Wilkes-Barre riverfront view

Living in Wilkes-Barre

“Housing options in Wilkes-Barre are diverse, including historic corridors, new developments and single family homes. For example, the city’s Pine Ridge Estates is an expanding development of modern middle-income homes ready to welcome newcomers to Wilkes-Barre.” – Wilkes-Barre – Official Site

Weather? We have it! We experience the splendor of all four seasons in Wilkes-Barre. Winters are generally cold and snowfall can be expected. Fall brings more temperate weather, and the beauty of fall foliage. Spring offers pleasant temps, along with some rain. Summer is warm, with occasional thunderstorms.

Looking for housing information? Check our Student Housing page.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Arts, Culture, and Fresh Food! Third Friday Wilkes-Barre provides original artwork and music in a casual, family friendly atmosphere at participating galleries and businesses each month. The Fine Arts Fiesta is held annually during the month of May and features an adult and student juried art show, live performances, strolling performers, a robust artists’ market and a selection of ethnic foods. Support local vendors from our community at the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market from June to November.
  • Day Trips! Wilkes-Barre is close to both Philadelphia, PA and New York City, NY. Take a bus from Martz Trailways in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

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