Mt Carmel

Mt Carmel

PostBy: rrob311 On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:47 pm

Hey everybody I would like to learn more about Mt Carmel. I was looking at houses there. If anyone can give me any info on the town it would be great. Is it low crime? Are there any amenities? Grocery stores? Laundromats, etc.
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:12 pm

If you want to live in the middle of coal country, Mt. Carmel would be the spot.
I've driven through it a hundred times. I doesn't float my boat, but I'm sure it
has it's advantages. It's central to a lot of interesting place. A local will have
to check in with tax information.
Are you looking to retire or continue working ?
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: Wiz On: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:08 am

This will answer some important questions. http://www.city-data.com/city/Mount-Car ... vania.html
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:30 am

If you're looking for inexpensive living, this (or one of the other coal region towns) would probably be the place to go. Real estate is very cheap. I would not move to the area, though, if you're expecting to find gainful employment. A good paying job will probably come with a lengthy commute.

I would highly suggest coming to visit the area first, if you haven't been there yet. IMO the best bet would probably be to look at some of the area surrounding the coal towns. There is lots of beautiful countryside here, just beyond the culm heaps.
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm

Maps.google it. You can drive round a lot of the town many roads have been driven and photod and see if you like the look.... it's a start.
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: rrob311 On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:15 am

I have driven through it a few times. It would be more of a vacation style property. Mainly concerned about crime since I won't be there very often.
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:08 pm

No more crime than anywhere else.
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: MajorMiner On: Fri May 24, 2013 9:42 pm

mt carmel is a drinking town with a football problem... haha . All kidin aside, its a great town although alot of inner city folk are coming in for the cheap housing and living off the system. Great school district for academics and sports..especially football. Jobs arent too great however but as someone said a modest commute would offset that :D
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Re: Mt Carmel

PostBy: Cap On: Fri May 24, 2013 10:25 pm

Very big neat old Catholic Church right on the main drag. (Rt61)

Appears to be nicer than the neighboring towns from Shamokin to the west and Manohoy City to the east.
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