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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

269 DICKINSON DR
$516,000 
269 DICKINSON DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 4/1 Baths
4,596 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
55 SCOTLAND DR
$409,900 
55 SCOTLAND DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,454 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
200 N 5TH ST
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
200 N 5TH ST
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
100 HIGH ST
$225,000 
100 HIGH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,626 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1164 ASHBOURNE DR
$215,000 
1164 ASHBOURNE DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
2,013 sqft
Courtesy of Kenneth Krauter, BHHS Fox & Roach-Spring House
1653 COMMONWEALTH BLVD
$199,900 
1653 COMMONWEALTH BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,064 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
224 SUMMIT AVE
$179,000 
224 SUMMIT AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,924 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Group
377 ONEIDA DR
$174,500 Price reduced from $179,500 (-$5,000)
377 ONEIDA DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,400 sqft
1343 LACROSSE AVE
$164,900 
1343 LACROSSE AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,206 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
62 WOOD CIR
$140,000 
62 WOOD CIR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,554 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
15 GIRARD AVE
$110,000 
15 GIRARD AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,352 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
35 ARLINGTON ST
$99,900 
35 ARLINGTON ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,276 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
710 CRESCENT AVE
$99,900 
710 CRESCENT AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,080 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
372 N FRONT ST
$64,900 
372 N FRONT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,297 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
856 N 12TH ST
$59,900 
856 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,432 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
1047 MARION ST
$59,900 
1047 MARION ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,394 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1615 ECKERT AVE
$54,500 
1615 ECKERT AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,456 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
337 CARPENTER ST
$27,000 
337 CARPENTER ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,190 sqft
Courtesy of Penn Realty Professionals LLC
337 S 13TH ST
$14,840 
337 S 13TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,696 sqft
Courtesy of Owners.com

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2017 194 $131,706 $120,890

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: 87,398
Households: 29,814
Median Age: 31

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