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5 Historical Sites to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Apr 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

These days, most visitors to the Poconos are drawn by the area’s natural beauty, the great nature trails, the fantastic array of waterfalls, and the many winter skiing activities. The region’s history, however, goes back much farther than that. The original inhabitants were Native American tribes including Lenape, Paupack, Shawnee, Minisink, Delaware, and Iroquois.

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Topics: Poconos Lifestyle, History, Poconos Vacations, Poconos Living

What is Aging-in-Place and Why It Matters for You

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Chances are good that you've heard the phrase "Aging-in-Place" before. It's been a growing trend in the housing industry for a number of years. Or you may have heard of "Universal Design" which is a term that architects, designers, and builders often use to describe their approach to this phenomenon.  Let's examine the questions: What is aging-in-place and why it matters to you.

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Topics: aging in place, Poconos Home Builders, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Living

5 Tips for Retiring in a Two-Story Home

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The Poconos region has become an increasingly popular retirement destination. Because so many retirees are much more active in retirement than their predecessors, the abundance of activities in the Poconos makes it an ideal retirement location. Many people, however, purchase their retirement home before they actually retire. Often they buy it as a vacation home which then becomes their retirement property. Frequently, they’ll purchase a two-story home because it affords more space for kids and guests. So how does that work when it becomes their retirement house? Here are 5 tips for retiring in a two-story home.

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Topics: aging in place, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Living

7 Things to Live Near When You Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

American baseball icon (and unintentional philosopher) Yogi Berra is credited with coining the phrase: “The future ain’t what it used to be!” That’s certainly true when it comes to retirement. Retirement used to be considered a time to slow down, kick back, and relax. These days, when people look forward to their future retirement, they still want to relax, but the “slow down” part has changed. If you’re thinking about retiring in the Poconos, here’s a look at 7 things to live near when you retire.

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Topics: Poconos Activities, Things to Do in the Poconos, Poconos Living

8 Things to Know About the Poconos Before You Move There

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For decades, the Poconos region has been a popular vacation and “get-way” spot for East Coast residents. In recent years, however, the Poconos have increasingly become popular as a place for East Coasters to get away and live! Whether they are looking for a vacation home, a primary family home, or a place to which they can retire, people are looking at the Poconos as an ideal place to build a home. But before you pull up stakes where you are, there is some information you should be aware of. Let’s look at 8 things to know about the Poconos before your move there.

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Topics: Poconos Activities, Buying a New Home in the Poconos, Moving to the Poconos, things to do in Poconos, Poconos Living

6 Tips for Choosing Where to Retire

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Increasing numbers of people approaching retirement age in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas are choosing the Poconos as their destination. Obviously, the serenity and beauty of the area have a lot to do with that. But there’s much more to comfortable retirement living than just nice views. Here are 6 tips for choosing where to retire that you’ll want to think about before making your choice.

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Topics: retirement, aging in place, Poconos Lifestyle, Retiring in the Poconos, Poconos Living

The Best 2018 Fall Events in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Sep 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The temperatures in the Poconos may be getting ready to drop, but the fall activity level is just starting to heat up! Here’s a quick overview of some of the best 2018 fall events in the Poconos.  

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Topics: Poconos Living, Fall in the Poconos, Fall, Fall Foliage, Fall Trips

Outdoor Space—Keep It Simple with These 5 Essentials

Posted by John Holahan on May 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One of the biggest trends in the homebuilding and remodeling industry has to do with blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. There’s little doubt that homeowners in the Poconos have embraced this idea. There are so many great ideas for enjoying the outdoor space around your home that it’s easy to get carried away creating the “perfect” outdoor space. If you’re more interested in relaxing outside than in spending all your time, energy, and money creating the ultimate outdoor experience, here’s a tip for your outdoor space—keep it simple with these 5 essentials.

Before we get into specifics, the key thing to remember is to create a space that reflects the way you use it—rather than mimicking some designer’s dream of what you should have. Build your space around the things that you enjoy doing and the things that make you comfortable.

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Topics: outdoor living, Poconos Living, Outdoor Spaces, Outdoor Decorating

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.

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

Why the Poconos May Be the Perfect Place to Retire or Build a Vacation Home

Posted by John Holahan on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It seems that certain areas are ideal for certain pursuits. If you want great live theater and fine dining, it's hard to beat New York City. If you're looking for a connection to early American history (and some fantastic cheese steak sandwiches), Philadelphia is a great place to go. When it comes to finding a place to build a vacation home or a home for your retirement, the Poconos may just be the perfect place.

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Topics: Liberty Homes, Poconos Vacation Homes, Retiring in the Poconos, Living in the Poconos, Poconos Living

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