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Old 05-31-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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I'm seriously thinking about moving to eastern pa (currently in northeast nj now) because I want to be living out in a more rural area to enjoy the outdoors and for quieter living. The main reason I'm thinking about Carbon County is I had spent many summers in Rockport so am somewhat familiar with the area and am very fond of it. So far what I like on paper about Carbon is the sparse population (60,000 pop), cheap housing and the area for biking, hiking, etc.

I'm also thinking that somewhere closer to Scranton might be better but I'm not familiar with the area up there.

Any advice or comments are welcomed. Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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Carbon county is still nice. We have a family cabin near Effort.

It isnt overrun with transplants, like Monroe county, and doesn't suffer from some of the ills that seem to
afflict Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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We have a place in Carbon County and really enjoy it. We're near the Monroe County line and there is so much to do. Hiking, biking, swimming - whatever your outdoor heart desires. I don't know about the whole county, but I love that our area isn't over developed. I don't mind driving a bit to stores if we need something. I don't want the kind of convenience that blacktops the whole area.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Blue Bell, PA and Jim Thorpe, PA
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We bought a weekend place near Jim Thorpe late last summer. Love the area. Also keep in mind that in late 2014 or early 2015 the new turnpike interchange will open off 903. Easy access to more populated areas with all the natural beauty. Best of both worlds.
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