USA Realty
Rick Golden
USA Realty - Pocono Office
 

A List of Poconos Communities and Neighborhoods



The Poconos Mountains are defined by vibrant neighborhoods, communities and attractions spread over a wide area.

This information is brought to you by USA Realty - Pocono Office the official Real Estate Agency of Poconos Real Estate. Contact us for more information or to buy a home at 570-517-2428 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

The Poconos longevity as a vacation destination is in the diversity and vitality of its natural and man made attractions around which its neighborhoods have grown, along with the region’s proximity to the largest markets in the USA. All communities, neighborhoods, villages and cities are less than 2.5 hours from the 30 or so million people living in the New York and Philadelphia.

From the Lakes, Rivers, Mountains and Streams used by the settlers as transportation and resources, much as evolved in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern PA. Many communities are located around or near one of the natural features. There are lake communities, neighborhoods sited on mountains, and villages along rivers and streams.

Each neighborhood and community is unique in personality and appeal. All demonstrate the Poconos changing face, as this area has become a magnet for second homeowners and commuters alike. Here is a list of the Best Gated Communities in the Poconos

With over 300 Communities and 2400 Square Miles and 2.5 hours across, finding the right neighborhood is a daunting task.

Each community has an appeal that draws like minded home owners. Most experienced Poconos real estate agents will start by introducing their potential buyers to communities prior to looking at homes and after, of course, reviewing with the buyer, his, her, or their criteria for purchasing a home in a Pocono neighborhood. Most buyers pick the Poconos community first, then the home.

You might be interested in viewing a web page that discusses “The Best Places to Live in the Poconos” or:

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We will help you with a short list of the right neighborhoods for you. Once you understand which neighborhoods work for your needs, then you can start concentrating on finding a home in one of these communities that is right for you.

Some Quick Home Style Searches



State Forest Leased Cabins - Leased cabins on State Lands in the State forest

Ski Homes - Homes on or near Ski Mountains 

Commuter Communities - Homes convenient to New Jersey and New York City

Log Cabins - Homes constructed with logs. 

Retirement Communities - There are only 3 - 55 plus neighborhoods but people retire to other communities with activities. 

Here is the legend for the list of amenities within the neighborhoods listed below:

L= Lake, B= Beach, T= Tennis, OP= Outdoor Pool, IP= Indoor Pool, R= Restaurant, CH= Club house, G= Gated, GC= Golf Course, STR = Vacation Rentals Allowed

Alpine Lake – L, B

Mostly Primary Homes centrally located near Tannersville, PA. Be sure to visit this neighborhood during weekend daytime hours as there is a shooting range within hearing distance. Moderately priced homes. 
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Arrowhead Lakes – L(2), B(4), T, OP, CH(2), G, STR

A large, mostly vacation home community with lots of amenities for vacation homeowners, retirees and their families. Some successful vacation rentals. Many couples and family vacation homes. Large lakes (2), stream, beaches, outdoor pool / tennis / picnic area. Gated. Professionally managed with security. Equidistant to skiing at Camelback and Jack Frost Mountains. Hundreds of lakefronts in this neighborhood. 

There are about 2500 homes and 800 vacant lots and about 75% are vacation homes. Arrowhead is Golf cart friendly and gated with multiple outdoor pools and 5 beaches. Some of Arrowhead Lake is in Tobyhanna Township which recently imposed a cap on the number of short term rentals licenses. This is a great place to buy a vacation home and rent it out to help cover the costs. NOT a great place to run a vacation home as a hotel.  

Direct Website for Arrowhead Lakes Real Estate
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Baran Estates - Single family homes on lots. Almost all year around residents. 
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Barton Glen – OP

An older mostly 1/2 acre lot neighborhood with the majority of primary, year around homeowners. A few vacation homes and no short term rentals. There are a few seasonal rentals. Community roads and outdoor pool. Small (pond) lake. Homes here benefit from being close to town and the Delaware Water Gap Bridge (about 8 miles) and some suffer from being too close to I-80 and noise from the highway. Average priced homes for the Poconos.
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Beach Lake - Village in the Northern Poconos above Lake Wallenpaupack and somewhat remote. oops VERY remote. 
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Bear Creek Lake  L, B, STR

Community nearest the town of Jim Thorpe in the Southern and western Poconos. Has Lake and beach and some community activities. Prices are higher than the surrounding area as this is the closest vacation style home neighborhood in the Poconos to the Philadelphia market. Some retirees, some year around homes owners and some vacation homeowners.

