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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

12 OPEN HEARTH DR
$729,900 
12 OPEN HEARTH DR
READING, PA

9 Beds, 9/3 Baths
10,900 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
115 OLD FRIEDENSBURG RD
$695,000 
115 OLD FRIEDENSBURG RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,900 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
1518 CEDAR TOP RD
$395,000 
1518 CEDAR TOP RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,381 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
651 EBERSOLE RD
$319,900 
651 EBERSOLE RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,840 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
644 LINDEN AVE
$229,900 
644 LINDEN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,740 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
1164 ASHBOURNE DR
$200,000 Price reduced from $205,000 (-$5,000)
1164 ASHBOURNE DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
2,013 sqft
Courtesy of Kenneth Krauter, BHHS Fox & Roach-Spring House
506 N 25TH ST
$159,900 
506 N 25TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,668 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
3598 HAWTHORNE ST
$159,000 
3598 HAWTHORNE ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
2,000 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
522 MARTIN AVE
$139,900 
522 MARTIN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,268 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
36 LARCHWOOD RD
$132,500 
36 LARCHWOOD RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,231 sqft
Courtesy of Owners.com
451 SHELBOURNE RD
$100,000 
451 SHELBOURNE RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,080 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
44 S HULL ST
$84,900 
44 S HULL ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,569 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
249 N 11TH ST
$84,900 
249 N 11TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,744 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
118 ROBESON ST
$79,900 
118 ROBESON ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,307 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
918 CHURCH ST
$77,900 
918 CHURCH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,850 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
717 N 12TH ST
$69,900 
717 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,546 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
549 S 15TH 1/2 ST
$65,000 
549 S 15TH 1/2 ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,299 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
236 S 13TH ST
$62,500 
236 S 13TH ST
READING, PA

7 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,240 sqft
Courtesy of Sunrise Johnson's Real Estate
344 MADISON AVE
$54,900 
344 MADISON AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,058 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1238 MARION ST
$39,900 
1238 MARION ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,310 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
APR-JUN 2017 178 $128,859 $122,755

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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