stokersmoker wrote:I absolutely love this state. I moved here from Jersey 8 years ago and I'd NEVER go back! The cost of living is excellent, the schools are very good, and people are nice. I first rented an apartment in eastern Northampton County, right across the river from Jersey, and then got a job in upstate NY, so moving to Scranton area was a no-brainer with the highway system they have here. 84 back to family in NJ and a direct route to the Hudson Valley and New England, 380 to the Poconos and 80 to points west, the PA Turnpike goes directly to Lehigh Valley and ends right in Philly, and scenic Rt. 6 (named by NatGeo as one of Americas most scenic drives) thru the Endless Mountains region and the norther tier of PA. 2 hours and 20 minutes to NYC, and 2 and a half to Philly.
I also didn't know anything about coal before I moved to the Scranton area. We truely are blessed to have this natural resource here so widely available and at such a cheap price. I don't worry about winter heating bills anymore! And now add to this the recent natural gas drilling, this is truely a unique place! My roots are planted!
Couldn't agree more with you SS.
All roads lead to Scranton.
I always lived in the area though. Grew up in Elmhurst in the North Pocono area and now I live in Factoryville by Keystone College.
Did spend the weekend in Jersey though. Went to Ocean City for a family powwow. Great weather and even went into the water a few times. Anyway, I always
thought NEPA was a nice area. Cheap coal is just a bennie.