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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

60 DEVON DR
$525,000 
60 DEVON DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 4/0 Baths
5,304 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
4660 OLEY TURNPIKE RD
$275,000 
4660 OLEY TURNPIKE RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,112 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
1105 HICKORY LN
$269,900 
1105 HICKORY LN
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,416 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
3614 ROMIG AVE
$225,000 
3614 ROMIG AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,061 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
365 SNYDER RD
$220,000 
365 SNYDER RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,260 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1921 FRIEDENSBURG RD
$219,900 
1921 FRIEDENSBURG RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,722 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1921 FRIEDENSBURG RD
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
2608 PARK ST
$179,900 
2608 PARK ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,932 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Coleman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
1351 WINGATE AVE
$179,900 
1351 WINGATE AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,250 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
1120 DANIEL ST
$169,900 
1120 DANIEL ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,291 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
18 LINCOLN DR
$167,500 
18 LINCOLN DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,384 sqft
Courtesy of Robert Benfield, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
$157,000 
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,702 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Coleman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
1105 FREDRICK BLVD
$154,900 
1105 FREDRICK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,592 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1508 LINDEN ST
$115,000 
1508 LINDEN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,148 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
839 POSSUM LN
$109,900 
839 POSSUM LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,600 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1828 HANCOCK BLVD
$95,000 
1828 HANCOCK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,296 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
412 COLUMBIA AVE
$44,900 
412 COLUMBIA AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,776 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
5 HEARTHSTONE CT #104
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
5 HEARTHSTONE CT #102
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
5 HEARTHSTONE CT #206
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 412 $127,809 $112,943

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: 88,624
Households: 30,173
Median Age: 32

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