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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Center Valley, with a population of about 8,500, is an unincorporated village in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The county is one of the fastest growning in Pensylvania and includes the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro areas. Center Valley is home to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, the Lehigh Valley's high-end outdoor mall. Three campuses of higher education are located here also and include DeSales University, Penn State Lehigh Valley and Strayer University.

Where to Retire in Center Valley and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home in Center Valley is about $302,370 in mid-2022. There are active adult communities here, see link at top of page.

What Is Special about Center Valley

Center Valley is a small town with branch campuses of three universities, and a low crime rate. The town also has town a large shopping mall. Philadelphia is just 50 miles away and the New Jersey beaches can also be enjoyed in a day trip.

What Is Not Special about Center Valley

High cost of living; Center Valley is cold in the winter with an average January temperature of 28, and an average of 25 inches of snow during the winter months; it is not a walkable community.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 28 degrees and July's average is 74 degrees. Center Valley's winter snow fall amounts varies yearly, with the average about 25 inches.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

the Promenade Shops, a large shopping mall has over 70 shops and restaurants; DeSales University offers arts, events and lectures; Nearby Allentown is home to the Miller Symphony, Artzquest provides access to art, culture, and educational programs in the Lehigh Valley; for all types of cultural venues, Philadelphia is only 50 miles away.


The crime rate in Center Valley is very low.

Medical Facilities

Lehigh Valley Hospital is less than 10 miles away.


Lehigh Valley International Airport is only 13 miles away.

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