There are existing STRs with no restrictions on a STRs in Bear Creek Lakes
 
Direct Website for Bear Creek Lake Real Estate
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Beltzville Lake Estates - not directly on Beltzville Lake but close. Mostly year round homes. Short-term rentals are not allowed.
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Big Bass Lake – L(2), B, T, OP, CH, G, STR

One of the larger neighborhood communities in the Poconos. Most homes are behind a gated entrance. Very high percentage of vacation homeowners. Reasonable number of vacation homes are rented out. 2 large lakes, professional management, larger than normal, mostly wooded lots (3/4 to 1 acre), lots of amenities (indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, small ski slope, beaches, clubhouses, fitness are all inside the neighborhood. Is a little distant to other Poconos activities (12-15 miles) but some buy here just for that reason, as it tends to be quieter and less crowded. 

STR are allowed. The Community Association (HOA) requires STR permits and guests must register. 

Direct Website for Big Bass Lake Real Estate
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Birch Acres

Quiet suburban neighborhood of year around homes with central water and sewer about 5 miles from the Delaware Water Gap Bridge and about 4 from East Stroudsburg University and The Pocono Medical Center. Prices here are average for the Poconos. Close to shopping. Lots average 1/4 acre. No Str
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Birch Brier Estates -  STR are not allowed without variance which is unlikely to happen. 
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Birches Three - STR are not allowed without variance which is unlikely to happen. 
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Birches, The - STR are not allowed without variance which is unlikely to happen. 
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Birches West -  OP, T - STR are not allowed without variance which is unlikely to happen. 
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Birchwood Lakes – L(2), B(2), T, OP, CH, G - Slightly north of most Poconos activities other than those in the Milford, PA area. Closest neighborhood to New Jersey from the Dingmans Ferry Bridge.  The community bylaws prohibit rentals less than one year, Short-Term Rentals are not allowed in Birchwood Lakes.
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Birnam Woods - single family homes, year around residents, larger than average homes for the area and mostly local year around residents.  
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Blue Heron Lake – L, B, CH, G

An unusual neighborhood. This is a hunting club with small membership where you must be a member in order to own a home (or when you buy a home, you become a member.) Members have use of lake, beach, community clubhouse, hundreds of acres of land for hunting and exploring. Exclusive and gated. Reasonable fees for the type of ownership.
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Blue Heron Townhomes on Big Boulder Lake - STR -Lake Harmony - A town home community on Big Boulder Lake with a Lake Harmony, PA address. Access to Big Bould lake with optional Beach Club with beach, tennis, boat rentals. This maintained community is within 1/4 mile of Big Boulder ski resort and 1 mile of motor boating Lake Harmony with Jack Frost Ski area less than 5 miles. Walk to Boulder Lake Tavern for food and live entertainment. 
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Blue Mountain Lake Estates - L, OP, T, CH, STR

Fairly new community of larger and smaller singles and town homes surrounding a small lake less than 7 miles from the Delaware Water Gap Bridge. Good for Commuter families and retirees. Some amenities like outdoor pool, tennis beach and lake activities. There is a section of single maintained homes ideal for retirees, couples and single owners. A variety of housing styles. Less than 3 miles to shopping, downtown and medical offices. Blue Mountain Lake Estates is located in the special zoning district designed for STRs in Stroud Township. STRs are is permitted.  


Direct Website for Blue Mountain Lake Real Estate
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Boulder Lake Village -  L, T, OP, STR

Mostly vacation homes and townhomes surrounding Big Boulder Lake in the Lake Harmony area. Most home owners come from the Philadelphia market and use homes here for vacation getaways. One of the few areas with Lakefront low maintenance townhomes. There is an optional beach club with beach, tennis and non motorized boat rentals.

