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Old 06-28-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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Our family was just offered a rental home in PCP located in Tobyhanna, Pa, near Sterling Street/Rd. We were wondering about the neighborhood, schools, special ed, etc. in the area before we make a final decision. It would help us a great deal if we could get some feedback from either the folks in the area, or from others who know about it. Thanks so much for your time and input!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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Too some its paradise , too others its the ghetto.. PCP is a community that has major problems with Drive by shootings , gangs , drugs , Molesters , prostitutes , and everything else that goes with that .. Google it , Do a search here . I lived there 5 yrs ago .. although I never had a problem there ,their was plenty of police action and always something going on.. I would not point anyone to there unless you were trying to hide out from something .
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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OMG here we go again! You need to research on this site all about it. It is a slum, a gang haven, full of inner city sewer trash, lots of corruption on the BOD, drive by shootings, well, there you have it. There are some nice people, I am sure, but few and far between. Check out house prices- why do you think PCP houses are soooooo cheap???????
Good luck and look elsewhere!
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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Take our advice, Rich...stay far and I mean FAR away from PCP...I wouldn't recommend it to a rat!! The place is really no good especially if you have kids who could be influenced by that type of environment...get in contact with a real estate agent (there's one on this board by the name KarenRice) and let them show you around...but whatever you do don't stay there...
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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PCP...all the problems of a big city, without the convenience of a big city. Drugs/gangs/crime and being out in the boonies. I don't see any positives. I never understood why people move to the country, yet live in a development with neighbors right next to them. If I lived in the country, it would be for peace and quiet and no neighbors.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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I second that one, gophillies...that's why I'm glad to be living where I am on 1/2 acre corner lot with 1 neighbor behind me and another to my left and that's all...everyone else is spread out...
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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Ha ha!! yes! I was told I was moving to the "country" when I followed my suitor to PCP. What a joke that was! It was way more city then where I came from- east end of LI! Glad to say I am back on the east end and it is quiet and peaceful and I am not worried about drive by's or gangs! I have property, trees, nice neighbors and no rap music shaking my house!
PCP is a dumping ground for misfits and gangs and... well I think you get my point. LOL
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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All that I can add is that this is one place that I have NEVER EVER heard one good thing about.
I am also from the East End of Long Island and my one foray into PCP was a very urban experience indeed. And not in a good way as in cultural activites and conveniences.
In a blighted scary way.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Yes sheena- it is downright scary. Stonybrook is nice as is Wading River-where I am. There is no comparison. In fact, it leaves me at a loss for words- which is highly unusual when it comes to PCP!
I was reading your posts about West Pittson. (I think it is there and I think that was you). I could write a book on the neighbors I had in Pa- not only in PCP but after I moved out of there. There were times I had to double check in the mirror cuz I wondered if I had 2 heads!
Just remember- the grass is not always greener!!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Default Please dont move there

I live in Tobyhanna not to far from there. Whenever you hear police sirens, that is where they are headed. If you are looking to move from the city to a more peaceful place, don't go to PCP.
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