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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

3 NANCY CIR
$269,900 
3 NANCY CIR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,815 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
124 PRIMROSE LN
$205,000 
124 PRIMROSE LN
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,082 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
43 N CALAIS DR
$186,900 
43 N CALAIS DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,552 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
11-5 CRANBERRY RDG
$145,000 
11-5 CRANBERRY RDG
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,496 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
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
419 N 5TH ST
$115,000 
419 N 5TH ST
READING, PA

2,838 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
406 WINDSOR ST
$105,000 
406 WINDSOR ST
READING, PA

2,574 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
1449 MONROE ST
$84,900 
1449 MONROE ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,280 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
316 S 5TH ST
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
213 N 9TH ST
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
213 N 9TH ST
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
918 N 11TH ST
$74,900 
918 N 11TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,858 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
825 N 2ND ST
$74,900 
825 N 2ND ST
READING, PA

2,120 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1041 N 11TH ST
$69,900 
1041 N 11TH ST
READING, PA

1,794 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
211 CHAPEL TER
$64,900 
211 CHAPEL TER
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,616 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
4835 KUTZTOWN RD
$64,000 
4835 KUTZTOWN RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,882 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
614 CHESTNUT ST
$50,000 
614 CHESTNUT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,392 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1021 GREEN ST
$39,900 
1021 GREEN ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,138 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
846 CHURCH ST
$37,000 
846 CHURCH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,430 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1036 N 12TH ST
$36,800 
1036 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,525 sqft
Courtesy of Carrington Real Estate Services LLC

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 920 $141,339 $129,145

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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