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Old 08-22-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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For the sake of your sanity and your families avoid heather highlands. My parents moved our family there in the early 90's under the impression that it was a quiet nice community. huh where they missled. They claim to have a playground most of the time its covered in drawing and "tags" from the older kids. the swings are since long gone. The pool lol theres a joke. The baby pool is always closed off so if you have young children hope they can swim in the big pool which is overtaken by the teens and tweens. so cursing and splashing and overall being rude are an everyday occurance. The teens and tweens there have no respect for anyone or anything. My parents street had tires slashed, cars spray painted and broken into. Since the introduction of the casino right up the road the lot rent has stedly increased every few months. Managment can come into and onto your property when ever they see fit. they claim there is an emergancy and call you after they have already entered your home. Pets are restricted unless you are related to or friends with managment you arent allowed to have certain basic breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, and the list goes on. I thank the lord that my parents decided to move out after my brother and I graduated. Life for us was hell growing up there. If you care anything about your sanity, your children, vehicles, family as a whole avoid there. P.S. The owners of Heather Highlands live in N.J. and N.Y. we never saw them in the 14 years my family lived there. If you call to report a problem you get a law firm. In short its owned by lawyers and crooks.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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For the sake of your sanity and your families avoid heather highlands. My parents moved our family there in the early 90's under the impression that it was a quiet nice community. huh where they missled. They claim to have a playground most of the time its covered in drawing and "tags" from the older kids. the swings are since long gone. The pool lol theres a joke. The baby pool is always closed off so if you have young children hope they can swim in the big pool which is overtaken by the teens and tweens. so cursing and splashing and overall being rude are an everyday occurance. The teens and tweens there have no respect for anyone or anything. My parents street had tires slashed, cars spray painted and broken into. Since the introduction of the casino right up the road the lot rent has stedly increased every few months. Managment can come into and onto your property when ever they see fit. they claim there is an emergancy and call you after they have already entered your home. Pets are restricted unless you are related to or friends with managment you arent allowed to have certain basic breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, and the list goes on. I thank the lord that my parents decided to move out after my brother and I graduated. Life for us was hell growing up there. If you care anything about your sanity, your children, vehicles, family as a whole avoid there. P.S. The owners of Heather Highlands live in N.J. and N.Y. we never saw them in the 14 years my family lived there. If you call to report a problem you get a law firm. In short its owned by lawyers and crooks.
I have heard some horror stories about the obnoxious behavior committed by many of the teenagers in Heather Highlands, and I personally knew of some of them who were involved in drugs/alcohol. There are a lot of broken families in this mobile home community, but I still think the good people outweigh the bad.

I would personally recommend our friend here consider purchasing a mobile home outside of a trailer park, as he'd probably be away from the rifraff. Another option to consider would be a new manufactured home on a lot somewhere. There are a couple of in-town, city-sized (50' x 150') lots in Pittston, Dupont, Avoca, Duryea, etc. for sale, and some affordable homes could be built by companies like Wyoming Homes or Hanover Homes.

It's a shame to hear that the owners of Heather Highlands are exploiting their residents due to the close presence of the new casino. I personally don't see what the big draw is to the Mohegan Sun, but I've heard that thus far the casino has even been outperforming its primary location up in Connecticut.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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I personally don't see what the big draw is to the Mohegan Sun, but I've heard that thus far the casino has even been outperforming its primary location up in Connecticut.
Paul, that's because you're not a senior citizen wanting to waste away your social security check every month.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Paul, that's because you're not a senior citizen wanting to waste away your social security check every month.
..and then whining about being on a "fixed income" when the bills come and expecting the government to give even MORE handouts from my hard-earned tax dollars? I commute past the casino, which is just five minutes from my home, on a daily basis, and there's always a caravan of Buicks, Cadillacs, Lincolns, and Oldsmobiles in and out of that place. If they're using their discretionary or disposable income, then more power to them! If they're using money earmarked for prescription medications or groceries and then expect us to recoup their losses, then they can drop dead for all I care. I'm tiring of the local seniors getting everything while we twenty-somethings seem to be passed over time and time again. Forbes Magazine just released its 40 best cities for young professionals, and, as you could guess neither Scranton nor Wilkes-Barre made that list. This area has more senior centers, funeral homes, nursing homes, etc. per capita than any other metropolitan area I can think of. If we want this area to move forward, then we have to either kill off our elderly (which I don't support) or encourage more younger people to stay here.
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