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Old 09-06-2008, 08:20 PM
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We are exploring a possible move to the Treasure Lake area based on the photos in the realestate website. Nice homes, great price! We are a well respected same sex couple of 17 years who keep to themselves, are quiet, take pride in their home and have one dog. One is retired and the other will be looking for employement of some kind in the vicinity.

Would this be a socially good move for us? Any feed back, good and bad is welcome but please keep it civil. We hope to make a trip up there very soon to explore.

Thank you.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:28 AM
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:27 AM
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Default Did you ever make the move?

Did you ever make the move? I am considering a purchase there. 57, GWM, widowed.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:28 AM
Location: Hooterville PA
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Let me put it to you like this.

First off - Treasure Lake is no paradise.

I built houses there for years and the first thing that comes to mind is the fact that Treasure Lake is bankrupt and that they cannot pay their bills and they cannot sell out and they cannot be incorporated into Sandy Twp.

Basically they are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

It is very expensive to live in Treasure Lake and the housing is now getting to the age where people are not looking to move to Treasure Lake - they are looking to move out of Treasure Lake.

I was there, about 1972, when they were cutting the road into the woods in what is now Treasure Lake. They were profiling people that they thought had money, that could afford to live there. I believe that they were giving away toasters and steak knives, just to get people to drive there and take a look at the lot's.
All there was, was a gate house and one or two buildings.

By 1984, I was working on a $250,000 log home beside the lake. The people from the property owners association was looking for volunteers to become firemen because most of their home owners were from the city and only visited their homes on the weekends and they were too far back into the woods for a volunteer fire dept to service their area.
Eventually, it was going to have to be a paid position - because nobody that works is going to take off work to fight someone else's fire for them.

Then there is the fact that they tell you what color your house is allowed to be and what you can and can't do. You can't even cut down a tree without their permission.

Then there is the fact that Du Bois is the next closest town of any size and the people of Du Bois is intolerant of gays / homosexuals etc...
What Murtha said was true, we stick to our guns and religion.

If someone was looking for some sort of paradise where they can be different and nobody will say anything, I would suggest that you stay in the city where nobody will notice you and where nobody cares what sexual orientation you are. Small towns are full of gossip and tongues wag..
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