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Old 09-09-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Wife and I are thinking about buying townhouse or a condo in Easton, in Wilson area. How is Easton divided, is one section safer, better then the other. I would love to get as much info as possible. Or are we better off buying in Bethlehem? We have a 4 month old. Thank you very much
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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Wilson Borough runs from 15th to 25th Street. It is generally considered a safe area although the closer you get to the West Ward which is from 15th Street downward, you may encounter a few more problems. The West Ward and South Side of Easton have experienced an increase in violence over the past few years but much of it seems to be targeted at specific people not the general population. As with all other towns, there are areas that are considered "better" or "worse" areas to live.

Wilson Area SD consists of Wilson, West Easton, Avona Heights, Glendon, Williams Township and Raubsville. There is an average of 150 students per grade level (from all schools in district combined). Easton Area SD consists of Easton (West Ward, South Side, College Hill), Palmer, Forks, Riegelsville and part of Martins Creek. Their average grade level total is usually between 600-800+ students from all district schools combined.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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I just left off some info for you.........hope it helps......
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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Thank you for the info
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: downtown Easton
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Where are you moving from, and what, specifically, are you looking for in terms of community??
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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Moving from NJ, union county. We are looking for quite, safe place where my wife can go out with our 4 month old and I don't have to worry about them when I am at work. Place where she can go shopping and not worry about her car being stolen or someone asking her for $ at every corner. Place where they can sit outside and play together, without watching or being watched. Thank you for you inputs. Our price range is $140,000 to $170,000 Townhouse or condo.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: downtown Easton
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I have a house in the downtown, historic area of Easton. I would call Easton a lot of things ( diverse, interesting, beautiful architecture, great restaurants) but I would NOT call it safe. Anyone agree??
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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I have a house in the downtown, historic area of Easton. I would call Easton a lot of things ( diverse, interesting, beautiful architecture, great restaurants) but I would NOT call it safe. Anyone agree??
It depends on what area of "Easton" you are speaking about. Actually I have always felt very safe in the actual downtown area but once I get up to 5th & 6th Streets, I do not feel as safe. I eat in the downtown restaurants frequently, they are all wonderful, and I have never felt hesistant about the area. Neither have the many friends I have taken to these restaurants who live in other areas.

When saying the Easton area, you have to be careful. Palmer, Forks, Williams, and Wilson are all considered by many to be the Easton area as they use Easton as their postal city. I don't consider any of these areas to be unsafe.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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I vote for Forks. We just moved there and we love it. Actually feel like if I left the doors unlock, I'd be ok.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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hansfz6,
If you want to be in the city, the best place is the "College Hill" section, which is the area surrounding Lafayette College. It also borders Forks Twp., which is also very nice, but more suburban. These areas allow quick access to major highways, are very safe, and have good schools.
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