The Greater DuBois, PA area is centered on providing its residents with a non-congested relaxed atmosphere. Located within the Pennsylvania Wilds area, local residents take pride in the fact that the area is clean and not commuter-centered or overly congested. In fact, the city has a low crime rate and population, and clean fresh air. According to the 2010 Census Bureau, DuBois had a population of 7,794 people. Homes in DuBois provide easy access to major vacation areas such as Canada, the east coast, and the west coast. Triangle Tech, Dubois Business College, and Penn State University are located within Dubois, and students can easily commute to other schools in the area such as Clearfield Lock Haven University, Clarion University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania Punxsutawney.
Real Estate in DuBois began with the town settlement in 1812. However, John Dubois and John Rumbarger both established competitive industries within the area including lumber mills and coal mines. Railroads were built within the city to take advantage of the lumber production, which also created convenient access to other major centers of trade within the US. Although the Dubois fire of 1888 devastated the area, the town was rebuilt to include many modern-city conveniences that it now has available. Today, the town boasts of excellent schools, hospitals, a city library, and public services. Retail centers, the Dubois Airport, and many beautiful natural areas also make the city attractive to new residents and tourists.
Homes in DuBois are central to several local and national parks that provide the area with plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family. North of Dubois, is the 517,000 acre Allegheny National Forest that includes ATV and horse trails, the Allegheny Islands Wilderness, and the Minister Valley Studies Area. However, the area is also central to Elk State Park, Parker Dam State Park, and Clear Creek State Park. Nearby retreats that are maintained by the county offer residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy hiking and boating, outdoor athletics, and professional golf courses.
The activities and attractions in DuBois offer celebrations and festivities for people of all ages. Activities along Brandy Street, Liberty Boulevard, and other streets in downtown Dubois offer long standing restaurants, treasure filled markets, and the finest in accommodations. The area also boasts of a mall and a nearby township that offers antique shops and homemade products. Visitors and residents will love visiting the New England Country Inn and Tavern that was built in the 18th century, or taking a short sightseeing trip using the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad service.
New residents in DuBois will have an amazing experience if they attend the DuBois Community Days or St. Michael’s Polish Festival. However, events such as the International Food Festival, the Ag & Youth Fair, and Dubois Festival of the Arts, are also fun events that provide unforgettable activities and colorful parade shows. The America Red Cross Annual Summer Festival, Sandy Township Fireman’s Carnival, and local sports are also other events that people in DuBois can attend and enjoy.
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