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America's Best Communities-Wilkes-Barre: WalkabilityWhy Wilkes Barre?

Founded in 1769, Greater Wilkes-Barre is rich in history and development. Wilkes-Barre has grown into a diverse place for business and economic industry segments. It is also home to a collection of year round recreation and entertainment venues, making it an appealing destination for both visitors and locals alike. Skiing, golfing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, biking, arena sports/entertainment and casino gaming are just a few highlights. The region is home to the AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, harness racing at Pocono Downs, and NASCAR and Indy racing at Pocono International Raceway. Additionally, natural resources abound, including a multitude of parks, trails, trout streams, lakes, rivers and forests.

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  • Many fine and casual restaurants
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  • Easy Access to highways
 

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