Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania, is a lovely borough located just south of Pottsville, and has excellent real estate opportunities. The smallest municipality in Schuylkill County, Mount Carbon is a beautiful slice of small-town Americana. Three streets comprise the majority of the borough, and its population is less than one hundred residents. Mount Carbon is located in close proximity to many other delightful towns in the heart of Pennsylvania, including Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, and Hershey, home of the famous chocolate. The Mount Carbon community is very active and has a great interest in the welfare of their community. Mount Carbon achieved some degree of notoriety when they elected the youngest mayor ever to serve in the United States, the 18 year old Jeffrey Dunkel.
Among Mount Carbon's interesting shops, boutiques and local businesses, you will find the historic Mount Carbon Brewery, which was founded in 1845. In addition to its own, Mount Carbon affords easy access to the town centers of neighboring towns, each with its own unique shops and dining opportunities. In addition to these charming town centers, there are malls in several neighboring communities that also provide shopping options, along with Cabela's which provides the area’s sporting and outdoors needs. Speaking of the outdoors, the Schuylkill County region is replete with an abundance of beautiful sites, including Hawk Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. There are many things to do throughout the area, such as hiking, fishing, water-skiing, swimming, and in the winter, skiing. Stocked bodies of water including the beautiful Lake Wynonah give access fish including bass, trout, northern pike, catfish, and walleye. Many additional lakes, streams, and creeks can be found as well, giving the avid angler many opportunities for finding that perfect spot to catch the big one. Close proximity to many important routes, including Route 61, 183, 78, and 81, which bisects the county, makes it easy for Mount Carbon residents to travel and commute. In addition to all of these wonderful features, there are a number of cultural attractions including an orchestra, art showcases, cultural festivals, car show, and fairs. Several museums also exist in the area, including the Classic Car Museum and the Anthracite Coal Museum which preserves the history of the coal belt in Pennsylvania. All in all, Mount Carbon in Schuylkill County is one of the most unique areas in the U.S., and is a wonderful place to call home.
Due to its small size, Mount Carbon has only a few real estate properties available, but those available are extremely desirable. For example, you can purchase an 896 square foot, two bedroom, one bathroom detached home for as little as $47,900. Average home prices in the Mount Carbon area are around $66,000, while the Schuylkill County average is a bit higher at $124,000 for a single-family home. This average is considerably lower than the Pennsylvania average of $164,900, and the national average of $175,700, which is why the Mount Carbon area is a popular destination for homebuyers. The real estate here is very affordable and provides residents with a charming small town lifestyle with quick and convenient access to larger communities and their excellent amenities and attractions.
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