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Retirement Living in Northeast Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania

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Area Description

Rich in quality of life, history and natural beauty, Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) offers a variety of entertainment and activities from A to Z for all who seek to experience life.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bear Creek, Benton, Cambra, Dallas, Glen Lyon, Harveys Lake, Hunlock Creek, Huntington Mills, Lehman, Nanticoke, Noxen, Pittston, Shickshinny, Stillwater, Sweet Valley, Wapwallopen, Wilkes Barre, Wyoming.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Wilkes-Barre, PA, continues to revitalize the downtown with restaurants, pubs and a new urban park. The River Common offers 12 miles of trails for bikers, joggers, walkers and roller bladers along the Susquehanna River. It is not uncommon to see kayakers paddling by the city. The River Common is host to many local events including Riverfest in June when 100’s of kayakers adorn the banks of Nesbitt Park.Triple A affiliate of the New York Yankees plays here.

AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays here. Enjoy white water rafting, local wineries,
Campgrounds for tent and RV. Beach area is incorporated to lake front and state park areas.

Several ski areas include tubing and mogul runs.
There is also an indoor water park to enjoy.

Cultural Activities

Walking tours, haunted Wilkes-Barre tour, Houdini Museum in Scranton, constant cultural activity associated with one of the 5 major colleges/universities of the region (Penn State University Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University, King's College, Misericordia University, Luzerne County Community College)

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Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  16.8  24.8  32.9  2.6 "  12.6 "
 Feb  19.4  28.0  36.6  2.3 "  8.6 "
 Mar  26.7  36.3  45.9  2.8 "  6.9 "
 Apr  36.7  47.8  58.9  3.5 "  1.8 "
 May  46.4  58.1  69.8  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Jun  55.4  66.6  77.8  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Jul  59.8  70.8  81.8  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  58.4  69.2  79.9  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Sep  50.7  61.5  72.2  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  39.7  50.4  61.1  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Nov  31.9  40.4  48.9  3.3 "  1.5 "
 Dec  22.8  30.2  37.6  2.9 "  6.0 "

Experience all four seasons-winter outdoor sports, spring floral shows, summer outdoor events and the beautiful fall foliage.

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Cost of Living for Northeast Pennsylvania, PA

Northeast Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Northeast Pennsylvania, PA

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