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Old 01-10-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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Hi!

Just wanted to say that this is a great forum. I can say I have spent many, many hours reading all the different posts. However, I have some questions myself and thought this might be the place to get the most unbiased answers.

My fiance and I are currently renting a small apartment in the Emmaus area. However, we are looking to buy a townhouse and I really dont want to screw things up regarding the area where we decide to buy. We have only been here a year, so we do know some of the areas to stay away from like Center City Allentown and downtown Easton, but I would really like some information on other areas we should stay away from. Specifically I would like some opinions about the Freemansburg area and the townhomes in Market Square and I believe there is another townhome development near there but the name eludes me right now.


I really like walking, and want to make sure that any place I buy will be mostly safe to walk around in the evening/night. My fiance works til later in the evening (10pm), so I will be home alone most evenings and want to make sure the place I choose to buy, I will feel safe and not having to look over my shoulder.

Any information/opinions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated so I can make an educated decision.

Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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I don't know anything about Freemansburg, but have you seen this crime map? Lehigh Valley Crime Map: Police reports from Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem from The Morning Call
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Hi!

Just wanted to say that this is a great forum. I can say I have spent many, many hours reading all the different posts. However, I have some questions myself and thought this might be the place to get the most unbiased answers.

My fiance and I are currently renting a small apartment in the Emmaus area. However, we are looking to buy a townhouse and I really dont want to screw things up regarding the area where we decide to buy. We have only been here a year, so we do know some of the areas to stay away from like Center City Allentown and downtown Easton, but I would really like some information on other areas we should stay away from. Specifically I would like some opinions about the Freemansburg area and the townhomes in Market Square and I believe there is another townhome development near there but the name eludes me right now.


I really like walking, and want to make sure that any place I buy will be mostly safe to walk around in the evening/night. My fiance works til later in the evening (10pm), so I will be home alone most evenings and want to make sure the place I choose to buy, I will feel safe and not having to look over my shoulder.

Any information/opinions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated so I can make an educated decision.

Thanks!
I think of Emmaus as much nicer than Freemansburg. The Marvine Village projects are a source of a lot of drug deals, and while the F'burg is nothing like Center City Allentown, it is not what I would consider safe. Plus it has very few places to walk too.

I just think there are more things to do in South Bethlehem, Fountain Hill.

The LV Planning Association ranked the urban boroughs by the median price of a home. These are the boroughs in the urban corridor (not the ones in upcounty).

From highest to lowest.
Coopersburg ; borough
Stockertown ; borough
Tatamy ; borough
Bath ; borough
Hellertown ; borough
Macungie ; borough
Alburtis ; borough
Emmaus ; borough
North Catasauqua ; borough
Glendon ; borough
Northampton Bor ; borough
Freemansburg ; borough
West Easton ; borough
Fountain Hill ; borough
Catasaqua ; borough
Wilson ; borough
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