Reading Pennsylvania

The fifth largest city in Pennsylvania, Reading PA is a thriving metropolitan community while offering all the charm of a smaller town. It serves as the seat of Berks County and is the principal city in the region. Did you know that that Reading was one of the first localities where Outlet Shopping became a tourist industry? It's also known as 'The Pretzel City' because of the numerous pretzel bakeries it contains. Currently, Bachman, Dieffenbach, Tom Sturgis and Unique Pretzel bakeries call Reading their home.

Reading has so much to offer its 87,900+ residents. The 24 blocks of the Downtown District offer incredible dining, shopping, and entertainment facilities. Here one can find a wide variety of cuisines, and so much more. There are also fantastic locally owned boutiques and stores to find clothing, books, gifts, personal care items, and anything else one might need. The Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center offers major concerts, sporting events, and theatrical performances throughout the year. Learn about history at the Reading Public Museum and discover incredible works of art at the GoogleWorks Center for the Arts. Downtown is also home to fantastic Community Events throughout the year, including holiday parades, free music concerts, and the Reading Fire + Ice Fest. Despite being cosmopolitan, Reading is also filled with beautiful Recreation Facilities to enjoy the great outdoors. Its 28 city and neighborhood parks are located throughout the community for residents to enjoy playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas, and more amenities at their convenience. Angelica Creek Park and Antietam Lake Park offer peaceful oases away from the hustle of the city in stunning natural settings. The crown jewel of the area, however, is Mount Penn Preserve. This 1,200-acre preserve offers beautiful areas to explore and the best view of the city at the stunning Reading Pagoda, the icon of the community.

Reading School District serves all kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the greater Reading area. It consists of 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 1 intermediate high school, and 1 senior high school.

Home buyers can find a wide variety of homes within Reading to fit any design and budget preferences. There are older, homes in historic neighborhoods as well as newer homes in modern developments. The median home value is $79,900.


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