North East Reviews
Rating 3.74 out of 5 19 reviews
North East is a quaint town, but don't let its size fool you. Within its boundaries, there is so much history and culture. Visit during the cherry season to experience the Cherry Fest. Also, the Wine Fest is another great opportunity to celebrate the town's agricultural production.
If you enjoy a small-town feel and are on the more conservative side then this town might be fine for you. There is absolutely nothing to do besides go to China Jade. NEHS is just okay. This town is largely comprised of old people and farmers and people who believe flying the confederate flag is acceptable. The only thing it has going for it is beautiful sunsets and the smell of grapes in the fall. If you want your kids to be raised in a diverse environment this is not the place. Pretty in the summer, gross in the winter.
High poverty level, local grocery store is very expensive, not many shops or restaurants, no nightlife beyond local bars and school district activities, 15 - 20 minute drive to get to reasonably priced grocery stores, shops, restaurants, movies, etc. It was a place to sleep, nothing more.
I love this small town! Everyone is out to help others. A very tight-knit community. Great place to raise a family. I wouldn't change anything about North East! Thank you.
North East is a very nice town. The community is great and supportive and there is good history in the town. We are all proud of our grapes, which to some people may sound weird. However, when you come from a town that has more grapes rows than it does people with wineries every where in such a small town, you would get a good feeling of just how important those grapes are. To any visitors I would definitely do a wine tour and look into the history of Welch's (Where grape juice and Jam are made).
Born and raised in North East PA, I have come to love everything it has to offer. From local wineries and various historical sites, to incredible schools and a very family friendly atmosphere, it has the small town feel with big town opportunities.
In the fall the town smells like fresh grapes, some of the worlds best sunsets, and lots of snow in the Winters! :)
Northeast is a very quiet town, kept up very well with the street cleaning and making sure that the history is kept up. People are very friendly and the businesses try to help each other out. It is not a town for night life. I would like to see more diversity since there is a college in the town you don't see to much of it as you would if you were in Erie.
It's a small town just outside of a city. If you have ever watched Gilmore Girls, my family compares it to Stars Hollow. There are festivals all summer to celebrate different harvest, one for cherries, one for grapes to make wine and even a rib one. School is very good, one of the best in the nation. It received the National Blue Ribbon award for schools, so I can say that. Only down side is unless you want to pay high prices at the small grocery store in town there is about a 20 minute drive to a Walmart. And any shopping at the mall is about 30 to 45 minutes.
The night lighting could be better.
This area is wonderful, to live in and grow up in.
The police are everywhere in this town. You can't just end all crime, but they do the best they can. There are many unfortunate people that live in North East, and their children don't have anything better to do than sell drugs. I think the biggest issues in this town are selling of drugs, young kids doing drugs, and the amount of sexual violence. Those are things that will never be cured. It will never end. The police should focus more on the kids walking around town doing drugs rather than driving around giving out parking tickets.
Growing up in this little neighbor, I wouldn't trade it for the world. The reason I had to move is because I lived there with my father and he passed away when I was 17. That is the reason I am trying out for this scholarship. I am having trouble paying for my tuition at Edinboro University. The general atmosphere at 7 Colfax Street was great. All kind people live down that road. I would move back to my childhood home in a heartbeat.
We may not always have something going on but when the Cherry fest comes around or the wine fest it's always fun for families and etc.
Most of the time people just get nosey and everyone knows your business due to how small the town is and how fast news can spread.
In the small town I live in it can be hard to get a job. Lots of places are mostly owned by a family and prefer to hire relatives or a close friend of the family.