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Reading, PA Real Estate

Reading (/ˈrɛdɪŋ/ RED-ing) is a city in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA, and seat of Berks County. Reading is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area and had a population of 88,082 as of the 2010 census, making it the fifth most populated city in the state, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie, and the fifth most-populous municipality. According to the 2010 census, Reading has the highest share of citizens living in poverty in the nation.

Duryea Drive, which ascends Mount Penn in a series of switchbacks, was a testing place for early automobiles and was named for Charles Duryea. The Blue Mountain Region Sports Car Club of America hosts the Duryea Hill Climb, the longest in the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association series, which follows the same route the automaker used to test his cars.

The city lent its name to the now-defunct Reading Railroad, which brought anthracite coal from the Pennsylvania Coal Region to cities along the Schuylkill River. The railroad is one of the four railroad properties in the classic United States version of the Monopoly board game. Reading was one of the first localities where outlet shopping became a tourist industry. It has been known as "The Pretzel City" because of numerous local pretzel bakeries. Currently, Bachman, Dieffenbach, and Unique Pretzel bakeries call the Reading area home.

Reading is also known for the Reading Fightin Phils, minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies who play at FirstEnergy Stadium. Notable alumni are Larry Bowa, Ryne Sandberg, Mike Schmidt, Ryan Howard, and Jimmy Rollins.

The city has been the residence of numerous professional athletes. Among these native to Reading are Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Carl Furillo, Baltimore Colts running back Lenny Moore, and Philadelphia 76ers forward Donyell Marshall.

The open-wheel racing portion of Penske Racing had been based in Reading, Pennsylvania since 1973 with the cars, during the F1 and CART era, being constructed in Poole, Dorset, England as well as being the base for the F1 team. On October 31, 2005, Penske Racing announced after the 2006 IRL season, they would consolidate IRL and NASCAR operations at the team's Mooresville, North Carolina facility; with the flooding in Pennsylvania in 2006, the team's operations were moved to Mooresville earlier than expected. Penske Truck Leasing is still based in Reading

Six institutions of higher education serve the Reading area. The city's cultural institutions include the Reading Symphony Orchestra and its education project the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, the GoggleWorks Art Gallery, the Reading Public Museum and the Historical Society of Berks County.

Reading is the birthplace of graphic artist Jim Steranko, poet Wallace Stevens, Guitar Virtuoso Richie Kotzen and George Baer Hiester. Marching Band Composer and writer John Philip Sousa, the March King, died in Reading's Abraham Lincoln Hotel in 1932. Keith Haring, NFL quarterbacks Chad Henne, Kerry Collins, wide receiver Steve Kreider and country singer Taylor Swift are not from the City of Reading, but surrounding towns in Berks County.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Reading, Pa

61 GUNPOWDER LN
$255,000 
61 GUNPOWDER LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,770 sqft
Courtesy of Home Town Realty
4255 PAINTED SKY RD
$253,900 
4255 PAINTED SKY RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,328 sqft
Courtesy of Sean LaSalle, BHHS Fox & Roach-Macungie
2306 LASALLE DR
$220,000 
2306 LASALLE DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,077 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2275 READING BLVD
$195,000 
2275 READING BLVD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,520 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
864 BEACH ST
$185,000 
864 BEACH ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,904 sqft
Courtesy of Country Home Real Estate
2705 ORCHARD VIEW RD
$174,900 
2705 ORCHARD VIEW RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,166 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
803 KENHORST BLVD
$174,900 
803 KENHORST BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,555 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2448 CLEVELAND AVE
$150,000 
2448 CLEVELAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,248 sqft
Courtesy of Home Town Realty
16 CREIGHTON CIR
$150,000 
16 CREIGHTON CIR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,520 sqft
Courtesy of Styer Real Estate
151 HEATHER LN
$145,900 
151 HEATHER LN
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,392 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1865 OLD LANCASTER PIKE
$135,000 
1865 OLD LANCASTER PIKE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,118 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
521 N 11TH ST
$89,900 
521 N 11TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,472 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1416 PALM ST
$89,900 
1416 PALM ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,736 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1139 PERRY ST
$84,999 
1139 PERRY ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,279 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
240 SPIES CHURCH RD #L 126
$84,900 
240 SPIES CHURCH RD #L 126
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,173 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
8 S 20TH ST
$79,900 
8 S 20TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
940 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
844 MULBERRY ST
$59,900 
844 MULBERRY ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,046 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
5230 E LORANE RD
$58,500 
5230 E LORANE RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,862 sqft
Courtesy of E Dianne Reed Associates
1517 HILL RD #2G
$49,900 
1517 HILL RD #2G
READING, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
921 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
232 PLUM ST
$39,900 
232 PLUM ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
996 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 412 $127,809 $112,943

Reading, Pa School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
ANTIETAM K-12 19606 2
DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN K-12 18015 No Rating
EXETER TOWNSHIP K-12 19606 3
GOVERNOR MIFFLIN K-12 19607 3
I-LEAD CHARTER SCHOOL 7-12, 9-12 19601 No Rating
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Reading, Pa School Rankings (FAQ)

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READING 2 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Reading, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

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READING
PENNSYLVANIA
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Reading, Pa Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 88,872
Households: 30,324
Median Age: 31

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