The Hideout Lake Ariel PA: Pocono Gated Communities

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate RS301772

The Hideout, in Lake Ariel, is a popular gated community in northeast Pennsylvania.

lake view Situated on over 4.5 square miles, The Hideout has something for everyone!

The Hideout is a 2,700 acre community with six lakes and ponds. The largest lake in The Hideout is Lake Roamingwood, which is 225 acres and allows up to 90 hp motorboats. 250 acres of land in The Hideout has been set aside as a natural preserve.

The 2800+ homes are attractive and usually very well maintained. A variety of styles, sizes, and exterior choices give a feeling of individuality, rather than "cookie cutter" houses lined up in neat little rows.

Its convenient central location is another "plus" for living in The Hideout. Roughly ten minutes or less from Hamlin , residents can choose from two grocery stores, visit a public library, a pharmacy, convenience stores, service stations, diners, and other local businesses. The Comfort Inn is only a short distance away, making it easy for out of town guests to visit.

Honesdale, fifteen minutes away, offers a large variety of shopping opportunities, including Kmart, Walmart, Home Depot, movies, another public library, more restaurants, a full service hospital and other medical facilities.

Also nearby is Hawley (and Lake Wallenpaupack), with more places to shop and dine, antique shops, library, etc. The main gate of The Hideout is approximately ten minutes from I-84. Nearby Scranton offers even more shopping, medical, dining, and entertainment. (Personally, I love going to the Cinemark!)

Activities, clubs, and recreation opportunities abound in The Hideout:

-24 Hour Security -Indoor/Outdoor Tennis
-Gated Entrance -Powerboat Lake
-Public Utilities -Two Sandy Beaches
-Central Water / Sewer -Two Heated Pools
-Paved Roads -Fitness Center
-Clubhouse & Lodge -Craft Center
-Campgrounds -Wood Craft Building
- 9 Hole Golf Course -Ski hill, lift and lodge

Drinking water in The Hideout is obtained from five different wells located within the community. More information about the water quality can be found here.

In addition to the yearly association dues and sewer and water charges, there are amenity fees to take into consideration when considering what it will cost to live in The Hideout. The various amenity fees are outlined here. (pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.) Fees and dues are subject to change and should be used as a guideline only.

Housing is affordable in The Hideout; there are many options available ranging from modest chalets and ranch homes to more upscale retreats. There truly is something for everyone!

View Homes For Sale in The Hideout HERE

NEW! If you would like a printable "Hideout Handout" that outlines all the main features, amenities, current dues, and water fees, just email me and ask for one! Use the link under my picture on the right, and put "Hideout Handout" in the subject line. If you would like to see what's currently on the market in The Hideout, I'll be happy to send you a list. I will never send you stuff you didn't ask for! I hate spam just like you!


Helpful Links:

The Hideout Homeowner Association Website

Western Wayne School District

Google Map - Even though The Hideout is technically served by the Lake Ariel post office, many travelers locate it easier via Hamlin, PA. The Hideout is just a bit east of Hamlin off Route 590 - you can see the network of roads situated between "Avoy" and "Little Chapel."

Contact me about wayne county real estate & homes for sale in The Hideout in Lake Ariel PA.



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Comments (6)

Danny Smith
The area really looks beautiful from the aerial. There is nothing like Lake living!
Apr 25, 2007 12:00 AM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

Hi Danny - yes, this area truly is spectacular - especially in the fall.  But spring is pretty nice too.  ;)  


Apr 25, 2007 12:11 AM
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Real Estate - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
Updated the blog by adding some more local links and information.
Apr 29, 2007 03:23 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
Karen:  I did not realize your area had so many lakes.  This looks like a great community.  I agree with Danny there is nothing like lake living. 
Jun 13, 2007 01:41 PM
Rick Cordisco
Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty - Lake Harmony, PA
Pocono Real Estate Professional

Hey Karen,

    Always wondered about The Hideout. Was in there maybe three times throughout my real estate career in the past 4 years but never really got to know it until I read your article.

Jun 03, 2009 12:05 PM
DeAnne Liero

Hi Karen! I came across your blog and wanted to say hello! My brother used to live in Hawley..and I always enjoyed the visits up that way. You have a great blog...if anyone comes our way who needs representation in your area, I'll be sure to send them your way.


 We build homes in the Pocono Lake area, by Arrowhead Lakes and around Monroe and Carbon counties. Most people that come to us already have their own land/lot on which to build, but not everyone if it comes up that someone is interested in building in your area and does not yet have a building lot, I'll certainly call on you.

Hope your 4rth of July weekend was a good one...poconoproud from city-data :)

Jul 06, 2009 01:16 AM