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Posted: 6/21/2017 9:25:21 AM EST
There's a possibility of moving to PA in my future.

Looking at the Montour, Columbia, Northumberland area probably.

Looks rural, which sounds good to me. Grew up in a small farming community in Texas.

Any areas to avoid or target housing wise? Coming up in August to check things out.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 2:24:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2017 2:25:54 PM EST by shaggy]
Beautiful area - I love that part of PA. I pass through the Northumberland and Montour areas every once on a while, but I don't know what the housing situation is, or if theres particular areas to avoid. I don't think you can go too far wrong in those areas, but again, my experience with it is limited. There may be parts that are a little more economically depressed than other areas of the state, but if you have a good job its a beautiful place. Land is comparatively cheap compared to the southeastern part of the state, less populated, and you can easily pick up a nice sized parcel for shooting.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 9:51:57 AM EST
Thanks Shaggy.

Looking forward to my trip.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 12:50:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/22/2017 12:52:12 PM EST by smokinghole]
I am from Berwick, don't go there. In which town are you looking to be work? I left the area in 2002 (USAF) and returned to PA in 2008 to the Harrisburg area. My family is all still up there in Luzerne county near the Columbia county line. Lots of drug running and small time cookers in the rural areas outside Wilkes-Barre.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 12:53:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By smokinghole:
I am from Berwick, don't go there. In which town are you going to be working? I left the area in 2002 and returned to PA in 2008 to the Harrisburg area. My family is all still up there in Luzerne county near the Columbia county line.
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Wife is in healthcare and looking at Geisinger in Danville.

I haven't even looked for work yet, waiting to see if she's going to like the hospital first.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 1:56:28 PM EST
The Danville/Bloomsberg area has some nice homes. Bloomsberg being a college town there's that to deal with. There should be plenty of rural places to choose from. I don't know too much more specific about the Danville area. If I did I don't know how current/relevant my info would be. The rural small town nature of PA is nice when you're removed from the cities(Pittsburgh, Philly,). The Harrisburg region isn't bad but I crave a more rural setting for my next home rather than a town house that was cheap while I was in college.

Is she looking at any other major hospitals? I know Geisinger has a sister hospital through merger here in Harrisburg as well as Harrisburg having Pinnacle Health and then there's the Penn State Medical Center. Just food for thought.
Link Posted: 6/22/2017 8:37:34 PM EST
If your wife is in healthcare, for the love of God don't let her work for Pinnacle Health!
Link Posted: 7/1/2017 12:48:13 PM EST
Grew up in PA now live in AZ. I can't imagine having to move back to PA. It is hard to beat the Southwest Sun and weather. Visiting for less than a week depression sets in for me.....good luck I do miss the creeks and rivers and good dirt to ride motocrosss. We had farms in the family and lots of land it is all gone thanks to a highway so no desire to go back.
Link Posted: 8/13/2017 7:13:58 PM EST
Bump. Heading that way Saturday
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 6:04:35 PM EST
if you really want to live in the sticks in PA, http://wvumedicine.org/ruby-memorial-hospital/  just built or is in the process of building a 10 story addition.  Its in WV, but only a  hop skip and jump from PA. The closest County in PA is to the north and its Greene county.   You know whats made in Greene county?  Cerro Forge lowers! (keyhole)

Greene county is straight up hillbilly.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 12:24:51 PM EST
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if you really want to live in the sticks in PA, http://wvumedicine.org/ruby-memorial-hospital/  just built or is in the process of building a 10 story addition.  Its in WV, but only a  hop skip and jump from PA. The closest County in PA is to the north and its Greene county.   You know whats made in Greene county?  Cerro Forge lowers! (keyhole)

Greene county is straight up hillbilly.
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It's less of a "I want to live somewhere in PA" move and more of a "wife got offered a specific job" move, so I think we're mostly looking at central Pennsylvania.

Don't get me wrong, I've heard good things about big parts of the state and I'm excited about the possibility of exploring everything, but it is more focused right now on one potential job and the area around it than trying to find the ideal place to move in PA.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 12:32:22 PM EST
That's great that she has an offer.

If that doesn't work out.... check out Brave, PA.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 12:36:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OverScoped:
That's great that she has an offer.

If that doesn't work out.... check out Brave, PA.
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Thanks, will do.

I'll be in Selinsgrove and the surrounding area all next week if anyone wants to meet up for lunch Monday-Friday.
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 1:41:02 PM EST
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Thanks, will do.

I'll be in Selinsgrove and the surrounding area all next week if anyone wants to meet up for lunch Monday-Friday.
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If I didn't have a category 5 shitstorm brewing for work next week, I'd happily make the drive.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 2:37:57 PM EST
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If I didn't have a category 5 shitstorm brewing for work next week, I'd happily make the drive.
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Next time, then.

I gotta say looking at real estate has made me laugh.

Down here most houses have attached garages and fireplaces..neither of which seems like an important feature in central Texas.

Looking up there where yall have actual winters, a lot of houses have detached garages and outdoor pools. Given the weather of the two states, you'd think that would be opposite.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:26:40 AM EST
Enjoying the area so far. Just might be a move in my future...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 5:55:33 PM EST
I'm right near the Wyoming/Lackawanna county line but head down towards Williamsport for work frequently.
There are some nice things in the area.

We moved from Fort Bend Co. last year.
Link Posted: 8/29/2017 10:53:53 AM EST
im in lackawanna county. pro tip stay away from mt. pocono area, its over run with ny and nj assholes
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 7:48:00 PM EST
I am in Dingmans Ferry and completely agree with the above post.
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 1:05:53 PM EST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x9NsUO5Ppw
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