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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

2100 N 11TH ST
$549,900 
2100 N 11TH ST
READING, PA

9,000 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
2121 BRESSLER DR
$239,900 
2121 BRESSLER DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,944 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1115 DOGWOOD DR
$220,000 
1115 DOGWOOD DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/2 Bath
1,894 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
20 CRAIG DR
$209,900 
20 CRAIG DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,721 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
3505 ORCHARD VIEW RD
$209,800 
3505 ORCHARD VIEW RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,247 sqft
Courtesy of Theresa Skokowski, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
620 WISTERIA AVE
$205,000 
620 WISTERIA AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,352 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
613 LAWRENCE AVE
$200,000 
613 LAWRENCE AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,748 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2606 HOLLYWOOD CT
$184,900 
2606 HOLLYWOOD CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,582 sqft
Courtesy of Redfin Corporation
4316 PENN AVE
$165,000 
4316 PENN AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,695 sqft
Courtesy of Allison James Estates & Homes
1917A GARFIELD AVE
$164,900 
1917A GARFIELD AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,676 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
4048 PENN AVE
$160,000 
4048 PENN AVE
READING, PA

6 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,784 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
3714 CIRCLE AVE
$158,900 
3714 CIRCLE AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,425 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2455 FAIRVIEW AVE
$150,000 
2455 FAIRVIEW AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,456 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1311 LACROSSE AVE
$144,900 
1311 LACROSSE AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,404 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
17 S 11TH ST
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2618 ANTIETAM AVE
$134,500 
2618 ANTIETAM AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,260 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
23-2 HEATHER HTS
$99,800 
23-2 HEATHER HTS
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,594 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster
3124 GRAY ST
$75,000 
3124 GRAY ST
READING, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
944 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
120 WOODLAND AVE
$64,500 
120 WOODLAND AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
650 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
137 S 8TH ST
$49,000 
137 S 8TH ST
READING, PA

2,204 sqft
Courtesy of Ramus Realty Group

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)

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

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