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Is a Train Coming to the Poconos?

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Is-a-Train-Coming-to-the-Poconos-1.jpgThere are a lot of reasons people move to the Poconos.  Some come for the slower pace of life. Some love the views and all of the outdoor activities. Still, others love the easy access to the many beautiful and quaint small towns scattered around the region. It's a fairly safe bet, however, that few people move to the area because of the great commute to New York metro area. That's despite that fact that as a recent WFMZ-TV post estimates, between 30 to 40 percent of Monroe County residents make that commute regularly—a commute that averages almost 39 minutes.

WFMZ-TV reports that area Congressman Matt Cartwright, an appropriations committee member, is working to secure funds that would add a train line from the Poconos into New York. Anything that can be done to decrease the number of cars on the road between the Poconos and the New York metro area will help. That’s one reason the congressman is working with Poconos area businesses to help move the project along.

In addition to helping relieve the amount of traffic on the roads, the rail line would give Monroe Country residents another option. For many of them, using the time to read, talk, and even sleep on the way to work is much less stressful (and even productive) than dodging traffic and trying to find a place to park.

With the addition of a commuter line, there will be one more reason why residents from large metro areas will find the Poconos region increasingly attractive. Here’s a look at some of the reasons people living in New York and Pennsylvania are already heading to the Poconos.

And while the Poconos region has a lot of rustic appeal, great views, interesting history, and an abundance of area activities, it also offers something every resident wants: Great housing. Click here for a photographic overview of some of the great homes that exist in the Poconos. You’ll notice that they look a little different (dare we even say, “more intriguing”?) than your typical urban or suburban housing opportunities.

If you don’t see a style in the above photos that matches your preferences, check here for many other options that can be built almost anywhere in the Poconos region. 

All of that adds up to one thing: Now may be the perfect time to make tracks for the Poconos to enjoy a lifestyle that’s more relaxed and affordable. We invite you to contact us today and let us know what specific information you’d like to know in order to move forward with your plans to build your dream house in the Poconos.

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Topics: passenger trains in the Poconos, Poconos Living, Poconos Public Transportation, What's New, 2018

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