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Old 12-12-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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We are slowly looking to move to the area. We have 2 kids and are looking for newer homes in one of these areas. Our price range is 300-400,000.

What are the pros/cons of either area?

Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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We just moved to Lower Macungie in October after an extensive search for the right area for us. So far, we LOVE it here!

I really can't tell you the exact difference between lower and upper Macungie except that lower seems to have more of what we were looking for - big, new developments with bigger homes on decent sized lots. I think upper Macungie is older and more established.

I'm sure folks who know the area better can tell you in more detail the differences.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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They really are almost identical areas, except for a few minor things.
Lower Macungie is a bit more developed than Upper Macungie, but not by much. Lower Macungie also contains the very quaint town of Macungie.
Lower Macungie is East Penn School District, Upper Macungie is Parkland School District. They are both very good districts. I do believe that Parklands school tax might be a bit higher than E. Penn. Parkland is paying off a mega high school complex that they recently built. I had kids in Parkland and only have good things to say about it.
Crime is not a problem in either area, housing costs are about the same.
It really depends on if you want to be in particular school district or in an area that is a bit less developed.
I do believe that Upper Macungie has a great park system and has a few more than lower Macungie. Here are links you might find helpful.
http://www.uppermac.org/index.html (broken link)
http://www.lowermac.org/
http://www.parklandsd.org/index.php
http://www.eastpenn.k12.pa.us/index.php

Last edited by Lehigh Valley Native; 12-12-2007 at 03:21 PM.. Reason: Added links
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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I am currenly looking to rent either at the parkland view apartment or Autumn apartment in upper Macungie, which one would you recommend?



Thanks in advance
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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Is there a web site in Lehigh where I can post my resume depending on the position that I am looking for. I will be graduating in May with a Masters in mental health counseling, can anybody help me. I receive a great web site from the moderator and I am looking but I also would like to post my resume.



Thank you very much
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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I am currenly looking to rent either at the parkland view apartment or Autumn apartment in upper Macungie, which one would you recommend?



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Angelina, it is funny you mention this, because I have a friend who coaches at the velodrome and who has lived at both places. Autumn Park has paper-thin walls and it was problematic for her. She is much happier over at Parkland View for that reason. Also, there is an outdoor shooting range in direct proximity to Autumn Park and it is pretty loud with gunshots during summer weekends.

Hope that helps!
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