Do you want to live in the northeastern US but find the suburbs have too high a cost-of-living? Take a look at Hanover Township, PA. Situated in the Allentown-Bethlehem area, it’s close to job opportunities, good schools, has low housing prices and low crime. It’s a very short drive to ski resorts, whitewater rafting, hiking/biking trails, casinos and modern family-oriented resorts. Philadelphia and historic Pennsylvania Dutch Country are close-by as well. Or drive just 90 minutes east and you have all that New York City has to offer! The Jersey Shore beaches are an easy weekend drive away as well.
[Sidebar: Pennsylvania has two townships named “Hanover”. This article is about the one outside Bethlehem, as stated above.]
Winters can be a bit cold and snowy some years but rarely brutal. Cold Canadian air masses in winter are modified by both the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean by the time they reach eastern PA.
Hanover Township offers it’s residents a wonderful lifestyle, while truly being in the center of it all. Didn’t think you couldn’t afford the pricey Northeast? Think again, Hanover Township may be just for you!
Hanover Township stats:
Total Population: 11,385
Median home value: $283,700
July is the warmest month, with an average high temperature of 84 degrees.
January is the coldest month, with an average high temperature of 38 degrees.
Average annual rainfall: 48 inches
Average annual snowfall: 35 inches
Fun Fact: The nearby city of Bethlehem comes alive around Christmas with miles of colorful lights and festive events. It will surely put you in the holiday spirit every year!