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Brier Crest Woods  – L, B, STR

Vacation homes near Big Boulder and Jack Frost ski areas and Lake Harmony. Community has small lake, beach and a few tennis courts. Low fees and is convenient to many of the Poconos Activities. Some lots boarder on State Game Lands. Close to Pocono Raceway.Less than 3 miles to Big Boulder skiing and the activities and restaurants at Lake Harmony. 

STR are allowed. 

Direct Website for Brier Crest Woods Real Estate
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Buck Hill Falls – T, OP, CH, GC

First the “ouch”.. This is the most expensive neighborhood to live in in the Poconos Mountains. $12,000 plus in fees (not including taxes) per year. They also do not allow vacation rentals. So you have to be able to afford the lifestyle …. if you do…….
Buck Hill Falls is a year-round resort home community with a 27-hole golf course with a clubhouse, a tennis center with ten Har-Tru courts, an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, and championship lawn bowling greens.

And many of the special and cultural activities begun by the early residents are also still popular. These include an Art Association that sponsors painting and crafts classes and exhibitions; a nature group that plans early morning walks among other activities; and the Foxhowe Association which, since 1925, has sponsored a fascinating series of weekly concerts, informative talks and other culturally enriching presentations. Traditional celebrations, such as the Fourth of July parade, are celebrated every year, as well. 

Perhaps the most unique offering of the Buck Hill Falls community is the Camp Club and other youth activities programs. For over 70 years this program has offered music, art, crafts, theater, camping, dance and sports to all the Buck Hill children from 3 to 15.

STR are not allowed. 

Direct Website for Buck Hill Falls Real Estate
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Camelback Mountain Resort,

Tannersville, PA 18372 - 
Camelback has 4 or 5 neighborhoods close to it.. See Northridge at Camelback, The Village At Camelback, Mountain View Village, Cobble Creek.

Direct Website for Camelback Mountain Area Homes
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Camelot Forest – L, T, B, STR

L, T, Trash - Single family detached homes on about 1/2 acre lots. Central sewer, trash and access to a small lake. 

Camelot Forest has central sewer.  Camelot Forest is in Tobyhanna Township which has a STR ordinance and a cap on the number of str licenses. Consult the township prior to purchasing. 
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Circle Green - Townhomes on Lake Wallenpaupack
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Cobble Creek Estates – T, OP

Sullivan Trail, Tannersville, PA. Established in the 70’s, and still growing, Cobble Creek represents the true flavor of the Pocono region with the benefit of nearby shopping, easy access to I-80 and abundant family recreation areas such as Camelback. Outdoor pool and tennis courts with paved township roads. Cobble Creek does not allow short term rentals. Lots in this neighborhood are larger than average .75-1 acre.  Some home suffer from proximity to Rt I-80 noise. Some have stunning views of Camelback Mountain Ski area.

STRs are not allowed. 
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Cobbs Lake Preserve L, B

- a nature oriented community of 1/2-1 acre lots surrounding a small pristine lake. STRs are not allowed. 
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Cold Springs
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Conashaugh Lakes – L(2), CH

Gated Community close to New Jersey via the Dingmans Ferry bridge. Larger wooded lots and access to small lakes with beaches. 

STRs are prohibited by Dingman Township.
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Country Club of the Poconos – T, OP

Golf, Clubhouse, Pools in a private community without gates. community surrounds a public golf course and has convenient restaurant in the gold club building. Two sections with individual pool / tennis in each section. Some view lots, central water / sewer. Larger single homes, town homes and some single patio (maintained) homes.

The community HOA does not allow Short term rentals. 

Direct Website for Country Club of the Poconos
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Crescent Lake – L

- Small lake community with beach near Camelback Mountain, Centered in the Poconos this is a small rustic community of single family homes on lots of about 1/2 acres. 

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Deer Mountain Lake -  L

- small community with mostly year around residents surrounding a small lake in the center of the Poconos with easy access to Rt I-80 for commuters. 
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Deer Path Village - single family home community near Scotrun PA. 
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Delaware Water Gap -

Quaint village on the Delaware River and closest place to live in the Poconos to: New York City and the State if New Jersey. 

