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116 Apartments for rent in Allentown, PA

Last updated February 23 at 3:03pm UTC
2501 Allenbrook Drive
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 9:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
128 North 8th Street
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 9:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
128 North 8th Street
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 9:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
132 Susquehanna Trail
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 2:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
818 Walnut
Downtown Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 2:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
$925
416 N Penn St
Old Fairgrounds Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 1:49am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$875
742 S HALL STREET
Fairviewers
Allentown, PA
Updated February 22 at 5:45pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,100
123 S 2nd St
1st Ward
Allentown, PA
Updated February 22 at 11:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
519 Liberty St
Old Fairgrounds Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated February 22 at 11:33am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,200
956 Walnut St
Downtown Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated February 22 at 11:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
321 N 6th St
4 C's
Allentown, PA
Updated February 22 at 11:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$795
439 North Lumber Street
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated February 21 at 9:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
42 Mertz Lane
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated February 21 at 2:01am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
816 North St. Lucas Street
West Watch
Allentown, PA
Updated February 21 at 2:00am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1908 W Hamilton St
RAUB Area
Allentown, PA
Updated February 20 at 11:42am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
810 North 18Th Street
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated February 20 at 9:17am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
1441 Linden St
Franklin Park
Allentown, PA
Updated February 23 at 1:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
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City Guide
Allentown
Surprisingly, this place was named after Allen. Its mighty industrial days may be behind it but Allentown, Pennsylvania (so creatively named after its founder, William Allen), isn’t taking it lying down.

Vestiges of its former manufacturing glory remain, along with the magnificently historical homes that went along with it, and the city is endeavoring to restore it all . This may sound like the plot line to a Charles Dickens novel, but what it translates into for you, the renter, is a bargain paradise. This is a small city of 122,000. Allentown has properties galore ranging from Victorian to Craftsman to row house to bungalow and back again for an average of $700 in monthly rent. Gloriously, they all place you a short distance from both the bright lights of New York City and the cheese steaks of Philadelphia. Can a better deal be had for night-clubbing cheese steak lovers on a budget? Decidedly not.

Neighborhoods

Allentown’s historical epicenter and modern commercial center is Center City. The historical districts of Old Allentown and Old Fairgrounds are here, but though blessed with some amazing architecture.

Downtown Center City is somewhat more livable, and can now boast loft apartments in converted old mills and high-rise buildings. They ring in around $700 for a 1BR or up to $1300 for a luxury 2BR. Also nearby, the 7th street district offers a decent amount of housing with eateries lining the streets. There are plenty of studio spaces here starting as low as $500 for efficiencies, ranging to around $800 for 3BR apartments, all typically in larger, renovated buildings.

West End Allentown is a major bright spot. The West End primarily includes neighborhoods west of 15th Street and houses here are mostly of the historical variety from the 1920s and 40s. The 19th street Theatre District is here as well as the popular weekend Farmer’s Market. If you’re looking for adorable sidewalk cafes, boutiques, and quirky bars, West End is as close as it gets - and its offerings are growing steadily. Hamilton and Trexler parks are nearby, as well as Union Terrace and the West Park historical district, meaning you’re never too far away from frolicking in the grass, gaping at stately mansions or taking in the latest regional theatrical production of Cats, performed solely by real, trained housecats (one can dream). One-bedroom apartments average around $550, with 2BR and 3BR apartments and townhouses ranging from $700 - $1400 depending on size and historical value. Single family homes can be had in the area for around $1500, varying up to $2,000 for the larger historical mansions.

I’ve secretly yearned for a buggie.

Allentown is well connected to New York and Philadelphia by interstates. Though Allentown is not currently connected by train, there are plans in the works for that and for now, there are multiple private bus lines running frequent routes into both Philadelphia and New York. Lehigh and Northampton counties are also served locally by the LANTA bus system. Unlike other parts of the East coast, having a car in Allentown is still incredibly convenient, if not necessary.

Allentown Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Allentown ranks on:
B- Overall satisfaction
B- Safety and crime rate
B- Jobs and career opportunities
D Recreational activities
C+ Affordability
C Quality of schools
B Social Life
D Weather
B- Commute time
C+ State and local taxes
B Public transit
D Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Allentown’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Allentown renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories near average scores."

Key Findings in Allentown include the following:

  • Allentown renters gave their city a B- overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Allentown were public transit and social life, which both received B grades.
  • The areas of concern to Allentown renters are pet-friendliness, recreational activities and weather, which all received scores of D.
  • Allentown did relatively well compared to other cities in the New York metro area like New York (C+), Newark (F), Jersey City (D) and New Haven (D).
  • Allentown earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide, including Chicago (B-), Phoenix (B-) and Jacksonville (B-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.