Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania

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Upper Saucon 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, and geographically in the Saucon Valley.

Upper Saucon Township is home to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, a lifesyle center which opened in 2006. DeSales University and Strayer University-Allentown campus is also located in the township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.7 square miles (64.0 km²), of which, 24.7 square miles (63.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water. Its boundary with Salisbury Township is located on Lehigh Mountain. Elevations range from approximately 500 feet in Spring Valley to over 1,000 feet at Bauer's Rock in Big Rock County Park. Upper Saucon is in the Delaware watershed and is drained by the Saucon Creek into the Lehigh River, except for the Locust Valley area in the extreme south, which is drained by the Unami Creek into the Perkiomen Creek and Schuylkill River.

Upper Saucon has three north-to-south numbered routes: 309, 145, and 378. In Lanark, 309 comes north from Philadelphia via Quakertown to join Interstate 78 coming east from New York City and cross the mountain to Allentown. 145 and 378 come south from Center City Allentown and Bethlehem, respectively, to meet 309 in Lanark and Center Valley, respectively. Other notable roads in the township include Allentown Road, Beverly Hills Road, Blue Church Road, Blue Church Road South, Center Valley Parkway/Saucon Valley Road, Limeport Pike, Oakhurst Drive/Vera Cruz Road, and Passer Road.

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