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Old 09-02-2006, 09:19 AM
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How do the towns take care of the snow, lawns and stuff? I drove thru princeton....I think, and I was AMAZED at how beautiful the landscape and the manicured lawns were on the roads....plenty of lighting, bike paths....a real nice community feel.

We are looking for that neat manicured lawn type of town...where there is pride in the local government to keep the city lawns neat, where the infrastructure of local shopping is not run down and more new....

We are not interested in the dirt back roads where there are no street lights and there is a house every acre or so.

Is bucks and lehigh like this.....with streetlights, bike paths, manicured lawns and such....what towns are like this?
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:31 PM
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Eagles Mere, Sullivan Co.. It's like Maryland bunched up into one little wilderness resort town.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:21 AM
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
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Regarding Lehigh and Northampton counties, you might want to look at Bethlehem (great historic downtown, well maintained streets, thriving arts and cultural community, etc.) and, on a smaller scale, Emmaus and hellertown areas. These are smaller towns, pretty well maintained, with that "hometown" feel. There are a variety of neighborhoods in Bethlehem (N. Bethlehem, specifically) with varying home prices, from under 200K, to over 1mm. It is the home of Moravian college, and Lehigh University (on the South side)In the smaller towns, most homes are less than 300K, but you'll find homes priced from 300-well over 1mm on the fringes of each of those towns, with more higher priced properties found near Hellertown. The areas I mentioned include Lower saucon, Upper Milford, Lower Macungie, as well as the aforementioned N. Bethlehem. As I may have stated earlier, the Upper Saucon area, which includes the small town of Coopersburg, has some lovely neighborhoods, though the town itself has been bisected by a highway, and though it maintains some of that small town feel, some of that has been lost.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:35 AM
Location: Central PA
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If you are coming from an urban center DO NOT EXPECT snow removal and levle of services that they have.

A few towns in teh pocanos had folks come in from NY NJ demanding all teh services tehy were used to. guess what? taxes went up thru the roof forcing some locals to leave.

a small town doesn have the resources that big cities have.
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