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The current population of Allentown, in Lehigh County, is approximately 104,000 people, covering approximately 18 square miles of landscape. Its government type is mayor-council and its school district is Allentown School District. Allentown - along with its sister city Bethlehem - has long been the hub for industrial, retail, and professional services. The current median house price in the city is $77,000. Prices range from $100,000 to $300,000 in most adjoining communities with several prestigious areas where housing will hit the $1 million plus range. A vast array of housing styles ranging from historic town and row homes in center city to sprawling west end ranches and two-story colonials and virtually anything in between. 

The adjoining suburbs provide the major housing opportunities of the area. North Whitehall township is the most rapidly growing area. The developed countryside consists of rolling hills, trees, farmlands, and orchards. Housing opportunities are great for not only new construction but also quality resale homes. South Whitehall township, although more urban, still provides great housing opportunities plus some of the most prestigious houses in the community. Upper Macungie township to the west of the Whitehalls, continues to be one of the most popular suburban housing areas. Point West, Applewood, Green Hills are just a few of the popular neighborhoods. Homes can be purchased in the $160,000+ for resales with new construction starting in the $180,000+ range. The East Penn area to the south has recently enjoyed a strong real estate market, with much housing available, similar to the Upper Macungie area. The two school districts, Parkland and East Penn, have proven to be popular with many relocating buyers.