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Overview of Emmaus

Located about 65 miles northwest of Philadelphia, the borough of Emmaus, Penn., is a unique and charming community. The closest large city to Emmaus is Allentown, which is home to about 110,000 people. Emmaus itself boasts a close-knit community of approximately 11,000 and offers small-town charm, historic architecture and plethora of naturally stunning landscapes. Emmaus residents are proud of their traditional community, which is situated about 20 miles from the Delaware River. Those searching for Emmaus apartments for rent will be happy to call this historic and picturesque town home.

Living in Emmaus, PA

Emmaus was formed in 1759 as a Moravian village. In 1859, Emmaus was incorporated as a traditional Pennsylvania borough. The arrival of the railroad helped expand the town's economy throughout the 19th century, and the iron, cigar and bottling industries helped the population to grow.

Today, Emmaus retains much of its historic character and charm. A contrast from the bustling suburbs of Philadelphia, Emmaus boasts a small-town feel. Emmaus was rated No. 88 in CNN/Money Magazine's 2009 Best Places to Live list thanks to its low crime rate, abundance of local businesses and family-friendly neighborhoods.

Emmaus Attractions and Special Events

Emmaus is home to many historic structures. The Shelter House is one of the most well-preserved examples of early American settings, as its European-inspired log house style is characteristic of its time period. Built earlier than the 1740s, the Shelter House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is located along the Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail, which spans numerous old homes, buildings, covered bridges and scenic routes. Some of the most famous covered bridges along the trail include Bogert's, Guth's, Rex's and Geiger's bridges.

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