|Welcome to Hazleton, Pennsylvania!|
You really can do that here in Greater Hazleton. It’s a great place to live, work, and play.
There’s so much to offer - an outstanding quality of life, plenty of recreational opportunities, a low crime rate, an inexpensive cost of living, excellent health care and education systems, solid employment opportunities, an outstanding business climate, and even more.
Greater Hazleton has it all, including a great location. In the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, we're close to numerous major interstate highways that link us with places from New York City to San Francisco, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and everything in between.
We're only two and a half hours away from New York City, less than that from Philadelphia, and slightly more from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We like to feel we are in the middle of everywhere.
We do have a great location and access, but we've retained most of the advantages of small-town life. Our crime rate, for example, is one of the lowest in the nation. We're surrounded by some of the prettiest scenery east of the Mississippi and we've got plenty of things to do all year round.
While we like to consider ourselves to be a small town, we've got the modern conveniences of larger cities. Our public schools are technologically advanced, with computers in every classroom and interconnected fiber optic wiring. Our industrial parks are state-of-the-art, too, with technology-based infrastructure specifically designed for business use.
And, while we have most of the larger shopping and restaurant chains around town, we've got many small, family-owned stores and eateries with a Greater Hazleton flavor. These special places that have been here for generations are an essential part of what makes Greater Hazleton unique.
Technically, Greater Hazleton is comprised of more than a dozen municipalities located in southern Luzerne, northern Schuylkill and northern Carbon counties. The city of Hazleton, with just under 25,000 residents, is the largest community in this region. The others range in size from under 1,000 to more than 10,000.
Business options are just as broad. Large, bustling and fully serviced industrial parks, smaller industrial sites, malls, retail strips, and commercial areas can be found in just about every corner of Greater Hazleton.
In summary, Greater Hazleton is many things to many people.
To the family, Greater Hazleton is a safe, clean place to raise children, a place where modern facilities and quality education prepare them for the future. It's a place with available housing options for every pocketbook.
To the businessman, Greater Hazleton is an area of opportunity with a diverse industrial base, and hard working, loyal employees. Due to its proximity to Interstates 80 and 81, it's a place with easy access to half of the nation's population and half of the nation's production.
To the sportsman, Greater Hazleton is a world of outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from hunting and fishing, to cross country skiing and whitewater rafting, to summer recreation baseball leagues, Little League and nightly pick-up basketball games. It's a place bustling with top-flight sporting events like AHL hockey, minor league baseball, and NASCAR racing.
To the artist, Greater Hazleton is a broad canvas upon which to work, with museums, art leagues, theater troupes, and music groups lifting our spirits and broadening our minds.
To the shopper, Greater Hazleton is a place of diverse stores, plentiful bargains, the convenience and selection of some of the nation's largest retailers, and the personalized attention of solid family-run small businesses.
So take a few minutes and look around this web site to see what Greater Hazleton has to offer. We tried to be as thorough as possible, but, frankly, there's no way we could capture everything.
Thanks for stopping by. You're welcome here anytime.
To join The Chamber, please download, complete and fax or mail this form to the Chamber.
(Call 570-455-1509 for membership fee, based on company size.)