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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

335 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD
$335,000 
335 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD
READING, PA

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
5,462 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
49 SAWGRASS DR
$263,916 
49 SAWGRASS DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,378 sqft
Courtesy of Simple Choice Realty, INC
63 SAWGRASS DR
$233,055 
63 SAWGRASS DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,818 sqft
Courtesy of Simple Choice Realty, INC
1009 SHILO ST
$224,900 
1009 SHILO ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,100 sqft
Courtesy of Commonwealth Real Estate LLC
202 LINCOLN DR
$185,000 
202 LINCOLN DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,820 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
4221 DANOR DR
$179,900 
4221 DANOR DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,086 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
4134 PAINTED SKY RD
$179,900 
4134 PAINTED SKY RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,258 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1241 BROOKE BLVD
$149,900 
1241 BROOKE BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,313 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
108 MONTGOMERY AVE
$124,900 
108 MONTGOMERY AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,496 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
23-4 HEATHER HTS
$117,500 
23-4 HEATHER HTS
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
1,594 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
927 MADISON AVE
$79,900 
927 MADISON AVE
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,609 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1044 N 12TH ST
$79,900 
1044 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,541 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1334P W WYOMISSING CT #P
$79,000 
1334P W WYOMISSING CT #P
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,354 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
634 PEAR ST
$64,900 
634 PEAR ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,584 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
539 LINDEN ST
$54,900 
539 LINDEN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,290 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
663 SHEERLUND RD
$52,175 
663 SHEERLUND RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,108 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
318A N 10TH ST
$50,000 
318A N 10TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,434 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
412 HAZEL ST
$31,800 
412 HAZEL ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,166 sqft
Courtesy of Owners.com
322 N 12TH ST
$18,000 
322 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,110 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
4316 SYLVAN DR
$1,600 
4316 SYLVAN DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,634 sqft
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 560 $141,962 $127,895

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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