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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

00 WEGMAN RD
Courtesy of Bold Realty
46 GLEN OLEY DR
$349,900 
46 GLEN OLEY DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4,547 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
79 SYCAMORE DR
$342,000 
79 SYCAMORE DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 4/0 Baths
4,503 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
48 SAWGRASS DR
$254,900 
48 SAWGRASS DR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,104 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Synergy
1049 PENN ST
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
1049 PENN ST
$249,900 
1049 PENN ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
1049 PENN ST
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
6006 FARMING RIDGE BLVD
$229,900 
6006 FARMING RIDGE BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,874 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
509 SUNSET RD
$189,900 
509 SUNSET RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,356 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
39 N CALAIS DR
$179,900 
39 N CALAIS DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,785 sqft
Courtesy of Simple Choice Realty, INC
1420 LORRAINE RD
$160,000 
1420 LORRAINE RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,404 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
2355 RIVER RD
$159,900 
2355 RIVER RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,768 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
4002 CIRCLE AVE
$159,900 
4002 CIRCLE AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,302 sqft
Courtesy of E Dianne Reed Associates
62-4 MINT TIER CT
$129,900 
62-4 MINT TIER CT
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,523 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
4223 8TH AVE
$124,500 
4223 8TH AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,032 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
1338H W WYOMISSING CT #H
$94,900 
1338H W WYOMISSING CT #H
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,156 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group
1346 LOCUST ST
$64,900 
1346 LOCUST ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,418 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
543A MOSS ST
$54,900 
543A MOSS ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,207 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
945 E LAUREL ST
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
600 S 6TH ST
Courtesy of Keller Williams Reading Realty Group

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 874 $142,096 $129,327

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: 88,872
Households: 30,324
Median Age: 31

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