Back Mountain Area Towns
- Shickshinny Lake
- Sweet Valley
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Northwest of the Wyoming Valley, the Back Mountain is a 110-mile suburban community comprised of several municipalities, including Dallas Township, Dallas Borough, Shavertown, Trucksville, Harvey’s Lake Borough, and Lehman Township. Besides the spectacular mountainous views, other area highlights include Harvey’s Lake, Shickshinny Lake, Francis Slocum State Park, and a number of fresh, local farms, including the historic Lands at Hillside Farms.
The area offers plenty when it comes to real estate. Whether you’re looking for a summer home with lake access, commercial property for sale, or a single-family home on a quiet street, there is a large variety of housing styles available in the Back Mountain for all price ranges!
Public education includes Lake Lehman, Dallas, and Northwest school districts, as well as a number of private and religiously affiliated schools. When it comes to higher education, the area is also home to Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus and Misericordia University.
There are three shopping centers within the Back Mountain with plenty of restaurants, banks, and retail stores. Whether you’re hungry for authentic Mexican cuisine, pizza, Italian, seafood, or anything else in between, there’s something for everyone. There are also plenty of places to entertain the family, including neighborhood parks, dance studios, and community sports programs including youth soccer, football, swim and baseball leagues.
The Lands at Hillside Farms is a popular destination for fresh ice cream, milk, and local goods. It’s also home to a variety of animals and is a fun spot for hayrides. Francis Slocum State Park is another popular destination for hiking trails, picnics, fishing, and boating. It’s a wonderful area to live and play!
With easy access to highways, living in the Back Mountain only feels like it’s far away. Both Wilkes-Barre and Scranton are only short drives away from the quaint, country suburbs.