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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

50 FAWN DR
$349,900 
50 FAWN DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,280 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
4002 ALPINE CT
$229,000 
4002 ALPINE CT
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,295 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
214 PEMBROKE DR
$207,000 
214 PEMBROKE DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,872 sqft
Courtesy of Weikel Realty Group LLC
212 CECIL AVE
$184,900 
212 CECIL AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,663 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
166 OAKMONT CT
$175,000 
166 OAKMONT CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,554 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2741 N 5TH STREET HWY
Courtesy of Assist-2-Sell Smart Choice Realty
82 WINCHESTER CT
$147,900 
82 WINCHESTER CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,560 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1228 ALSACE RD
$129,900 
1228 ALSACE RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,766 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
329 CRESTMONT ST
$124,900 
329 CRESTMONT ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,254 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
48C MUIRFIELD DR
$115,900 
48C MUIRFIELD DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,286 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1327 CHURCH ST
$89,900 
1327 CHURCH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,482 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
309 SCHUYLKILL AVE
$75,000 
309 SCHUYLKILL AVE
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,652 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
919 LOCUST ST
$65,000 
919 LOCUST ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,228 sqft
Courtesy of Home Town Realty
122 W ELM ST
$45,000 
122 W ELM ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
784 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
628 MOSS ST
$39,900 
628 MOSS ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,198 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
142 W GREEN ST
$39,900 
142 W GREEN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
868 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
314 BELL ALY
$33,000 
314 BELL ALY
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
630 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
316 BELL ALY
$33,000 
316 BELL ALY
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
530 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
340 SPRING GARDEN ST
$29,900 
340 SPRING GARDEN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,314 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
430 N 25TH ST
$1,350 
430 N 25TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,999 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading

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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