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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

103 MEDITERRANEAN AVE
$350,000 
103 MEDITERRANEAN AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,022 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
35 HARRY AVE
$289,900 
35 HARRY AVE
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,758 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
291 LEVAN ST
$239,500 
291 LEVAN ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,912 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
27 CLUB LN
$165,000 
27 CLUB LN
READING, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,444 sqft
Courtesy of Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One
6 S LOS ROBLES CT
$149,900 
6 S LOS ROBLES CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,313 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
99 PINE ST
$140,000 
99 PINE ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,144 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
321 SAINT NICHOLAS ST
$139,900 
321 SAINT NICHOLAS ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,600 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
201 TULPEHOCKEN AVE
$139,000 
201 TULPEHOCKEN AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,464 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
1065 FRITZTOWN RD
$129,900 
1065 FRITZTOWN RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,592 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
459 DOUGLASS ST
$124,900 
459 DOUGLASS ST
READING, PA

6 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,973 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Central-Allentown
3368 OLEY TURNPIKE RD
$95,400 
3368 OLEY TURNPIKE RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,308 sqft
Courtesy of Owners.com
1038 LANCASTER AVE
$90,000 
1038 LANCASTER AVE
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,006 sqft
Courtesy of Vanguard Realty Alliance, LLC
1148 SPRING ST
$79,500 
1148 SPRING ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,354 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
1427 MOSS ST
$60,000 
1427 MOSS ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,097 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
222 MELROSE AVE
$59,900 
222 MELROSE AVE
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
896 sqft
Courtesy of Bold Realty
3622-R RAYMOND ST
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
311 CHESTNUT ST
$40,000 
311 CHESTNUT ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,896 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
938 PEAR ST
$34,900 
938 PEAR ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,594 sqft
Courtesy of ERA Rudy Amelio Real Estate
763 BINGAMAN ST
$30,000 
763 BINGAMAN ST
READING, PA

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
836 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
600 LAUREL ST
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2017 560 $141,962 $127,895

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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