I have lived here for 20 years, and raised my children here (they were two when we moved in) I live in a great area, close to everything yet far enough that I don't deal with traffic. Yes, there is some traffic issues, but unless you are really in the far out country areas, where is there no traffic. We are close to everything, including NEW JERSEY. This is not only a college town, it is also a tourist town, so things do not close up at 5pm! Close to shopping, great parks, and plenty of things for all to do within 20 minutes in any direction. Yes crime has increased and the prices of the homes have decreased, but where is it any different. My children love it here and have no desire to move anywhere else, so they've told me. I think that says a lot! Good luck in your hunt, but I have no regrets in making my decision to live in Stroudsburg!