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Old 06-12-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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Hi, I'm in Carbon county - anyone there??
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:41 AM
 
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we are going to look at some gated communities in carbon county this weekend. currently living in nyc but hope to retire in pa.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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we are going to look at some gated communities in carbon county this weekend. currently living in nyc but hope to retire in pa.
Hello, nice to meet you. I'm a Brit living in Carbon, so I'm not sure - what are gated communities?
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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I lived in Kunkletown for 20 years...loved it...but now, it's so different...so, populated and since I don't enjoy the cold, I suppose someday, I'll have to move south...I love people, would just prefer them not to live all around me yanno, it scares the begezzes outa me Love wide open spaces, not much traffic, etc. 20 minutes to the grocery store, no strip malls, etc. that makes me happy...plus the water/ocean/sea

but some really great people live in the Poconos and I miss them....
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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Hello, nice to meet you. I'm a Brit living in Carbon, so I'm not sure - what are gated communities?
Gated communities are just as they sound---residential housing areas that are surrounded by a gate and only accessibly by either swiping a card or getting checked in by a guard. Why they are being built in nearly crime-free Carbon County is beyond me, as they are usually built in areas where people want to live, yet also want to keep the "criminal element" out. Then again, A Pocono Country Place is a gated community in Monroe County with about 10,000 residents, yet I've heard nothing but bad things about the crime there. On the other hand, "The Hideout" is a gated community in Wayne County, yet I've heard nothing but great things about it. I suppose it's just a gamble on as to whether or not the gates will keep the lowlives out or trap them inside.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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Hi

I lived in Kunkletown for 20 years...loved it...but now, it's so different...so, populated and since I don't enjoy the cold, I suppose someday, I'll have to move south...I love people, would just prefer them not to live all around me yanno, it scares the begezzes outa me Love wide open spaces, not much traffic, etc. 20 minutes to the grocery store, no strip malls, etc. that makes me happy...plus the water/ocean/sea

but some really great people live in the Poconos and I miss them....
Hi Creme, nice too meet you - I'm in Kunkletown. I really like it here.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Gated communities are just as they sound---residential housing areas that are surrounded by a gate and only accessibly by either swiping a card or getting checked in by a guard. Why they are being built in nearly crime-free Carbon County is beyond me, as they are usually built in areas where people want to live, yet also want to keep the "criminal element" out. Then again, A Pocono Country Place is a gated community in Monroe County with about 10,000 residents, yet I've heard nothing but bad things about the crime there. On the other hand, "The Hideout" is a gated community in Wayne County, yet I've heard nothing but great things about it. I suppose it's just a gamble on as to whether or not the gates will keep the lowlives out or trap them inside.
Hi SWB, nice too meet you. I haven't noticed any gated communities here, however there are many places that you just don't know about. I agree, our area has a really low crime rate.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Hi SWB, nice too meet you. I haven't noticed any gated communities here, however there are many places that you just don't know about. I agree, our area has a really low crime rate.
we are looking at golden oaks village and its a 55+ community in white haven.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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we are looking at golden oaks village and its a 55+ community in white haven.
Hi thats quite a bit more north that I am, so had to do a search to find it.

It looks really nice, when are you thinking of moving?

Golden Oaks Village Homepage
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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we are going this weekend to take a 2nd look. if they make the right deal we may buy early since we arent really ready to retire for about 3 years. we want to pull the plug early as im 55 now and my wife 57.

we would use it as a 2nd home and the kids will all make use of it.
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