Over 55 Communities

Robinwood Village - For the Active Over 55 Set

Robinwood Village is a small townhouse community in Chestnuthill Township, Saylorsburg, PA,Robinwood_village_views 18353, the heart of what is known as Monroe County's West End and just off of Route 715 between Reeders and the 209 intersection in Brodheadsville. It is made up of 49 units set on an idyllic country parcel, with scenic views of the mountains in the distance as is typical of beautiful Saylorsburg.
Maintenance fees in the Village are $200 per month and include a small lake, a pool and other recreation facilities, trash collection and the security of gated Robinwood_village_amenitiesaccess. Homes are priced in the low $200,000 range and range from 1200 to 1600 square feet.

For information on homes available in Robinwood Village or other communities in the Pocono Mountains, please contact me directly.

LaBar Village - A Retirement Community With Options

Labar_signLabar Village is a gated, over 55 community in Stroudsburg that was developed in the mid-1980's. It offers potential residents choices in both price and style, as it is comprised of 127 townhouse units and 63 condominiums. Each style offers options, providing a nice selection to a prospective buyer.

The townhouses range in price from about $150,000 to $200,000 with models from 900 sq. ft. to 1400 sq. ft., with and without garages. Some units have decks and others have screened porches or sunrooms.
The condos vary from under $100,000 to $170,000 or so for everything from an efficiency style unit around 460 sq. ft. to a two-story 1600 sq. ft. unit. A balcony or screened/enclosed porch are often included. There are garages in the lower level which are included with some of the units, and there are also storage facilities available.

Amenities in this ideal retirement location include beautiful, park-like grounds, recreational activities, snow removal, lawn maintenance, trash collection, shuttle bus servicLabar_village_townhouse2e to take residents on their errands, and an on-site restaurant. All units have panic buttons to summon help should it be needed, and the gated community entrance enhances peace of mind for residents.

Expenses at the Village are affordable, with the total for real estate taxes and Association/Condo Fees in the $5,000 to $8,000 range.

The location of the community is ideal for the active senior, as it is only a minute or two to Route 80, Stroudsburg's Downtown, and only a little further to all of the other shopping and recreational offerings the Poconos is known for.

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Seniors in the Poconos

I think there is a void out here on the internet on information for seniors in the Pocono Mountain Region.  There is a glut of info for seniors in general, but when it comes toRetirement locale-specific topics I haven't seen much.  Would seniors find this valuable?  What kind of information would be useful to the over 55 set?  Obviously I would gear my posts to real estate related stuff, but that still leave the subject potential pretty wide open.  I am thinking of things like:  housing choices pre- and post-retirement, issues related to being 'snowbirds', tax issues for seniors, things to do around here, and of course lots of links to useful websites geared toward the mature population. 

I'd love to hear what you readers think would be quality content - please click the 'Comment' link immediately below this article and share your thoughts!