About the Area
The third largest city in Pennsylvania, Allentown is rich in American and transportation history, arts, entertainment, sports and recreation. Allentown has more acres of parks per resident than any other city of its size in the United States, earning it the title of “Pennsylvania’s Park Place.” Its revitalized downtown boasts new restaurants, hockey arena and Class A office buildings and retail shops.
Allentown is the seat of Lehigh County, which includes the western section of the city of Bethlehem, six boroughs, and 14 townships. We are 90 minutes from Philadelphia and New York City, and the region is served by Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Woodland Terrace at the Oaks is close to four major hospitals, including St. Luke’s Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital (Nationally Ranked in U.S. News and World Report in seven specialties), Sacred Heart Hospital, and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital (teaching hospital in Traumatic Brain Injury).
Allentown and its surrounding area are home to more than ten institutions of higher education including Kutztown University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Northampton Community College, and Penn State University – Lehigh Campus.
Whether you’re visiting or living in Allentown, don’t miss these family-friendly events and venues:
- Lehigh Valley Ironpigs – Minor League baseball at its best! AAA affiliate team of the the Philadelphia Phillies, host to more than 600,000 fans last summer.
- Civic Theatre of Allentown – Located in the Nineteenth Street Theatre, an Art Deco movie palace in Allentown’s West End, Civic has been celebrating the performing arts for more than 80 years in the Lehigh Valley.
- Sands Resort & Casino: The premier choice of Pennsylvania tourists, conventions and business travelers.
- ArtsQuest and Musikfest – These Bethlehem-based partner nonprofits provide access to art, culture and educational programs for the diverse residents of the Lehigh Valley.