Direct website for Delaware Water Gap Real Estate
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Duck Harbor Pond – L

Rather remote motorboating lake in the far northeastern corner of the Poconos. Distant to shopping, medical, and most Poconos attractions. This is a get away neighborhood for the motorboating crowd. 
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Eagle Lake- L, B, T, OP, CH, G -

Not really in the Poconos, this neighborhood is isolated to the far western reaches about an hour away from most Poconos attractions. It does have a large amenity package within the neighborhood with lake, golf, small ski hill. 

Eagle Lake allows both short and long term rentals. 
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East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 and 18302  - 

closest home market to the New Jersey, New York areas.

Direct Website for East Stroudsburg Real Estate
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East Way Community OP -

townhome / condo community in East Stroudsburg, PA 
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Elk Lake – L

Lake community in the far northern reaches of the Poconos. Motorboating. 
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Emerald Lakes and The Estates at Emerald Lakes
, Long Pond, PA 18334  – L, T, OP, CH, IP, Trash, B - STR

A community of year around and vacation homes with lots of amenities. Closest lake neighborhood to Camelback Mountain Resort skiing and waterpark. 

Emerald lakes Owners are allowed to rent short term and register their guests with the management office.

Direct Website for Emerald Lakes Real Estate 
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Evergreen Lake Estates -  The community restrictions indicate no businesses can be run from any property, Residential use only.
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Fawn Lake Forest – L(2), B(2), HOA has a 30 Day minimum restriction.
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Fieldstone Estates
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Glen at Tamiment, - T, OP, CH

Gated community on the old Tamiment resort. Single family homes with central water and sewer. Tennis court, outdoor pool and access to a fairly large lake for canoes, kayaks and fishing.

STR are governed by Lehman township. Not allowing new licenses. 

Direct Website for Tamiment Real Estate
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Glenoak Forest – L
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Gold Key Country Club- L(2), B(2), T, CH -

One of the Poconos larger communities near Milford PA. Lakes, beach, clubhouse with restaurant, tennis. One of the lakes is not man made. Thus, good fishing.

Direct Website for Gold Key Lake Real Estate
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Grampas Woods
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Greenwood Acres
 -  Blakeslee PA L, B, STR

Single family home community. 

Short-term rentals are allowed. There is central sewer.  Greenwood Acres is in Tobyhanna Township which has a STR ordinance and a cap on the number of short term rentals licenses 
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Hemlock Farms Country Club- L(3), B(4), T, OP, CH, G

One of the largest communities in the Poconos. Complete amenity package. Pools, tennis, lakes, beaches, churches, fire department, own post office, internal country club with golf and clubhouse.

STR are not allowed. Seasonal are. 

Direct Website for Hemlock Farms Real Estate
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The Hideout – L(2), B(2), T, OP, CH, G

STR May or May not be allowed. Consult with community prior to purchase. 

Direct Website for The Hideout Real Estate
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Hallowood Acres Assoc - L, B

No Short Term Rentals

Direct Site for Hallowood Acres
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Hamlet, The - L, T, OP, CH, IP  -

Unique neighborhood of 1 plus acre lots surrounded by mostly state forest with an amenity package superior to any other Poconos Neighborhood of its size (about 300 owner). 

There is a minimum number of days rentals are allow. 30-90 Check with community association. 

Direct Website for The Hamlet Real Estate
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Hemlock Lake
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Hickory Hills -  Foster Township does not allow STR’s in residential neighborhoods.
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High Country Estates
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Hickory Run Forest - does not allow STR’s
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High Mountain Estates = 
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Holiday Pocono Assoc. - L, B, Kids play area

Community requires rentals to be 6 months or longer Short rentals are not allowed.
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Indian Lake - L
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Indian Mountain Lakes – L, B, T, OP, CH, G, STR in some areas

One of the oldest and largest neighborhoods in the Poconos. Gated with 3 lakes. Homes tend to be on the older, smaller size with some newer and larger sprinkled about.

