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Old 01-03-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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Hi, I am interested in purchasing a vacation home somewhere in the Pocono area. I dont want to spend any more than $100,000 so I am looking for a fixer-upper. My only requirement is that it is in a good area. I have read some horror stories about a few places such as A Pocono Country place. Any recomendations as to where to go, and where to stay away from? Thanks....
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:00 AM
 
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Do you want to be in a gated community or out on a few of your own acres?

Well, to cover both, my recommendations....
If you like to golf, build a house at a resort and golf course
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club - A 4 Seasons Poconos Resort Located In Lake Harmony Pennsylvania

Something cheaper, and gated?
Hideout POA - Home

or just go buy a house on a few acres and be close to everything in the Poconos
Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is against the tos

those would be my recommendations.

Last edited by Yac; 03-08-2011 at 06:29 AM..
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Thanks Native... I dont really care whether its a gated community or not. My main concern is staying away from the communities that have a lot of crime. Ive checked out the hideout and Lake Harmony, but cant find anything in my price range. Thanks for the info though, ill keep looking.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Just becareful. I heard that there was a few drug busts in the Hideout recently.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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Thanks Native... I dont really care whether its a gated community or not.
No you DO care...because when it comes to sell you'll definitely want to recoup what you've invested in the place...so my advice: stay from gated communities...south of the Pocono's are better places...Saylorsburg, Sciota, Kunkletown, Kresgeville, Brodheadsville, Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, etc.,
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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Try Paupackan Lake Estates....its in the same general area as the Hideout but its a lot smaller...you may be able to grab a home there in your price range.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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how about Long Pond? Anyone know what kind of area that is?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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how about Long Pond? Anyone know what kind of area that is?
That link I provided above for Blakeslee is a few miles away from Long Pond.

My family has a cabin about 3 miles from Long Pond/Pocono Raceway.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: staten island NY
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Somebody is spreading false rumors about the Hideout again. please disregard this. thanks
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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I heard it over the weekend from local people. This seemingly happened in the past few weeks.
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