Real Estate Market Update for Allentown, PA
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Welcome to August's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of August. The number of active listings was up 25% from one year earlier, and up 11% from the previous month. This continued upward trend reflected a healthy inventory for buyers to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 160-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 45%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just over 150-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 25% year-over-year, and decreased 20% month-over-month. Fewer sales could indicate an opportunity for buyers to negotiate better terms. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for Allentown, PA
Area Information for Allentown, PA
  • Population: 3,466
  • Median Age: 28.97 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 17.39 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 2
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 9,931/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 22.6%
  • Closest Airport: Lehigh Valley International
  • Closest College: Muhlenberg College
  • Closest Jr. College: Pennsylvania School Of Business
  • Median Household Income: $19,493
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 23.88%
  • Median Years in Residence: 2.21 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $53,500
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Reading Fightin Phils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: -6%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Allentown, PA
Median Age: 28.97 Married: 12% Number of Households: 1,252 Households with Children: 503
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Allentown, PA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Datzyk Montessori School 0.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-1 0 0
      Saint Thomas More School 0.8 mi Catholic K-8 0 0
      The Swain School 0.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Cetronia School 0.9 mi Public K-5 4-5 4
      Union Terrace El School 1.1 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Lehigh Christian Academy 1.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Jewish Community Center Kindergarten 1.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Francis D Raub Middle School 1.3 mi Public 6-8 1 2
      Cathedral Of St. Catharine Of Siena School 1.3 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Muhlenberg El School 1.4 mi Public K-5 2-5 4
      William Allen High School 1.4 mi Public 9-12 1 3
      Kindercare Learning Center 1.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Jewish Day School Of The Lehigh Valley 1.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 3
      Lincoln Early Childhood Ctr 1.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Lehigh Park El School 1.7 mi Public K-5 2 4
      Parkway Manor School 1.9 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Jackson El School 1.9 mi Public K-5 0 4
      Western Salisbury El School 1.9 mi Public K-5 4 5
      Salisbury Middle School 2.0 mi Public 6-8 4 4
      Trexler Middle School 2.0 mi Public 6-8 1 3
      Mckinley El School 2.0 mi Public 1-5 1 5
      Springhouse Middle School 2.1 mi Public 6-8 5 3
      Lifespan School & Daycare 2.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Kratzer School 2.3 mi Public K-5 3-5 4
      Grace Montessori School 2.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-4 0 0
      Central El School 2.4 mi Public K-5 1 1
      Cleveland El School 2.4 mi Public 1-5 1 4
      Little People Daycare School 2.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Jefferson El School 2.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 3
      Washington El School 2.6 mi Public 1-5 1 0
      Wescosville El School 2.7 mi Public K-5 3-5 4
      Roberto Clemente Cs 2.9 mi Public 6-12 2-5 3
      Hiram W Dodd El School 2.9 mi Public K-5 1 3
      South Mountain Middle School 2.9 mi Public 6-8 1 3
      Central Catholic High School 2.9 mi Catholic 9-12 0 3
      Sacred Heart School 2.9 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 3
      Mercy Special Learning Center 3.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      St Paul School 3.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Roosevelt Elementary School 3.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 4
      Harrison-morton Middle School 3.2 mi Public 6-8 1 3
      Children First Community Academy 3.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-7 0 0
      Sheridan El School 3.3 mi Public 1-5 1 5
      Holy Spirit School 3.4 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Salisbury Senior High School 3.8 mi Public 9-12 4-5 3
      Parkland Senior High School 3.9 mi Public 9-12 5 4
      Mosser El School 4.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 3
      The Cuddle Zone Learning Center 4.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Our Lady Help Of Christians School 4.4 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 3
      Building Blocks Learning Center 4.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Louis E Dieruff High School 4.5 mi Public 9-12 1 2
      Harry S Truman El School 4.6 mi Public K-5 2 5
      A Childrens Place Learning Center 4.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Ritter El School 5.0 mi Public K-5 2 3
      Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School 5.0 mi Public K-12 1 4
      New Story 5.4 mi Private K-11 0 0
      Kindercare Learning Center 5.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Newcomer Academy At Midway Manor 5.5 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      Eet Inc T/a Daycare In The Park 5.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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