The area in which Nazareth was founded was once home to many Native American peoples, and as Moravian missionaries worked with these groups, settlements such as Nazareth were founded. This particular community traces its formal roots to 1740. The land belonged at one point to William Penn, who reportedly gave the land to his daughter. The colonial law of the time allowed for a payment of one red rose each June 24 to be required of Penn’s daughter if so desired by local officials. This is still recognized with the sale of red roses each June in the community.
The borough of Nazareth had a population of 5,746 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Children make up 19 percent of the community’s population, while seniors over 65 years of age account for nearly 22 percent of the population. The per capita income for the community is $27,000 per year, and the average home value is approximately $172,000. More than 86 percent of adult residents have successfully completed high school, and 27 percent of these individuals have continued on to receive four-year degrees or higher at the university level.
Public education in Nazareth is administered by the Nazareth Area School District with the vision of inspiring students in their citizenship to become innovative, constructive, and collaborative. The district features several schools to address the academic needs of Nazareth students, and a cyber academy provides alternatives to the traditional classroom environment.
There are at least 10 colleges and universities within approximately one hour’s driving distance of Nazareth, making it possible for those needing to further their post-secondary educations to do so without extreme travel requirements. Lafayette College and Lehigh University are two of the closest four-year options, both within 10 miles of Nazareth.
The beauty of this area of Pennsylvania lends itself to numerous outdoor ventures, including hiking, birdwatching, camping, and hunting. Various historical districts and parks provide those who are interested in history with the opportunity to explore the Moravian and German influences of the region. The Nazareth Area Visitor Center is an excellent starting place for the newcomer who wants to delve into the rich culture of the community.
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