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Getting to Know Westgate Hills, PA

The slip and fall lawyers in Westgate Hills, PA, at Justice Guardians would like to showcase the town's charm and marvels.

Westgate Hills

The community of Westgate Hills is situated in the northern region of Bethlehem in Northhampton County, Pennsylvania. Neighboring towns include Hanover, Midway Manor, Fountain Hill, and Allentown. Jacksonville Road and Schoenersville Road intersect in the southern region of the neighborhood. The small community falls within the ZIP code 18017. 

History

Many different tribes of indigenous peoples once inhabited the region. Some of these included the Algonquian-speaking Lenape Native Americans. This nation consisted of three main divisions referenced by their dialects:

  • the Unami,
  • the Unalachtigo
  • the Munsee

After the arrival of the Europeans, the natives took up trade with the Dutch colonist and later with the English. As many as 500 acres of the greater area was deeded to William Allen in 1741, and it became a typical Moravian Settlement Congregation. Sawmills and gristmills were established in the late 1700s, and many of the Moravians ministered to the natives. The historic God's Acre cemetery includes graves of those natives that converted to Moravian. 

Neighborhood

The neighborhood borders the Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg, located on Schoenersville Road. The hospital has been rated number one in the region and offers services that include:

  • aortic valve surgery
  • cancer care
  • stroke care
  • level II trauma center
  • behavioral healthcare
  • birthing and newborn care

Residents and visitors do not need to travel far for great retail opportunities. The Westgate Mall is just south of the hospital. Along with the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, some of the retail shops include:

  • Panda Dry Cleaners
  • Country Rose Florist
  • Hawk Music Center
  • Weis Market
  • Amateur Athlete

Some of the dining options found within the plaza are as follows:

  • Dom's Westgate Pizza
  • China Buffet
  • Johnny's Bagels and Deli
  • Subway

Education

Many of the residents are zoned for are part of the Bethlehem Area School District, such as: 

  • Asa Packer Elementary School - Kindergarten through 5th grade - located on Kenwood Drive
  • Nitschmann Middle School - 6th grade through 8th grade - located on West Union Boulevard
  • Liberty High School - 9th grade through 12th grade - located on Linden Street

Demographics

The majority of the community consists of upper-middle-income households. Many of the working residents are employed in professions including the following:

  • 54.2% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 26.1% sales and service job
  • 11.9% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 7.9% clerical, assistant, and technical support roles

As many as 10.1% of the population was born outside of the United States. English is spoken by 86.7% of households, while others speak Spanish and Langs. of India. The neighborhood has a mix of ethnicities, and many of the ancestries found within the population include:

  • 22.3% German
  • 18.9% Italian
  • 16.2% Irish
  • 7.3% English
  • 6.9% Asian

Keep reading for more interesting details on the community: All About Altonah, PA

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817 Linden St #103
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 403-9675

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David Petrone
Date Published: November 11, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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