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Top 21 Small Cities In Pennsylvania

The first three cities many people think of when Pennsylvania is discussed are Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg. However, there are many small towns in this state that are worth taking note of.

You should know some of these different towns if you are looking for a nice and quiet place to live. This list is also great for people who want to find a nice small town where they can enjoy a vacation or short getaway. While there are many small cities in Pennsylvania, these are some of the best.

1. Hazleton

According to the 2010 US census there were only 25,340 people living in this small town, a number which has risen by 8.6% since the 2000 census. This town is located at the base of the Pocono Mountains. It has become a vacation destination for people who want to escape the stresses of living in the big city and enjoy the small city life that this town has to offer its residents and guests.

Because of the tourism in the area, there are many opportunities for activities. There are several golf courses, fishing options and even trails that people can hike or bike on. There are several high-end restaurants in this town where you can enjoy tastes from around the country. This town is also committed to recycling and creating a greener city. They do this in a number of ways. Some of these include regular recycling pickup and there is even a monthly electronics recycling program.

The school system in the city is also a great one, with many college opportunities available for people in this town. Some of these options include Penn State Hazleton, Luzerne Community College and Lackawanna College.

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