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Pros

-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest

Cons

-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture


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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 year 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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Comments


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)
Never,Never Never, Never,Move to Scranton pa.
Let'S START WITH THE KIDS, THEY HAVE ALL THE KIDS ON SOME TYPE OF MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION.THE PARENTS ARE ON DRUGS OR ALCOHOL OR SHOULD I SAY THAT THE WHOLE TOWN IS ON... (read more)
No Jobs, Corrupt, Terrible Climate
Scranton, PA is definitely not an up and coming city. It is a dying city with no future and no hope. Here are several reasons not to move to this city: 1. Economy. Most... (read more)
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