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Overview
Population:10,932
Pop. Change:13%
State: Pennsylvania
Metro Area: Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area
County: Luzerne County
City:Mountain Top
Zip Code:18707
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Mountain Top's Real Estate Market
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 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area

Profile: Small-industrial-city complex

Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border

Elevation: 930

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Nearby recreationEconomy
Cost of living Isolation
Historic interest Arts & culture

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.

The city complex lies at the southwest end of the crescent-shaped Lackawanna River Valley where that river empties into the Susquehanna River. Surrounding the valley to the northwest and east, mountains provide protection from winds and also influence temperature and precipitation during both summer and winter. Summers are relatively cool with frequent showers and thunderstorm activity. Winter temperatures are not severe, and most precipitation occurs as rain. However, when warm moist air from the valleys to the southwest collides with cold air from the north, snow and blizzards can occur. The area is cloudier and rainier than most areas of the state. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

Interesting Facts about Mountain_Top, Pennsylvania

As of 2014, Mountain Top's population is 10,932 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.89 percent.

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The median home cost in Mountain Top is $162,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.50 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Mountain Top's cost of living is 0.60% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Mountain Top public schools spend $12,338 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Mountain Top.

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The unemployment rate in Mountain Top is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Mountain Top jobs have Decreased by 0.05 percent.


Ranked #6 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Large Metro Areas)
Ranked #16 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #68 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #90 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (100 Largest Metro Areas)
Ranked #164 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Mountain_Top

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Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Mountain Top's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes