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Old 07-03-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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My interests would be from a retirement point of view. It's on the list of possibles. Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:37 PM
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Location: Philadelphia
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Where are you moving from? Perspective and expectations speak volumes when you are attempting to describe a place or recommend areas.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Thanks rowhomecity. I am very familiar with central PA in general, and live up in the "Wilds". Eventually want to be close to amenities while retaining a rural surrounding. We are losing much shopping and entertainment where I am now.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:06 AM
 
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Thanks rowhomecity. I am very familiar with central PA in general, and live up in the "Wilds". Eventually want to be close to amenities while retaining a rural surrounding. We are losing much shopping and entertainment where I am now.
As a younger guy, I spent two decades, or so, assuming that I would be retiring to the Wellsboro area. It was just a fact to me, and my wife just accepted that, 20-30 years in the future, we would find a nice place in Tioga county. I have deep roots in the Northern Tier, my great grandmother immigrated from England, at the turn of the 20th Century, to work as a cook in the lumber camps.

We had a year round campsite in Morris, and would be in the area at least 8-10 weekends a year, while our kids were growing up. When fracking overran the area, I started to view the region with a bit less desire, but still held on to the idea of moving there. Once we got to the point that actual retirement was looming, we spend a long time visiting a lot of the states in the eastern 2/3rds of the states, to see if our "dream location" was out there. We spent some time in the Wellsboro area, looking at places for sale in Tioga county, to really see how it stacked up to the "competition" . What I had to honestly admit was that it was still very beautiful and rural, but it was also lacking a lot. Some of it never was there in the first place, health care and amenity wise, but sadly, a lot of things were failing, and I found myself driving route 6 and commenting about all the places that are gone, failed or closed and for sale. This leads me to my question. Living there, are you seeing similar decline? Can you elaborate on your last sentence? Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It used to have some pretty good waterfowl hunting. Haven't gone there for a long time so don't know about now.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Duncannon is one of the few towns that the Appalachian Trail, I think actually goes through, making it a convenient and very welcome stop for long-distance hikers to buy groceries, do their laundry, pick up mail, or get a room and hot shower. It's said that the trail starts to get particularly rocky and difficult just north of there.

The town, although small, is listed as having 2 Strip Clubs, that supposedly stay open nightly until about 4 a.m.! (later than is customary even in much larger cities).

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