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“The Gateway to the Poconos”

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Stroudsburg is a mix of small-town charm and modern appeal with a vibrant downtown, museums, galleries, music venues and more. The borough and seat of Monroe County also offers outdoor adventure, family fun, shopping, dining and winter fun. Located in the Poconos Region of Pennsylvania, Stroudsburg is conveniently located near many of the most populous cities in the Northeast United States. Monroe County is one of five Pennsylvania counties included in the New York metropolitan area.

History

Fort Hamilton was built in the area that would become Stroudsburg in 1756. In 1760, Jacob Stroud built Fort Penn, which became a refuge for people fleeing the Wyoming Massacre. Fort Penn was also the birthplace of Daniel Stroud, the founder of Stroudsburg who laid out the borough in 1810. Stroudsburg was named county seat in 1836 and incorporated in 1837.


Recreation

The Poconos, which name means “stream between two mountains,” consist of 2,400 square miles of lakes, rivers and woodlands. Beltzville State Park, Big Pocono State Park, Delaware and Hudson Canal, Lehigh Gorge State Park and Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River are only a few of the destinations offering four-season fun. Within Stroudsburg, hiking and biking paths run along Brodhead Creek, which is a popular fishing spot during warm weather months. The Delaware River and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area are also nearby. Winter sports in the Pocono Mountains include skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, tobogganing and more. There are also horseback trails and dogsledding opportunities.

The Pocono Mountains also feature some 15 golf courses with many labeled iconic being designed or laid out by legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast and Rocky Roquemore.

Annual celebrations include the Autumn Timber Festival, Pocono Garlic Festival, Shawnee Celtic Festival and West End Fair Association among others.


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Amenities

Stroudsburg Area School District consists of five neighborhood elementary schools (K-2), an intermediate elementary school (3-4), middle school (5-7) junior high school and high school. East Stroudsburg University and Northampton Community College are the nearest institutes of higher education.

Pocono Medical Center is a mid-sized, acute care hospital fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The hospital boasts more than 200 physicians and 1,850 staff members. Services provided by the only hospital in Monroe County include cardiovascular, hip and joint replacement, oncology and surgery.

Downtown Stroudsburg is the commercial hub of the surrounding area with specialty shops, antique stores, restaurants, banks, financial centers, art galleries, churches and the Sherman Theater.


Climate

Stroudsburg’s climate is humid continental with an average of 195 sunny days each year. The area receives 39 inches of snow and 48 inches of rain annual. In the warmest time of the year high temperatures average 86 degrees, while in the winter low temperatures drop to below 20 on average.

A weekend getaway, outdoor adventure or a new place to call home, you can find it all in the Pocono Mountains. United Country – Legacy Auction & Realty in Stroudsburg, PA is eager to assist you with whatever your real estate needs may be. We offer the tools, knowledge and experience to ensure you find the property of your dreams. Call us today so we can help.




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