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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

3921 PENN AVE
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1009 BEECH ST
$289,900 
1009 BEECH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,786 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
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
1239 DOUGLASS ST
$230,000 
1239 DOUGLASS ST
READING, PA

1,506 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
1550 OAK LN
$199,900 
1550 OAK LN
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
3,108 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1916 OLIVE ST
$194,900 
1916 OLIVE ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,862 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
5 CREIGHTON CIR
$190,000 
5 CREIGHTON CIR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,928 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
405 S STERLEY ST
$189,900 
405 S STERLEY ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,989 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
117 FAIRMOUNT AVE
$189,000 
117 FAIRMOUNT AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,664 sqft
Courtesy of USRealty.com LLP
209 LONGVIEW DR
$187,200 
209 LONGVIEW DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,400 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1 CHIP LN
$184,900 
1 CHIP LN
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,505 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
2608 PARK ST
$179,900 
2608 PARK ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,932 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Coleman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
1710 HAMPDEN BLVD
$169,900 
1710 HAMPDEN BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,364 sqft
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
104 N STERLEY ST
$119,900 
104 N STERLEY ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,539 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
805 PHILADELPHIA AVE
$109,900 
805 PHILADELPHIA AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
972 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Platinum Realty
1334K W WYOMISSING CT #K
$74,900 
1334K W WYOMISSING CT #K
READING, PA

1 Bed, 1/0 Bath
810 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors-Collegeville
1728 PERKIOMEN AVE
$64,900 
1728 PERKIOMEN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,212 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
2 PLUM CT
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
1525 COTTON ST
$33,000 
1525 COTTON ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,175 sqft
Courtesy of Long & Foster-Havertown
4641 POTTSVILLE PIKE #STE. 6
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)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

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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