many tourist regions are defined by a unique geographic
features, the Poconos Mountains are defined by its vibrant
neighborhoods/communities and its attractions. The Poconos
longevity as a vacation destination is in its diversity
and vitality of it's natural and man made attractions
around which its neighborhoods and communities have grown.
Each neighborhood and community has its own personality
and distinct appeal, all of them demonstrate the Poconos
changing face, as this historic and nature oriented areas
has become a magnet for second homeowners and commuters
alike. Each community has an appeal that draws like minded
home buyers.Most experienced real estate agents will start
by introducing their potential buyers to communities prior
to looking at homes. Most buyers pick the Poconos community
first then the home. You might be interested in viewing
a website that discusses "The
Best Places to Live in the Poconos"
Lake, B= Beach,T= Tennis, OP=
Outdoor Pool, IP= Indoor Pool, R=
Restaurant, CH= Club house, G=Gated,
Birch Brier Estates
Mountain Lake Club
Blue Mountain Lake Estates
Mountain Lake Reserve
Buck Hill Falls-
Camelot Forest -
Club of the Poconos-
Daniel Webster Condo Assoc
Deer Path Village
Delaware Water Gap
East Way Community
L,T,OP,CH, IP, R
Evergreen Lake Estates
Glen at Tamiment, The T,OP,CH
Glenoak Forest -
Hallowood Acres Assoc
L, T,OP,CH, IP
Kettle Creek Estates
Lake in the Clouds-
L(2), B(4),T,OP,IP, R,CH
Lake of the Pines
Lake View Estates
Locust Lake Village
Log Cabin Estates
Meadow Lake Park
Mountain Top Estates
At Camelback T,OP
L(2), B,T,OP, G
Pine Creek Estates
Pinecrest Lake Golf and Country Club
Pine Grove Acres
Pine Ridge Assoc.
Pleasant Valley Estates
Pleasant View Lake
Pocono Country Pines
Pocono Country Place L(2),
Pocono Farms East
Pocono Farms Country Club-
L, B,T,Op, R,CH
Pocono Forested Acres
Pocono Hemlock Assoc.
Pocono Mountain Cliffside
Pocono Laurel Lake
Pocono Mountain Lake Estates (Sec 1,2,3 & 4)
Pocono Mountain Lake Estates (Sec 5,6
Pocono Wild Haven
Promised Land Heights
Robin Hood Lakes
Saw Creek Estates L,T,OP,IP,
Spruce Hill Farms
Stillwater Lakes Civic Assoc
@ Great Bear
The Falls at Saw Creek
The Masters at Great Bear
L, B,T,OP,IP, R,CH
Twin Lake Estates
Village At Camelback-
Villas at Pine Hill
Wagner Forest Park
White Heron Lake-
Picnic Area - Stream
Woodlands Cranberry Assoc.
Blue Heron Lake-
L, B, CH,G
L(2), B(2), T, OP,
Cobbs Lake Preserve
Fawn Lake Forest
Country Club- L(2),
L(3), B(4), T, OP, CH,G
Pocono Mountain Woodland Lake Estates
Pocono Springs Civic Assoc
Pocono Woodland (Pike)
Tink Wig Lake
Traces of Lattimore
Walker Lake Estates
GC. R, CH,OP
Lake Village L,T,OP
Hickory Run Land
Holiday Pocono Assoc.
L, B, T, OP, CH,G
Laurel Woods Home
Midlake on Big Boulder
Penn Forest Streams
Duck Harbor Pond
list does not include ALL of the neighborhoods or communities
in the Poconos, but a good sampling.
to look for in a Poconos Neighborhood or community.
what is important to your family in a neighborhood
each community at different times of the day
about services, public transportation, shopping
Many buyers think that the neighborhood in which they will live
should be as important as their home. But. even if YOU like
the Starbucks on the corner or the gym a mile away, it would
be important to consider what a future buyer of the home you
are considering might consider. While the proximity of a school
bus stop, a ski area or nearness of a state park may not be
important to you, these could be a deal maker toa prospective
buyer when you want to sell.
through a neighborhood or community at different times of
the day. In the morning, you can see how residents get to
work and students get to school. During the daytime, you'll
also see how properties, including alleys, are maintained.
An evening or night visit will allow you to discover rush-hour
traffic density and traffic noise, street parking availability
and how well streets are lit to ensure safety.
or ride a bicycle through the neighborhood and look closer
at public places like schools, playgrounds and parks.
to local business owners. They will probably know about the
area than homeowners and could give you some insight into
plans for commercial development.
the opening and closing times of coffee shops, restaurants,
supermarkets and drugstores. Is there convenient parking ?
out school and city council meetings and learn about issues
in the community. Ask about garbage collection and water rates,
watering bans, recycling centers, street cleaning and snow
the Pocono hospital and know the proximity in case of an emergency.
Are there local medical centers for non -emergency medical
for the availability of public transportation. Pick up bus,
train and taxi schedules.
the community to learn about any community issues.
to the local police station and ask about crime statistics
and neighborhood watch groups. Most states post online the
names and addresses of convicted sex offenders, who may live
in the area.
concept of"neighborhood" in the Poconos is different
than that of most surrounding state or regions. Here the term
neighborhood could mean anything from a development by a single
developer with homogeneous homes to a subdivision of land with
just a few home built over a hundred year time span by many
different builder with some homes being built by the homeowners
themselves. There may be communities with clubhouses, pools,
tennis facilities, or there may be small subdivisions surrounded
by state parklands the no amenities other than dirt roads. Some
may require you as a homeowner to pay dues for a complete amenities
package including central water and sewer and some may have
no dues requirements.
considering purchasing in the Poconos, you should begin by assessing
your priority of these issues and consult with a real estate
broker about which neighborhoods fit your needs. This will help
you find the right place for you and your family much more quickly
than anything else you might do during this process.
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