Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701), PA

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Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701), PA

About Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701), PA

Living in 18701 Wilkes-Barre, PA is an experience like no other. Here you will find a diverse community of people from all walks of life. The city itself is full of historical charm, with its restored Victorian homes, old churches and quaint street corners. There are plenty of parks in the area, making it a great place to take a stroll or have a picnic. The nearby Poconos offer some of the best outdoor recreation in the northeast making it easy to escape into nature for a weekend getaway. The local economy is strong and offers plenty of job opportunities in various industries, making Wilkes-Barre an attractive place to work and live. All in all, this city has something for everyone and is a great place to call home! Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border.

Zip Codes: Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701)
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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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Wilkes-Barre Cost of Living

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

-104.2% lower than avg
-123.8% lower than avg
$760 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-51.1% lower than avg
Wilkes-Barre Crime
50.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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