Founded by William Allen — a former Philadelphia mayor — in 1762, Allentown has swelled from a rural Pennsylvania Dutch farming community to the largest city in the Lehigh Valley. The city grew tremendously since a 2009 state law to encourage development and revitalization in the downtown. The only program of its kind in the state, Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) has spurred more than a billion dollars in new and planned development and generated a record $86 million in state and local tax revenue in 2019 alone.
Allentown’s 120,000 residents have benefited from the revival. You can live in one of the new luxury apartments within walking distance of Ideal Concepts, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on Hamilton Street, and take in a show or game at PPL Center, just a block away from our building!