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Old 08-02-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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We're thinking of moving to Carbon county. I'm trying to find out more informatiion about the Jim Thorpe S.D. and which areas to look in Carbon county. does anyone have any information or someplace I can look? Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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[quote=Christine72;1193615]We're thinking of moving to Carbon county. I'm trying to find out more informatiion about the Jim Thorpe S.D. and which areas to look in Carbon county. does anyone have any information or someplace I can look? Thanks.


You should look in Albrightsvilee(up the mountain from Jim Thorpe). Beautiful area, lots of transplants from ny, nj, and philly, easy to fit in. Great Jim Thorpe Area School System! Moved here from jersy 6 years ago... never regretted a minute of it!!!!!
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Old 08-18-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Bucks County, Looking at Carbon County or Bradford County in Future
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Smile Jim Thorpe, Pa. Need Information(Schools, Social Services, Housing)

I am considering purchase of a home in Jim Thorpe, Pa. (Carbon County)I have 2 sons diagnosed with autism ages 18 & 26.
Presently my older son lives in a rented home and uses his section 8 housing voucher to help with rent. He receives 6-24 hours of staff coverage. We can use his voucher anywhere and are hoping to find an apt in Jim Thorpe. We also hope to locate a housemate to share the home or Apt, who also may have special needs.

My 18 year old son is higher functioning(Asperger's Syndrome)(still living at home with familiy) and is still receiving special education. He can attend school until age 21. He needs some sort of Vo-tech training--Possibly in computers or office work of some sort.
Can anyone give me information on the local school district intermediate IU and Human Service agencies so I can begin doing my homework ?

Thanks,
Debbie
gieshouse50@aol.com
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Thanks very much for the information. I appreciate any information I can get. Any areas to avoid ? Thanks for taking the time to respond.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Albrightsville is nice.
Check out Indian Mountain Lakes, we're a gated community with lots of amenities and 24 hour security.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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I'm not too sure about Indian Mtn Lakes. I've heard that they have had some problems with teenagers, etc. I know people who also live there. Towamensing Trails is a nice area, maybe Mt. Pocohontas as well. Just keep in mind that taxes will seem low on listings if you are buying a house, but Carbon Cty. reassesses the home once it is sold so beware.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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I've lived in IML for 4 years now and the issues here aren't any worse than any other planned community.
The community as a whole is decent as is the whole area here.
The taxes on the Carbon side are much lower than the Monroe side and yes I was re-assesed after my purchase but it was not as bad as you think.
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