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MidWest

Saint Louis, MO

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Feb 10, 2011
 
I'm in the planning stages of a move "east" from the Midwest, and have found ads for a couple of jobs for which I'm qualified.

What's it like in Wilkes-Barre? Is it a good place to live? Good housing & neighborhoods? Schools are not important to me at all. I have no kids.
jim

Scranton, PA

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Feb 10, 2011
 
MidWest wrote:
I'm in the planning stages of a move "east" from the Midwest, and have found ads for a couple of jobs for which I'm qualified.
What's it like in Wilkes-Barre? Is it a good place to live? Good housing & neighborhoods? Schools are not important to me at all. I have no kids.
Very nice area check out www.luzernecounty.org www.harveyslake.org people are very friendly, 12miles from scranton, find a rental home or house in kingston,pa 2 mile from wilkes barre,pa 110 miles from new york city. the area is sarounded with beautiful mountains, you have montage ski area, Mohegan sun casino, Mohegan sun arena, good schools, university's, good hospitals, very clean area.
jim

Scranton, PA

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Feb 10, 2011
 
Check this site, this may help http://www.city-data.com/city/Wilkes-Barre-Pe... ALSO MANY SHOPPING CENTERS IN THE AREA, WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.MANY NEW JOBS IN THE MARCELlUS SHALE GAS DRILLING.

“A Dog's Life is Good”

Since: Feb 11

Mon Valley, Pa.

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Feb 11, 2011
 

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jim wrote:
Check this site, this may help http://www.city-data.com/city/Wilkes-Barre-Pe... ALSO MANY SHOPPING CENTERS IN THE AREA, WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.MANY NEW JOBS IN THE MARCELlUS SHALE GAS DRILLING.
I still have friends in town. They tell me that if you live in one of the better areas, stay away from the wrong places, and behave, it's not a bad place.
MidWest

Saint Louis, MO

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Feb 11, 2011
 
Thank you everyone for the pleasant words and helpful hints!

So, which is the "right side of town" and where are the "wrong places" we should avoid? We know nothing about the area, at all.

“A Dog's Life is Good”

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Mon Valley, Pa.

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Feb 11, 2011
 

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That's hard to say for me as I've been gone for quite awhile. Here's a link to the major paper in town. It may help.
http://www.timesleader.com/
jim

Scranton, PA

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Some very nice places to live would be the town of kingston, luzerne, forty fort, dallas, shavertown, the whole general area is very nice and family oriented, not much crime in this area, you can't find a nicer place to live, rents in this area very low cost.These towns are all clost to one another.

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Mon Valley, Pa.

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Feb 12, 2011
 

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I would hope that the Dallas/Shavertown areas may have missed out on the influx rough individuals from N.Y.C. and Phila. but you will need to be careful. Do some research at some of the mentioned sites online.
DJ MIles

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Most amazing place I've been to in America so much to do jobs are easy to come by and cost of living is so cheap....
Tyty985

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Jul 21, 2013
 
I'm planning to move to Wilkes Barre in September I need to know the best Elementary school my daughter is in 1st grade and also a safe neighborhood.Someone help me please
phil

Easton, PA

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Oct 14, 2013
 
Tyty985 wrote:
I'm planning to move to Wilkes Barre in September I need to know the best Elementary school my daughter is in 1st grade and also a safe neighborhood.Someone help me please
Hope this isn't to late. Leo Solomon Plains is the best elementary school for your little girl. My son is in 1st grade now and my daughter went there k-8th. Good Luck
Alan Dobbert

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#13
Oct 15, 2013
 
WB is a nice area, but the surrounding areas can be even nicer.
Developmentally Disabled

Hazleton, PA

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Oct 28, 2013
 
Hazleton is way more exciting and it has a growing Dominican community.

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