Penn Forest Township or Tunkhannock which are STR f friendly will allow, sections in Chestnuthill Township does not allow STR.  Short-term rentals must be registered with the HOA and an fee paid (currently $60/stay).  Each renter must be listed.   

Direct Website for Indian Mountain Lakes Real Estate
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Indian Rocks - 920 properties.  24 hour public safety,  central water, pool, tennis courts, beache on Lake Wallenpaupack, and a playground.  STR is to be 3-30 days and guests register with office. There is a cap on the number of STR properties allowed to operate.
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Ken-Mar Acres - 
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Kettle Creek Estates - 
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Knoll Acres -

Year around residences on larger lots in a suburban setting out side of the town of East Stroudburg. Homes larger and newer than average for the area. 
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LaBar Village - Stroudsburg, PA 18360

55 plus neighborhood within the town of Stroudsburg, PA 18360 with townhomes with garages, and condo flats. No str
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Lake Harmony = 

Village in center of Poconos with motorboating lake and various communities / neighborhoods. There are also some small stores and restaurants within the village.

Direct to Lake Harmony Area Real Estate
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Lake Harmony Estates -

Community in Lake Harmony with Lake access to Lake Harmony via community lakefront lots available for owners and guest to use for access to motorboating Lake Harmony. 

Lake Harmony Estates allows STRs There are walking trails and a lake access with beach. Rentals do not have to be registered, there is an annual fee ($500) for homeowners in Lake Harmony Estates who do STRs. Lake Harmony Estates homes are on a sewer system 

Direct Website for Lake Harmony Estates Real Estate
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Lake in the Clouds – L, B, T

Mountain community with wooded lots, lake, beach, tennis and picnic area.

Minimum 90 Day rentals 

Direct to Lake In the Clouds Real Estate
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Lake Manzanedo
– L STR now allowed
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Lake Naomi – L(2), B(4), T, OP, IP, R, CH

Top Poconos neighborhood. Pools, tennis, restaurant, kids camp, clubhouse, fitness center, indoor basketball.

Timber Trails section has restrictions on the number of rentals allowed each year. The majority of homes are in Tobyhanna Township with a STR ordinance and requires a license.

Direct Website for Lake Naomi Real Estate
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Lake of the Pines – L, CH, T
no Strs
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Lake Valhalla – L, B
no Strs
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Lake View Estates - CH, Lake, T
The Lakeview Estate Homeowners Association requires short term to be 2 weeks or more.  Properties must register and receive a license from the community (annual fee). 
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Lake Wallenpaupack
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Lake Watagwa L -  Check with HOA for STR information. 
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Laurel Woods - At Big Boulder Lake, Lake Harmony, PA
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Lenape Hills - 
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Leisure Lands – East Stroudsburg, PA Optional - L, OP, CH

Appears STR are allowed. But, there are no amenities. 
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Locust Lake Village – Pocono Lake, PA L(3), B(2), T, Skiing, STR

A larger than average vacation and retirement community in the center of the Poconos Mountains 15 minutes to skiing, racetrack and many other Poconos attractions. Neighborhood amenities include: 3 Lakes, beaches, beach side snack bar, small clubhouse, small 2 run ski area with rope tow, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tennis courts. This neighborhood is perhaps the most "vacationy" community in the Poconos. 

Locust Lakes allows STR but owners must register as a rental property and provide advance registration of each rental. Owners who rent pay $and annual fee/year. Wristbands are purchased for each guest group and must be worn to access the community facilities Golf carts and ATV’s are allowed on community streets. 

Direct Website for Locust Lakes Real Estate
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Log Cabin Estates
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Maple Lane - Townhomes in a rural setting along Rt 209 between Marshalls Creek and Bushkill PA. 
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Masthope Mountain– L, T, OP, R, CH, Skiing -

Community in the far reches of the northern Poconos. Close to the Delaware River, with complete amenity package of pool, tennis, ski area, clubhouse. 

