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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

2519 SIMON DR
$300,000 
2519 SIMON DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,554 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
215 JOHN GLENN AVE
$294,900 
215 JOHN GLENN AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,484 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
418 HAIG BLVD
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
148A LAUREL CT
$142,000 
148A LAUREL CT
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,334 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1228 FREDRICK BLVD
$140,000 
1228 FREDRICK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,520 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
3824 RAYMOND ST
$139,900 
3824 RAYMOND ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,176 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
86 WINCHESTER CT
$139,900 
86 WINCHESTER CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
1,880 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1059 FREDRICK BLVD
$139,900 
1059 FREDRICK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
1,728 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Kutztown
212 PHILADELPHIA AVE
$130,000 
212 PHILADELPHIA AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,429 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1019 FERN AVE
$129,900 
1019 FERN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,296 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
549 LINCOLN RD
$124,900 
549 LINCOLN RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,426 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
1213 FOX RUN
$104,900 
1213 FOX RUN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,330 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
371 HAZEL ST
$79,900 
371 HAZEL ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,076 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1342 FOX RUN
$77,000 
1342 FOX RUN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,440 sqft
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty
562 S 16TH ST
$74,900 
562 S 16TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,800 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
1011 DOUGLASS ST
$64,900 
1011 DOUGLASS ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,714 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
211 PEMBROKE DR
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
223 S 8TH ST
$32,500 
223 S 8TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,743 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
844 BINGAMAN ST
$15,000 
844 BINGAMAN ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,090 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
3534 KUTZTOWN RD
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold

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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