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Old 06-12-2010, 08:05 AM
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Article about commuting from Lehigh Valley Live: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news...travel_to.html

From the census bureau: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_10900.htm

Interesting maps showing townships, zoning, etc. But NOT road maps http://lehighvalley.org/about-lehigh-valley/map/

Information about PA and it's governance (townships, boroughs, etc.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_g...n_Pennsylvania

Interactive map that shows where people are moving to and from:https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...1#Pennsylvania

School information - http://paschoolperformance.org/SelectCounty and http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/search.aspx

Current School information: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/brea...cores_how.html

Charter Schools: http://www.charterschooltools.org/ch...cfm?stateID=38

Teacher Salaries 2016-2017 http://www.ydr.com/story/news/watchd...aid/594170001/

School district maps - http://www.lvpc.org/pdf/maps/schoodDistricts.pdf http://www.lehighvalleyfirsttimehome...oolDistMap.pdf
http://www.lvpc.org/pdf/maps/schoodDistricts.pdf

Teacher Salaries - information from September 2016: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-s...htmlstory.html

Shows location of High Schools within School Districts - http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/ci...wn/search.aspx

Cost comparison, city to city:http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/

School comparison - http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/co...spx?wm=20&e=16 This link shows demographics, size of student body at High Schools. Click tabs to compare scores on standardized tests, teacher ratio, etc.

or

Pennsylvania Schools - Find a Public or Private Pennsylvania School - SchoolDigger.com

Kindergarten Registration info and cut-off age by District (most districts require students be 5 years old by September 1) Please note that full day Kindergarten is not the norm.
Allentown: http://www.allentownsd.org/content/k...n-requirements
Bethlehem: https://www.beth.k12.pa.us/Departmen...rollment.lasso
Easton: http://www.eastonsd.org/student-life...ion/index.aspx
Nazareth: http://www.nazarethasd.org/Page/728
Whitehall: http://www.whitehallcoplay.org/districtsite/
Northampton: http://www.nasdschools.org/parent_re...?subpage=11704
Saucon Valley: http://saucon.schoolwires.net//site/...spx?PageID=580
Salisbury:

SAT test scores 2016 http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/educ..._the_sats.html Note the number of students that take the test. Also charter schools are not listed by district because they take students from OUT of the district they dwell in. However, most charters in our area tend to take more students from where they are located then outside and will actually limit the number for students from outside of their home district.

Internet in the Lehigh Valley - Active thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/lehig...gh-valley.html, some pertinent info in separate sticky. This thread may also be of interest: //www.city-data.com/forum/lehig...-valley-6.html

Crime map courtesy of PacoMartin - http://www.crimemapping.com/

Crime map for Bethlehem: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/pa/bethlehem/crime/


Looking for a house or apartment? Real Estate Listings, Homes for Sale and Rental Property Listings – REALTOR.com® or RentalHouses.com - Houses for Rent, Homes for Rent, Apartments, Condos, Townhomes for Rent, Rental Homes & Property Rentals or lehigh valley all housing classifieds - craigslist http://hotpads.com/search#lat=40.444...an=30,0.0525,0

Local newspapers - Morning Call (local Allentown/Lehigh Valley paper) classifieds http://www.mcall.com/classified/ On-line newspaper - http://www.patch.com/ For Southern Lehigh, Southern Northampton, Upper and Central Bucks try Penny Power https://www.google.com/search?q=Penn...ient=firefox-a Local free newspaper available at area markets. Good for home and apartment rental.

Tax calculator: https://smartasset.com/taxes/pennsyl...tax-calculator
School Tax info - http://www.openpagov.org/school_taxes/sdefault.asp
estimate your taxes http://www.tax-rates.org/pennsylvani...y_property_tax

Transportation: local - LANTA -http://www.google.com/search?q=LANTA+bus&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a To the big city's of NY and Philadelphia - Bieber Bus http://www.biebertourways.com/Result.aspx?Id=3 Transbridge http://www.transbridgelines.com/ Trailways - http://www.susquehannabus.com/schedu...-lockhaven.asp

Airport - ABE, also known as LVI - http://www.lvia.org/ Newark (EWR) - http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html Philadelphia (PHL) http://www.phl.org/

Alternative transportation, i.e. biking, car pooling - http://www.car-free.org/ Thanks to karenS.

There is NO rail service in the Lehigh Valley, however you can drive to the northernmost point of SEPTA rail stations in Colmar or Lansdowne and take a train into Philadelphia - http://www.septa.org/

Compare weather in two areas: http://www.weather.com/outlook/event...ocid2=USPA1277

Pick your own - http://www.pickyourown.org/PAeast.htm

Demographics according to the census bureau - http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42000.html

Income by area: http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworl...htmlstory.html

Comparing COL here and in US //www.city-data.com/county/Bucks_County-PA.html

Things to do: //www.city-data.com/forum/20501833-post2.html

Things to do, places to go in the Lehigh Valley: //www.city-data.com/forum/35463854-post6.html

Parks with playgrounds (thanks to Blazerj) http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/i...606-story.html

Farm Fresh meats and produce[/color]: http://www.eatwild.com/products/pennsylvania.html and Pick-Your-Own (PYO) fruits and veggies http://www.pickyourown.org/PA.htm [color="lime"]Farmers marketshttp://www.localfarmmarkets.org/PAfarmmarkets.php
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