Short term rentals are allowed with a license granted by Lackawaxen Township and a permit issued by the management office. HOWEVER.. This community is in the middle of nowhere. So... Buy to use as a vacation home and rent to help cover costs, only. 
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Meadow Lake Park - L 
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Midlake on Big Boulder - Lake Harmony, PA-  L, OP
- STR
Lakefront condo flats on Big Boulder Lake and adjacent to Big Boulder Ski resort. 
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Monroe Lake – East Stroudsburg, PA 18302 L, B

Lake community with 80 acre lake, small beach, kids playground. Rustic and in the woods. 30 Day minimum by community. 
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Mount Pocahontas – CH, OP, STR
 There are recreation facilities like a pool and tennis  1900 lots.  Owners who rent pay an extra annual fee and register renters with the community.
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Mountain Top Estates -  
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Mushroom Farms - No STRs
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Northpark Estates
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Northridge At Camelback
-  Tannersville, PA 18372 - T, OP fitness center, STR

Mostly vacation home community on Camelback Mountain in the center of the Poconos, near restaurants, skiing, outdoor waterpark, adventure park, casino, outlet shopping.

STR are allowed and encouraged as this is resort zoned and adjacent to Camelback ski and summer waterpark resort. 

Direct Website for Northridge At Camelback Real Estate
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Northslope Townhomes - East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 OP, T.

Townhomes adjacent to Shawnee Ski resort and close to the Delaware Water Gap Bridge for commuters to New Jersey / New York.


 Seasonal Rentals only.

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Oakridge Estates
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Paradise Point 
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Penn Estates – L(2), B, T, OP, G, STR

Large Poconos neighborhood with mix of vacation and year around residents. Small lots, mostly wooded, Gated and short term rental friendly. 

Property Owners pay $175/year fee to the association and license fees to the township. 

Direct Website for Penn Estates Real Estate
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Penn Forest Streams - 700 properties. Community amenities include: 2 pools, security, clubhouse, pavilion, tennis and basketball courts.  The HOA does not allow short-term rentals
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Phoenix Estates - 
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Pine Creek Estates - larger lots of 1 acre plus mostly wooded. feels more rural than most Poconos neighghborhoods. 

Check with community. Appears STR are allowed. 
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Pinecrest Lake Golf and Country Club – L, B, T, OP, CH

Top Poconos Community with professional management, tennis, beach, lake, outdoor pool, walking tails near skiing, casino and Pocono Raceway. 
Short-term rentals of 1 week minimum length or only 1 rental per week are allowed.  
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Pine Grove Acres
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Pine Ridge Assoc. – T,OP
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Pleasant Valley Estates - str not allowed
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Pleasant View Lake L str are not allowed
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Pocono Country Pines
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Pocono Country Place
– Tobyhanna, PA - L(2), B(2), T, OP, CH, G, STR

The largest by number of homes in any community in the Poconos. Central Sewer and water allowes for small lots of 1/4 to 1/3 acre. Lakes, beaches, tennis, kids play area. Professionally managed with its own security force. Gated and multi sectional. Each section has its own amenities, though as a homeowner, you may use all of them. 

About 400 properties are allowed STRs in A Pocono Country Place 

Direct Website for Pocono Country Place Real Estate
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Pocono Farms East - STR - Not part of Pocono Farms. No amenities.

Short-term rentals are allowed. Owners must register their renter with the and pay a $50 fee,
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Pocono Farms Country Club - L, B, T, Op, R, CH -STR

Tobyhanna, PA, Large neighborhood with small lake, beach, golf course outdoor pool, Fitness center, and restaurant onsite.

Direct To Pocono Farms Real Estate
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Pocono Forested Acres - Township allows STR .. Check with association 
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Pocono Hemlock Assoc.
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Pocono Highland Estates - Tannersville, PA Pocono Township No STR
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Pocono Highland Lake Middle -  Smithfield/Price – L

STR prohibited by HOA
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Pocono Mountain Cliffside - Neighborhood of homes and mobile homes. Generally smaller than average lots. 
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Pocono Mountain Lake = no STR
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Pocono Mountain Woodland Lake Estates L
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Pocono Springs Civic Assoc – L, OP, CH, G

Large neighborhood and the most remote of any in the Poconos. Has state lands on many sides. Lake and outdoor pool

