Select a New Section:

Scranton, Pennsylvania   Add Favorite    20 Reviews | Review This Place




Find your Best Mortgage in Scranton: Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, 30 years, 15 years.

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.

Highlights


Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border See Local Real Estate
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Scranton
Zip Codes: 18504, 18505, ... 6 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton's cost of living is 20.20% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Scranton's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Scranton's population is 77,118 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.73 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Scranton is $77,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.80%. Check out the homes in the area.
    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. Learn more...

Scranton Ranked & Rated



View More Data >

Scranton Housing Market


It's a good time to buy in Scranton. Home Appreciation is up 0.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Scranton Real Estate.
The median home price in Scranton is $77,500. Browse Homes in this Range.
Learn More
Mortgage Calculator     Home Equity Calculator

Reviews for Scranton, Pennsylvania


Unknown
Scranton

Star Rating Not a fan. Not for me. Just okay. Great place. The best place.
Mouse over the stars for your rating and click to rate.
Start Your Review of Scranton, PA


  2/20/2018
good place for psychopaths to live

This is a very corrupt area. Recently there were articles in the paper about four million dollars of taxpayer money that was misspent on strange, non-approved "fees" to... (Read More)

 24

 12

  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)

 146

 152

  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)

 134

 119

View More Data >


Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare Scranton, Pennsylvania to any other place in the USA.

Ask A Scranton Expert

This place does not have any experts.
How To Become An Expert Here

Scranton, PA Maps

Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.

Select a New Section: