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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

1731A COTTON ST
$500,000 
1731A COTTON ST
READING, PA

6,780 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
1618 W THISTLE DR
$399,900 
1618 W THISTLE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/2 Baths
3,070 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Platinum Realty
21 DEVONSHIRE DR
$269,900 
21 DEVONSHIRE DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,800 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
433 S 10TH ST
$250,000 
433 S 10TH ST
READING, PA

1,306 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
1709 ECKERT AVE
$250,000 
1709 ECKERT AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/2 Baths
4,041 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
26 CRAIG DR
$215,000 
26 CRAIG DR
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,062 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
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
4817 DEBORAH DR
$175,000 
4817 DEBORAH DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,040 sqft
Courtesy of Glocker & Company-Pottstown
100 WESSEX CT
$169,900 
100 WESSEX CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,672 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Synergy
18 LINCOLN DR
$167,500 
18 LINCOLN DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,384 sqft
Courtesy of Robert Benfield, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
$157,000 
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,702 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Coleman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
125 RITZ AVE
$119,900 
125 RITZ AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,904 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Synergy
2608 CUMBERLAND AVE
$115,000 
2608 CUMBERLAND AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,304 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
145 W WINDSOR ST
$99,900 
145 W WINDSOR ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,090 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
367 N 12TH ST
Courtesy of GKS Brown Realty Services
367 N 12TH ST
$79,000 
367 N 12TH ST
READING, PA

6 Beds, 1/1 Bath
Courtesy of GKS Brown Realty Services
367 N 12TH ST
Courtesy of GKS Brown Realty Services
931 N 4TH ST
$70,000 
931 N 4TH ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,233 sqft
Courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
422 HAZEL ST
$49,000 
422 HAZEL ST
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,232 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
950 N 10TH ST
$26,000 
950 N 10TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,908 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)

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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