Arrowhead Lake

No New Sewer Hook-Ups At Arrowhead Lake

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Bad news if you haven't received a sewer hook up permit for your property in the Arrowhead Lake community yet: No new sewer permits will be issued until the the sewer company satisfies the DEP and gets their proper permitting in place. The Administration Office at Arrowhead Lake did not sound interested in divulging many details when I called them today, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that it has to do with the recent expansion of the sewer service area that the community had undertaken in the last several years. You may or may not know that they had been offering sewer tie-in rebate incentives to spur applications and, I assume, revenue. Now it could be a year before things are squared away, the permit moratorium is lifted and lot owners are able to hook in.

I found a few more details on another real estate blog but have not confirmed any of it. I recommend that potential lot purchasers and affected property owners contact the Arrowhead Lake Administration Office to find out exactly where they stand with all this. Obviously those trying to sell property or considering a new build in this Pocono Lake community will be most put out.

A hat tip goes out to Bradley for posting a question on Trulia and bringing this to my attention.


Arrowhead Lake is a Better Homes & Gardens Magazine 'Best Place to Buy a 2nd Home'!

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Ok, I may be a tad late to the party here, but did you see the August issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine? Page 16 of the 'Better By Design' section of the magazine has Arrowhead Lake/Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, listed as one of 5 Up and Coming vacation home hot spots. Schweet!!

Arrowhead was listed, along with Gatlinburg, TN, Cody, WY, and others, as a still-affordable, low profile market. This is as opposed to the 'Biggies' like Cape Cod, Lake Tahoe and Chincoteague Island, which were listed as Tried and True and where I don't even want to try to guess what you'd pay for a vacation home. (Kind of like buying a place at the Jersey Shore where prices can seem intimidating. Come to the Poconos, we are within reach, geographically AND financially!)

So, you no longer have to take my word for it. Arrowhead is the place to be. BH & G says so!

For information on homes in Arrowhead Lake and other up-and-coming vacation home areas in the Poconos, please contact me via email info@lisasanderson.com, or by phone 888.794.5589. Or, if you prefer to help yourself for a while yet, search the Pocono Mountains MLS for properties here.


**The data relating to real estate for sale on this website includes listings held by MLS-IDX Participants of the Internet Data Exchange Program of the Multiple Listing Service of the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS. Listings marked with the Internet Date Exchange logo are not necessarily the listings of the owner of this web site. All listing data is the copyrighted property of the aforesaid Association and its MLS-IDX Participants with all rights reserved. The information contained herein is believed to be accurate but no warranty as such is expressed or implied.

North Arrowhead Lake Hoping For Snowy Winter

Arrowhead Is A Gorgeous Community In All Seasons

But, if you haven't been to Arrowhead Lake in the fall, you are really missing out. Here is a photo I took at the main lake when I was showing homes there this weekend.

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If you'd like to see more, visit my Flickr page.

The North Lake Tells A Different Story

A drive by either of the two beaches on North Arrowhead Lake might be disappointing and even alarming to some. The water level is extremely low, with a few shallow pools of water here and there as the only evidence of it's past aquatic glory. Vegetation is starting to take hold in places and the area looks barren and bleak.

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What's Going On?

An article in the Autumn 2008 Edition of Smoke Signals, Arrowhead Lake's community newspaper, has a detailed explanation of the recent issues plaguing the North Lake. Apparently there was some work on the dam that needed to be done. Specifically, the outlet structure, known as the North Lake Tower, had issues at the water line that required repair.

The Community obtained permit approval for this work in the fall of 2007 and began construction immediately. The water level of the lake was drawn down, leaving ponds of varying sizes in place in order to sustain the fish population while the work was being done. The Arrowhead Lake Board of Directors, according to the article, diligently sought advice from not only construction experts but also environmental experts, which included their lake management company and the process seems to have been very well planned and thought out.

Now We Wait For Snow

The article goes on to describe the trials and tribulations that were experienced during the process of repairing the Tower until the Department of Environmental Protection gave their blessing to refill the lake in April of 2008. The Homeowners' Association proceeded to do everything it could to fill the lake for the summer season, but fish spawning season and a rather dry stretch of weather hampered those efforts by making it impossible to draw water from the main lake to help bring the North Lake up to better levels.

