Located south of Scranton in the Pocono Mountains, the small town of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania is a mountain town treasure. This community is home to 3,165 residents, most of which are families. The median housing price is $173,200, which is below the national average. Mount Pocono has a very low crime rate to boot, making the town as safe as it is beautiful.
Mount Pocono was once a mountain retreat with railroad access to New York City and the popular honeymoon resort of Mount Airy Lodge. The railroad station and the famous hotel with the heart shaped bathtubs are no more, but in its place is the beautiful Mount Airy Casino, which opened in 2007 after gambling became legal in Pennsylvania. With the backdrop of the mountains, Mount Pocono continues to be a popular tourist destination but also offers the kinds of conveniences and amenities to make it a wonderful place to live. Many major national and regional shopping outlets and restaurants can be found there, as well as public transportation through the Monroe County transit Authority. Mount Pocono is also close to two airports and has a municipal airport in town.
With all the nature to enjoy in Mount Pocono, you might think most of the homes are log cabins and woodland retreats. The majority of the housing is single family homes, but there are also condos available if you prefer less maintenance and upkeep. You have options of neighborhoods communities, lakefront property, and secluded mountain views. Schools are located in the Pocono Mountain school district nearby, and a number of colleges and universities can be found less than thirty miles away in Scranton. Tourism continues to be the main industry in the town, but there are also manufacturing and industrial work opportunities nearby. To see more of the majestic beauty of Mount Pocono, please see our listings for sale to find the right home for you.