Laura provided you with A great link for more information regarding your questions. Unfortunately, in this day and age, crime is everywhere, and we have to be sure to find the answers to these questions ourselves. Why not take a day trip Bethlehem and see what you think? Musikfest is a great event held there each year. Try to visit the fest in the near future! Northampton county has plenty of day cares to chose from. I know it's scary, my son has been with his first day care for a few months now, has finally adjusted and they are now closing, so I know how important finding a good one can be. Wish I would have known they would soon shut their doors for good, before I signed up! If you need any professional real estate assistant, I'd be happy to help!
Here is a link to crime data, schools, housing, and a lot of other information about Bethlehem:
Hope you find this useful.
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