With some significant precipitation this fall and a healthy range of snowfall this winter, the Arrowhead Lake community hopes that the North Arrowhead Lake will return to its normal water depth and once again offer its residents and guests "exceptional fishing and recreational activities."

Questions? Feel free to contact me via email at info@lisasanderson.com, IM PoconoBuyersRep, or toll free phone 888.794.5589, for more info or to request a copy of the article referenced here.

To search for homes in Arrowhead Lake, PA, try out my MLS /IDX search page.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website includes listings held by MLS-IDX Participants of the Internet Date Exchange Program of the Multiple Listing Service of the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS. Listings marked with the Internet Date Exchange logo are not necessarily the listings of the owner of this web site. All listing data is the copyrighted property of the aforesaid Association and its MLS-IDX Participants with all rights reserved. The information contained herein is believed to be accurate but no warranty as such is expressed or implied.


Romantic Getaway Vacation Home at Arrowhead Lake

Turn key vacation property, ideal for personal use or rental

12 Ogontz Drive (Arrowhead Community) Pocono Lake PA 18347

Gorgeous turn-key home for the discerning buyer-furnished and all! Beautiful upgrades throughout include fancy fixtures, hand-scraped hardwood floors, plush California berber carpeting & designer tiled baths. Huge master suite with a generously sized walk-in closet, double shower & a 'Juliet Deck' to enjoy some alone time under the stars. Private deck off of the den with a hot tub for melting your cares away. Princess suite with its own bath in the lower level is great for guests. Gas fireplace in the living room encourages snuggling. Home offers central air conditioning and much, much more.

Arrowhead Lake is one of the best known vacation home communities in the Poconos. It offers the perfect setting for anyone looking for a great place to get away from it all, bringing privacy and opportunity for interaction together in one place. Great amenities are only the beginning of all Arrowhead brings to the table. And if you are looking to rent your house out for vacationers, Arrowhead has a great reputation for attracting those vacationers looking for a short term rental.

For more information on this rare offering, contact me via email at info@lisasanderson.com, IM PoconoBuyersRep, or call 888.794.5589.

Search for other homes in Arrowhead Lake or other gated amenity communities in the Poconos via my MLS/IDX Search.


Fall Activities in the Poconos

Pocono_fall_foliage_whitetail_deer_ There's always something going on in the Poconos

But fall is especially spectacular because the beauty of the fall foliage creates a stunning backdrop for festivals, hiking and all other sorts of outdoor activities. Check out the Pocono Fall Foliage Report here.

Whether you are looking for a low- or no-cost outing for the family, are in to theater and the arts, or want to explore and learn about history and nature, we got it goin' on!!

But when all else fails, just take a walk or a drive!

Some highlights of things going on this fall in Monroe, Carbon & Pike Counties:

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10/11 Stroudsburg Autumn Festival
10/11 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekend
10/18 Shawnee Mountain Timer & Balloon Festival
10/18 Bowfire at Sherman Theater
10/18 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekend
10/19 "PEEC" of Autumn with John Serrao
10/25 PEEC-a-Boo Halloween Trail
10/25 Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekend
10/31 Rocky Horror Picture Show at Sherman Theater

Activities all month long at Jim Thorpe include haunted train display, ghost walk and more.

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau has an ever-updated calendar of things to do here in the beautiful mountains of northeastern Pennsylania.

Things to Do at Penn Estates

(Private Community - Members & Guests Only)

View Community Calendar of Events HereArrowhead_lake_beach_playground
Highlights for Fall:
10/11 Oktoberfest
10/18 Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon
10/24 & 25 Haunted House
11/15 Comedian Dave Reilly

Things to Do at Arrowhead Lakes

(Private Community - Members & Guests Only)

View Arrowhead Activity Calendar Here
Highlights for Fall:
10/11 Fall Fest/Flea Market
10/19 Sunday Breakfast Buffet
10/25 Haunted Clubhouse
10/31 Tailgate Trick or Treat