Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Macungie Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

Lower Macungie is one of the fastest growing areas of Pennsylvania[citation needed] and is undergoing rapid suburbanization. Some fast-growing areas of the township include Ancient Oaks, Brandywine Village, Brandywine Village 2, Hills at Lock Ridge, Millbrook Farms, and Shepherd Hills. Its villages include East Texas, Minesite, New Hensingersville, Weilersville, and Wescosville.

In November 2007, township voters elected to make Lower Macungie a first class township in 2008.

The population of Lower Macungie Township was 19,220 as of the 2000 census. By 2010, the township's population is expected to reach 23,000, and by 2020, nearly 28,000.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.6 square miles (58.5 km²). Little Lehigh Creek drains and winds through the township from its source in NE Berks County into the Lehigh River in Allentown, and South Mountain crosses the township's southern-most corner, just south of the boroughs of Alburtis and Macungie.

Lower Macungie's main north-to-south roads are Route 100, Spring Creek Road, Brookside Road, and Route 29 in the extreme east. Main east-to-west roads include U.S. Route 222 (which interchanges with Interstate 78/Highway 309 in the extreme north,) Lower Macungie Road, and Mountain Road in the south.

Neighboring municipalities

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