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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

18 GOLFVIEW LN
$338,900 
18 GOLFVIEW LN
READING, PA

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,343 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1036 MEADOW DR
$289,900 
1036 MEADOW DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,821 sqft
Courtesy of Simple Choice Realty, INC
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
731-729 WASHINGTON ST
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
731-729 WASHINGTON ST
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2304 JEFFERSON AVE
$175,000 
2304 JEFFERSON AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,787 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
1222 N 14TH ST
$159,000 
1222 N 14TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,217 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
3919 PENNS DR
$149,900 
3919 PENNS DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,440 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1711 LIBERTY AVE
$139,900 
1711 LIBERTY AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
900 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Group
162 CHRISTINE DR
$134,900 
162 CHRISTINE DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,197 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
335 N WYOMISSING AVE
$129,900 
335 N WYOMISSING AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,144 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
30 MUIRFIELD DR
$120,000 
30 MUIRFIELD DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,215 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
4242 8TH AVE
$88,000 
4242 8TH AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,665 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
1530 FAIRVIEW ST
$84,900 
1530 FAIRVIEW ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,340 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1967 FAIRVIEW AVE
$79,900 
1967 FAIRVIEW AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,376 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1133 N 12TH ST
$77,500 
1133 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,500 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
208 PENN TER
$70,000 
208 PENN TER
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,817 sqft
Courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors
110 OLEY ST
$60,000 
110 OLEY ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,933 sqft
Courtesy of Home Town Realty
1020 MULBERRY ST
$36,500 
1020 MULBERRY ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,458 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
110 HEATHER LN
$1,450 
110 HEATHER LN
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,342 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)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

READING 2 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Reading, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

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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