I am moving back in the area next year, I loved it here. The average commute time is 27 minutes. The cost of living is fair for the quality of homes in the area. It is a friendly diverse area great for families starting out. The job industry is stable with recent growth of new small businesses, many new entrepreneurs and telecommuters.
The climate is quite pleasant as it produces moderate temperatures with reliable perception. Summers are hot and can be uncomfortably humid, with occasional thunderstorms that are usually heavy. The winter is relatively mild. There is not much snowfall, however, the cool air from the valley occasionally causes freezing rain.
Overall, Whitehall is a great place to live, vacation and tour. There are endless attractions and amenities to explore. If you enjoy dining out, while you are in the area I recommend checking out Copperhead Grill Cuisine in Allentown. The service is very professional and the food is tasty.