10 Things that I love About Bethlehem, PA

When you’re thinking about Moving to the Lehigh Valley, you may consider Bethlehem!

Hi Everybody!  I want to tell you about the ten things that I love about Bethlehem.  If you’re thinking about moving here, it’s a great place to live!

#10-  It’s close to Philadelphia which is about an hour and a half away.  New York City is almost two hours away.  And the Poconos where we can go skiing and have fun in the mountains is just about forty-five minutes north of here. But still there are lots of rural spaces all around town.

#9 – It’s a great place to live with a good cost of living and plentiful jobs

#8 – You can’t miss the restaurant scene and the beer scene here in Bethlehem.

#7 – there is lots of music and the arts scene is really cool

#6 – Because of the universities and colleges there is a great academic vibe throughout town

#5 – There is always fun places to go and exercise outside

#4 – Main Street!  Spending the day on Main Street in Bethlehem is always a great pastime.  It’s fun to visit all of the shops, enjoy really wonderful food in fabulous restaurants and just watch the world go by

#3 – Bethlehem is filled with gorgeous architecture

#2 – The Historic District as well as the City’s history cannot be beat

#1 –  We love our festivals in the summertime!

Where is Bethlehem, PA?

More information Welcome to Bethlehem! Are you looking for Bethlehem, PA?  Welcome, you’ve found it! Our fine city is located in the northeast quadrant of the beautiful state of Pennsylvania.  Bethlehem is at the crossroads of two major cities; we are approximately 1.5 hours north of Philadelphia, PA and approximately 1.75 hours west of New York City, NY.   Bethlehem is also nestled approximately 10 miles west of Easton, PA and approximately 10 miles east of Allentown, PA.   Each city is pretty much in a straight line next to one another following the Lehigh River valley. Approximately 75,000 people call Bethlehem city home.  While 800,000 people call the Lehigh Valley home.  And approximately 116,000 people use a Bethlehem zip code.   Bethlehem is also spreads its borders over parts of two counties, Northampton County and Lehigh County.  There are a few townships included in the Bethlehem address.  One townships is Bethlehem Township which lies to the east of the city.  Another is Hanover Township to the north and west. Bethlehem a great place to call home because it is so close to large cities yet far enough away to have its own personality.  There are things to see and do here.  The three cities of Bethlehem, Easton and Allentown are urban enough to find good dining, entertainment and shopping.  However if you drive just a few minutes out of any of the towns you will find suburbia and lots of beautiful lush green rural countryside. Colleges and Universities Within the city limits are two fine schools of higher learning.  Lehigh University is located on the south side of Bethlehem while Moravian College is located downtown and throughout the city.   Northampton Community College is to the north of Bethlehem in Bethlehem Township. And beyond the borders of the city are other fine universities & community colleges like Lafayette College, DeSales University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Penn State University, Cedar Crest College, Muhlenburg College and Kutztown University just to name few. Shopping and Entertainment Entertainment is not far from your doorstep.  The Downtown centers of each city, Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton offer wonderful restaurants and entertainment.   A few of the highlights are all of the new restaurants in Allentown on Hamilton Boulevard along with the PPL Center, home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms ice hockey team.  Downtown Bethlehem has always been known for the fine food establishments to be found on Main Street. And not far from Main Street is The SteelStacks and ArtsQuest Center where Musikfest can be enjoyed along with many other free music venues.  And Third & Ferry Streets in Easton are the home addresses for their fine restaurants.  

Considering a move to Bethlehem or the Lehigh Valley?  Call me and we can discuss where you would like to live.

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Delicious Food is always served at The Apollo Grill in Bethlehem, PA 18018


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This is an easy review to write because whether you are eating lunch or dinner, The Apollo Grill is a delicious restaurant where you can enjoy a very nice meal in a causal atmosphere.   You can’t go wrong by choosing this restaurant because the service and the food are always top notch.  The lunch and dinner menu are filled with favorites however every day a chef’s special which will tempt you to go off-menu.

The Lunch menu is always poised to please.  You can enjoy half portions of most any item on the menu.  Daily lunch specials are always offered.  The crab cakes are always good every time that I order them.   Or the Quesadillas make a nice meal with a salad.  You can’t go wrong with the Buffalo Beer Battered Shrimp or the Asian Lettuce Wraps.  If you are overwhelmed with all of the choices at lunch, I recommend the soup and the salad combo as a good fall back item.  Accompanied by a generous basket of a variety of bread – the Apollo Caesar salad or the Mesclun Greens with vegetables both are ample in size and the bowl of soup is always delicious.  No matter whether you choose the Baked French Onion Soup or the Crab & Asparagus Bisque – you can’t make a bad choice.  The Soup de Jour is always marvelous.  The chef’s soup creation compliments the time of year and includes seasonal ingredients when it is served!

The Diner entrees are scrumptious and plentiful.  The meat selections; beef, lamb, fish or chicken are always done to perfection.  But if you are in the mood to taste more than one dish or if you want to share a variety of selections with someone else at your table, you can do this at the Apollo.  The ingenious menu is split into full and half portions.  So it is a great way to try a variety of specialties in one sitting. Graze through the menu!

But don’t leave without eating dessert!

And don’t forget BRUNCH either!!  Served on either Saturday or Sunday you can enjoy a delicious choice of entrées and signature Bloody Marys or a bubbly Mimosa.

The service and the atmosphere are consistent.  The bar crowd is lively while the dining room is quiet.   You won’t be disappointed by The Apollo Grill’s service or the food.  This is one of my favorite restaurants in town.

Be sure to make reservations, especially if want to dine on a busy weekend night or during the Holidays.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.  The hours of operation generally from 11am to 10pm.


Call to make reservations:  610-865-9600 and visit www.The Apollo Grill.com