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Old 03-31-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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I have family that recently moved to Tobyhanna in the Poconos, PA. We have been considering moving to the area (within 30 minutes of Tobyhanna). Our big concern with moving to the area is fracking. We have looked into it and see that there is not much going on in the county. Our concerns are more for the future. Is this area in a serious threat of fracking going on in the area?
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Nope. The fracking in PA is concentrated in Susquehanna county, father north and west on Monroe County and the Poconos.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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I would be more concerned about living in Tobyhanna
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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But it is possible for fracking to go on in the Tobyhanna, correct?

padad1 - What is wrong with Tobyhanna?
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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But it is possible for fracking to go on in the Tobyhanna, correct?
Most online maps of the Marcellus Shale indicate the outer boundary of the shale deposits do reach northern Monroe County. I'm not a geologist and I'm not in the gas business but to me it seems like it's not economically feasible for a company to do fracking where there would be heavy local opposition and little potential reward.

If you are very, very frightened of fracking then I suggest you look at some Marcellus Shale maps yourself and decide how close your potential house might be.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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Tobyhanna is a hotbed for gang activity as well as the new influx of heroin that is starting to enter the poconos from NJ and Lehigh valley. You will find a lot of the gated communities in the Tobyhanna area which are not patrolled by state police so it allows the low lifes to enter and exit as they please. The overdevelopment may or may not be your thing. The best example to look at is Pocono Farms community. Do your research on how it started and what it has turned into. It is very indicative of the entire NW area of the poconos. Now of course like any place they're some very nice areas but they are very hit and miss. Just know the surrounding locations you are looking at and what is within a 3-4 mile radius of you.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:54 AM
 
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I'm just starting to do research in the area, but you look at Pocono Farms (and the area surrounding Tobyhanna in general) on the map, and it looks like what should be a nice community on a lake with nice pool, tennis courts, golf course, beach, surrounded by mountains and forests. . . and you're saying that it's overrun with drugs and gangs? Just seems hard to believe.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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There is no fracking that will happen in Tobyhanna. The deposits are not worth it here. Plus, there's 100 years of unexploded munitions scattered around the Army Depot -- nobody wants to be disturbing that stuff.

Something that is far more likely is a pipeline expansion. See here.
However, I live in a different area of Monroe where a similar pipeline was laid several years ago; it was a complete non-event and there has been no untoward event during or since. (Granted, my property wasn't directly affected -- homeowners who were affected may feel differently)
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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I'm just starting to do research in the area, but you look at Pocono Farms (and the area surrounding Tobyhanna in general) on the map, and it looks like what should be a nice community on a lake with nice pool, tennis courts, golf course, beach, surrounded by mountains and forests. . . and you're saying that it's overrun with drugs and gangs? Just seems hard to believe.
Believe it. You can't see that stuff looking at a map.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:47 AM
 
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Believe it. You can't see that stuff looking at a map.
So are the "good communities" and "bad communties" mixed within the same general area? Some just happened to go downhill while others did not? Or are there large areas that have these problems in general (ie. anything close to I-80)?

You look at the area within 10 miles of Tobyhanna, and you have places like Lake Naomi, Timber Trails, and Pinecrest that i think are supposed to be nice. Then within a few miles you have Pocono Farms which is supposedly depressed.
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