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61 Apartments for rent in Allentown, PA

Last updated October 23 at 2:12AM
546 North 7th Street
8th Ward
Allentown, PA
Updated October 17 at 2:25AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
2227 Albright
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated October 14 at 9:52AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$995
321 North 30th Street
Rose Garden
Allentown, PA
Updated October 19 at 2:02PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
212 N 7th St
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 19 at 10:12AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$580
1136 Russell St
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 22 at 1:36AM UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,100
610 Park St
Old Fairgrounds Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 19 at 5:38PM UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
615 Park Street
Old Fairgrounds Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 18 at 2:09AM UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,200
948 Nittany Court
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated September 21 at 2:41AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1128 West Walnut Street
Walnut Street Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 20 at 2:13AM UTC
Studio
$750
1079 Timberidge Lane
Allentown
Allentown, PA
Updated October 19 at 2:24PM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
407 S 17th St
RAUB Area
Allentown, PA
Updated October 20 at 10:35AM UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
139 North 10th Street
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 21 at 9:41AM UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
147 N 11th St
Old Allentown Historic District
Allentown, PA
Updated October 22 at 1:36AM UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
723 N Lumber St
8th Ward
Allentown, PA
Updated October 19 at 10:13AM UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,095
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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.