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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Where to move NE PA

Hey all,

Truckie453 here, I have the opportunity to move myself, my wife and two boys (3 and 6) to Pennsylvania (from Long Island, NY) as my job is moving to east rutherford, NJ. Yes, I know it will be at least a 90 minute drive, but I'm doing that drive now and I believe it is worth it.

Can anyone give any tips on where to, or not to look? School district is very important and I'm looking for at least 3/4 of an acre property.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 03:06 PM
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Hey all,

Truckie453 here, I have the opportunity to move myself, my wife and two boys (3 and 6) to Pennsylvania (from Long Island, NY) as my job is moving to east rutherford, NJ. Yes, I know it will be at least a 90 minute drive, but I'm doing that drive now and I believe it is worth it.

Can anyone give any tips on where to, or not to look? School district is very important and I'm looking for at least 3/4 of an acre property.

Thanks!
Vinny
Wow...you're from Long Island? So, you're used to the hustle and bustle of the city?

I'm from SouthEast/Central PA......and not too familiar with the NE part of PA. However - We used to do a lot of offroading up in Hazleton for many many years. Hazleton is part of coal country - and back woodsy - out in the sticks. Like - banjo playin' porch sitting....kinda backwoods. (No offense of course).

Northern PA is known for being 'coal country', very mountainess, and not very populated. If anything - Allentown is probably a larger town/city and East Stroudsburg has East Stroudsburg University - so both are probably not as backwoodsy.

But again - depends on what you're looking for. I tend to stay in the suburbs where I'm far enough from the cities yet close enough to only drive 5 minutes to a grocery store.

You should take a weekend road trip and check things out directly.

You can't find a place in NJ?
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You can't find a place in NJ?
Ive been in Jersey for over 50 years and cant wait ti leave once I retire.

Anyways, was told about this site that looks like it has some useful info if you know what exact towns you are looking in. City-Data.com - Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, crime, house prices, cost of living, races, home value estimator, recent sales, income, photos, schools, maps, weather, neighborhoods, and more I need to spend some time on it myself but, still have 3-4 years before we decide its time to retire.
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I'm ok with less populated, I'm out in the more rural area of Long Island, near the farms and wineries. Every day I drive to the Bronx. 30mpg with the duramax is a lifesaver.

NJ is an option, but I want a little more freedom and my wife is a Penn State alum so she is happy to be heading back to PA. Believe it or not, the 90 minute ride from East Rutherford to PA is actually less of a ride than I'm making now.

We are definitely looking for more rural and a road trip with my wife and boys is going to be a big factor.

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Wow...you're from Long Island? So, you're used to the hustle and bustle of the city?

I'm from SouthEast/Central PA......and not too familiar with the NE part of PA. However - We used to do a lot of offroading up in Hazleton for many many years. Hazleton is part of coal country - and back woodsy - out in the sticks. Like - banjo playin' porch sitting....kinda backwoods. (No offense of course).

Northern PA is known for being 'coal country', very mountainess, and not very populated. If anything - Allentown is probably a larger town/city and East Stroudsburg has East Stroudsburg University - so both are probably not as backwoodsy.

But again - depends on what you're looking for. I tend to stay in the suburbs where I'm far enough from the cities yet close enough to only drive 5 minutes to a grocery store.

You should take a weekend road trip and check things out directly.

You can't find a place in NJ?
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Hey all,

Truckie453 here, I have the opportunity to move myself, my wife and two boys (3 and 6) to Pennsylvania (from Long Island, NY) as my job is moving to east rutherford, NJ. Yes, I know it will be at least a 90 minute drive, but I'm doing that drive now and I believe it is worth it.

Can anyone give any tips on where to, or not to look? School district is very important and I'm looking for at least 3/4 of an acre property.

Thanks!
Vinny

Did you move?
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Did you move?
Not yet, we are still building the shop. Still open to suggestions.
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What kind of shop you putting up?

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