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About Northeast Pennsylvania

Wilkes is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, an affordable and welcoming city of about 40,000 people with plenty of options for shopping, banking, global dining, services and places of worship.

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Wilkes is surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and rivers that offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy all four seasons outdoors.

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Access to
Major Cities

Want to experience big cities? Wilkes is located near an international airport and these destinations are just a short drive or bus ride away:

  • New York City (194 km)

  • Philadelphia (183 km)

  • Washington, D.C. (359 km)

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