Allentown Neighborhoods: The West End

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a charming neighborhood in Allentown, PA, where you can find homes that have stood the test of time. This section of the neighborhood was built from the 1920s through the 1970s, and it’s easy to see how the architecture has evolved over time.

I’ve added a map so that you can see the small area that I am talking about. The west side of Allentown is larger than this neighborhood so I am going to talk about a small part of it. This part of the West End Allentown neighborhood is bordered by 19th Street, Cedar Crest Boulevard and it’s all north of Tilghman Street.

You can find lovely Cape Cod style homes priced between $250,000 to $350,000. These homes are perfect for those who love cozy spaces and traditional design.

Ranch homes are also a popular option in this neighborhood, ranging from $300,000 to $400,000. They are perfect for those who prefer single-story living and modern architecture.

Ranch home

If you’re looking for a classic colonial style home, you can find small colonials priced between $300,000 to $400,000. These homes are perfect for those who want a traditional home with a few more modern style updates.


For those who prefer a larger living space or need a larger space for a growing family, there are large Colonial style & Dutch colonial homes priced between $400,000 to $600,000. These homes offer plenty of space for families to grow and are a spot to create memories.

As the neighborhood expanded through the years, the styles of homes changed with the times. From charming cape cods to split levels and bi-level homes, you can see a mix of architecture that reflects the changing trends over the decades as you drive through the neighborhood.

Split level in the West End

One of the most charming features of this neighborhood are the beautiful sycamore and oak trees that line the streets. They provide shade in the summer and stunning foliage in the fall. You will surely get your exercise throughout the fall as you rake up leaves.

Sycamore and Oak line the streets

This neighborhood is not just about the homes, but also about the community. It’s a place where families can come together and create lasting memories.

We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the past and present of this lovely community. If I can help you with your next move, please contact me.

Redheads: Fiery and Fascinating

Today I am celebrating with all of my fellow ginger friends and those with freckles. Today is St. Patrick’s Day and NOT National Redhead Day. But for redheads, every day can be National Redhead Day:-)

Redheads are a rare breed, making up only 1-2% of the world’s population. But what they lack in numbers, they make up for in fiery personalities, unique physical characteristics, and fascinating myths and misconceptions.

Let’s start with the basics: what causes red hair? It all comes down to genetics. A variant of the MC1R gene, responsible for regulating the production of melanin, produces a different type of pigment called pheomelanin, which gives hair its distinctive reddish-orange color. This also explains why redheads often have fair skin and freckles – their skin produces less melanin, making them more prone to sunburns and skin cancer.

But enough with the science stuff, let’s get to the fun facts! Did you know that redheads have a higher pain tolerance than people with other hair colors? That’s right – a study by the University of Louisville found that redheads need more anesthesia to achieve the same level of pain relief as non-redheads. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also more sensitive to temperature changes. Blame it on the MC1R gene, which is involved in regulating body temperature.

But let’s not forget the downsides of being a ginger. Redheads are more prone to skin cancer, which means they need to be extra careful in the sun. And studies have found that they have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and endometriosis – a tough break for the fiery and fascinating.

Now, let’s talk about the myths and misconceptions surrounding redheads. One of the most persistent myths is that redheads have fiery tempers. But is there any truth to this? Absolutely not! There’s NO scientific evidence to suggest that redheads are any more hot-headed than people with other hair colors. In fact, many redheads are known for their laid-back and easy-going personalities.

And let’s not forget the age-old superstitions that redheads are witches or vampires. Sorry to disappoint, but there’s no evidence to support this – unless you count the fact that they’re enchanting and mysterious, of course.

And finally, the myth that redheads will become extinct. This one’s been debunked by scientists – while red hair may be a recessive trait, it’s not in danger of disappearing anytime soon. So, fear not, fellow gingers – we’re here to stay!

Redheads are a fascinating and unique group of people. From their fiery personalities to their distinctive physical characteristics, they’re definitely one of a kind. And while there may be myths and misconceptions surrounding them, one thing’s for sure – they’re a force to be reckoned with. So, here’s to the redheads – keep on shining!

When you’re ready to work with me, the RedHeadAgent, to buy or sell real estate, please give me a call.  Let me move you into the next chapter of your life!

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!