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Old 09-25-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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I have to agree with the others posting here. Stay as far away as possible from A Pocono Country Place.

If only half of the stories I have heard are true, and the other half are outright lies, then it is still a dangerous dump!

Just a personal opinion, but I would stay away from Monroe County completely.
I agree 100%
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Lake Harmony/Big Boulder area is haven and earth, night and day from PCP.

Think of Jersey Shore vs East NY

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The reason I asked this question was because of the prices I viewed in this area. My family owns a place in Brier Crest Woods and I didn't know too much about this area, we usually just hang around the Lake Harmony/Big Boulder area.

It looks like you get much more and nicer house for the money in the Tobyhanna area, I thought there had to be a reason for it. I did see all of the past posts and was curious if the general feeling has improved, looks like the word is still the same...stay away.

Thanks for all of the responses even though this has been brought up before.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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LOL.... you would be lucky if you get $0.12 per week...
Sure you can rent it out... but to get rent from those people will be hard... to get rid of them without burning down your house is harder.

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I spoke to a realtor who told me how big it was but it was nice and renting would bring in $1200 per week!
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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LOL.... you would be lucky if you get $0.12 per week...
Sure you can rent it out... but to get rent from those people will be hard... to get rid of them without burning down your house is harder.
Sadly, I think that poconogirl is correct.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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You are all sadly mistaken by bad press of the past. A Pocono Country Place is larger than Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg combined and they have the lowest crime rate per capita in Monroe County. They have 13,000 residents and have had 1 murder in 36 years of their history ( and that was a domestic murder) how many communities of this size can state that. They have their own Public Safety which helps curtail any criminal activities. You should not be afraid to live in APCP or rent a home there.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Bob I lived there about six years and it was either buy a gun or move, I did both.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Oddly, statements displayed left and right of how horrid Tobyhanna has become fueled my research. Before researching the area I expected readings of murders,extreme crime,mob-like interractions,etc etc...After reading on the area it appears similar to ANY Town\City with drawbacks. It appears most of the population\C.D. subscribers just hop on a bandwagon and ride it until the wheels fall off. I would hate to group everyone in this area as one yet, it appears the simple minded run wild. Quite frankly the outsiders\transplants may become the best thing for that area. Extremely Narrow minds are as useful as extremely narrow vessels for an oxygen starved heart. Just not enough to sustain a healthy life!
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:08 PM
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You are all sadly mistaken by bad press of the past. A Pocono Country Place is larger than Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg combined and they have the lowest crime rate per capita in Monroe County. They have 13,000 residents and have had 1 murder in 36 years of their history ( and that was a domestic murder) how many communities of this size can state that. They have their own Public Safety which helps curtail any criminal activities. You should not be afraid to live in APCP or rent a home there.
OM gosh! Murders are not the only thing to fear, property crime, drug activity, hostile teenagers, children of all ages left unattended! I spent a weeekend there with my family and it was the worst weekend of my life. The house we rented was nice if we had only stayed in it for the entire weekend!!!! Going to the beach as a family what a nightmare. BTW, for anyone thinking along racial lines, we were tormented by white teenagers/young adults! Scum is scum, no matter what color, class or economic level!
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:10 PM
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Oddly, statements displayed left and right of how horrid Tobyhanna has become fueled my research. Before researching the area I expected readings of murders,extreme crime,mob-like interractions,etc etc...After reading on the area it appears similar to ANY Town\City with drawbacks. It appears most of the population\C.D. subscribers just hop on a bandwagon and ride it until the wheels fall off. I would hate to group everyone in this area as one yet, it appears the simple minded run wild. Quite frankly the outsiders\transplants may become the best thing for that area. Extremely Narrow minds are as useful as extremely narrow vessels for an oxygen starved heart. Just not enough to sustain a healthy life!

First, I am a transplant, secondly there is one major difference in a town you are not locked in with undesireables.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Again, each problem or issue noted occurs throughout America. Totally appreciate unblurring the problematic teens racial background.Also, vandalism is a serious problem and a nuisance. Color shouldn't be a issue, adolscents are adolscents. Bloominscranton you are never locked in unless you're incarcerated or deployed. Ask eachother what have you done to correct the issue.
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