HOA prohibits STR

Direct Website for Pocono Springs Real Estate
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Pocono Woodland (Pike)
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Promised Land L, B -

Both a State Park and village area, with both fee simple homes and state forest cabins. 
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Pocono Laurel Lake  L
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Pocono Mountain Lake Estates
(Sec 1,2,3 & 4) – L, T, OP, IP, CH

Mostly Vacation home community with clubhouse, outdoor and indoor pools, tennis, small lake with beach and kids play area. In the eastern Poconos near the Delaware Water Gap National park. 
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Pocono Mountain Lake Estates (Sec 5,6 & 7)
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Pocono Ranchlands – OP, G
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Pocono Wild Haven - Pond, picnic area 
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Promised Land Heights
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Riverside Estates - Western Poconos Community on the Lehigh River.
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Robin Hood Lakes -   L
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Robinwood Village – T,OP, CH, L -

55 and over townhome community with outdoor pool and small clubhouse. NO STR 
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Saw Creek Estates -  L, T, OP, IP, R, CH, G, Skiing 

One of the Poconos Mountain's larger communities and the one with the most amenities. Small ski hill, restaurant, indoor outdoor pools, professional management, gated with internal security.  

The Section of Saw Creek in Middle Smithfield Twp Allows for STR .  If renting, community charges an extra annual fee, plus per rental fee.  Guests purchase wrist bands for amenities at /person/day.  

Direct Website for Saw Creek Real Estate
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Sierra View - Homes on larger lots in the Western Poconos. 45 Day HOA restriction on rentals. 
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Skytop and Skytop resort – L, T, OP, IP, R, CH, G -

This resort is one of the Grand Old Stone resorts with t
thousands of acres surrounding it. The resort itself is upscale and iconic. The grounds with golf, lake, gardens, small ski area, indoor ice skating, kids camp are well kept and generally for guest use only, 
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Split Rock – L, T, OP, IP, R, CH, G

Split rock does not like STR. 
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Snow Ridge Village, Lake Harmony PA -

Townhomes and Single Patio Homes adjacent to Jack Frost Ski Area. 

STR are allowed. 

Direct Website for Snow Ridge Village Real Estate
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Snowshoe Condo
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Spruce Hill Farms - pond. 

Rustic Homes on large 2+ acre lots in the center of the Poconos Resort area. 
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Stillwater Estates -  B, L, STR

allows for STR. Requires properties be registered with HOA and each guest registered.
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Stillwater Lakes Civic Assoc - L, B, STR

STR are allowed. 
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Stonecrest Park - No STR
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Stones Throw - NO StR
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Stone Row - No STR
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Stroudsburg - 
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Summit Pointe -   L, P, T 
No STR
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Sunrise Lakes – L(2), B,OP
No STR
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Sun Valley - 
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Sunset Estates - 

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Tamiment – L, T, OP, CH

No Str

Direct Website for Tamiment Real Estate
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Tannersville, PA 18372- 

Village centrally located in the Poconos with Camelback resort within the delivery address for the Tannersville post office. Grocery, restaurants, hardware, gas, The Crossing Outlet complex and other services (Dentists, hair salon, state liquor store etc) can be found in this village. 
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The Estates @ Great Bear - G
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The Falls at Saw Creek – L, T, OP, IP, R, CH, G
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The Masters at Great Bear  - G. 

Estate style homes surrounding Great Bear Golf course. Close to New Jersey to commute to NJ or NY. 
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The Oaks -

Townhomes in the city of East Stroudsburg, PA 
No STR
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The Woodlands - 
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The Woods at Mountain Spring Lake -

larger lots and larger homes than most Poconos neighborhoods. Mostly year round primary homes.
No Short Term Rentals. 
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Timber Hill   - OP
No STR
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Timber Trails – L, B, T, OP, IP, R, CH

Part of Lake Naomi but with gates and amenity package that is separate. Lake, beach, pool, tennis, golf and access to the Lake Naomi Clubhouse with indoor pool, indoor tennis, fitness center, snack bar and more

Restrictions on STR .. Buy for your own use and only rent to help pay. 

