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Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Tobyhanna Township

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The name Tobyhanna Township has a nice ring to it—even if it doesn’t exactly flow easily from the lips. The township’s name has its origins in Native American language, roughly translated as, “a stream whose banks are fringed with alder". Those trees—and others—were later to play a significant role in the development of the area. For many years, however, the area was largely undeveloped with only 239 residents calling the township home in 1830. By 1900 the population was still below 900 residents.

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Topics: Poconos custom homebuilders, Poconos communities, Poconos Neighborhoods, Tobyhanna Township

Building Community in a New Construction Neighborhood

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

One of the great things about building a new home is that you get to make a fresh start not only in a new house, but also with new relationships. 

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Topics: Poconos custom homebuilders, Poconos communities, building community in a new neighborhood

Neighbors and Neighborhoods in the Poconos: What Makes Them Good?

Posted by John Holahan on May 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

You may have heard the old proverb: “Good fences make good neighbors.” But is that really the dynamic you want to have in your relationship with your neighbors? What makes a neighbor a good neighbor? What makes a neighborhood a good neighborhood?

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Topics: Poconos Custom Homes, Poconos communities, Poconos Neighborhoods, where to build in Poconos

Get Away to Thornhurst Township

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever had an itch to just get away to a quiet place—whether it’s for a vacation home or a place to retire, Thornhurst Township just may be the place you’ve pictured in your mind. 

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Topics: Poconos custom homebuilders, Poconos building sites, Poconos communities

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