USA Realty
Rick Golden
USA Realty - Pocono Office
A List of Poconos Communities and Neighborhoods

Each Poconos gated neighborhood or community is unique in personality and appeal. Each demonstrates the Poconos changing face, as this areas has become a magnet for second homeowners, retirees and commuters alike.

Gates on communities have pluses and minuses. There is a perceived security living in a gated community and in some cases this might be true, but not in all.

And Gates can be a hassle for short term rental homes with guests having to deal with access and egress for themselves and their guests.

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Below is a short list of the communities in the Poconos with gates. (G) We have also included those communities with ONE WAY IN AND OUT as these are generally as secure as gated.

Here is the legend for the list of amenities in the neighborhoods below:

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

Arrowhead Lakes – L(2), B(4), T, OP, CH(2), G

A mostly vacation home neighborhood with lots of amenities for vacation homeowners and families. Some successful vacation rentals. Many couples and family vacation homes. Large lakes (2), stream, beaches, outdoor pool / tennis / picnic area. Gated.

Direct Website for Arrowhead Lakes Real Estate

Big Bass Lake – L(2), B, T, OP, CH, G

One of the larger neighborhood communities in the Poconos. Most homes are behind gates. 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 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. 

Direct Website for Big Bass Lake Real Estate

Brier Crest Woods  – L, B One Way In and Out

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. 

Direct Website for Brier Crest Woods Real Estate

Glen at Tamiment, - T, OP, CH, G

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.

Direct Website for Tamiment Real Estate

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.

Direct Website for Hemlock Farms Real Estate

The Hideout – L(2), B(2), T, OP, CH, G

Direct Website for The Hideout Real Estate


Hamlet, The - L, T, OP, CH, IP  - One Way In and Out

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). 

Direct Website for The Hamlet Real Estate

Indian Mountain Lakes – L, B, T, OP, CH, G

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.

Direct Website for Indian Mountain Lakes Real Estate

LaBar Village - Stroudsburg, PA 18360 - G

55 plus neighborhood within the town of Stroudsburg, PA 18360 with townhomes with garages, and condo flats. Direct Website for Labar Village Real Estate

Lake Manzanedo– L One Way In and Out

Lake Valhalla – L, B One Way In and Out


Locust Lake Village – Pocono Lake, PA L(3), B(2), T, Skiing  One Way In and Out

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. 

Direct Website for Locust Lakes Real Estate

Masthope Mountain– L, T, OP, R, CH, Skiing -G

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

Penn Estates – L(2), B, T, OP, G

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

Direct Website for Penn Estates Real Estate

Pinecrest Lake Golf and Country Club – L, B, T, OP, CH One Way In and Out

Top Poconos Community with professional management, tennis, beach, lake, outdoor pool, walking tails near skiing, casino and Pocono Raceway. 

Pine Ridge Assoc. – T,OP One Way In and Out

Pocono Country Place – Tobyhanna, PA - L(2), B(2), T, OP, CH, G

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. 

Direct Website for Pocono Country Place Real Estate

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

Direct Website for Pocono Springs Real Estate

Pocono Ranchlands – OP, G

Robinwood Village – T,OP, CH, L. G

55 and over townhome community with outdoor pool and small clubhouse.

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.  

Direct Website for Saw Creek Real Estate

Snow Ridge Village, Lake Harmony PA - One Way In and Out

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

Direct Website for Snow Ridge Village Real Estate

Tamiment – L, T, OP, CH, G

Direct Website for Tamiment Real Estate

The Falls at Saw Creek – L, T, OP, IP, R, CH, G

Timber Trails – L, B, T, OP, IP, R, CH, G

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

Direct Website for Timber Trails Real Estate

Village At Camelback– T, IP, CH, G -

Townhome community on Camelback Mountain adjacent to the slopes. 

Direct Website for The Village At Camelback Real Estate

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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