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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

466 PENNSYLVANIA AVE #BERKS
$249,900 Price reduced from $265,000 (-$15,100)
466 PENNSYLVANIA AVE #BERKS
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,892 sqft
Courtesy of Laura White, BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
110 CONSTITUTION AVE
$244,900 
110 CONSTITUTION AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,096 sqft
Courtesy of DLP Realty
721 TAMARACK TRL
$197,000 
721 TAMARACK TRL
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,131 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
206 WILSON AVE
$179,900 
206 WILSON AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,898 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
4518 STOUDTS FERRY BRIDGE RD
$169,900 
4518 STOUDTS FERRY BRIDGE RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,408 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
18 LINCOLN DR
$167,500 Price reduced from $170,000 (-$2,500)
18 LINCOLN DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,384 sqft
Courtesy of Robert Benfield, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
2826 FILBERT AVE
$155,000 
2826 FILBERT AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,135 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
80 MEDINAH DR
$154,900 
80 MEDINAH DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,440 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
227 S 4TH AVE
$145,000 
227 S 4TH AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,120 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
1635 NEW HOLLAND RD
$129,900 
1635 NEW HOLLAND RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,232 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
18 MELROSE AVE
$129,900 
18 MELROSE AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,754 sqft
Courtesy of Iron Valley Real Estate of Lehigh Valley
2460 CLEVELAND AVE
$129,900 
2460 CLEVELAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,232 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Elite
149 MERION LN
$115,000 
149 MERION LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,554 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
26 WILSON AVE
$109,900 
26 WILSON AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,091 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
932 MCKNIGHT ST
$94,900 
932 MCKNIGHT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,198 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
521 N 11TH ST
$89,900 
521 N 11TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,098 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
949 N 12TH ST
$89,900 
949 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,992 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Platinum Realty
815 MCKNIGHT ST
$89,900 
815 MCKNIGHT ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,585 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
322 S 13TH ST
$52,900 
322 S 13TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,643 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
505 S 12TH ST
$24,900 
505 S 12TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,224 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: 88,624
Households: 30,173
Median Age: 32

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