Once a center of heavy industry and home to the second-largest steel producer in the U.S, Bethlehem was recently named one of the top 100 places to live.
During the industrial revolution, Bethlehem was a center for steel manufacturing, and Bethlehem Steel, the second-largest producer in the U.S., led the way until its closure. Today, the $879 million Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem stands at the former location of Bethlehem Steel, a shining example of the city’s efforts to revitalize the region.
Bethlehem is quickly becoming a center for health care, with the Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network, and technology and organizations that promote innovation and technology, like the Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
Bethlehem offers its residents a variety of outdoor, sports, and cultural activities. The city was also recently named by Money magazine as one of its Top 100 Places to Live.
Located in eastern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem is 1 ½ hours from New York City, 3 ½ hours from Washington, and 1 ½ hours from Philadelphia.