Most people tend to think of the Poconos as a great area for recreation. Whether it’s skiing or snowboarding in the winter months or hiking and fishing in the summer, or visiting farmers markets in the fall, the Poconos are great for outdoor activity. What many don’t realize is that it’s a great area for those seeking higher education.
As a matter of fact, there are 36 colleges within 50 miles of Mount Pocono! You’ll find colleges and universities including: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, ITT Technical Institute, Dunmore, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Worthington Scranton, The University of Scranton, Lehigh University, and Muhlenberg College—just to name a few. That list doesn’t even include the many community colleges in the area.
So what does that mean for you?
Maybe you’ve considered a move out of the metro or suburban areas of New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania to a place with a slightly slower pace of life—but would still like to work on a degree, or at least take some classes to continue your education. Giving up the hectic pace of the city doesn’t have to mean giving up on pursuing higher education.
Perhaps you’ve always had a dream about life in a place like the Poconos, and you’ve got children approaching college age. If your kids are attending one of the fine institutions in the Poconos region, you can live that dream and still be near them. Maybe you could even think about building a place where your student could live while renting out space to other students—covering a significant portion (if not all) of your mortgage payments.
There’s more to the Poconos than just skiing, rolling, wooded hills, streams, and waterfalls. It’s also a great area in which to get a great education. You can also take advantage of the best of both worlds!