Center Valley, Pennsylvania

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Centennial Bridge in Center Valley, March 1996
Centennial Bridge in Center Valley, March 1996
Center Valley is located in Pennsylvania
Center Valley
Center Valley
Center Valley is located in the United States
Center Valley
Center Valley
Coordinates: 40°31′45″N 75°23′36″W / 40.52917°N 75.39333°W / 40.52917; -75.39333Coordinates: 40°31′45″N 75°23′36″W / 40.52917°N 75.39333°W / 40.52917; -75.39333
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
CountyLehigh
TownshipUpper Saucon
Elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
 • Metro
865,310 (US: 68th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
18034
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1171463[1]

Center Valley is an unincorporated community located one mile north of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 309 and Pennsylvania Route 378 in Upper Saucon Township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. It is part of the Lehigh Valley, which has a population of 861,899 and is the 68th most populated metropolitan area in the U.S. as of the 2020 census.

History[edit]

The Centennial Bridge in Center Valley, built in 1876, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[2] The bridge was demolished in 2013.

Commerce[edit]

Stabler Corporate Center, one of the largest areas of land being developed in the Lehigh Valley, is located in Center Valley. In October 2006, The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, the Lehigh Valley's highest-end outdoor mall, opened in Center Valley.[3]

Center Valley also is headquarters of Olympus Corporation for the Americas, JetPay, Aesculap (a subsidiary of B. Braun), and the Patriot League, a college athletic conference with 23 collegiate sports. The city also holds large regional offices for Dun & Bradstreet and Mass Mutual.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Center Valley is part of the Southern Lehigh School District. Students in grade nine through 12 attend Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Two campuses of higher education are located in Center Valley:

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Center Valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley