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Old 04-01-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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Meh. I'll take residents' opinions and my own observations of being a frequent visitor over the last 20 years over someone who hasn't been in the town for nearly a decade and someone who doesn't live there at all.

So you have never known anyone to save to move to Plymouth? Ok. I know several couples and families who saved and bought homes in Plymouth. They are raising their families there and are very happy. I also know several financially comfortable retirees who live near the Plymouth/Plymouth Township line who have no plans on moving away.

Your view of Plymouth isn't very reliable since you have very little firsthand knowledge.
I am, perhaps, looking at this in a different way than you are. I think that Sarge is looking for a Mayberry-like town in which to raise his daughter. He wouldn't just be buying a house, he'd be buying the police department, the fire department, the ratables, taxes, schools, politicians.

I've lived in a few other states and a foreign country; what's your frame of reference?

On my watch, Sarge isn't moving to Plymouth.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Throop, PA
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Contact the police and you will see that it isn't safe. I went a polish festival with friends and there were loud and obnoxious thugs there brandishing knives to threaten some people did not seem to belong there according to them. Take that any way you want. I would thoroughly check out the area, but from stories I got from friends and others I would NEVER retire there.
I went to the kielbasa festival last year and enjoyed it very much. Were there loud people? Sure. Did I see any knives? Sure. How else are they going to cut the kielbasa. I thought the town was cute and have been back down a couple times sinc then. Of course it is only 45 mins away from where I live, so it is not a big deal for me to go there. Not the greatest town in NEPA, but a LONG way away from the worst.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:52 PM
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I am, perhaps, looking at this in a different way than you are. I think that Sarge is looking for a Mayberry-like town in which to raise his daughter. He wouldn't just be buying a house, he'd be buying the police department, the fire department, the ratables, taxes, schools, politicians.

I've lived in a few other states and a foreign country; what's your frame of reference?

On my watch, Sarge isn't moving to Plymouth.
My frame of reference is actual firsthand experience with the town in question.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: united states
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It seems that you have lived in numerous low class neighborhoods like Wilkes Barre and Plymouth. Margarite have you lived in other depressing towns in NEPA, because these are two of the worst. What about Edwardsville, any comments on that? I've seen some of your previous posts and you seem to like trash like neighborhoods. Are you doing the NEPA all world trash tour? No one in their right mind would have Plymouth as a retirement destination place except maybe the local cemetery.

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Old 04-01-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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No one in their right mind would have Plymouth as a retirement destination place except maybe the local cemetery.
Maybe you could get a spot next to Mary Jo Kopechne? (yea I know it's in Larksville)

Plymouth is not the greatest place but it's not the worse either and certainly you can pick up a decent house fairly cheap if that is what you are looking for. There is still a lot of nice neighborhoods....
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:21 AM
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It seems that you have lived in numerous low class neighborhoods like Wilkes Barre and Plymouth. Margarite have you lived in other depressing towns in NEPA, because these are two of the worst. What about Edwardsville, any comments on that? I've seen some of your previous posts and you seem to like trash like neighborhoods. Are you doing the NEPA all world trash tour? No one in their right mind would have Plymouth as a retirement destination place except maybe the local cemetery.


Its M-A-G-R-I-T-T-E. If you are going to insult someone it would be smart to get their name correct.

I have no clue what you mean by "liking trash in neighborhoods" and since you couldn't be bothered to explain yourself in any sort of logical way I'll have to leave it at that.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:54 AM
 
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My frame of reference is actual firsthand experience with the town in question.
You don't live there, yet you discount the experience of a shop owner who has worked there for decades. He's had to have intoxicated people removed from the front door area, clean up urine, feces and graffiti. There are some very untidy dumpster divers in town and those who like to drop their trash behind his store. I'm pretty sure that there was only one break-in before the security system went in.

Yardley is a cute little town. Carmel, CA is a cute little town. Plymouth, not so much.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:25 PM
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You don't live there, yet you discount the experience of a shop owner who has worked there for decades. He's had to have intoxicated people removed from the front door area, clean up urine, feces and graffiti. There are some very untidy dumpster divers in town and those who like to drop their trash behind his store. I'm pretty sure that there was only one break-in before the security system went in.

Yardley is a cute little town. Carmel, CA is a cute little town. Plymouth, not so much.
You merely said he worked in the town and offered nothing else until now.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Plymouth is ugly, but it's perfectly fine. I don't know why so few residents there actually spend money to renovate their homes and make them appear more presentable, though.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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You're right; I didn't. What I meant was if a business owner won't live in a town where he works, that there is something amiss. The current owner lives in Wilkes-Barre, previous owner in Bear Creek. I have no idea where pops lived.

*response to Magritte's post
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