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. /p>
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!