The city of Easton is home to almost 27,000 people, according to the U.S. 2010 Census, and is the easternmost city of the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 1752, ( easton-pa.com), the city is located at the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers and includes 4 sections: historic downtown, West Ward, South Side, and College Hill. Its diverse neighborhoods and historic architecture mixed with artistic creativity and modern cuisine make Easton a great place to work and live.
Easton enjoys a rich history. According to easton-pa.com, It was one of the first three places that the Declaration of Independence was publicly read. Directly inside Centre Square sits the 75 ft. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, a memorial for Easton veterans killed during the Civil War. Take a walking tour, enjoy hiking trails along the Lehigh River, or walk along the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, a 2.4-mile path that runs along the Bushkill Creek and through downtown, uniquely filled with contemporary sculptures, statues, and the Young Master’s Wall.
The Easton Area School District includes 7 elementary schools, 1 middle, and 1 high school. Easton Academy is an alternative choice and Notre Dame High School offers a Catholic curriculum. Lafayette College was named as the 36th best liberal arts school in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report in 2017. The global headquarters for Victaulic is located here, in addition to Majestic Athletic.
Families can enjoy the interactive fun at The Canal Museum and The Crayola Experience. Annual festivals include Heritage Day, Riverside Festival of the Arts, and the popular Bacon Fest. The Easton Farmers Market is a weekly staple during the summer and fall months and the State Theatre offers live performances year round. Downtown Easton is filled with an eclectic mix of modern eateries, delis, and shopping.
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