Upper Saucon Township Reviews
Rating 3.85 out of 5 27 reviews
Upper Saucon Township is a suburban community like any other, with many parks and great public schools as well. The only negative would be that shopping is mostly out of Quakertown or Allentown, as are fast food restaurants.
there are a few creepy houses down the block and they put me in an uneasy state of mind
i think this area is good but just not for me
You don't hear much about crime in this particular area. I see a police car probably once a week. They are seen and respond.
This area has a lot to do. The schools are great and there is not much crime. Lots of parks and shops if you need something to do.
The promenade is the best place to go to do anything in Center Valley. You can go shop, see a movie or eat at tons of restaurants.
This area is a nice community to raise a family in. It is safe and there are many long-time residents. There are some different events in the community, but if you have children in school, the district will provide many activities. Due to the area being mostly white and a largely affluent area, minorities and lower-income families may feel different.
This area is very low on crime, but unfortunately many of the crime takes place about 15 minutes north of the community in the city. Police are visible and maintain a presence in parks, schools, and regularly patrol streets, neighborhoods, and shopping centers.
This area provides a safe suburban or rural atmosphere in Pennsylvania's third largest metropolitan area. A short drive from Allentown, Pennsylvania's third largest city as well as two other small cities. Homes tend to be high value and the school district is very well. Due to many residents having higher incomes, some may feel judged. If I had to do it all over again, I may not have picked this area, but definitely would not be mad if I ended up here. I cannot see myself staying in the same town as I may want to explore other areas, but may come back when I'm older.
Their is not much crime here.
Their are many accidents that happen on route 309. People drive too fast.
It is a beautiful area, quite peaceful. The biggest negative is the lack of diversity. I do not plan to live in this area for very long.
The local representatives are very available and visible. They frequently march in our town parade for Halloween, and have come to my house to personally hand out pamphlets and meet the people of the area.
We have true seasons here, so in the winter it is cold and in the summer it is hot. Spring and fall are lovely. We often get severe winter storms, dropping a foot or more of snow at a time. In the summers, there are frequently thunderstorms with high winds and heavy rains. This rain can occasionally result in flooding, but it is mild and clears quickly. We are near the eastern edge of Pennsylvania, so we are about 100 miles from the coast of the Atlantic. If a VERY severe tropical storm hits New Jersey, we might experience high winds and rain or hail associated with the storm, but not have the devastation experienced at the coast.
There are a variety of dining options in the area, from chain restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebees and the like, to locally owned favorites like the Copperhead Grill.
There are a variety of job opportunities in the area, ranging from office jobs, retail to manufacturing. There are several large hospitals in the area that employ a large number of medical professionals. Nearby Allentown, Bethlehem, and Quakertown have a number of larger companies that employ people from a variety of fields. There are also many high quality school districts for those working in education. I feel that there are a lot of opportunities for jobs, but in the current hiring climate, many of the businesses are not taking risks or hiring more staff, making it a bit tough to find a new job, even when qualified. Also, the pay rates for similar jobs would be higher in a larger metropolitan area, but the cost of living here is cheaper, so it evens out.
There are a wide variety of shopping choices in the area. A beautiful new outdoor shopping mall, the Promenade Shops, has a nice mix of stores, some upscale. There are "big box" stores nearby, such as Target, Walmart and Kmart, and chain stores like Home Depot and CVS, Walgreens, Kohl and others. There are also a number of great small businesses, especially in historic Coopersburg. There are 5 or more salons/day spas, and a wonderful bulk goods/health food/ice cream shop called "The Good Earth." It is a community favorite for families to take an after dinner stroll for a cone.