When we first bought, most people also used their houses as weekend and vacation get-away, I just think with the economy the way it is, people could no longer afford 2 homes. We are a perfect example of that. The bigger ones are still used, some for sale, its the smaller ones, that people just let them go. What I am saying in 13 years no problems.
I'm not saying no one has not had any trouble, its everywhere. You should look at FL, robberies here are daily occurance here, 2 dozen a day, you just pray it isn't you. But our work brought us here and cannot wait to move from the area. Not safe in South FL. ex: my neighbor got robbed 4 times in 2 months, that doesn't include the other neighbors. You sit in your house with a gun for safety.
Dingmans Ferry doesn't even come close.
I think in our development they were vacations houses alot of them, or snowbirds. So that is why there are more vacant ones, With the economy like it is, people cannot afford to own 2 houses anymore, we can thank our gov't for that.
I am not sure about Wild Acres, if it is mostly vacation homes, then I am sure they might have for problems with break ins.
There are many lovely residential and vacation communities in Pike County, PA and, like anywhere else, each have their pros and cons. If the issues of crime concerns you, I would refer you to these local news websites that cover the area.
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