Living in Hazleton


(This information was provided by the Greater Hazleton Historical Society)

Hazleton was incorporated as a borough by two acts of the state legislature, the first winning approval April 31, 1851, and a supplemental act being authorized April 22, 1856. A short time later, mining and banking pioneer George B. Markle became president of the first borough council.

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Hazleton Area High School
Hazleton Area High School.

Hazleton boasts one of the most highly advanced school districts in the nation, having just undergone a major $50 million renovation and technology program.

There are also many outstanding private and parochial educational choices, as well.

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Life in the Greater Hazleton area is made much more fulfilling through the hard work of numerous organizations.
The Hazleton Art League puts on regular shows, showcasing the talents of local artists.

The Greater Hazleton Philharmonic keeps the area's appetite satisfied with a summer concert series each year, along with other performances at the Rev. J.J. Ferrara Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Hazleton.

Whatever your personal need, a local organization likely exists to meet it in Hazleton.

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Life in Hazleton

The Greater Hazleton Area is located at the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, a popular vacation destination that offers year-round recreation.

It's the Greater Hazleton Area's excellent quality of life that makes the area so attractive to people and businesses from all around the world.

ImageGolfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, movies and wonderful restaurants... you name it and you'll likely find it around Hazleton.

And you'll see that many of Northeast Pennsylvania's best attractions are located within minutes of our city!

Please take a few minutes to browse this page, which contains a wealth of information not only about Greater Hazleton, but also about the Poconos, as well as Pennsylvania.

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