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Old 08-20-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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I came from NY almost 2 years ago, to honesdale. It was alright but too secluded for us and too far from my husbands job here in Scranton with our crappy car , we moved to Scranton rather suddenly, without knowing much and settled in Southside...it was fine for a while considering I don't go out much and my block isn't bad according to how bad I heard some others may be. Now I have really ghetto neighbors (duplex) and just don't want to deal with the crowd moving on the block and our lease is just about up. I have a friend who keeps making Wilkes Barre sound extremely dangerous, like I'm going to get shot or raped in my backyard during rush hour..is it that bad? I found a house I am in love with (rental) on S. Meade Street & would love and appreciate ANY input or any where I may look into. A bit of information...3 children, 1 in elementary, husband will either commute to Scranton or get a transfer to Wilkes and we have a dog (so knowledge of a dog park will be awesome!!!) I'm not rich, so I can not afford upscale (unfortunately), so my budget cutoff is $900.00. I just want to know if my family and I will be safe and if there is as much crime as my friend makes it out to be. Thank you
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:50 PM
 
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You should find something nice in Kingston or Plains in your budget, and there is a dog park near there called Hollenback. The biggest problem I found looking for a rental in the area was how few people were pet friendly, even when I offered an additional 1000.00 deposit. Avoid Wilkes Barre proper unless it is in the Parsons section near the Mohegan is pretty decent.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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I think you should move back, somewhere, northeast of Interstate 380/81 in, say, the vicinity of the Viewmount Mall. Towns like: Dickson City, Throop, Dunmore, Eynon, Archibald, Jessup, Blakley, and Jermyn come to mind. None are as far away as Honesdale; but one heck of a lot better off than living in either Scranton or Wilkes-Barre. (Which are the twin cities of doom!)
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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How far down S Meade St. will you be? North of Northampton St you get pretty close to Sherman Hills and South of South St. gets really nice for a few blocks. So it depends on where you are in Wilkes Barre whether you will have a problem or not, I live in the Mayflower section and love it. There are certainly spots that are bad but you will find that in most cities, you just have to know where to avoid. I am sure you have already heard about Sherman Hills and yes, stay away from there. If you have other concerns I'll be happy to try and answer them either In the main forum or PM.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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We decided not to go with the house on Meade Street. The realtor showing it seemed to get the bad bunches, as for all the houses she was listing were in the not so once parts of scranton and Wilkes.

I've been looking into Hanover Twp. It seems nice there, any feedback.

Thank you for the names of some other areas, I will be looking into them. I too am finding it very difficult to find places that accept a cat and dog. That's my biggest hurdle I'd say and rehoming them just isn't an option.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:05 PM
 
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..even when I offered an additional 1000.00 deposit.
I have dogs but if I had rentals I probably wouldn't allow pets. $1K is peanuts if the pet is urinating in the house especially if it's a cat.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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I don't think that's right. Cats who aren't neutered while going spray, but responsible owners who fix their pets and train them suffer because of the irresponsible.
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