Scranton (zip 18504), PA

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Scranton (zip 18504), PA

About Scranton (zip 18504), PA

Living in 18504 Scranton, PA is a unique experience. The city has a small-town feel with all the amenities of a larger city. There are plenty of parks and outdoor activities to enjoy, including Lackawanna State Park and McDade Park. Shopping and dining options are plentiful, with local stores and restaurants offering delicious cuisine from all over the world. With its close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., residents of Scranton can easily access some of nation's greatest attractions. The community is also home to several universities, museums, theaters and art galleries for those who appreciate culture. Overall, living in 18504 Scranton, PA offers a vibrant lifestyle that appeals to many people looking for an enjoyable place to call home. Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border.

Zip Codes: Scranton (zip 18504)
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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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Scranton Cost of Living

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

-161.3% lower than avg
-36.6% lower than avg
$790 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-45.3% lower than avg
Scranton Crime
53.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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