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All About Altonah, PA

The personal injury attorneys in Altonah, PA, at Justice Guardians have sponsored the following article highlighting the community's attributes.

Altonah

The small neighborhood of Altonah is located in the northeastern region of Bethlehem in Northampton County. It is south of the Lehigh Valley Thruway and east of Fred B. Rooney Highway. The main roadways that travel within the town are East Macada Road, Johnston Drive, East Boulevard, and Linden Street. The nearest communities include Westgate Hills, Middletown, Freemansburg, and Hanover. 

History

The community was part of a 500-acre tract along Monocracy Creek that was deed to the affluent Philadelphia merchant William Allen in 1741. Allen served in politics and was once one of the most powerful men in Philadelphia. He was a loyalist and disapproved of seeking independence from the British. After establishing his residency in 1750, he founded Allentown in 1762. 

Geography 

Along the northern region of the neighborhood is Monocracy Creek. The waterway is a tributary of the Lehigh River. It is one of the 56 limestone streams within the state. The creek flows for 20.3 miles from its headwaters near the borough of Chapman to Lehigh River. 

Neighborhood

In the southern region of the community is the Holy Savior Cemetery, located on Linden Street. The cemetery is part of the Allentown Diocesan Cemeteries, along with Resurrection Cemetery located on North Krocks Road in Allentown. 

Some of the places of worship locally available for the residents include:

  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • St. Thomas United Church of Christ
  • First Baptist Church
  • Wesley United Methodist Church

The residents have a few options to choose from when dining out. Some of these include:

  • Anatolian Kitchen
  • Vincenza's Italian Pizzeria & Trattoria
  • Valley Family Restaurant

Education

Residents have school options within the Bethlehem Area School District, such as: 

  • Governor Wolf Elementary School - kindergarten through 5th grade - located on Butztown Road
  • East Hills Middle School - grades 6th through 8th - located on Chester Road
  • Freedom High School - grades 9th through 12th - located on Chester Avenue

Some of the early childhood centers and preschools available include:

  • Colonial Early Learning Center - located on Linden Street
  • Lightbridge Academy - located on Linden Street
  • The Learning Experience - located on Linden Street

Demographics

Most of the households in the neighborhood are upper-middle-income. There is a mix of occupations represented within the working population, many of which include:

  • 66.3% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 17.1% sales and service jobs
  • 10.0% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles
  • 6.6% manufacturing and laborer occupations

The community has a diverse population, with 90.2% speaking English and 4.0% speaking Spanish. Greek can also be heard within 1.6% of the households. Many of the residents identify their ethnicity or ancestry with the following:

  • 29.3% German
  • 14.9% Irish 
  • 11.0% Italian
  • 8.8% English
  • 6.5% Polish
  • 2.7% Slovak 
  • 2.4% Czechoslovakian

Follow along: Getting to Know Westgate Hills, PA 

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David Petrone
Date Published: November 18, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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