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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

385 WINGSPREAD DR
$284,900 
385 WINGSPREAD DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,792 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
4615 WILFOX AVE
$279,000 
4615 WILFOX AVE
READING, PA

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,352 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group - Limerick
1005 HICKORY LN
$209,900 
1005 HICKORY LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,908 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
765 CAROLINA AVE
$189,900 
765 CAROLINA AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,416 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
103 ASHLEY AVE
$184,990 
103 ASHLEY AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,750 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham
377 ONEIDA DR
$179,500 
377 ONEIDA DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,400 sqft
109 W 34TH ST
$172,500 
109 W 34TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,215 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
9 E PARK RD
$169,900 
9 E PARK RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,427 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
221 EMERALD AVE
$159,900 
221 EMERALD AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,065 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
2913 NEWPORT WAY
$149,000 
2913 NEWPORT WAY
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,408 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
1118 FREDRICK BLVD
$137,900 
1118 FREDRICK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,520 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
475 WEGMAN RD
$130,000 
475 WEGMAN RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,740 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2512 FILBERT AVE
$114,900 
2512 FILBERT AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,430 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
16 MYRTLE AVE
$84,900 
16 MYRTLE AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,144 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1145 N 5TH ST
$69,900 
1145 N 5TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,894 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
215 W WINDSOR ST
$64,900 
215 W WINDSOR ST
READING, PA

1,706 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
413 N 10TH ST
$39,900 
413 N 10TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,412 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
818 GORDON ST
$35,000 
818 GORDON ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,444 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
424-425 NORMAN ST
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1044 COTTON ST
$20,000 
1044 COTTON ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
792 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line Realty

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)

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

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