A little over a year ago, Charise Miller’s commute to work increased — a lot. It now takes her about an hour and a half to get to her office in New York City, instead of 10 minutes. But she’s fine with that, because it means she doesn’t have to spend two hours finding a parking space after work, as she did when she lived in the Bronx, near Yankee Stadium.
In Stroudsburg, Pa. — a Monroe County borough 75 miles west of New York and just across the Delaware River from New Jersey — where she now lives, there’s plenty of parking. There’s also plenty of breathing room.
Pennsylvania — 2.37 percent — taxes still tend to be lower than in the New York suburbs, and houses are generally more affordable at a variety of price points, Ms. Murray said. These days, those listed for sale don’t get 25 offers as they did at the height of the pandemic, he said, but they may still get three or four.
“There are just a lot of things to do here,” she said. “And it’s pretty.”
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