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Old 12-11-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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Default Canadensis and surrounding area

Hi new here and was thinking about buying a vacation place on the recommendation of a friend in the Canadensis greater area? Looking basically under 150 but could be persuaded slightly higher for something really nice. Seems like low rate of foreclosure so feel area has to be still nice. but just wanted your more informed opinions. Here are my questions. And I do plan on riding up of course if the weather ever gets nice. Thanks in advance for your help.

1)Which is in your opinion nicer, Canadensis, Mountainhome or Cresco. Are they much different? Is there anything to do and do any have nice villages?
I notice houses near Brodhead creek are cheaper, I know it had a big flood 50 yrs ago, is it prone to flooding or in flood zone. Would you to prefer to live in the main communities or a planned community with dues? Or outside the main town without community?
2)Are there many second home owners here.
3)How rural and out of the way is it. Are there things to do,places to eat etc?
4)Are outsiders welcomed or not? I generally keep to myself
5)How do you feel about there communities.
A)Buck Hill-know dues are insane, I already tossed this out
B)Skytop-seems dues are somewhat high but taxes are insane. Is this correct?
C)Lake in the Clouds-This seems appealing to me and seemed the most interesting in my internet searches.IS it nice place to live part time? Is any of the 3 divisions nicer? Is it well taken care of? Dues are low.
D) The Hamlet? Nicer then Lake in the Clouds? Dues seem fine.
E) Any suggestions, towns or communities.

Again thanks for your help.

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Old 12-11-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Hi new here and was thinking about buying a vacation place on the recommendation of a friend in the Canadensis greater area? Looking basically under 150 but could be persuaded slightly higher for something really nice. Seems like low rate of foreclosure so feel area has to be still nice. but just wanted your more informed opinions. Here are my questions. And I do plan on riding up of course if the weather ever gets nice. Thanks in advance for your help.

1)Which is in your opinion nicer, Canadensis, Mountainhome or Cresco. Are they much different? Is there anything to do and do any have nice villages?
I notice houses near Brodhead creek are cheaper, I know it had a big flood 50 yrs ago, is it prone to flooding or in flood zone. Would you to prefer to live in the main communities or a planned community with dues? Or outside the main town without community?
2)Are there many second home owners here.
3)How rural and out of the way is it. Are there things to do,places to eat etc?
4)Are outsiders welcomed or not? I generally keep to myself
5)How do you feel about there communities.
A)Buck Hill-know dues are insane, I already tossed this out
B)Skytop-seems dues are somewhat high but taxes are insane. Is this correct?
C)Lake in the Clouds-This seems appealing to me and seemed the most interesting in my internet searches.IS it nice place to live part time? Is any of the 3 divisions nicer? Is it well taken care of? Dues are low.
D) The Hamlet? Nicer then Lake in the Clouds? Dues seem fine.
E) Any suggestions, towns or communities.

Again thanks for your help.
I grew up in Canadensis. But I have not lived there for about forty five years.

I did live through the big flood in 1955. Immediately after the flood the government constructed several large flood control earthen dams to prevent another major flood. That does not mean that I would buy real close to the Brodheads - the water can still rise pretty high.

The biggest problem with that area is lack of retail stores and competition. You will have to travel to Mt. Pocono, Tannersville, Bartonsville, or Stroudsburg/E. Stroudsburg for deals or some items.

But I liked the rural living when I grew up - you might not.

Watch your speed through that whole area (especially on Route 390) - the local cops can get a little ambitious.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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Thanks for your reply. I know it is rural but what do people think of the above towns and communities themselves? Anybody?
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Thanks for your reply. I know it is rural but what do people think of the above towns and communities themselves? Anybody?
I was hoping that somebody else answered. I left over there in the late 1960's. Things have changed since then. I do belong to a camp up by Skytop and I do drive through the area. Our home is only a short drive away in Swiftwater. I had caddied at Buck Hill when I was thirteen and I have been in both Skytop and Buck Hill - but many years ago. Skytop looks like an old castle and they keep the grounds in great shape - but it was always expensive. I cannot tell you anything about the others that you mentioned.

Sometimes it just takes time before somebody with experience will answer. Give it a few days.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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My sister lives in the Hamlet full time. It's quiet, very rural. They have 2 fantastic pools. Do you have kids? There aren't many there which is a blessing for adults but not to great if you want your small children to have someone else to play with. I think it's a gorgeous area but lots of snow and ice and the roads can be dicey in the winter. But that's the mountains! I'm not sure what else I can add. Skytop is gorgeous, but I don't know what you'd be looking for there. I believe all private homes there are very expensive.
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