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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

2504 REEDY RD
$259,900 
2504 REEDY RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,944 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1042 BOESHORE CIR
$234,900 
1042 BOESHORE CIR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,269 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1940 OLIVE ST
$229,900 
1940 OLIVE ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,270 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2413 BRESSLER DR
$219,900 
2413 BRESSLER DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,252 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
28 WILSON ST
$195,000 
28 WILSON ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,338 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
4629 PHEASANT RUN N
$192,900 
4629 PHEASANT RUN N
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,827 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1009 AMITY CIR
$175,000 
1009 AMITY CIR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,798 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
8 DRUMHELLER DR
$159,900 
8 DRUMHELLER DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
880 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
63-5 ROCK RD
$147,500 
63-5 ROCK RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,728 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
955 UPLAND AVE
$139,900 
955 UPLAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,450 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty-Ephrata
1336 LANCASTER AVE
$134,900 
1336 LANCASTER AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,454 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
1440 NEW HOLLAND RD
$130,000 
1440 NEW HOLLAND RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,026 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
13 GIRARD AVE
$129,900 
13 GIRARD AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,352 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
1420 LINDEN ST
$128,900 
1420 LINDEN ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,766 sqft
Courtesy of Dan Realty
921 FERN AVE
$127,500 
921 FERN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,280 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2129 CLEVELAND AVE
$125,000 
2129 CLEVELAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,100 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
320 MCCLELLAN ST
$89,900 
320 MCCLELLAN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,190 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
218 CARROLL ST
$89,900 
218 CARROLL ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,310 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
225 UPLAND AVE
$84,777 
225 UPLAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,000 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1261 BUTTONWOOD ST
$30,000 
1261 BUTTONWOOD ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
948 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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