HellertownNeighborhoodSpotlightThingsToSeeAndDo January 28, 2023

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hellertown

The small borough of Hellertown is situated in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. It’s a small town that is very much family and community-focused. It’s located just 20 miles west of the New Jersey border and offers affordable housing and a nice downtown area, plus it’s a great place for families.


The Vibe

The overall vibe of Hellertown is a small town that is focused on family activities and community. The majority of events and things to do are family-oriented.

Where to Eat and Drink

Hellertown features an attractive downtown area with several shops and restaurants. Stop in for a bite at one of these local eateries:

Braveheart Highland Pub — Are you ready for a taste of Scotland? Then head on over to the Braveheart Highland Pub, located in the former Hellertown Hotel, close to the center of downtown. Get a sip of dessert with one of their delicious cocktails; like the creamsicle or key lime martinis. You can also order online and book private parties at this fun establishment that stresses the motto, “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.”

Limon Authentic Turkish Kebap House — If you’re craving more of a Mediterranean flavor, then this family-owned restaurant has what you are looking for! The brother and sister pair that own the establishment have realized their childhood dream: to bring a taste of Turkey to their neighbors, through their passion for cooking and sharing delicious food with friends and family. 

Vassi’s Drive-in — Grab some classic American fare, complete with a milkshake, at this Hellertown tradition. Whether you want a full meal, or just want to grab a banana split; you can leave here with a satisfied appetite. On nice days, guests can enjoy their meals at one of the covered picnic tables outside. 

Crossroads Hotel — This historical landmark serves up some of the best pizza in the area, as well as a full assortment of other delicious options. Pair the great food with the full bar and comfortable atmosphere, and you have one great place to relax.


Where to Shop

Although small, Hellertown still has a big heart. It’s all about community, and local businesses make this town shine! When shopping about town, make sure to stop in at these neighborhood shops:

Farmer’s Market — The Saucon Valley Farmers Market has a lot more than locally produced fresh fruits and veggies! Visitors can also find a collection of baked goods, flowers, homemade soaps, prepared meals and more! The market also hosts various events and Art in the Park.

Andy’s and Pennewell’s Flower Shop — This flower shop on Main Street has been creating beautiful arrangements for all different occasions for over 65 years! Stop in, or order one online!

Dolce Patisserie — Who doesn’t like dessert? Just stepping inside of this shop and being met with the delicious aromas and beautiful sights of gourmet desserts makes you want one of everything. Chef Alan Pitotti, recently on Food Network’s “Sweet Genius,” truly is a genius when it comes to his sweet creations!

Things You Shouldn’t Miss

Hellertown features several attractions that are not to be missed! Make sure to save time during your visit to check out these unique places:

Saucon Rail Trail — Get ready to experience the great outdoors with a hike or bike ride along the easy-to-navigate Saucon Rail Trail. The trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. Along the route, you can enjoy four different parks, along with some great picnic spots.

Lost Tavern Brewery — Childhood friends founded this company after years of brewing their own beers at home. Guests can enjoy a wide assortment of quality beers; from the classic to the very creative.

Drip — This unique shop is a place to eat, enjoy a cup of delicious coffee or a blast of nitrogen ice cream! The owners, Bob and Sherry, wanted to create a fun place where they could showcase their love of fantasy. Therefore, guests should not be surprised to see a unicorn or a dragon when entering the shop! The shop also hosts a wide variety of kid-friendly events, like storytime and LEGO building, as well as parties and catering for events. 

Stand-Out Feature

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore an underground cave? You definitely don’t want to miss out on a visit to Lost River Caverns. You can take a guided tour through roughly 1200 feet of paved, well-lit walkways so that you can experience all of the natural wonders of the caves. Make sure to bring your camera! Plus, you’ll want to bring some good shoes and a sweater; the cave floor can get slippery, and it’s always 52 degrees inside the cave!

In addition to this amazing experience, guests can also enjoy a variety of trails and picnic areas. There is also a museum that features a collection of antique weapons, and guests can explore a rock shop, jewelry shop, and souvenir shop to find the perfect treasure to remember their visit. 

If you want to check out Hellertown, some of the best months to visit are June, September, and August. It’s a small town and a perfect choice for families. To learn more about Hellertown, check out this website.  Let these activities and places be your starting point as you explore this quaint borough. Ready to find your next home here? Search away: www.cbhre.com!