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Old 08-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Location: Lake Ariel
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I really dont know the area that well but here goes:

Honesdale-cute stores
Hawley-some decent restaurants, Erhardts is one I just ate at and it was excellent!
Scranton-I like the architecture of the old buildings/churches. Nice city!
Dickson City-I like it because I do most of my shopping there!

I live by Hamlin but it has nothing I would say is special to me. I cannot think of another town I like because the other areas that I have been to I just went for a fair or something like that and didnt get to spend much time looking around.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Location: SouthEastern PeeAye
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Great topic! Glad you started this.

Scranton. Still has a lot to offer.
Clarks Summit. A mountain town near the valley megaopolis.
Kingston/Edwardsville. The architecture and layout of the homes on the main street is what makes it. Pleasant to see and easy to walk. And the approach across the river to downtown WB is really nice.
Wilkes Barre. Showing signs of age, but still has it.
Bloomsburg. I would have said Williamsport, but that's northcentral, not NE.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:30 AM
Location: Hanover , Virginia
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In no particular order:
Honesdale - cute downtown, what Tunkhannock wishes it could be
Towanda -bigger than I remember when I was a kid. Has anything you'd really need, plus it's relatively close to the PA Grand Canyon, NY (Watkins Glen, Ithaca, Corning), and has good outdoors options
Hawley - pretty similar to Honesdale, I think
Dalton - Small, but nice. Close enough to Scranton to work, far enough away to enjoy living.

I can't think of any others right now.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:48 PM
Location: Scranton
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Jim Thorpe
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:43 PM
Location: SouthEastern PeeAye
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To all those who list Jim Thorpe, is it OK to assume you mean the western part of JT? Because that side is getting to be very toursity. The 'sort of' aspect being there are still residential homes intermixed with the storefronts.

Touristy is not bad, and I suppose that town offers about the only change in NEPA to live as a local in a spot that draws tourists, and you can earn some income off that aspect. Eckley might be one more such town, but it is an extreme case.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Originally Posted by Jillzilla View Post
What are your Top 5 Towns in NEPA and why?
(1) Wilkes-Barre
(2) Scranton
(3) Pittston
(4) West Pittston
(5) Nanticoke
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:30 PM
Location: Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
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1. Wilkes Barre - Actually reminds me of a city....
2. Scranton - Has some things to do.. i'm going to miss La Festa Italiana though this year
3. Pittston - I like Pittston.. period..
4. Hazleton - I have a thing for Hazleton - maybe its a few of the girls I've met from there....
5. Bloomsburg / Dickson City - Quaker Steak and Lube.
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