6.8 out of 10

Luzerne County

Ranked 11th best county in Pennsylvania
41.1585179367649 -75.8145220290727
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Professionals


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A diamond in the rough"

I've been to many of the city and towns in and around Luzerne County, and it's like Pennsylvania's best kept secret. The Wyoming Valley boasts some of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. Misericordia University and Wilkes University are both amazing colleges that are easy to navigate. We've recently decided to relocate there. It's where my wife is from, and her whole family still lives there. It's pretty much a stereotypical small town, and it's not the most culturally diverse by any stretch of the imagination, but I never feel out of place when I'm there. It's a mostly German/Polish community. So there are lots of places to get haluska, perogies, and pagash, and there's a bar-restaurant in Wilkes-Barre called Arena where they serve delicious cocktails in fish bowls. The best find for us, however, is Red Rooster. We eat brunch there every time we'd visit. Houses there are older, but they are reasonably priced. There's plenty of places to hike, and it's located close to Bushkill Falls. So overall, I'd recommend it as a place to live.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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