The Nazareth Area is located near the eastern border of Pennsylvania in Northampton County. The area is immediately north and northeast of the cities of Bethlehem and Easton and close to large market centers. Interstate roadways, bus and rail systems and a major airport provide a comprehensive transportation system for businesses and residents. Countless businesses are located in the Nazareth Area and throughout the Lehigh Valley. Municipalities in the Nazareth area include Bath Borough, Bushkill Township, Lower Nazareth Township, Nazareth Borough, Stockertown Borough, Tatamy Borough and Upper Nazareth Township.
The Nazareth/Bath Area and Lehigh Valley area in particular have become transportation hubs for the eastern corridor of the U.S. With the convenience of interstate highways and local expressways, travel to major urban areas is within a two-hour drive of the Nazareth Area. Its proximity to these major areas — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is 60 miles north, New York is 70 miles east, Philadelphia is 65 miles south, Harrisburg is 90 miles west — is a big benefit to both visitors and residents.
The Lehigh Valley International Airport is 15 minutes from the Nazareth/Bath Area. The facility provides connections to every major city in the world. The airlines maintain regular daily schedules and also provide commuter flights to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Private airports in the area offer flying instruction, air charters, aircraft storage facilities and aircraft rental and leasing.
Rail transportation is available for industrial and commercial needs. Truck freight distribution centers are located in the Nazareth/Bath Area and throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Public bus service is available. Daily bus service is provided to Easton and Bethlehem, as well as New York City, for commuters and tourists. Travel agencies are reliable and experienced, and a variety of tour excursions are scheduled by the agencies and/or the charter bus companies throughout the year.
Routes 191 and 248 connect in Nazareth. Easy access from the Nazareth and Bath areas to Routes 22, 33 and I-78 gives residents and businesses an interconnected and coordinated highway system. Route 512 traverses Bath Borough and connects with Routes 22 and 33. With the completion of the Route 33 Extension, a direct link exists between I-78 and 80.