Allentown is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Best known for being quaint. Retirees that are seeking to live on the East Coast with larger cities nearby will surely appreciate Allentown.
Climate & Geography
Allentown has a humid continental climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 40s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 50 inches of rainfall.
Upper Freehold Township and Robbinsville Township both border the city of Allentown. The area is primarily flat and the Delaware River flows to the west. Philadelphia is approximately 45 miles southwest of the city.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Allentown is a quaint city with activities that tend to be more leisure focused. Active adults can take a stroll and bike ride through the various parks and trails. Shopping ranges from antique shops to fashion malls. The Horse Park of New Jersey offers a carnival. Spas are scattered throughout the city. The larger city of Philadelphia is near enough for residents to take day trips and explore a wider variety of activities.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is well above the national median. Food expenses are above average. An average effective property tax rate is 2.40 percent which is significantly higher than the national average of 1.19 percent. Most retirement income is taxable besides military pensions. On the plus side, Social Security is not taxed.
There are three highly ranked medical centers and hospitals located within 20 miles of Allentown. They are Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center is regionally ranked and ranked high performing in heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Virtua Memorial Hospital is ranked high performing in urology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure. Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County is ranked high performing in heart failure.