More About The Pocono And Endless Mountain Regions

Dated: 01/03/2020

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Given theImage title vast area, it can be a daunting task for someone looking to purchase a home in North East Pennsylvania.  Lets break the area down so it doesn't seem so difficult.  

Two Mountain Regions make up all of North East Pennsylvania, sometimes overlapping each other.  The Endless Mountain Region, and the Pocono Mountain Region.    The Map below shows the counties that make up these Regions.  You'll notice Lackawanna county shares territories with both regions.  

Pocono Mountain Region- 2400 Sq. Miles of Mountains, Lakes, Skiing, Nature and endless recreation.  That is what you'll find in the Pocono Mountains Region.  This area is a prime destination in every season for people who want a short ride to the countryside.  Accessible by many major highways, and only 1-2 hours from Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey.  Lets break it down. 

If you're driving Interstate 80W from New Jersey into Pennsylvania you're entering through the Delaware Water Gap into Monroe County.  This is the area that many locals believe to be "The Heart of the Poconos." This county borders every other county in the Pocono Region.  Home to Camelback, and Shawnee Ski areas, several indoor and outdoor water parks, Kalahari Resort, Retail shopping outlets, and numerous state parks, lakes and recreational areas.  Much of the residential area of Monroe County is set in Private Communities that offer their own amenities to residents living there.  View Homes in Monroe County

If you are traveling into Pennsylvania from upstate New York, off Interstate 84, You can enter Pennsylvania in Wayne County.  This county is home to the North western part of Lake Wallenpaupack, a huge draw for motor boating in the summer.  Larger residential communities in this region include "The Hideout," Wallenpaupack Lake Estates", and "Pocono Springs" communities.  As well as the town of Honesdale. View Homes in Wayne County.  

Pike CountyImage titlecan also be accessed off Interstate 84 from New York and New Jersey. Pike county houses the Eastern shores of Lake Wallenpaupack and is home to several larger high amenity filled private communities including, "Saw Creek," "Hemlock Farms," and several in Dingman Township. View Homes in Pike County

Carbon County was once a large anthracite coal town.  Now it attracts visitors to the historic walking town of Jim Thorpe with its fine eateries, and historical museums, as well as the vacation town of Lake Harmony.  Carbon county is full of Lakes and State parks.  Another huge draw to Carbon County is Jack Frost and Big Boulder Ski areas.   View Homes in Carbon County

Lackawanna county is centered around the metropolitan city of Scranton.  Draws to this area include Montage Mountain Ski area, shopping, and many colleges and universities.   Private communities on the border of Lackawanna county include, "Thornhurst Country Club," and "Big Bass Lake."  View Homes in Lackawanna County

Steeped in history, Luzerne County has it's center around the metropolitan area of Wilkes Barre.  Home to Mohegan Sun Arena, and Mohegan Sun Casino.  Several shops and restaurants to choose from.   View homes in Luzerne County. 

Endless Mountain Region- This area encompasses four counties.  Bradford and Susqehanna counties to the North border New York State.  Sullivan and Wyoming Counties are just below them.  This areas ecomony is primarily Agricultural with tourism and forestry contributers.  What's the draw? This areas natural rolling hills landscape, small villages, Elk Mountain Ski area, and several state parks affording hiking, fishing and hunting including, Mt. Pisgah State Park, Ricketts Glen and Worlds End State Parks.  

More on Bradford County  More on Susquehanna County  More on Wyoming County  More on Sullivan County

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Tamara Almquist

Hello! My name is Tami Almquist. I've lived in the Pocono Mountains since 1984, after moving with my family from New Jersey to Paradise Valley while still in grammar school. I obtained my Bachelors of....

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