Blakely (zip 18452), PA

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Blakely (zip 18452), PA

About Blakely (zip 18452), PA

Living in 18452 Blakely, PA is a great experience. The small town has a cozy and peaceful atmosphere with plenty of greenery and open spaces. There are plenty of local attractions to explore, ranging from parks, lakes and mountains for hiking or camping trips to shops and restaurants for dining out. The people here are friendly and welcoming, making it easy to make new friends. Despite its small size, there is never a lack of things to do; the town is packed with entertainment options such as live music, theater performances and art galleries. Despite its rural location, the town is well connected with good public transport links to larger cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. All in all, living in 18452 Blakely, PA is an enjoyable experience that makes it easy to stay connected while still enjoying the peacefulness of the countryside. Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border.

Zip Codes: Blakely (zip 18452)
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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.

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Blakely Cost of Living

Nearby recreation, cost of living, and historic interest make Blakely a great place to live.

-81.6% lower than avg
-32.8% lower than avg
$760 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-51.1% lower than avg
Blakely Crime
28.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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