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Old 01-22-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Moncks Corner
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I have been offered a great job in Tobyhanna Pa. Just wanted to know what is like to live there? Also I have a special needs child and wanted to know about the special education programs in the public schools or any schools there? Has anyone got any information they care to share?
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Avoca, PA
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I have been offered a great job in Tobyhanna Pa. Just wanted to know what is like to live there? Also I have a special needs child and wanted to know about the special education programs in the public schools or any schools there? Has anyone got any information they care to share?
Well from what I know that its very expensive to live in Monroe County. I suggest that you live in Luzerne county its cheaper. I travel to Tobyhanna everyday myself from Avoca to work its about 31 miles. As for the winter's there they are brutal cause your on top of the mountain. It could be snowing in Toby and when I get of the mountain there is nothing. I would really look into Luzerne County trust me. Maybe Avoca, Dupont, Moosic, Duryea, or Pittston. They are all about the same distance. I live in Avoca and its a very nice little town. Got any other questions, just ask.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Monroe County is very expensive you may want to look more towards Wayne County the lower end of Wayne County is only about 15 minutes from Toby and houses are fairly inexpensive. The school districts there are Wallenpaupack and North Pocono. The Wallenpaupack district is a very good school system do not know for sure about North Pocono but have heard good things about it we live in the Newfoundland area. Make sure you check out realtors up this way too Century 21 select group in Hamlin is very good and have nice people, our taxes are less than half of what pocono mountain school district is. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Pike County, PA
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I have friends who live in Tanglwood near Lake Wallenpaupack as well as Pocono springs Estates near Newfoundland who work at Tobyhanna. Wallenpaupack has a great reputation; never heard anything bad about North Pocono either. I would suggest looking elsewhere to live - Wayne, and some parts of Pike County...

Skyview Lake is another idea but there isn't much there - Pocono Springs has a LOT of nice amenities like a kiddie pool, regular pool, lake, game room, etc and the dues are not very expensive comparatively speaking. They're pretty cheap for what you get. Pocono Springs is one of my favorite developments around here.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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I am from the Greentown area (near Tanglwood) and worked at Tobyhanna for many years. It's an easy commute of approximately 30 minutes each way. My kids attend Wallenpaupack Area and I have only good things to say about the district. Many on this board have discussed the special ed programs at the area schools (Wallenpaupack, Western Wayne, N. Pocono), so you may want to do a seach and find some of those threads in order to get more info on that topic. The area is rural, but there are many developments around that are like living in a small town.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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How are your winters- do you get any of that winter fog [inversions from the mountains or whatnot]? How about spring- do you have a lot of black flies and mosquitoes?
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:05 AM
 
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How are your winters- do you get any of that winter fog [inversions from the mountains or whatnot]? How about spring- do you have a lot of black flies and mosquitoes?
No winter fog here. Spring brings bugs, but I don't think black flies are much of a problem around here. We do get alot of may flies in the spring. Mosquitoes will depend on whether you live near a pond or other wet, swampy area.
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