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Old 02-12-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Glad to hear someone having a great experience there. There are some parts of that area that I enjoy visiting and I have looked at several houses in Glen Summit. I was really interested a four bedroom Victorian fixer upper there that was built back in Glen Summit's heyday. The shame was finding out that a legacy family with ties to the beginning of the town had all but blocked the sale to anyone outside their family. I could have cried nepotism to the county but I decided against it feeling at least somewhat partial to their feelings of birthright. It would have been a huge undertaking anyway, the house needed a ton of work so I figured let bygones be bygones. I drove by there recently and they did a nice job restoring it.

Last summer we drove to the Fireworks up there and enjoyed them sitting in the field behind the school. We may try to catch them again this summer. A personal favorite part of that area for us is the Nuangola section. Beautiful country out that way and I still house hunt that area to this day.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:10 AM
 
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Smile Agree with kjt124!

I have to whole-heartedly agree with Mr. kjt124! I, too, recently moved to Mountain Top and love it!!! I have also lived quite a few places in my life, including Freeland. To be clear, Freeland used to be quiet and friendly but sadly it has become the ghetto. I also feel like I have in a sense won the lottery by moving here. I have to unlearn so many behaviors like checking on my car every few hours to make sure it wasn't hit or broken into, bringing my son's bike with training wheels indoors every night because I was afraid it would get stolen, not feeling alarm when someone knocks on the door in the middle of the day for fear it might be the cops with a warrant looking for a fugitive that Used to rent where I lived, and lastly, the freedom to use my grill outside and not get harassed by neighbors threatening to call the cops because the smell of hamburgers wafted into their window at 8pm, making them irate.
I can only imagine that you have never had to endure living in an area where your husband was the only one on the entire street that actually went to work everyday, watching all your trash neighbors live for free on welfare, bringing filth, bedbugs, and then at the end of the month having the audacity to send their kids over to knock on your door asking for $20 for cigarettes.
Mountain Top may not be the place you remember and I'm sorry that you feel so negative about the area now but to me it's a small piece of paradise!!
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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the local bank in Mt. Top was robbed by 3 or 4 thugs, with machine guns. they held the female clerks and teller on the floor with the gun to their heads, while they robbed the bank. the police were nowhere in sight. that was not too many years ago. last year, there were 4 heroin overdoses in Mt. Top area in a period of 2 weeks. there are 41 homes in Mt. Top under foreclosure right now showing on Zillow- and quite a few more have been recently bulldozed, including a few restaurants. it may be better than Freeland, well sure. Freeland was a intervenous needle drug town since the 1970's. but Mt. Top is not the town it used to be, that's for sure. a lot of scumbags moved into that town ! they busted a gay porn ring in the Ice Lakes development about 10 years ago, it made the news. need I go on ? a lot of the riff raff is kept out of the news, of what really happens in that town. it's swept under the rug.


the lingo for Crestwood High School, is "Crestweed"- cuz there's so much pot smoking in the school. and the moniker for Mt. Top, is becoming "Mt. Pot" for the same reason.


here's the current foreclosures in Mt. Top area. it is not immune to the real estate debacle that is occurring in NEPA. there's over 40 foreclosures and that's just what is current on Zillow. there are many more that are being held back by the banks.


https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...omePageTab=buy
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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last year, there were 4 heroin overdoses in Mt. Top area in a period of 2 weeks. there are 41 homes in Mt. Top under foreclosure right
In 2016 deaths by overdose were up all over the state. PA was 9th in the country for OD deaths in 2016. I would expect this number to continue to climb again in 2017.

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Old 06-29-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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it's just pure heaven...if you're a bank robber who likes getting away with it


Mountain Top bank robbery suspects at large - News - Citizens' Voice
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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it's also a great place, if you want a career in cooking meth....
Breaking Bad


Police raid suspected meth lab in Mountain Top - News - Citizens' Voice
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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tum-de-dum-de-dum...how 'bout a drug-related gun standoff with police, resulting in two deaths ?
it's just paradise !!


State police identify murder-suicide victims - News - Citizens' Voice
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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or how 'bout some smack ??


Officials seek dealer who sold deadly dose of heroin to Mountain Top man - Times Leader
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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how 'bout a good old fashioned burglary ??


Mountain Top man faces burglary charge - Times Leader


I can go on with these posts all day...
but I'll stop there...my point being, it's not the town it used to be ?
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In 2016 deaths by overdose were up all over the state. PA was 9th in the country for OD deaths in 2016. I would expect this number to continue to climb again in 2017.


Here's an infographic by county for 2015.
At least there are places in PA where there were no or few overdoses.

My sister's son died huffing. He was 16. That can happen anywhere, but it certainly wasn't pretty. She didn't work for three years.

She was married and had two other children, but that doesn't always cover it at 4 AM.

I'm sorry she had to go through that, and that I couldn't be of more help at the time.
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