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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

3401 RIVER RD
$320,000 
3401 RIVER RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,865 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
30 KATYLYN LN
$229,900 
30 KATYLYN LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,860 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
819 SUELLEN DR
$178,000 
819 SUELLEN DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
2,260 sqft
Courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors
3229 HARRISON AVE
$160,000 
3229 HARRISON AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,568 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line Realty
114 LAUREL CT
$144,900 
114 LAUREL CT
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,334 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Group
1825 ALSACE RD
$135,000 
1825 ALSACE RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,020 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
28 QUINTER LN
$134,900 
28 QUINTER LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,276 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1226 FREDRICK BLVD
$134,500 
1226 FREDRICK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,520 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
125 NEW HOLLAND AVE
$124,900 
125 NEW HOLLAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,132 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
436 BARTLETT ST
$119,900 
436 BARTLETT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,360 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1506 LUZERNE ST
$109,900 
1506 LUZERNE ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,152 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
15A FAIRWAY RD
$109,900 
15A FAIRWAY RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,170 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2943 KUTZTOWN RD
$109,900 
2943 KUTZTOWN RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
945 FERN AVE
$89,900 
945 FERN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,188 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
726 WEISER ST
$62,900 
726 WEISER ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,677 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
913 ROBESON ST
$61,900 
913 ROBESON ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,464 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
2254 NORTHMONT BLVD
$51,300 
2254 NORTHMONT BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,270 sqft
Courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors
606 N 3RD ST
$45,000 
606 N 3RD ST
READING, PA

6 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,754 sqft
Courtesy of Vanguard Realty Alliance, LLC
636 BINGAMAN ST
$37,500 
636 BINGAMAN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,168 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
301 LOMBARD ST
$18,000 
301 LOMBARD ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,300 sqft
Courtesy of Fox Chase Realty, LLC - Exton

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 68 $130,145 $124,366

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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