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Old 06-11-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Hi - I was interested in seeing what people here had to share about their knowledge of the new major development in Bethlehem, Madison Farms. There a ton of apartments being built there.

Does anyone live there or know more about that area?

Where do people work?

Are most of the people living there commuting to and from NJ or NY?

Do you see this a growing area?

Any idea if there are plans to improve the school system in that area?
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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Hi - I was interested in seeing what people here had to share about their knowledge of the new major development in Bethlehem, Madison Farms. There a ton of apartments being built there.

Does anyone live there or know more about that area?

Where do people work?

Are most of the people living there commuting to and from NJ or NY?

Do you see this a growing area?

Any idea if there are plans to improve the school system in that area?
I don't live there, but I think most people work in NJ or in healthcare (aside from St. Luke's Anderson, Easton Hospital, and LVHN Mulenberg, St. Luke's Bethlehem and I'm sure many, many other medical facilities are 1 10-20 minute drive).

The area is growing rapidly (at least rapidly for the LV). The 33 connection from 22 to 78 was only made in 2003 or 2004, so there was literally nothing between 22 and 78, where now there is the new hospital and the Lowe's Best Buy complex and a ton of new homes.

From what I understand, the elementary and middle schools are actually pretty good for Bethlehem Township (they also have a nice community center, with outdoor pool nearby). It's the high school that is poorly rated (a lot of people just send their kids to Notre Dame HS).

I think the only negative thing about Madison Farms is that it seems expensive for an apartment rental (like $1600 for a 2 bedroom, but I may be wrong).
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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I don't live there, but I think most people work in NJ or in healthcare (aside from St. Luke's Anderson, Easton Hospital, and LVHN Mulenberg, St. Luke's Bethlehem and I'm sure many, many other medical facilities are 1 10-20 minute drive).

The area is growing rapidly (at least rapidly for the LV). The 33 connection from 22 to 78 was only made in 2003 or 2004, so there was literally nothing between 22 and 78, where now there is the new hospital and the Lowe's Best Buy complex and a ton of new homes.

From what I understand, the elementary and middle schools are actually pretty good for Bethlehem Township (they also have a nice community center, with outdoor pool nearby). It's the high school that is poorly rated (a lot of people just send their kids to Notre Dame HS).

I think the only negative thing about Madison Farms is that it seems expensive for an apartment rental (like $1600 for a 2 bedroom, but I may be wrong).

Blazerj, you are absolutely correct !
I moved to Madison farms a month back and I have the same observation..
about being expensive- Yes, they are expensive. $1680 for 2bed + $150 per month for garage + some extra for trash removal extra.
I see number of buildings under construction so adding more apartments, plus town homes are also ready for possession..
the area is growing big way .. location is excellent if you have to commute towards Newark side..

Thanks
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:22 PM
 
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Any more info to share? I want to move here with my wife and two son. Im planning to commute to nyc
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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Any more info to share? I want to move here with my wife and two son. Im planning to commute to nyc
Search the forum for NYC commute threads, but daily it will be 2 to 2.5 hours each way on the bus to the Port Authority. The bus does have free wi-fi (I haven't used it) and is comfortable, but that's a lot of time commuting every day.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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If your not making 150,000++ in NYC it is a waste of time to work in New York

It makes zero sense and your giving away way too much time of your life..basically your never in PA except 2 days a week
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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Commuting to NYC will be miserable. It's a 2 hour plus bus ride each day. Would you have to do it 5 days a week?
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