Larken Associates Increases Lehigh Valley Apartment Portfolio with Acquisition of West End Village in Bethlehem, PA

BETHLEHEM, PA 03/01/2015

Developer Increases Bethlehem Portfolio to More Than 600 Units

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Larken Associates continues to build its Lehigh Valley Apartment Portfolio with the acquisition of West End Village, a 62-unit apartment community at 1306 West Lehigh Street in Bethlehem, PA.

Larken Associates has increased its Bethlehem portfolio to over 600 units at The Hills at Lehigh, The Meadows at Lehigh, Waters Edge, River Walk, East Hills Townhomes at Bethlehem and West End Village.

West End Village consists of large one- and two-bedroom apartments adjacent to West Side Park, an ideal location for families. The Park has a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, racquetball wall and a playground for kids. Rents are between $730 and $930 per month and include water and trash pick-up, as well as use of the on-site laundry facilities.

“Bethlehem has proven to be a magnet for residents looking to take advantage of the school system, dining and entertainment, and universities that are all nearby,” said David Gardner, President and COO of Larken Associates. “All our properties have occupancy rates in the high 90 percent because it draws residents from so many different demographics looking to live and enjoy the diversity of the area.”

West End Village is located close to Lehigh University, Moravian College and St. Luke’s Hospital. It’s also nearby to Bethlehem’s Historic Downtown offering cultural, shopping and dining options including Sands Casino, Pocono Mountains, and Crossings Premium Outlets.

West End Village is also situated near Lehigh Valley International Airport and St. Luke's Hospital, and located along the Route 78/22 Corridor, with easy access to Routes 33 and 91, for those commuting to Allentown, Philadelphia or New York City.

For more information about West End Village or one of Larken’s other residential communities in the Bethlehem-area, call (610) 694-0660 or visit

About Larken Associates
A two-generation, family-owned business since 1965, Larken Associates is widely-recognized as one of the region’s fastest growing, well-respected companies. Based in Hillsborough, NJ, Larken has been responsible for developing prominent residential and commercial projects throughout the Tri-State area.