Direct Website for Timber Trails Real Estate
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Tink Wig Lake  - L, B
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Towamensing Trails  - L, T, OP, R, CH, ATVs

Larger neighborhood surrounding a lake with outdoor pool, tennis and clubhouse. 

STR may be allowed as there seems to be a cap. Check with association office on current status. 

Direct Website for Towamensing Trails Real Estate
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Traces of Lattimore – L, B
No STR
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Tunkhannock Trails - 
Tunkhannock Township has allowed STRs in the neighborhood and several are operating in Tunkhannock Trails.
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Twin Lake Estates   – East Stroudsburg PA

No STR
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Twin Lakes – Shohola L, B
NO STR
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Victoria Heights
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NO STR
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Village At Camelback
– T, IP, CH -

Townhome community on Camelback Mountain adjacent to the slopes. 

Allows STR and can be a great spot depending on the townhome and location in relationship to the Slopes or waterpark. 

Direct Website for The Village At Camelback Real Estate
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Villas at Pine Hill
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Wagner Forest Park – L(2), B,

Community with 2 plus acre lots, homes with wood or stone exterior. 

No STR
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Walker Lake Estates
– L, B
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Walnut Grove
No STR
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Whispering Glen
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White Heron Lake – L, B,

Former (and still operating) hunting club with limited membership sharing 500 acres of woodlands and lake. Closest lake community to New Jersey in PA. Owners need approval to purchase and rent from community board. Hunting and fishing on property. 

Minimum rental period of one year with community approval. 
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Wild Acres – L(2), B, T, OP, CH, G -

Larger neighborhood of about 1/2 acre lots surrounding 3 lakes with indoor / outdoor pools, tennis. 
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Wilderness Acres – Picnic Area – Stream Large lots of over one acre
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Wild Pines – L, B, T, GC, OP - STR (with restrictions)

Part of Pinecrest Lake Golf and Country Club. Access to lake, tennis, beach, community restaurant, golf course, fitness center. Wild Pines is the Golf Course section of Pinecrest. Homes in Wild Pines have central water and sewer and tend to be larger than homes in the Poconos. 
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Winona Lakes – T, OP, IP, CH, STR

Vacation, retirement and year around living on wooded lots with access to clubhouse with small indoor pool, outdoor pool, tennis and a first class fishing stream. Winona Lakes (at time of writing) allows Short Term Rentals however, the community is not really short term rental friendly as the community rules are somewhat restrictive. 

Direct to Winona Lakes Real Estate
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Woodlands Cranberry Assoc.
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Woodledge Village – L, B -

Quiet residential neighborhood of vacation and year around homes around a medium sized lake with lakefronts, lakeview and second tier lake access homes. 
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Woodloch Springs – GC, R, CH, OP -

Neighborhood developed by Woodloch resort to compliment the resort. Year around, retirement and vacation homes surrounding a golf course with clubhouse with outdoor pool. Most people who move here discover this neighborhood when visiting Woodloch Resort and social activities revolve around Woodloch resort as both the resort and Woodloch Springs are somewhat isolated and distant from shopping and town. 
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Wyndham Hills -

Larger estate style homes on about 1 acre lots centrally located in a rural section of the Poconos.  
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Our list, above, does not include ALL of the neighborhoods or communities in the Poconos, but a good sampling.

What to look for in a Poconos Neighborhood or community.

Consider what is important to your family in a neighborhood

Visiting each community at different times of the day and Ask 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 to a prospective buyer when you want to sell.

Drive 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.

Walk or ride a bicycle through the neighborhood and look closer at public places like schools, playgrounds and parks.

Talk to local business owners. They will probably know about the area than homeowners and could give you some insight into plans for commercial development.

Check the opening and closing times of coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets and drugstores. Is there convenient parking ?

Check 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 regulations.

Visit the Pocono hospital and know the proximity in case of an emergency. Are there local medical centers for non -emergency medical care ?

Check for the availability of public transportation. Pick up bus, train and taxi schedules.

Google the community to learn about any community issues.

Go 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.

The 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 park lands 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.

When 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.
Poconos Communities

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