If you dream of charming small-town squares with restaurants, shops and a historic courthouse, you just might fall in love with Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. This borough is home to a mere 5,500 people approximately, but there are plenty of beautiful homes to see. There are a select few new construction projects offering condos, but prospective buyers will mostly see affordably priced older houses.
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These older homes, many of which display classic craftsman details, are just part of Stroudsburg's quaint appeal. The town's small size prohibits it from being divided into neighborhoods, but there are several separate boroughs that compose the greater Stroudsburg area. East Stroudsburg, Arlington Heights, Hamilton Township, and Stroud Township are all surrounding boroughs. Stroudsburg, however, is the county seat. These areas share the Stroudsburg Area School District, which serves five elementary schools and four intermediate, middle and high schools.
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At 1.8 square miles, Stroudsburg occupies a small space, but the community and culture are nowhere near lacking. Interstate 80 leads to the town's downtown area that boasts a lively commercial space populated by restaurants, boutiques, general stores, and a litany of other small locally owned businesses. The arts maintain a thriving presence, too, through a variety of art galleries as well as performing arts venues like The Sherman Theater and The MCAC Community Cultural Center. Stroudsburg presents a rare combination of small-town charm, active arts culture and access to outdoor excursions. Residents can enjoy their proximity to the Pocono Mountains by driving about 45 minutes north. Doing so will bring you to beautifully forested mountains where visitors can try out zip lines, bungee jumping and tubing. Many of these activities are seasonal, but some of them are available year-round. Whether you seek an active lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoors or a great community that values the arts, Stroudsburg is a community where you can fit right in and feel at home.