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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

331 LIMEKILN RD
$375,000 
331 LIMEKILN RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
3,527 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
790 AHRENS RD
$205,000 
790 AHRENS RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,873 sqft
Courtesy of Home Town Realty
3044 MAPLE AVE
$199,900 
3044 MAPLE AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,499 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
52 EMILY CT
$189,900 
52 EMILY CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,880 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Preferred-Newtown Square
411 WALNUT ST
$189,000 
411 WALNUT ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
5,668 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group - Limerick
704 BYRAM ST
$174,900 
704 BYRAM ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,965 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
146 BAINBRIDGE CIR
$167,900 
146 BAINBRIDGE CIR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,490 sqft
Courtesy of E Dianne Reed Associates
3002 ORCHARD VIEW LN
$159,900 
3002 ORCHARD VIEW LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,938 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
3515 OAK ST
$149,900 
3515 OAK ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,383 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
52 WOOD CIR
$139,900 
52 WOOD CIR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,512 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1134 MUHLENBERG ST
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group - Limerick
2044 READING AVE
$122,900 
2044 READING AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,184 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1375 PERSHING BLVD #501
$119,900 
1375 PERSHING BLVD #501
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,474 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
647 N 9TH ST
$74,900 
647 N 9TH ST
READING, PA

6 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,058 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
125 SPRING ST
$74,900 
125 SPRING ST
READING, PA

1,781 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
848 N 8TH ST
$67,500 
848 N 8TH ST
READING, PA

2,147 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
2254 NORTHMONT BLVD
$57,000 
2254 NORTHMONT BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,270 sqft
Courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors
828 LOCUST ST
$50,000 
828 LOCUST ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,008 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1900 ELIZABETH AVE
$49,900 
1900 ELIZABETH AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,018 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
546 S 18TH ST
$45,000 
546 S 18TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,096 sqft
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
OCT-DEC 2016 633 $124,350 $114,497

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

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