5 Amenity Filled Lake Communities In The Poconos That Wont Break The Bank

Dated: 08/11/2019

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The Pocono Mountains has hundreds of private residential communities.  Each community offers differing amenities to its members and their guests.  In turn, each community charges it's members a different amount for Home Owner Association (HOA) fees, or what is commonly called "dues."  Dues are recurring yearly fees you pay to live in the private community and use the amenities.  They can range from greater than $12,000 per year, to under $100 per year.  

This is a list of 5 communities that offer a big bang for your buck, offering amenities and services that you can enjoy for under $100 per month.  


Indian Mountain Lakes- HOA fees for this amenity filled Lake Community are under $1100 per year.  This 24 hour manned gated community in Albrightsville,  Pennsylvania is close to Pocono Raceway.  Indian Mountain Lakes offers the following amenities to its members in good standing:Image title

  • Clubhouse

  • 5 Lakes

  • Beaches for Swimming

  • 2 Outdoor Pools

  • 4 Tennis Courts

  • 2 Basketball Courts

  • Road Maintenance

  • Trash Removal

  • 24 Hour Patrolled Security

  • Golf Carts are allowed on community roads 

  • Short Term Rentals Allowed


Emerald Lakes-  HOA fees are approximately $1000/year.  Located in Long Pond, PA.  Emerald Lakes is close to many Pocono attractions including Kalahari, and is in close accessibility to route 80 and route 380.  Residents in Good standing enjoy the following amenities:Image title

  • Clubhouse

  • 6 Lakes

  • Beach for Swimming 

  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools

  • Tennis & Basketball Courts

  • Baseball Field

  • Bar & Grill

  • Fitness room

  • Boating and Fishing

  • Game Room

  • Road Maintenance

  • Security

  • Short Term Rentals Allowed


Bear Creek Lake- Located In close proximity to the Historic town of Jim Thorpe in Penn Forest Township.  Bear Creek Lake has a HOA fee of $750 per year.  Amenities include:

  • Lake with Beach

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Boating and Fishing

  • Tennis, pickleball, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard,horseshoe, and bocce courts.

  • Baseball field

  • ATV's, Golf Carts and Snowmobiles allowed on community roads

  • Road Maintenance

  • Short Term Rentals Allowed


Brier Crest Woods-  Dues are $700 per year in this lake community located in Blakeslee, PA.  Brier Crest Woods is near Pocono Raceway and Image titlewithin a 10 minute drive to Big Boulder/Jack Frost ski area.  Members enjoy the following amenities:

  • Lake with Beach

  • Community Center

  • Kayaking and canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Tennis, Vollyball, and Basketball courts

  • Golf Carts allowed on community roads

  • Security

  • Road Maintenance

  • Short Term Rentals Allowed


Towamensing Trails-  Located in Albrightsville, PA, near skiing, and in close proximity to many Pocono attractions. Towamensing Trails HOA are a low $450 per year!  Amenities for members include:Image title

  • Community Center with Bar & Grill

  • Lake with Beach

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Tennis, Basketball and Volleyball courts

  • Boating and Fishing

  • Golf carts and ATV's allowed on community roads

  • 24 hour Security

  • Trash removal 



Click on the Links below to see Available Homes For Sale

Indian Mountain Lakes Homes For Sale

Emerald Lakes Homes For Sale

Bear Creek Lake Homes For Sale

Brier Crest Woods Homes For Sale

Towamensing Trails Homes For Sale


For information on any Real Estate related inquiries feel free to contact me at tdalmquist76@gmail.com, Call or text 570-406-5900 or visit my website at tami.mountainlivingpoconos.com 


Thanks for reading, happy home searching! 

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Tamara Almquist

Hello! My name is Tami Almquist. I've lived in the Pocono Mountains since 1984, after moving with my family from New Jersey to Paradise Valley while still in grammar school. I obtained my Bachelors of....

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