Scranton, PA


From its early years as a coal town and an early adopter of electricity, Scranton has a tradition of constantly moving forward into the future while preserving its history. Gorgeous architecture from the 19th and early 20th centuries can be found all over the city, particularly the Scranton Electric building and City Hall. The downtown dining and nightlife scene rivals that of much larger cities, and folks with apartments in this area enjoy a highly walkable lifestyle. Scranton is a great city for sports fans, with semi-pro and minor league soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball, and football teams competing throughout the year. Five colleges operate in Scranton, including the University of Scranton, and a branch campus for the University of Pennsylvania is located just north of town in Dunmore. To the south, Montage Mountain is a popular ski and snowboard destination, and several other ski resorts can be found closer to I-80.

6 Neighborhoods in Scranton, PA

  • East Mountain

    Located on the eastern side of Scranton, East Mountain overlooks the beauty of the city below. Residents take pride in this neighborhood full of quiet forest and slopes. Just minutes nearby, Lake Scranton, Mountain Lake and Robinson Park provide locals with easy access to fun and leisure activities.

  • Greenridge

    Fans of neighborhoods with historic houses and modern amenities find many possibilities in Scranton's Greenridge neighborhood. Numerous apartments and houses for rent stand along the Lackawanna River and within the neighborhood. Greenridge residents also enjoy easy access to downtown Scranton just two miles away, and travelers who want to go anywhere from upstate New York to Philadelphia to Tennessee start with a few minute's drive to Interstate 81.

  • Hill Section

    The Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania surrounds the University of Scranton with historic Tudor Revival-style homes dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Living in this walkable neighborhood puts you near the center of Scranton's busy commercial district. The Hill Section maintains connection to its past through events at the Lackawanna Historical Society, such as the Historic Hill House Tour.

  • Hyde Park

    Step into the tranquil beauty of the Pocono Mountains as you enter West Scranton’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The historic area claims a unique blend of city life and mountain scenery, with easy access to several nearby highways and Interstates that make commuting a breeze. Those looking for a home in Hyde Park can find an attractive selection of apartments for rent here.

  • South Side

    Just south of Downtown Scranton, the residents of South Side have easy access to the city center from their apartments and single-family homes for rent. The neighborhood takes pride in its hundreds of shade trees and proximity to East Mountain and Scranton Lake, where a three-mile jogging trail allows respite from city life.

  • West Mountain

    West Mountain is a large neighborhood situated about four miles northwest of Downtown Scranton. The area has a rich history, particularly in relation to its boom town days when the coal mines remained active and the railroad industry brought a huge influx of workers to the area. West Mountain is near the Lackawanna Coal Mine tourist attraction and the Steamtown Historic site, a museum devoted to the area's railroading days.