The Hideout, in Lake Ariel, is a popular gated community in northeast Pennsylvania.
Situated on over 4.5 square miles, The Hideout in Wayne County has something for everyone! View all of the currently listed Homes for Sale In The Hideout.
The Hideout is a 2,700 acre community with six lakes and ponds. The largest lake in The Hideout is Lake Roamingwood, which is 225 acres and allows up to 90 hp motorboats.
250 acres of land in The Hideout has been set aside as a natural preserve. The 2800 homes are attractive and usually very well maintained. A variety of styles, sizes, and exterior choices give a feeling of individuality, rather than “cookie cutter” houses lined up in neat little rows.
Its convenient central location is another “plus” for living in The Hideout. Roughly ten minutes or less from Hamlin , residents can choose from two grocery stores, visit a public library, a pharmacy, convenience stores, service stations, diners, and other local businesses.
The Comfort Inn is only a short distance away, making it easy for out of town guests to visit.
Honesdale, fifteen minutes away, offers a large variety of shopping opportunities, including Kmart, Walmart, Home Depot, movies, another public library, more restaurants, a full service hospital and other medical facilities. Also nearby is Hawley (and Lake Wallenpaupack), with more places to shop and dine, antique shops, library, etc.
The main gate of The Hideout is approximately ten minutes from I-84. Nearby Scranton offers even more shopping, medical, dining, and entertainment. (Personally, I love going to the Cinemark!)
Activities, clubs, and recreation opportunities abound in The Hideout:
|-24 Hour Security||-Indoor/Outdoor Tennis|
|-Gated Entrance||-Powerboat Lake|
|-Public Utilities||-Two Sandy Beaches|
|-Central Water / Sewer||-Two Heated Pools|
|-Paved Roads||-Fitness Center|
|-Clubhouse & Lodge||-Craft Center|
|-Campgrounds||-Wood Craft Building|
|– 9 Hole Golf Course||-Ski hill, lift and lodge|
Drinking water in The Hideout is obtained from five different wells located within the community. More information about the water quality can be found here. In addition to the yearly association dues (as of 2009, $1,428) and sewer and water charges, there are amenity fees to take into consideration when considering what it will cost to live in The Hideout.
The various amenity fees are outlined here. (pdf file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.) Fees and dues are subject to change and should be used as a guideline only.
New home buyers in The Hideout need to be aware of a Captial Improvement Fee that is charged at closing – usually a little less than the current yearly dues, is a one time fee and is required of all new home & property buyers. Set aside for improvements, new amenities, new facilities, and the like, this fee helps keep the community beautiful, useful, and an exciting place to live!
Housing is affordable in The Hideout; there are many options available ranging from modest chalets and ranch homes to more upscale, luxurious lakefront retreats. There truly is something for everyone!
NEW! If you would like a printable “Hideout Handout” that outlines all the main features, amenities, current dues, and water fees, just email me and ask for one! Put “Hideout Handout” in the subject line.
If you would like to see what’s currently on the market in The Hideout, I’ll be happy to send you a list. I will never send you stuff you didn’t ask for! I hate spam just like you!
Google Map – Even though The Hideout is technically served by the Lake Ariel post office, many travelers locate it easier via Hamlin, PA.
The Hideout is just a bit east of Hamlin off Route 590 – you can see the network of roads situated between “Avoy” and “Little Chapel.”