Scranton (zip 18509), PA


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Scranton (zip 18509), PA

About Scranton (zip 18509), PA

Living in 18509 Scranton, PA is a truly unique experience. The city offers a rich heritage and many exciting opportunities for entertainment, shopping, dining and recreation. With its vibrant downtown area and numerous parks, it's the perfect place to explore the culture of Northeast Pennsylvania. There are plenty of things to do year-round, from festivals to theater performances to outdoor activities such as hiking and biking trails. Community organizations like the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce help organize events that bring people together for all kinds of fun activities. The safety of Scranton residents is also taken very seriously, with police precincts committed to providing a safe environment for everyone who lives here. No matter what you're looking for in a city, 18509 Scranton has something for everyone! Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border.

Zip Codes: Scranton (zip 18509)
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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
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Nearby recreation, cost of living, and historic interest make Scranton a great place to live.

$164,300
-105.8% lower than avg
$47,531
-45.2% lower than avg
$770 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-49.1% lower than avg
Scranton Crime
49.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Scranton, Pennsylvania
$31,320
for a family
$34,400
for a single person
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