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  1. #1
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    Default Moving back! Would love some current information.

    Hey folks!

    I'll try and be as brief as I can be!

    I lived in NY for years before making my escape to lovely Henryville (Around the Tannersville area) where I lived for 10 years about. Unfortunately, life situations forced me to move back to NY against my will. After around 8 years here, I am on my way back. I miss everything about living in PA and my girlfriend and I are thrilled to make our way back. There is just one problem...lots can change in 8 or 9 years...

    I am hearing that the area we were in sort of started catching a lot of elements from Mount Pocono/East Stroudsburg etc. First question...is it all that bad there ?

    Second, the last time I lived in PA I needed to be a bit closer to NY for work. Now, I am more remote based so it's of less a concern. I have been looking at Pike and Wayne counties primarily but I am open to others.

    Can folks make some reasonable suggestions of what areas I might want to pinpoint? Again it can be in either of those counties or one close by (I can't move too far West/North because I have elderly relatives here I will need to help from time to time.) I will be buying a home, and my primary desires for area are not too crowded, close to basic amenities like shopping etc. and low in crime. School district is irrelevant as we do not have children. The crime is the big one though. Although my significant other will be carrying, ultimately I'd rather not worry about her while she is out shopping or running errands or while she is home alone. Let's face it, I don't want to deal with PCP level shenanigans either.

    I have been doing my best to research online, but honestly, I value the input of folks here who have similar values to myself.

    Help me come home fellas and ladies!

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    Default Re: Moving back! Would love some current information.

    Just curious as to where you decided to move to?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Moving back! Would love some current information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Venturerider View Post
    Just curious as to where you decided to move to?

    I haven't moved back yet. It will be around 6 months I think. I'm still trying to gather info in the meantime.

    I see you are in Lake Ariel. Do you live in Lake Wallenpaupack Estates? How is it there? It was one of the communities I was interested in.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Moving back! Would love some current information.

    How close to malls and other places would you like to be? I'm here in Sterling, Wayne county and it's ideal for me. Im 17 miles from Scranton and anything I might want to do. Property taxes are not bad but school taxes (3200) suck a big one. If you're looking for lots more land, than I'd say look further north in Wayne county. Good luck and an early welcome back.

    PS - we have a decent sheriff when it come to license to conceal firearm.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Moving back! Would love some current information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qtrborecrazy View Post
    How close to malls and other places would you like to be? I'm here in Sterling, Wayne county and it's ideal for me. Im 17 miles from Scranton and anything I might want to do. Property taxes are not bad but school taxes (3200) suck a big one. If you're looking for lots more land, than I'd say look further north in Wayne county. Good luck and an early welcome back.

    PS - we have a decent sheriff when it come to license to conceal firearm.
    I also agree with Qtrborcrazy.I feel If your retired and don't have any children of school age why should we pay school taxes,hell I graduated 55 years ago !

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Moving back! Would love some current information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qtrborecrazy View Post
    How close to malls and other places would you like to be? I'm here in Sterling, Wayne county and it's ideal for me. Im 17 miles from Scranton and anything I might want to do. Property taxes are not bad but school taxes (3200) suck a big one. If you're looking for lots more land, than I'd say look further north in Wayne county. Good luck and an early welcome back.

    PS - we have a decent sheriff when it come to license to conceal firearm.
    Definitely don't need to be too close to malls and the like. I'd say 20 min or so to a supermarket is fine and any other stores a bit further is ok. What is Scranton like safety/crime wise?

    Thanks much for the welcome back and that is good news about the sheriff. Back when I had my license last time I had to deal with the old Monroe county sheriff and he was a real piece of work.

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    Default Re: Moving back! Would love some current information.

    Quote Originally Posted by MARINE DIVISION TWO View Post
    I also agree with Qtrborcrazy.I feel If your retired and don't have any children of school age why should we pay school taxes,hell I graduated 55 years ago !
    Agreed!

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