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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 Living, Poconos Activities, Things to Do in the Poconos

The Top 6 Restaurants in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When you've created the perfect kitchen in your Poconos home you may think you'll never go anywhere else for a meal. But there are times when there is just no substitute for having someone else do all of the preparation and serving. And of course, it's awfully nice to have someone else do all the clean up afterward! So let's take a look at the top 6 restaurants in the Poconos.

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Topics: great restaurants in the Poconos, Poconos Restaurants, Things to Do in the Poconos, Pocono Mountains

Best Towns to Visit in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 3, 2018 7:09:00 PM


There are two very different things that draw people to the Poconos region. It’s obvious that a lot of people come to the area because of the natural beauty. There are the mountains themselves, and then there are the many rivers and lakes. There are whole sections of the region devoted to exploring the natural wonders that dot the landscape here. If you enjoy hiking, click here for a post from The French Manor Inn and Spa in Newfoundland, PA that highlights four of the best Poconos hiking trails to explore.  There are also a multitude of State and National parks in the Poconos region. Click here for more information on Big Pocono State Park, Lake Wallenpaupack, Tobyhanna State Park, and many others.  

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Topics: Poconos, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Resorts, Things to Do in the Poconos

4th of July in the Poconos: Where to See the Fireworks

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 3, 2017 2:04:28 PM

There are always plenty of activities going on around the Poconos, but that’s especially true around the 4th of July. Some people like to hike. Some get together with friends for a cookout. Others just kick back and enjoy the great natural scenery.

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Topics: Fireworks, Poconos Living, 4th of July, Things to Do in the Poconos

Amazing Summer Vacation Spots in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on May 17, 2017 12:06:00 PM

When you think of the Poconos, your thoughts may immediately go to winter skiing. That’s understandable, since there are so many great ski options in the area. Or the Poconos may conjure up images of older resorts like you’d see in Dirty Dancing. If you haven’t been there in a while, you might not be aware of some of the amazing summer activities available to you in the Poconos Mountain region.

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Topics: Poconos Events, Poconos Resorts, Things to Do in the Poconos, Summer

Our Favorite Places in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Feb 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The Poconos Mountains are actually a poorly kept secret. Plenty of people from up and down the East Coast find their way into the region every year to enjoy the great scenery; to ski the mountains in the winter; and to take advantage of the trails, waterfalls, and beautiful foliage at other times in the year.

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Topics: Things to Do in the Poconos, Poconos homebuilders, Best Places in the Poconos, Places to Visit in the Poconos

Fall Foliage and Winter Wonderland: Enjoying Life in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Oct 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

The Poconos region is known for its fall foliage. That’s not surprising, given that there are more than 125 different species of trees and plants that blaze and glow and paint the local landscape with bright autumn colors. 

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Topics: Things to Do in the Poconos, Poconos custom homebuilders, PA fall foliage, winter skiing in Poconos

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Pennsylvania

Posted by John Holahan on Jul 9, 2015 7:03:00 AM

Just because David Letterman has retired doesn’t mean the rest of us have to give up on “top 10 lists.” And when it comes to choosing a place to live, a list like this can be downright handy. We build homes in a variety of locations around the Keystone State, and we thought it might be helpful to let you in on a little secret: Pennsylvania is a great place to live! Here are 10 reasons whey: 

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Topics: Things to Do in the Poconos, Building a New Home in the Poconos, Living in Pennsylvania

Experience Africa in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on May 15, 2015 5:34:00 PM

A lot of people think of the Poconos when they think about getting away. But discovering Africa in Pennsylvania isn’t usually one of the things they think about—until now. 

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Topics: Summer, Poconos Lifestyle, Poconos Resorts, Poconos Vacation Homes, Things to Do in the Poconos

Memorial Day’s Pennsylvania Connection

Posted by John Holahan on May 14, 2015 6:31:00 AM

According to the calendar, the first official day of summer in 2015 is June 21st. But for many Americans the start of summer arrives with Memorial Day—which comes on Monday, May 25th this year. 

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Topics: Poconos, Memorial Day, Poconos Events, Poconos Vacation Homes, Things to Do in the Poconos

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