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Old 05-24-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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Ok here is my story
I am looking for a place to live that fits me and my family and our long list of criteria
We are New Yorkers who moved to Lancaster 6 years ago and I am still homesick =(. My husband is ok with moving but does not want to leave the state. I am willing to compromise and move to the eastern part of pa so I can be in closer driving distance to my family in NY. We do NOT need to commute to NY for work.

  • Id like to live within 1 1/2 hours or less from NY
  • we have 2 young children so good schools and low crime rate are important
  • Im not a country or wilderness girl Id prefer suburban area
  • I have no preference in counties whether its pike, monroe, bucks etc..


Yes we are new yorkers, I hear people say leave the NY attitude and you'll do fine , i dont think I have one im pretty quiet and laid back but I am extremely proud of where I came from and will prefer not to live around people who hate new yorkers.


am I looking for a diamond in the rough? does such a place exist?
any help would be appreciated , thanks for reading!
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Tobyhanna, Pa
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Maybe you should look somewhere near the outskirts of Philadelphia. I don't know exactly what town but NEPA will make you be more even more in the wilderness lol. Nothing wrong with being proud of where your from but there is nothing wrong with embracing your new environment too. I am from NJ and I hate NY I don't hate NYers but I am so not a NYC person. I prefer Jersey over NY but I love Pa over NJ. Hi taxes, corrupt politicians, failing schools it is not so hard of a decision to make. You probably will associate with more NYers in NEPA but nature wise might be worse for you. Good luck with the search and let me know what you decide. Private message me and I might have one solution for you.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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My best guess would be the Tannersville area. You still have the nature of the Poconos but are close to 80 and a reasonable drive to New York. If you desire a more suburban feel than you could try Stroudsburg but crime is higher there as well as congestion. I would find a place closer to Tannersville and you could do easy shopping trips to the Stroudsburg area whenever you feel the need to be in Suburbia without the daily worry of crime and congestion.

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Old 05-25-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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Ok here is my story
I am looking for a place to live that fits me and my family and our long list of criteria
We are New Yorkers who moved to Lancaster 6 years ago and I am still homesick =(. My husband is ok with moving but does not want to leave the state. I am willing to compromise and move to the eastern part of pa so I can be in closer driving distance to my family in NY. We do NOT need to commute to NY for work.

  • Id like to live within 1 1/2 hours or less from NY
  • we have 2 young children so good schools and low crime rate are important
  • Im not a country or wilderness girl Id prefer suburban area
  • I have no preference in counties whether its pike, monroe, bucks etc..


Yes we are new yorkers, I hear people say leave the NY attitude and you'll do fine , i dont think I have one im pretty quiet and laid back but I am extremely proud of where I came from and will prefer not to live around people who hate new yorkers.


am I looking for a diamond in the rough? does such a place exist?
any help would be appreciated , thanks for reading!
I think your price point is going to be a big deciding factor. If price doesn't matter, I would also suggest the Philadelphia suburbs or the Lehigh Valley.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Ok here is my story
I am looking for a place to live that fits me and my family and our long list of criteria
We are New Yorkers who moved to Lancaster 6 years ago and I am still homesick =(. My husband is ok with moving but does not want to leave the state. I am willing to compromise and move to the eastern part of pa so I can be in closer driving distance to my family in NY. We do NOT need to commute to NY for work.

  • Id like to live within 1 1/2 hours or less from NY
  • we have 2 young children so good schools and low crime rate are important
  • Im not a country or wilderness girl Id prefer suburban area
  • I have no preference in counties whether its pike, monroe, bucks etc..


Yes we are new yorkers, I hear people say leave the NY attitude and you'll do fine , i dont think I have one im pretty quiet and laid back but I am extremely proud of where I came from and will prefer not to live around people who hate new yorkers.


am I looking for a diamond in the rough? does such a place exist?
any help would be appreciated , thanks for reading!
When you say NY do you mean NYC?

If you mean the state, you might look into Erie, PA
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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NYC- from brooklyn i moved to Lancaster the rest of my family moved to Long Island. so when i visit i will be going to LI
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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I think your price point is going to be a big deciding factor. If price doesn't matter, I would also suggest the Philadelphia suburbs or the Lehigh Valley.
thanks do you have any towns in particular i should research. budget would be 0-300000
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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thanks do you have any towns in particular i should research. budget would be 0-300000
$300,000 won't go very far in the Philly suburbs, but it will work in the Lehigh Valley. I would suggest posting on that forum after you read a little bit there. We have posts quite often asking for what you want.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: northeast PA
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Milford in Pike County is a really nice town. It has a "small-town" historic feel to it, but has everything you'd need. Both NY and NJ are a short distance away. Give it a look!
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Personally I would not recommend NEPA if you are not a "country/wilderness girl." Nature is the main thing NEPA has going for it IMO and if that's a negative for you, then you probably won't be very happy here. I love NEPA but it's not right for everyone, and if Lancaster hasn't been great for you, then I'd imagine NEPA would be even more disappointing. Also 90 minutes or less to NYC would be very difficult from our area. Good luck!
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