Originally home to various Native American groups, including the Lenape nation, the community of Bethlehem was founded by Count von Zinzendorf and David Nitschmann, Moravians working as missionaries among these native peoples. The community is noted for being the first location in the nation that had water pumped for public use. The area later became notable for industry and trade, including steel production.
At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Bethlehem had nearly 75,000 residents. The population of children is nearly 20 percent, and elderly citizens over 65 years of age account for 16 percent of the community. Nearly one-fourth of adult residents have four-year college degrees or higher, and more than 85 percent of adults have received high school diplomas. The area’s median household income is $46,292, and the median home value is $171,600.
The Bethlehem Area School District oversees public education for the community’s children with 22 schools offering traditional instruction as well as an emphasis on areas such as industrial arts and community service. The district is dedicated to shaping the future by addressing each child’s needs. Numerous private schools and early learning centers cater to additional educational interests in the area.
Lehigh University is a private option for post-secondary studies in Bethlehem. Additionally, there are at least nine other colleges and universities located within a 60-mile radius of the city, providing excellent access for graduating high school students and adults. Northampton Community College also offers a local solution for those seeking two-year degrees.
Because of the city’s name, Bethlehem is particularly magical during the Christmas season. The charming community includes historic sites such as the Moravian Museum, which provides a perspective of the founding influences in the area. Burnside Plantation provides a view of colonial life in the area’s past. Residents and visitors can take advantage of kids’ days, blacksmithing classes, and gardening workshops. The picturesque region also offers a beautiful backdrop for family reunions, weddings, and other special events. Outdoor activities and fitness are promoted through the numerous parks, public swimming pools, and golf courses in the area.
Sullivan Oil & Propane is dedicated to providing important home comfort support throughout the year as Bethlehem residents deal with a variety of climate changes. We work quickly to provide heating or air conditioner repair when emergencies crop up during seasonal extremes. We also offer important maintenance services to keep our customers’ home comfort equipment operating efficiently.
As HVAC experts, the technicians at Sullivan Oil & Propane are able to provide support for issues such as home energy performance and indoor air quality concerns, troubleshooting equipment and structural issues that could affect the conditions in a home. Additionally, we provide contemporary equipment recommendations for those who are in need of a new heating or cooling system.