Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
There are approximately 153 active short-term (*Airdna.com) rentals in Jim Thorpe
There are approximately 7 hotels or bed-and-breakfasts (*https://www.jimthorpe.org) in Jim Thorpe
There are approximately 12 restaurants (*Yelp.com) servicing downtown Jim Thorpe
Population 4,507 Total Population in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (Census)
Children 17.9% +/- 3.1% Under 18 years old in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (Census)
Housing $735 +/- $131 Median Gross Rent in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (Census)
Housing Units 2,286 Total Housing Units in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (Census)
Comparable Business Districts
Study of other successful small town historic business districts around the country can help us understand how to better adapt to address the challenges our community faces as well as to better achieve our goals. The following comparable business districts have similar geographical limitations and each share distinct similarities with Jim Thorpe. But they differ in that each has developed tourism in a way that it has become a primary driver of employment for the area.
These town’s all provide a high quality of life for their residents and each has recently been rated as one of the 50 best small mountain towns in America. All have developed either or a combination of satellite parking and trolly service to accommodate the volume of business to the area, have similar sized historic business districts, and some even have developed gondolas to transport people in and out of town.