Slate Belt Growth in Pennsylvania Spurs Need for Home Construction

Managing Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams Real Estate PA# AB066822 | TN# 344201

The population of the Slate Belt in Northampton County, Pennsylvania is expected to increase by 40 percent over the next 20 years.  Ten municipalities in the Slate Belt have partnered together to enhance their growth.

The 10 municipalities are:

  1. Bangor
  2. East Bangor
  3. Pen Argyl
  4. Roseto
  5. Portland
  6. Wind Gap
  7. Plainfield Township
  8. Washington Township
  9. Lower Mount Bethel Township
  10. Upper Mount Bethel Township

Per Plan Slate Belt, which was published in late 2019, the Slate Belt's rapid growth is likely the result of proximity to the Lehigh Valley's overall growth.  As construction and jobs expands up the Route 33 corridor, there will be a need for additional housing.

Our latest listing provides a prime opportunity to builders, developers, and general contractors to get ahead of the growth trend and the subsequent need for housing.  We have a conditionally approved 9-lot subdivision on 22.12 acres.  It is located 1.5 miles from the Belfast Exit and 2.5 miles from the Wind Gap/Route 512 Exit off of Route 33.  There is 388 feet of frontage along Sullivan Trail.

There are multiple conveniences just up the road in Wind Gap, including CVS, McDonald's, Dunkin', Subway, Wendy's, Arby's, Rita's, Burger King, Gap Diner, Giant, Kmart, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, plus banks, a car wash, auto parts stores, walk-in clinics, an auto dealership, and gas stations.  

The land is comprised of two parcels, zoned Suburban Residential.  Currently there is a renovated barn with five garage bays and a large office.  Alternate uses include a continuation of the commercial variance, a single family estate, a day care facility, a home-based business, a vineyard, or a farm.

Plan Slate Belt can be viewed in detail at  Our listing can be viewed at



Tai and Amira DeSa of Keller Williams Real Estate used to live near this listing, so we are biased in favor of this great neighborhood!  You can call us at 610-435-1800 (office) or at 484-626-1278 (cell), or send an email to or  We love transforming lives through real estate while taking care of our infant twin girls.  #diapersandrealestate


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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Looks like a great land listing! Congratulations, I'm sure it will sell soon!

Feb 17, 2020 07:40 PM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Tai DeSa this is an excellent lot to build a dream home on and be part of a growing community.  Congratulations on this listing.

Feb 20, 2020 02:57 PM #2
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