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Old 05-20-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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Moving to Dubois soon renting a single family home. What's it like?
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Moving to Dubois soon renting a single family home. What's it like?
A large town on the edge of some of the wildest areas in the Eastern US. It's quite rural once you are outside of town.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Not a bad area per se but the entire region is experiencing issues with meth and opioids.


I'm assuming you have a job to go to there since they are somewhat scarce and generally low paying.


If you enjoy the outdoors you'll probably like it. If you aren't an outdoors person don't be surprised when you see people wearing blaze orange and carrying rifles the Monday after Thanksgiving. It's the first day of deer season. Hunting season for various animals starts in September so you may, if you're in a more rural area, hear the occasional gunshot.


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Old 05-20-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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The City of DuBois is arranged somewhat peculiarly, because "downtown" is on a hill toward the south edge, while suburban-ish commercial development which serves as the hub of at least three counties, is on the flats in the middle. I was told the middle area used to be a big lumber mill, and a swamp. It's not very walkable. The older housing stock seems rather jumbled and run down. Surrounding Sandy Twp continues the jumble of patch-ish neighborhoods, and Welcome to Treasure Lake which apparently tried and failed to secede.

Some other neighboring communities, such as Brookville and Brockway, are more postcard-hometown-ish
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The City of DuBois is arranged somewhat peculiarly, because "downtown" is on a hill toward the south edge, while suburban-ish commercial development which serves as the hub of at least three counties, is on the flats in the middle. I was told the middle area used to be a big lumber mill, and a swamp. It's not very walkable. The older housing stock seems rather jumbled and run down. Surrounding Sandy Twp seems to be a jumble of patch-ish neighborhoods, and Welcome to Treasure Lake which apparently tried and failed to secede.

Some other neighboring communities, such as Brookville and Brockway, are more postcard-hometown-ish


What happened with Treasure Lake (which is, or was, a gated private community) was they tried to incorporate. It went to Court and Sandy Township, which opposed it because of the loss of tax revenue, won and TL was not allowed to form a municipality.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:51 PM
 
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Don't the City of DuBois and Sandy Twp have epic wars too, despite their indistinguishability to the casual visitor?
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:34 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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They've been known to. A lot of it, 40 years ago, was over Treasure Lake and the tax revenue from that. What's happening in a lot of PA towns, especially those with a major road nearby, is that growth left the downtown area and went to near the highway.


That's what happened in that area in just the 40 mile stretch from DuBois to Clarion, the downtowns kind of withered or stagnated and all the new construction went on adjacent to I80. Brookville's town limits encompassed the interchange while DuBois and Clarion's didn't.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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Will the OP be associated with Penn State Dubois by any chance?
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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My spouse and I work in health care. We looked at a home rental in T. lake and were not impressed with T Lake in the least. All old boroughs in the NE USA have drug problems. We found a nice house in the Oklahoma area for rent. Penn Highlands is a major employer but has nothing to offer in relocation assistance. They want 'city' educated and experienced health care professionals but have nothing to offer in helping to find a rental. The area has the traditional old world charm and character I just guess I'll have to find out if it has a core community or is more a transitional area. We haven't any babies and it's way too soon to tell if Dubois is the right place.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:46 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The area is not "transitional", in fact some believe that the whole area is dying and has been for almost 35 years. The old industries died out and not much replaced them. It's an aging area, hence the demand for health care.
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