East Stroudsburg is a great area to settle down and raise a family. Our neighbors are very friendly and caring and more than willing to look out for each other. We have lived here for more than 2 years after moving from New Jersey and it’s like night and day. There are tons of parks and recreation areas to take the family on weekends and off days.
Shopping malls and outlets are everywhere and though the traffic on the major freeways can be a headache, we’ve learned to take the back roads and this is a much less congested option to traveling in the area. I commute daily from Stroudsburg into NYC & New Jersey for work, which can be stressful; but it’s nice to come back home to the comfort and slower-pace of life once you are back in Stroudsburg. Our home is also near a river and it’s so peaceful and calming to just take the whole family there for an evening or weekend walk or bike ride. East Stroudsburg is also close enough to the Jersey Shore so that in the summers we also make this a great family getaway.
The area also has great schools and though some do complain about the taxes--these necessities are something I am more than willing to pay for so that my kids to have access to the great schools and safe neighborhoods of Stroudsburg. You can’t place a price tag on peace of mind and I feel while East Stroudsburg isn’t perfect by any means (and really, what city is?)---for the most part, it’s a great, safe, and friendly community in which you can comfortably raise a family. It’s also close enough to larger metro areas, like NYC, New Jersey and Philly, so you can easily get your big city fill and then return here to a more peaceful, quiet existence.