Catasauqua Real Estate

Catasauqua is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania


Located at the center of the Lehigh Valley, Catasauqua is one of the smallest, but most densely populated municipalities in the Valley. Now a quiet residential community, the borough once was home to the Crane Iron Works, the first technically and commercially successful anthracite iron furnace. Its first blast in 1840 marked the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in America. The iron and allied industries brought much wealth to the town; such that by the early 1900s, Catasauqua had the highest concentration of millionaires per capita of any community in the nation. Industry waned after WWI, and commerce declined with the introduction of malls in neighboring Whitehall in the 1960s. With the purchase of the old Crane Iron site, the borough is targeting development of the canal front and revitalization of downtown areas. A new municipal services building opened on the site in 2017.

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Catasauqua, referred to colloquially as Catty, is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, settled in 1805 and chartered as a borough in 1853. Catasauqua is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. Catasauqua is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York City-Newark, New Jersey, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

Historically, manufacturing was Catasauqua's principal industry, and, in 1839, it was the location of the first manufactured anthracite iron in the nation. Catasauqua's population in 1910 was 5,250. The population was 6,436 at the 2010 census.

Catasauqua - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Catasauqua: $418,100 / County Avg $463,700

90%

Avg Taxes in Catasauqua: $5,300 / County Avg $5,200

101%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Catasauqua: 2,272 / County Avg 2,104

108%

Avg Price per/sqft in Catasauqua:$184 / County Avg $220

84%

Avg Walkscore in Catasauqua: 55 / County Avg 45

122%

Avg Year Built in Catasauqua: 1946 / County Avg 1956

99%

Avg Days on Website in Catasauqua: 25 / County Avg 61

41%

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