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Old 06-01-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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Hi,

I am considering purchasing a vacation house in PA. Preferably in lake/pool community. We are in our mid 30s live in NYC and have a 4 year old child. We would like to spend up to 130k, and be at most 2 and a half hours away from NYC. Can anyone recommend anything?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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Pocono Lake area has many gated and non-gated lake communities to choose from....

Towamensing Trails
Lake Harmony
Arrowhead Lakes
Locust Lakes Village
Lake Naomi/Timber Trails
Big Bass Lakes

All in Monroe County

all are within 2 1/2 hours from New York

there is also in Wayne County
Lake Wallenpaupack and the Hideout
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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we have vacation property in WLE ; for that price, you would probably get a fixer upper in decent shape. New properties are going for around $170 and up.

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Northern Wayne county ,,,,
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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130 is definately the lower end of the scale at The Hideout, but there are a few. Mostly older 2 bedrooms.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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You could not pay me to live in a community ,, I like to be able to do whatever I want around my home . In community's , Some will even dictate what colors you can have on the body of your house . Pay dues To SHARE pools . Nah Not for me ..
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Not all communities have the same rules. Some people in mine have made their houses just as ugly as they like!
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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You could not pay me to live in a community ,, I like to be able to do whatever I want around my home . In community's , Some will even dictate what colors you can have on the body of your house . Pay dues To SHARE pools . Nah Not for me ..

Sounds like a giant apartment! Ive always thought that renting in a community was like a step up from renting an apartment and a step down from private home ownership. Especially when you have to do your own lawn care
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Lake Ariel
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You could not pay me to live in a community ,, I like to be able to do whatever I want around my home . In community's , Some will even dictate what colors you can have on the body of your house . Pay dues To SHARE pools . Nah Not for me ..
Well thats how you feel but some dont feel that way. I live in a private community and love it. As for the colors of the homes... in my community they like to keep the home colors in with the color scheme of the area. This way the homes blend in and not stand out and are gordy.

To Boris who asked the question about the areas private communities: You can go to pare.org and look at homes for sale. You can see all the listings available in The Hideout and the other areas that are mentioned above.
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Well thats how you feel but some dont feel that way. I live in a private community and love it. As for the colors of the homes... in my community they like to keep the home colors in with the color scheme of the area. This way the homes blend in and not stand out and are gordy.

To Boris who asked the question about the areas private communities: You can go to pare.org and look at homes for sale. You can see all the listings available in The Hideout and the other areas that are mentioned above.
thank you
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