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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

79 SYCAMORE DR
$342,000 
79 SYCAMORE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
4,503 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
31 SYCAMORE DR
$287,500 
31 SYCAMORE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,496 sqft
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty
12 EMILY CT
$214,900 
12 EMILY CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,568 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
509 SUNSET RD
$189,900 
509 SUNSET RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,356 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
3235 HARRISON AVE
$189,500 
3235 HARRISON AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,549 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
4475 PRESTWICK DR
$184,900 
4475 PRESTWICK DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
1,830 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
734 TAMARACK TRL
$149,900 
734 TAMARACK TRL
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,600 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
244 CARSONIA AVE
$125,000 
244 CARSONIA AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,334 sqft
Courtesy of Kirk Simmon, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
3 MARSHALL AVE
$99,900 
3 MARSHALL AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,312 sqft
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty
1F FAIRWAY RD
$95,000 
1F FAIRWAY RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,170 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1338H W WYOMISSING CT #H
$94,900 
1338H W WYOMISSING CT #H
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,156 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
53 CRESTMONT ST
$89,999 
53 CRESTMONT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,532 sqft
Courtesy of GKS Brown Realty Services
2549 PERKIOMEN AVE
$77,500 
2549 PERKIOMEN AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
987 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
919 LOCUST ST
$65,000 
919 LOCUST ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,228 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
212 CLYMER ST
$64,500 
212 CLYMER ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
2,156 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
732 LOCUST ST
$57,900 
732 LOCUST ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,162 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
240 CARROLL ST
$49,900 
240 CARROLL ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
924 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
3511 WOODLAND AVE
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
649 S 17TH 1/2 ST
$24,900 
649 S 17TH 1/2 ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,249 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
945 E LAUREL ST
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 874 $142,096 $129,327

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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