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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

701 MOUNT PENN RD
$358,886 
701 MOUNT PENN RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
4145 HILL TERRACE DR
$335,000 
4145 HILL TERRACE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,196 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
10 KANTNER LN S
$280,000 
10 KANTNER LN S
READING, PA

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
2,292 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
14 BENT BROOK CIR
$279,900 
14 BENT BROOK CIR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,180 sqft
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
25 THORNBURY RD
$275,000 
25 THORNBURY RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,684 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
713 CAROLINA AVE
$271,777 
713 CAROLINA AVE
READING, PA

5 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,650 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
265 GAUL RD
$269,900 
265 GAUL RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
2,238 sqft
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
4130 PAINTED SKY RD
$229,900 
4130 PAINTED SKY RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,592 sqft
Courtesy of Real Broker LLC
120 N 9TH ST
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
3705 READING CREST AVE
$199,000 
3705 READING CREST AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,580 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
106 N 11TH ST
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
153 WATERFORD LN
$195,000 
153 WATERFORD LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,000 sqft
Courtesy of Commonwealth Real Estate LLC
6108 JEFFERSON DR
$194,900 
6108 JEFFERSON DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,666 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
207 OLEY ST
$118,550 
207 OLEY ST
READING, PA

2,024 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
1745 ROSE ST
$109,900 
1745 ROSE ST
READING, PA

1,800 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
426 S 15TH ST
$89,900 
426 S 15TH ST
READING, PA

1,890 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
1622 MINERAL SPRING RD
$79,900 
1622 MINERAL SPRING RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,784 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
343 MCKNIGHT ST
$75,900 
343 MCKNIGHT ST
READING, PA

1,367 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
1251 SOUTH ST
$65,000 
1251 SOUTH ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,008 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
4219 HILL TERRACE DR #A
$750 
4219 HILL TERRACE DR #A
READING, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
700 sqft
Courtesy of Hybrid Home Brokers Bill Williams and Company

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)

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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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