Dear Mrs. Z.,
I myself moved from Sussex County NJ to Dingmans Ferry in 2007. Some of the factors were pretty basic. First, the properties are less expensive; I bought a new 4BR colonial for about $100,000 less than 20 minutes east of here. Second, the taxes are much lower. (I pay around $5200, whereas we were paying over $9000 in NJ for a home built in 1978.) The auto insurance is lower. Homeowners insurance is about the same as we were paying in NJ.
There are no State taxes on Pension income in PA. There is an Estate tax. Please consult an accountant for questions on taxes.
The school district here (Delaware Valley) is highly rated, especially through the Middle Schools grades.
On the "con" side, you do have to travel a bit further to find specialty shops, so we plan our shopping a bit better (and keep a second fridge in the garage!). The major hospitals are in Newton NJ, Port Jervis NY, and Honesdale PA. I also have two young children, so we have to drive them most places. I try to fill the gas tanks in NJ.
I would be happy to provide info on any other listings in our area that may be of interest. If you will give me your requirements as regards size, style, number of bedrooms, etc., I will gladly do a search and send the results, and any new listings as they arise, or to schedule a tour.
CENTURY 21 ROY B. HULL