Whether you’re looking for a nearby weekend getaway or are considering moving with the kids to a quieter locale, Pennsylvania is rich with options! From historical monuments to outdoor recreation, these small towns have a whole lot to offer.


Once home of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem has seen major changes over the last century. A once-abandoned Bethlehem steel plant has been transformed into “SteelStacks” – a local hub for concerts, events, and art exhibits. Storied historical venues are all over town, too, as this area was a key transit point during the Revolutionary War.

If you’re moving to this quaint town, contact our Bethlehem movers for more information!


There’s no better place to start exploring the Poconos than Stroudsburg. This charming little city (and a favorite snow town for people across the country!) features a classic American downtown with old-timey shops like Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop and the historic Penn Stroud Hotel, originally opened in 1833.

Get started with a move to this quaint community by contacting our local Stroudsburg movers.

New Hope

The quintessential riverside town, New Hope has been spotlighted in many publications over the years. Its unique small town essence has been preserved for more than 200 years now, and today the town offers a variety of attractions for visitors and residents of all ages:

  • New Hope Railroad
  • Delaware Canal State Park
  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Buck’s County Children’s Museum

Jim Thorpe

Not many towns could share a name with a person, but Jim Thorpe definitely can! Named after the renowned Native American athlete, this charming little city sits in the Lehigh Gorge and was home to the first railroad in the United States.

Jim Thorpe is a regional favorite for downhill and cross-country skiing, and it’s a starting point for exploration of the Poconos and the Lehigh Gorge State Park. The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway is another family favorite!


For craft beer connoisseurs, Phoenixville is the spot to be! This small town boasts more brewpubs per capita than any other city in Pennsylvania. Highlights include Root Down Brewing Company, Stable 12 Brewing Company, and Stickman Brews.

Once known for its iron industry, this borough has undergone major revitalization and now has a charming downtown area with weekend and holiday events. One special landmark is the Colonial Theatre, constructed in 1903.

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From our headquarters in Allentown, O’Brien’s Moving & Storage is just miles away from many of the award-winning small towns on this list! Our experienced Lehigh Valley movers have been serving families and businesses throughout the state since 1928—so we’re confident you won’t find a better-equipped PA moving company than us.

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