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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest

Cons

-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture


What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area


The Scranton area is gaining some ground as a gateway to the Pocono Mountains, a recreational area to the north and east with skiing and watersports. Local museums focusing on industrial heritage, such as the Anthracite Complex and the Steamtown National Historic Site, are excellent models of working historic preservation and education. The location is isolated from big-city amenities and services. There is talk of reviving commuter rail passenger service into New Jersey, which could give the area a big boost as a residential area and base for telecommuters and small business. It will take some time, but perhaps the low cost of living and strategic location relative to major eastern markets will bring the area a long-awaited economic resurgence.


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Quick Facts About Hazleton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hazleton is 9.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hazleton jobs have Increased by 0.76 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hazleton's cost of living is 22.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hazleton's population is 24,825 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.38 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hazleton is $62,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -16.74%.
    SCHOOLS
    Hazleton public schools spend $11,411 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Hazleton.

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  8/21/2015
Arts and Culture

I saw that arts and culture is a listed con for this city. This is simply untrue. This city has a great up and coming Arts... (Read More)

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  2/12/2015
Hazleton, PA aka armpit of the world

As a longtime resident of the Hazleton Area, I can tell you it is one of the worst places to live in this country and I am sorry that I didn't run the second I graduated... (Read More)

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  4/8/2010
hazleton lacks cultural and recreational activitie

here you can go shopping or you can go to the lakes, not a lot other things to do. locals like to go hunting dear, ride motorcycles. a good thing is that you can drive... (Read More)

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