Jim Thorpe's proximity to the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, New York and other population centers along the eastern seaboard makes it a great place for both doing business and getting away from it all. Only 1.5 hours from Philadelphia, and 2 hours from New York City, Jim Thorpe offers an authentic and unique respite for visitors and the sense of feeling far away.
Located at the base of a steep valley carved by the Lehigh River, the town of Jim Thorpe combines a rich history with a growing reputation as a place where residents and visitors can enjoy the beauty of the mountains while also experiencing the town's many accommodations, shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The community, of course known as Jim Thorpe in memory of one of our nation’s greatest athletes, offers a remarkable diversity of experience to visitors and residents, much as it did a hundred years ago. Now as then, proximity to the population centers of the eastern seaboard makes many scenarios possible in Jim Thorpe. For visitors and weekend residents, there is always the knowledge that “you don’t have go far to feel far away.”