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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: Retiring in the Poconos, retirement, aging in place, Poconos Lifestyle, 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: Fall, Fall in the Poconos, Fall Trips, Fall Foliage, Poconos Living

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, Outdoor Decorating, Outdoor Spaces, Poconos Living

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 Public Transportation, What's New, 2018, Poconos Living

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

10 Amazing Photos of Homes in the Poconos

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

What image comes to mind when you think of building a new home in the Poconos? For some, the area evokes memories of traditional, rustic, woodsy homes such as the one you see here. But what if you don't see yourself as a "log cabin" kind of family (although, to call this gorgeous home a "cabin" falls far short of the mark)? The good news is you'll find all kinds of home styles in the Poconos. Click here to check out the wide variety of styles and floor plans we offer at Liberty Homes.

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Topics: Poconos Homes, Poconos New Homes, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Living, Liberty Homes

Everything You Need to Know About Skiing in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

When you start to feel that nip in the air, you may be one of those people who gets a bit of an adrenaline rush at the thought of pointing the tips of your skis downhill and experiencing the thrill that snow skiing in the Poconos brings. The good news is that there are plenty of great opportunities to flex your ski muscles in the Poconos. Here’s a post that highlights some of the best ski resorts in the area.

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Topics: Poconos skiing, Skiing, Ski Resorts, Poconos Living, Poconos Lifestyle

Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Stroudsburg

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 29, 2017 10:54:00 AM

The Poconos region has an abundance of small towns—each with their own unique character and history. One town in the heart of the Poconos Mountains that merits a closer look is Stroudsburg. Located 38 miles north of Allentown and 53 miles southeast of Scranton, Stroudsburg was founded by the Jacob Stroud family in the mid-1700s. It serves as the Monroe County seat.

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Topics: Poconos Neighborhoods, Where to Live in the Poconos, Poconos Living, Stroudsburg

13 Tips to Preparing for the School Year in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Aug 4, 2017 12:12:30 PM

You may think you’re ready for your kids to head back to school, but are they really ready?  The school year has a way of sneaking up on us—particularly when you live in the Poconos where there is so much to do in the summer. One struggle a lot of families tend to have is that there is so much to do in such a little amount of time. One way to get around that is to do a bit of planning ahead so that you don’t have to do everything at the same time. Here are 13 tips to preparing for the school year in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos Schools, School Year, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Living

Fun Facts about the Poconos

Posted by Liberty Homes on Jul 28, 2017 6:31:00 AM

At Liberty Homes, we specialize in building great vacation homes in the Poconos of Northeast PA. If you are in the market for a second home, cabin or vacation home we can build on your land, one of our 6 great communities or we can even help you find the perfect place to build your dream vacation home.

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Topics: Poconos, Fun Facts, Poconos Living, Pocono Mountains

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