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Old 03-18-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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Helping out a friend, I'm looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly about this community near Gouldsboro. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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Its a trailer park with summer cabins Aint it ? Its on 507 ...
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Greentown
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Here I found this:
This beautiful Pocono Community is situated around secluded Crystal Lake, the headwaters of the Lehigh River, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Pocono Springs Estates is without question among the most peaceful woodland communities in Pennsylvania. Comprised of 4,300 properties on roughly 2,000 acres, it contains a mixture of primary and secondary homes and open lots.

Originally settled in the early 1920's as a cottage community of approximately 100 lots of Pocono Peak Preserve, Pocono Springs Civic Association was built in the early 1970's as a leisure community by Pocono Springs Estates, Inc. The location is one of the highest points (2,100 feet above sea level) in the Pocono Plateau, and takes in portions of Dreher, Lehigh, and Sterling townships.

An easy commute to the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and easy access to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre makes Pocono Springs the perfect location for either a year-round residence or weekend vacation getaway.

Bordered by State Gamelands, Pocono Springs is a haven for wildlife, including deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, and red tail hawks. The amenities of our gated community include our own 133 acre Crystal Lake, stocked annually, the recreation island, featuring a heated swimming pool, basketball, handball, tennis, and bocce courts, 24 hour security patrols on our 56 miles of internal roads, 2 gated entrances/exits, and several green wildlife refuge areas.

The community is serviced by the North Pocono, Wallenpaupack, and Western Wayne School Districts. It's also just a short drive from the University of Scranton, Marywood College, Wilkes University and Penn State.


They have a pool and playground. It is a pretty nice gated community. It is not a trailor park though, nor is it on 507.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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Here I found this:
This beautiful Pocono Community is situated around secluded Crystal Lake, the headwaters of the Lehigh River, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, Pocono Springs Estates is without question among the most peaceful woodland communities in Pennsylvania. Comprised of 4,300 properties on roughly 2,000 acres, it contains a mixture of primary and secondary homes and open lots.

Originally settled in the early 1920's as a cottage community of approximately 100 lots of Pocono Peak Preserve, Pocono Springs Civic Association was built in the early 1970's as a leisure community by Pocono Springs Estates, Inc. The location is one of the highest points (2,100 feet above sea level) in the Pocono Plateau, and takes in portions of Dreher, Lehigh, and Sterling townships.

An easy commute to the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and easy access to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre makes Pocono Springs the perfect location for either a year-round residence or weekend vacation getaway.

Bordered by State Gamelands, Pocono Springs is a haven for wildlife, including deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, and red tail hawks. The amenities of our gated community include our own 133 acre Crystal Lake, stocked annually, the recreation island, featuring a heated swimming pool, basketball, handball, tennis, and bocce courts, 24 hour security patrols on our 56 miles of internal roads, 2 gated entrances/exits, and several green wildlife refuge areas.

The community is serviced by the North Pocono, Wallenpaupack, and Western Wayne School Districts. It's also just a short drive from the University of Scranton, Marywood College, Wilkes University and Penn State.


They have a pool and playground. It is a pretty nice gated community. It is not a trailor park though, nor is it on 507.
Thanks KinPA. He's visited the community, seen the website, etc. I should have specified, I'm looking for commentary from individuals.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Greentown
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My stepson lives there and several friends of mine, they all love the development. On friend is a little bit older and she feels the roads could be better kept in the winter. I have been in the development many times and it seems like a quiet, friendly neighborhood.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Luzerne County
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Winter maintainence in any community within the Poconos is an issue, and always has been. Usually working with limited staff at a modest salary & average equipment. Don't let this be an issue with regards to a decision, because it is likely the same anywhere else you look. Good luck in your search!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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Thanks, Kin PA
RCB - agreed. I have a place at Towamensing Trails, and the lament of the older folks is the same, but with limited traffic to work ice melters into what's left behind after the plow, it just freezes. Nothing you can do about it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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It's a very nice developement. I used to live about a mile outside of there. I used to have friends there and hang out there. It's a gated community with nice homes. They have several amenities such as a pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, lake, fishing and more. The only thing I wouldn't like about it is that it is far from everything, but I'd definately wouldn't mind a vacation home in there.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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Thanks, beckycat.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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You asked for the ugly and so am I. Is Pocono Springs Estates part of the I-80 corridor that's subject to gang crime? I'm considering a property there and while familiar with Dingmans Ferry, Milford and Hemlock Farms (where the snow plowing is superb!) I've been advised to stay out of the Pocono Mountain Lake Estates sections 1-4 (Bushkill, as opposed to that community's phase 567 in Dingmans Ferry) and I'm wondering if I should avoid Gouldsboro for the same reason.
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