Living in the Poconos - A year round vacation

Real Estate Agent with At Your Service Realty, Inc.

Living in the Poconos is truly a year round vacation.  Conveniently located  just across the New Jersey border, the Poconos is the area of choice for homebuyers due to its reasonable home prices, low taxes fine schools and easy commuting to all points in New York and New Jersey. Our area of specialty is the heart of the Poconos - Western Monroe County and Eastern Carbon County.
The Poconos has much to offer the full time resident as well as anyone looking for the perfect vacation get-away.  For those living an active lifestyle, we have much to offer. Fishing in our many lakes and streams, hunting on hundreds of acres of state game lands, water parks, (Including the new Great Wolf indoor park), world class skiing, water sports, river rafting, camping, as well as multiple shopping outlets including the famous "Crossings" factory outlets, a favorite among locals and NY and NJ tourists.  For the car racing enthusiasts there is Pocono Raceway which offers two major races in June and July each year.

Besides being a great place to enjoy, it's even a better place to live.  We offer many varied types of housing well suited to every budget.  Saylorsburg and the surrounding area is generally comprised of single family houses on 1 acre plus lots with easy access to major roads, routes 33, 78 and 80 as well as close proximity to several stops for the Martz Bus Lines direct to Port Authority, New York City.  Our home values consistently rate more than 10% over the Pennsylvania state average while the cost of living is at 96% of the national average. 
Saylorsburg is in the Pleasant Valley School District, a favorite among parents due to its high academic standards, very modern buildings and facilities.  It offers many extra cirrucular activites in all sports and music.  The marching band consistently ranks it the top 5 of the state.  Schools are at various locations throughout the district in Kresgeville, Brodheadsville and Kunkletown.  Facilites are separated as Elementary School, Intermediate School, Middle School and High School  The main complex in conveniently located in Brodheadsville at the intersection of Routes 209 and 115. See for test scores and information about facilities. 

The community of Saylorsburg and surrounding areas of Effort, Brodheadsville, Gilbert, Kresgeville, Kunkletown all accomodate residents with children requiring care during the day.  The area offers numberous child care facilities such as Tender Treasures (2 locations) Genesis Day Care, Kidspeace National Centers, Rainbow Room Child Care, Imagination Land, Growing Place (3 locations), Wee Little Wonders, Cherry Valley United Methodist, Creative Child Group, Effort Lutheran Church, Tender Heart Day Care.  In addition there are many residents who offer in-home care.

Comments (9)

Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Canton, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Frank & Karen-Welcome to Active Rain, great first blog, you are well on your way!

Joe Federico

"Not Your Average Joe"

Nov 26, 2008 08:30 AM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

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Nov 26, 2008 08:45 AM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. It just gets easier after your first blog. Just write about what interests you.

Nov 26, 2008 09:55 AM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Great start on ActiveRain! Welcome and thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

Nov 26, 2008 10:50 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Frank & Karen....Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.  Congrats on your first post.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33134

Miami Short Sale Specialist - Profile

Nov 26, 2008 12:15 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Nov 26, 2008 02:44 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

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Nov 27, 2008 04:32 PM
Frank & Karen Benincasa
At Your Service Realty, Inc. - Effort, PA
The Frank Benincasa Team

Thanks to all.  Look forward to more postings and more comments.

Frank Benincasa

The Frank Benincasa Team

Dec 16, 2008 03:56 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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