In 1740 when Moravians settled in the Nazareth area, strong roots and a proud history were settled with it. A firm commitment to family and a strong work ethic are deeply rooted in the area. Love of community is ever present and residents strive to maintain the clean, attractive area in which they live.
A strong commitment of the population live and raise children in this unique suburban setting, which has led to historic growth rates. Continual growth is anticipated for several years. The combination of a serene, suburban setting with accessibility by both air and highway to major metropolitan areas will continue to attract people to the boroughs of Bath, Nazareth, Stockertown, Tatamy, the townships of Bushkill, and Upper and Lower Nazareth.
Although growth may be slowed somewhat by national and state fiscal conditions, the population is expected to increase an additional 10 to 12 percent in the area by 2015. The greater Nazareth area offers living in an environment that is quiet, attractive and growing.
Several private and government retirement facilities are also available in the area, providing healthcare and senior citizen services to men and women of retirement age. Transportation is available from these facilities and the Nazareth-Bath Area Chamber of Commerce will provide information upon request.
Relocation consultants are available from the Chamber of Commerce and area real estate offices to assist prospective homeowners in bringing their housing search together into a meaningful strategy. Their focus is upon assessing and prioritizing needs and providing a frame of reference to aid in the decision-making process.
Additional information, brochures, maps and helpful advice is available at the Nazareth Area Visitors Center, home of the Nazareth-Bath Area Chamber of Commerce. The historic building in which the Chamber and Visitor’s Center occupy is the former Martin Family Homestead. The Chamber staff is always willing to answer questions and assist individuals and businesses interested in learning more about the Nazareth Area.