Pocono Lake

A Pocono Vacationer's Perspective

At vacation pace in a pocono vacation place

As if you need convincing...

I thought you'd enjoy this blog post by one of my Twitter buds, a New York runner and book promoter who regularly vacations in the Poconos at her property in Pocono Lake, PA. Her perspective is an interesting departure from my usual 'oh it's so great' and 'come check it out for your-own-self' sales-speak (not that I don't think you love me :) But TK does a much better job describing the Pocono rhythm and difference in atmosphere that attracts so many second home buyers from the big cities and surrounding areas of New York and Philadelphia.

Read: At Vacation Pace from the Pigtails Flying Blog

If you like that one, check out other articles where she waxes poetic about her runs in and around the mountains of Pennsylvania...the scenery, the people and even the weather (go figure!) seem to inspire her: Peaceful and Frosty Five(-ish).

Oh one more thing...TK, if you are reading this, it looks like Matilda and my Cinnamon (pictured above) have that pace thing in common :))


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Locust Lake Village Lot & Street Map


(Read below for a street and lot map of LLV)


Locust Lake Village is located in Pocono Lake, very near its sister community, Arrowhead Lake. The Village is an excellent choice for vacation home buyers and offers a laid-back, woodland setting. Home prices here range from $90,000 for a rustic cabin getaway to $500,000 for an elegant lake front home and everything in between. Dues are reasonable and the community is well maintained.

Here is a very handy lot and street map of the community which also shows the locations of the lakes, beaches, ski area, tennis courts and other community amenities. The map also shows lot numbers and allows you to see which lots adjoin the Brady's Lake State Forest.

Click here to see a street and lot map of Locust Lake Village

For more information on Locust Lake Village or other vacation home areas in and around Pocono Lake, PA, please contact me at 570.421.8950 ext. 394 or by email at info@lisasanderson.com. Also, feel free to use my Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS MLS / IDX Search Tool to find the perfect vacation getaway.


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

Arrowhead best pocono lake community



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.