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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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Highlights


  • Profile: Small-industrial-city complex
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 930
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Scranton
  • Zip Codes: Scranton (zip 18508)

Quick Facts About Scranton


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Scranton (zip 18508) is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Scranton (zip 18508) jobs have Increased by 0.75 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Scranton (zip 18508)'s cost of living is 22.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Scranton (zip 18508)'s population is 12,015 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.54 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 38 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Scranton (zip 18508) is $64,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -5.01%.
    SCHOOLS
    Scranton (zip 18508) 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 (zip 18508).

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  11/4/2012
life in scranton could'nt be better

Living in Scranton and really like it. It is very safe and the neighborhood is great. We have a nice community park with a pool,also very pet friendly. Shopping and... (Read More)

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