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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 Scranton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Scranton is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scranton jobs have Increased by 0.75 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton's cost of living is 20.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Scranton's population is 77,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.73 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Scranton is $77,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Scranton public schools spend $13,180 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Scranton.

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  3/18/2015
NORTH SCRANTON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE IN NEPA!!!

LOVE LIVING IN NORTH SCRANTON PA....MY WIFE AND I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 12 YEARS AND HAVE MET SO MANY NICE PEOPLE. BEING FROM NY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE MOVED... (Read More)

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  6/27/2014
SCRANTON LIVING IS AWESOME

I HAVE LIVED IN NORTH SCRANTON FOR 10YRS, I REALLY ENJOY LIFE HERE. THERE IS SO MUCH TO OFFER, SUPER LOW COST OF LIVING, HOUSING IS CHEAP TO BUY FOR A NICE HOME. WE HAVE... (Read More)

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  12/19/2013
Wonderful climate

The climate of Wilkes barre- Scranton area in the summer is very humid and hot with temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s most days. The fall is cooler with high... (Read More)

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