Coplay Real Estate

Coplay is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania


The Borough of Coplay is situated along the Lehigh River, about 5 miles north of Allentown. It is part of the 400 acres of land John Jacob Schreiber bought from the William Penn heirs in 1740. For a long time it was known as Schreibers. Later it was known as the Lehigh Valley, because of the Lehigh Valley Iron Furnaces that were located here. Lehigh Valley was then changed to Coplay. This name came from "Kolapechka". The son of the Indian chief, Paxanosa, who lived at the head of the creek near Schnecksville. The Borough of Coplay was formed out of a part of Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7th, 1869.

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Coplay is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, six miles (10 km) northwest of Allentown. It is part of the Lehigh Valley region of the state. In 1900, 1,581 people lived in Coplay; in 1910, 2,670 people lived there. The population was 3,192 at the 2010 census. Coplay 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.

History

Gradually Coplay changed from a farming area into an Industrial Community. The Thomas Iron Company started the change. They brought in workers and built homes for them. When the Iron Company was liquidated, other industries gradually came to Coplay; the Cement Mill, the Silk Mill, the Cigar Factory and Knitting Mill.

Coplay became a "melting pot" of many nationalities. The Pennsylvania Dutch and Germans, who were the agricultural element. Due to growth of the Iron Industry, immigrants from Ireland came. Then, in the early 1900s, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Ukraine.

On April 7, 1969, the borough celebrated its centennial anniversary. A celebration was held from June 15–21 in the town.

The Coplay Cement Company Kilns was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Coplay - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Coplay: $559,900 / County Avg $412,200

136%

Avg Taxes in Coplay: $7,000 / County Avg $5,100

136%

Avg Sq. Ft. in Coplay: 3,574 / County Avg 2,142

167%

Avg Price per/sqft in Coplay:$157 / County Avg $192

81%

Avg Walkscore in Coplay: 39 / County Avg 49

80%

Avg Year Built in Coplay: 1942 / County Avg 1951

100%

Avg Days on Website in Coplay: 49 / County Avg 105

47%

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