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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

26 HEARTHSTONE DR
$304,900 
26 HEARTHSTONE DR
READING, PA

5 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3,159 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
4976 APPLE DR
$219,900 
4976 APPLE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,848 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
181 SCHOFFERS RD
$162,900 
181 SCHOFFERS RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/2 Bath
1,456 sqft
Courtesy of Ramus Realty Group
38 S 4TH ST
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
28A PILLAR DR
$154,900 
28A PILLAR DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
990 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
$154,777 
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,702 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Coleman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
35 CHESTNUT ST
$153,900 
35 CHESTNUT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,320 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors
132 CHRISTINE DR
$145,000 
132 CHRISTINE DR
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,317 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1520 N 12TH ST
$119,900 
1520 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,883 sqft
Courtesy of Simple Choice Realty, INC
29 BERKLEY PARK RD
$119,900 
29 BERKLEY PARK RD
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
846 sqft
Courtesy of Commonwealth Real Estate LLC
409 UPLAND AVE
$85,000 
409 UPLAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
812 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
316A LINDEN ST
$74,900 
316A LINDEN ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,278 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
121 OBOLD ST
$63,000 
121 OBOLD ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,178 sqft
Courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors
1130 FRANKLIN ST
$59,900 
1130 FRANKLIN ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,694 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
622 GORDON ST
$59,900 
622 GORDON ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,199 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
426 S 10TH ST
$55,000 
426 S 10TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,458 sqft
Courtesy of Home Town Realty
511 MOSS ST
$52,000 
511 MOSS ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/2 Bath
1,112 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
130 S 11TH ST
$49,900 
130 S 11TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,590 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
619 S 10TH ST
$44,900 
619 S 10TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,082 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
340 SPRING GARDEN ST
$34,900 
340 SPRING GARDEN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,314 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management

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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