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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

244 NEW CASTLE DR
$249,900 
244 NEW CASTLE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,179 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1020 B PENN ST
$230,000 
1020 B PENN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,945 sqft
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
1826 LIBERTY AVE
$219,000 
1826 LIBERTY AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,900 sqft
Courtesy of Commonwealth Real Estate LLC
1945 LORRAINE RD
$179,900 
1945 LORRAINE RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,831 sqft
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty
935 CHURCH RD
$175,000 
935 CHURCH RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,399 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
316 FRIEDENSBURG RD
$157,000 
316 FRIEDENSBURG RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,086 sqft
Courtesy of Allison James Estates & Homes
2052 HIGHLAND AVE
$150,000 
2052 HIGHLAND AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,008 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Blue Bell
1020 A PENN ST
$150,000 
1020 A PENN ST
READING, PA

1 Bed, 1/1 Bath
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
26 LEWIS RD
$149,900 
26 LEWIS RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,448 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
216 FRIEDENSBURG RD
$149,900 
216 FRIEDENSBURG RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,563 sqft
Courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors
8 N LOS ROBLES CT
$147,500 
8 N LOS ROBLES CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,868 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Group
20 TURNING LEAF WAY
$137,900 
20 TURNING LEAF WAY
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,125 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1420 OLD LANCASTER PIKE
$118,000 
1420 OLD LANCASTER PIKE
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,072 sqft
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty
2224 RAYMOND AVE
$109,777 
2224 RAYMOND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,327 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1750 FAIRVIEW ST
$95,900 
1750 FAIRVIEW ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,336 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
2515 GRANT ST
$89,900 
2515 GRANT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,124 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
25 BUTTER LN
$89,900 
25 BUTTER LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,224 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1350 MINERAL SPRING RD
$59,900 
1350 MINERAL SPRING RD
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,056 sqft
Courtesy of Beckham & PIerce, Inc
1329 BIRCH ST
$49,900 
1329 BIRCH ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,001 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
537 WINDSOR ST
$950 
537 WINDSOR ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,138 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212

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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