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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

18 BUCKINGHAM DR
$369,900 
18 BUCKINGHAM DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 4/1 Baths
3,738 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
637 GEORGIA AVE
$323,777 
637 GEORGIA AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,400 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2504 REEDY RD
$259,900 
2504 REEDY RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,944 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1414 ROSE VIRGINIA RD
$254,900 
1414 ROSE VIRGINIA RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,865 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
1197 OLD BERNVILLE RD
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
1042 BOESHORE CIR
$234,900 
1042 BOESHORE CIR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,269 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
28 WILSON ST
$195,000 
28 WILSON ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,338 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
3308 KUTZTOWN RD
$167,500 
3308 KUTZTOWN RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,890 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
707 OLEY ST
$152,000 
707 OLEY ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,274 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
63-5 ROCK RD
$147,500 
63-5 ROCK RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,728 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
36 2ND ST
$132,900 
36 2ND ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,200 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1440 NEW HOLLAND RD
$130,000 
1440 NEW HOLLAND RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,026 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
13 GIRARD AVE
$129,900 
13 GIRARD AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,352 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
632 N 25TH ST
$119,900 
632 N 25TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,102 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
425 COLUMBIA AVE
$109,900 
425 COLUMBIA AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,296 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
127 MONTGOMERY AVE
$97,000 
127 MONTGOMERY AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,513 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors-Allentown
234 S STERLEY ST
$89,900 
234 S STERLEY ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,564 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
225 UPLAND AVE
$84,777 
225 UPLAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,000 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
514 S 17TH 1/2 ST
$10,000 
514 S 17TH 1/2 ST
READING, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
504 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
52 MEDINAH DR
$1,450 
52 MEDINAH DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,596 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing

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: 88,872
Households: 30,324
Median Age: 31

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