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Old 02-08-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Can anyone give me input on this area? I was looking into the Macungie area it this similiar?
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Salisbury is nothing like Macungie. It's spread out and has a very strange layout for the scholl district. It's not the greatest but 200% better than Allentown or Bethlehem. It's gone downhill over the last decade but most area's of the Lehigh Valley have.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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I agree with LL. Salisbury does indeed have a strange layout and no town center to speak of. It's not a bit like Macungie. If you look at a map you'll see it's a thin band between a few districts. Their schools are actually pretty good.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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is there a big difference in upper and lower macungie? besides the schools and taxes? Are there things to do in macungie?
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Parkland SD is in Upper Macungie I think. At least part of it is. I would pick East Penn over Parkland anyday.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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The biggest difference between the two school districts IMHO, is that East Penn has two nice towns, Macungie and Emmaus. Parkland, is mostly a large area of homes and the tiny town of Orefield. Upper Macungie is Parkland SD and Lower is East Penn. My preference is also East Penn over Parkland, but I do like the layout of Parkland HS.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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The biggest difference between the two school districts IMHO, is that East Penn has two nice towns, Macungie and Emmaus. Parkland, is mostly a large area of homes and the tiny town of Orefield. Upper Macungie is Parkland SD and Lower is East Penn. My preference is also East Penn over Parkland, but I do like the layout of Parkland HS.

East Penn has the same rural aspects but with better access to everything including shopping, highways etc. The scenery of the East Penn SD IMHO is far superior as well. They have been working on 309 I believe but that's something that is 10 years behind schedule. That area was building up since the mid 90's and they stayed rural just sucking up the taxes. The SD that really is disturbing is Northern Lehigh which has the great honor of having the residents of Slatington(Hud Central) capitol of Lehigh county. We have a friend that has around around 1.5 or less with a decent home and he pays around 7k a year. We both bought around the same time so the mortgage is nothing but that 7k a year will be 10k in a few and even at 7k thats more than we both paid in mortgages back then.
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