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, meat, or anything else, you can find it at this market. It has been around since 1955, so you can rest assured they know what they’re doing.

  1. Mayfair Festival of the Arts

Yet another Lehigh Valley Tradition, the Mayfair Festival of the Arts is a community event focused on art, food, and performances. It’s now held at the Cedar Crest College Campus, and you will be able to see local artists, food vendors, musicians, and more. There is no better way to get involved with the community than participating in events like this!

  1. German History

The Lehigh Valley was settled by Germans in the early 1700s, and it has shaped what Allentown is today. Whether it’s in the cuisine like scrapple, apple butter, and coleslaw or the German Cultural Heritage Center in nearby Kutztown, you will be able to enjoy all German culture has brought to the Lehigh Valley. The settlers started off as farmers and lived mostly off the land in order to survive, and you will love learning about them at the variety of history centers in the area.

  1. Redevelopment of Downtown Allentown

The Downtown Allentown Revitalization District won the prestigious Global Award for Excellence by the Urban Land Institute, showcasing an amazing effort in redeveloping this area. From City Center Allentown, a mixed-use development, to The Shops at City Center, Butz Corporate Center, and more, the Downtown area is now ready to host visitors, residents, and more in a variety of unique spaces. You will love exploring the dining, nightlife, entertainment, and shopping in the area!

  1. 7th Street Business District

Part of Downtown Allentown is the 7th Street Business District, and this is an incredibly diverse space where you can try a variety of cuisine and find unique stores. With Crispy Spice Halal Grill, Winston’s Jamaican, El Patron, and more, there will be no shortage of amazing restaurants to explore. Meanwhile, the shopping includes supermarkets, The Video Game Store, salons, and more, so you will be able to explore an array of shopping options on 7th Street.

  1. Famous Athletes and Actresses

Allentown is also home to many famous athletes and actresses! NFL athletes like Ed McCaffrey, who is now a coach at Northern Colorado, and Andre Reed, who played 15 seasons with the Bills, grew up in our city, showing the great athletic opportunities in the city. However, the excitement doesn’t end there, as well-known actresses Amanda Seyfried, Christine Taylor, and more were born and raised in Allentown as well. Clearly, the city is a great place to get your start in any business!

  1. Silk and Textiles Industry

Silk was a huge industry in Allentown in the 19th and 20th centuries, and that is shown with the Lehigh Valley Silk Mills. The silk industry propped up the city after the fall of iron with The Adelaide Silk Mill being one of the largest producers in the world. This allowed Allentown to continue to rise economically and set it up for success in the 21st century and beyond.

  1. Many Pop Culture References

Allentown has left a lasting impression on many residents and visitors, and this is clear with the many pop culture references! Billy Joel’s song “Allentown” is an ode to the city, and Frank Sinatra even mentioned it in his well-known song “The Train. However, if movies are more your style, you may have heard it mentioned in I Love You to Death, The Hangover Part II, and more. With these references, you can see that Allentown will have a lasting cultural impact.

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