Old Forge, PA

Overview

It's a legendary rivalry waged in living rooms and on street corners across America: New York or Chicago style pizza? Well, the votes are in and the results are … neither! That's because the title of "Pizza Capital of the World" goes to Old Forge, Pennsylvania. If you're considering moving to an apartment in Old Forge, you may already be aware of this auspicious title. If not, there are some things you should know. First, never order a "pie." In Old Forge, you order a "tray." And you don't go to the pizzeria -- you go to the pizza café. Also, it isn't a slice -- it's a cut. Of course, there's more to Old Forge than its pizza crown. This charming borough was established in 1899, and it is located about two miles from Downtown Scranton and roughly nine miles from Wilkes-Barre. The Lackawanna River winds along the southern edge of the borough, while I-476 is on the east side. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is directly south of Old Forge, and the nearby Pocono Mountains provide ample outdoor space for hiking, camping, skiing, and fishing.

1 Neighborhoods in Old Forge, PA

  • Taylor

    The neighborhood of Taylor in Old Forge sits directly southwest of Scranton, Pennsylvania, home to "The Office." Dissected by Highway 476 and bordered by the Lackawanna River, the area lies two hours west of New York and 10 minutes from the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Airport. Typical accommodations include single-family homes and apartment buildings. Residents shop at Ray's supermarket for its bakery and deli and drop by one of Old Forge's many Italian restaurants, including Ghigiarelli's — responsible for making the area the pizza capitol of the world — and Arcaro & Genell Restaurant, where diners enjoy a game of bocce followed by a double-crusted white pizza.

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