11 of the most expensive homes in the Poconos

The luxury home market is on fire across the United States, and even real estate agents in small suburban and rural markets are seeing an increased demand for multi-million dollar abodes. 

High-end homes are selling quickly, even in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, known as a tourist escape for New Yorkers, Philadelphians and others in the region. 

According to the Zillow Home Value Index, the typical home value of homes in Monroe County is $245,269. This value is seasonally adjusted and only includes the middle price tier of homes. Monroe County home values have gone up 35.1% over the past year.

“We have seen an Here in Monroe County, we have seen a 300% increase in sales of million dollar plus homes this year over last. We have more homes listed over $1 million than in years past— and they are selling faster than ever” Nicole A. Murray, an Association Executive with the Pocono Mountains Association of REALTORS, said. 

There are over 20 homes currently listed at over a million dollars in Monroe County.

According to Murray, there are multiple factors driving the search for high end homes in the Poconos. Remote work, low interest rates, stock market performance, and the area’s proximity to New York and Philadelphia are fueling buyers entering the local high end housing market.

A common selling point is the region’s natural setting. 

“One of the many things about the Poconos that bring people here is the natural beauty of the area and the settings that it offers.” Murray continued. “You can find amazing properties here from beautiful custom lake and riverfront homes to secluded mountain retreats with views for miles.”  

Here’s a list of Monroe County’s 11 most expensive properties, priced low to high. 

11. 232 Eagles Court, Stroudsburg: $1.35 million

Listing agent: Lisa M. Sanderson, Keller Williams Real Estate-Stroudsburg

Built in 2008 on 5.98 acres, this 10,100-square foot home has 6 bedrooms and 8 baths. 

According to the listing, location is everything when it comes to the property at 232 Eagles Court. Sanderson called this home “simply incomparable” with miles of mountain views and, nearly 6 acres of land, you will have plenty of space to entertain guests. Minutes from town, shopping, schools and more. 

Features: 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, central vac, and a “tricked out” kitchen. 

Luxurious extras: Features fit for a millionaire include sunroom, conservatory, solarium, movie/media room, 2 ensuite bedrooms. 2-story great room with ample natural light and glorious views. Custom moldings and built-ins, solid wood doors.

Property taxes: $33,218.69        

More info: bit.ly/3lZ3ggD

10. 217 Rising Meadow Way, East Stroudsburg: $1,425,000

217 Rising Meadow Way comes complete with a wine cellar that holds more than 1,000 bottles of your favorite vintage.

Listing agent: Richard E Carroll, Smart Way America Realty

Built in 2006 on 1.39 acres, this 9,616 square foot home has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths

Features:  6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths home with a center hall foyer that flows into the formal living and dining room. An open floor plan includes a “stunning fireplace,” with plenty of living space throughout the home.