Just 90 minutes from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley offers an abundance of arts, culture, and recreation. Riverview Estates West, a planned community by Segal & Morel, provides a beautiful, serene setting adjacent to the Delaware River and the town of Easton, PA. These are just a few reasons to live in the Lehigh Valley – here are a few more.

Convenience and Affordability

Riverview Estates West is in Forks Township, a safe, convenient area that provides easy access to interstate highways. Buying a new home in a planned community in the Lehigh Valley enables you to enjoy tons of amenities and an affordable cost of living fairly close to Philadelphia, Central New Jersey, and New York City. The Lehigh Valley International Airport also makes it easy to escape on a quick weekend getaway or your next business trip.

Outdoor Recreation

The Lehigh Valley is a perfect place to get some fresh air and enjoy outdoor adventures. With biking and hiking, golfing amid spectacular rolling hills, fishing, rafting, and winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, there’s no shortage of things to do for those who love being outside. The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is one of the longest rail trails in the Mid-Atlantic. It features parks, historic boroughs, farmland, access to the three vibrant towns of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, and so much more.

Riverview Estates West is designed to complement the amazing landscape of the Lehigh Valley while caring for the environment. All new homes in this planned community are Energy Star® compliant and certified Green by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).


The Lehigh Valley offers a plethora of performing arts, theatre, music, galleries, and museums. Check out the Martin Guitar Factory and Museum, enjoy a play at the historic State Theatre in Easton, or explore the Banana Factory Arts Center on Bethlehem’s historic South Side.


The Easton area school district provides quality public education and offers an array of sports programs, clubs, and other activities. There also are private and parochial schools throughout the area. The Lehigh Valley is home to more than 10 colleges and universities, including Lehigh University and Lafayette College, Kutztown University, and Northampton Community College. These educational institutions offer a variety of events and activities, including guest lectures, performances, film festivals, and continuing education programs.


It’s easy to discover fresh local flavors at the Easton Farmer’s Market and specialty food shops. Restaurants throughout the Lehigh Valley offer practically any type of cuisine you can imagine, from Indian to vegan to traditional American fare. In recent years, the number of craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and coffee shops has exploded. This varied range of offerings is sure to please even the most sophisticated palates.

Shopping in the Lehigh Valley

If you’re looking for unique items to deck out your new home, you’ve come to the right place. The Lehigh Valley is steeped in history, and the antique shops in the area are some of the best in Pennsylvania. If you’re looking for a bargain, local flea markets and The Outlets at Wind Creek Bethlehem offer quality products at a fraction of regular retail prices. Located just beyond downtown Allentown, the Lehigh Valley Mall is a two-level, enclosed shopping mall with an attached outdoor Lifestyle Center.


A planned community like Riverview Estates West offers amenities and activities for all types of families, from those raising children to couples interested in active adult living. Get your game on and forge friendships with neighbors at local tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts. Enjoy the playground, outdoor pavilion, pool, or clubhouse with your children or grandchildren and share a sense of community with others of all ages and backgrounds. Hit the links and enjoy a challenging game of golf with friends at the Riverview Estates Country Club. A hiking and biking path that runs through the community takes you from the Delaware River to the center of Easton.

Whether you opt for a new home in a planned community or plan to build the custom home of your dreams, the warm, welcoming people of the Lehigh Valley make it a great place to call home. 

Contact Us to Learn More About Living in the Lehigh Valley

Want to learn more about all the Lehigh Valley has to offer? Since 1960, Segal & Morel has constructed new homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey built on a foundation of quality materials, craftsmanship, and exceptional service. Contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA, at 610-923-8422 to learn more.