it like to live in the Poconos Mountains, PA
Poconos - One Big Amusement Park
By Rick Golden
looking for a resort lifestyle that includes a "home town"
feeling along with snow sports mountains mountain big enough to
satisfy even when the lift lines are long, The Poconos might be
the place for you. Whatís it like to live in in the Poconos PA
region? Though it has a small small town feel, within the resort
region there are bars, boutiques and restaurants high end enough
to compete with the biggest wallets and family styule to be economical.
While the glamor factor is definitely less than NYC (where many
of our transplants come from), itís still cultured enough with
summer stock theater, a univerxity with it's activities, lots
of art galleries and a few nice concert venues (some larger than
you would expect) and it is less pretentious than New York's or
Philadelphia's other glitzy center cities. Camelback Mountain
might just have the best skiing terrain in the state.
There is always
something going on, events and festivals that are amazing and
many people have to travel to see. The outdoor activities are
endless. For most people their gym is the forest, rivers, lakes
and mountains, living here is great for people who love the outdoors.
People benefit from the small town feel, it's fun seeing people
you know and the quaint small towns a villages are tight communities
with mostly families living here.
some challenges. You MUST have a car to get around. It's a service
based economy so it is a challenge to make good money. The majority
of work requires that you earn your whole year in six to eight
when tourists are in the area. For women seeking mates.... the
odds are good but goods are odd. Many dudes who don't shower or
shave. Men... well... there are not many ways to meet women. And
finding one with a good job to partner with is tough. There are
some Snobby tourist visitors, mostly from NYC. There are families
here, but many are holding down two or more jobs, so it's hard
to meet people who aren't among the seasonal influx of tourists.
We love to hate Interstates 80 nd 84, which run through the middle
of the Poconos spliting the region into three parts they are loud
and dirty, but drive our economy.
We, who live
here, do NOT all have heart shaped Jacuzzis. (Though to point
out ... when Mt Air Lodge went out of business a few years ago....
one of the most popular items at the auction were the red heart