Reading

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. 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 at great restaurants such as Shirley's Cafe & Tequila Bar, The Peanut Bar Restaurant, Café Sweet Street, The Pike Cafe, Chatty Monks Brewing Company, 3rd & Spruce Cafe, Winedown Café & Wine Bar, Judy's on Cherry, and The Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Ale House.

 

There are also fantastic locally owned boutiques and stores to find clothing, books, gifts, personal care items, and anything else one might need. Catch an IMAX film at the R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX Theater. Cheer on the Reading Royals Hockey and Reading Fightin' Phils Baseball teams. 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, find a book at the Reading Public Library, and discover incredible works of art at the Google Works Center for the Arts. Take a stroll in the beautiful Centre Park Historic District. Downtown is also home to fantastic Community Events throughout the year, including holiday parades, Berks Jazz Fest, 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,  Antietam Lake Park, City Park, Museum Park, and Pandora Park offer peaceful oases away from the hustle of the city in stunning natural settings. Your children will love to play baseball and soccer in the fields of BIG Vision Sports Complex. 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. There are also excellent institutions of higher learning located throughout Reading, including Reading Area Community College, Albright College, and Alvernia University.

 

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 $80,664. Find the perfect property for you by searching Reading PA Homes for Sale.

Homes for Sale in Reading

$249,900
3 Beds 3 Baths
Spectacular and spacious townhome in Exeter school district. The space and condition of this one will blow you away! You enter into a cute and bright living room with wood flooring. This leads to an open and airy kitchen/dining room/family room area. The wood floor carries throughout the first floor. There is a huge open kitchen with tile floor and tile backsplash. Lots of counter space and cabinet storage space. The beauty of this area is that it overlooks the dining area and the family room. (currently used as a dining room) There is a nice Trex-type deck off the family room that overlooks a very peaceful and private area to the rear. The first floor is finished off nicely with a powder room. The size of the second floor is also more than you'd ever expect. Wonderful owner's suite with en suite bath. The en suite bath has a double bowl sink and a tub shower. There is a nice surprise off the primary bedroom and we are calling it the 4th bedroom. It could be a nursery, bedroom, exercise room, or fantastic home office. Two more bedrooms in the rear. Both with a really nice view. Convenient second floor laundry room. The real treat is the gorgeous family room on the lower level. A wonderfully cozy room with floor to ceiling stone area with electric fireplace. This area has built in shelving and cabinets as well as a nice play area for children. There is still some storage area in the basement as well. The basement is daylight walkout so there is plenty of natural light. The one car garage and off-street parking tops it all off. All of this situated in a quiet community called Exeter Woods. You will want to see this home!

67 Emily Ct, Reading

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading. Contact: (610) 670-2770

$595,000
Sellers are moving on with another project which makes this an incredible opportunity to own this beautifully preserved, ornate piece of history! With a projected income of over $10,000 a month, this 90% completed, 8-unit, mixed-use property has the perfect mix of gorgeous old world charm and stunning modern updates. The scrolled woodworking, leaded and stained glass, original hardwood floors, and decorative tilework will simply take your breath away. The statement piece of this unbelievable property is the covered, cylindrical front porch with bold columns and decorative tile flooring. Leaded glass double doors invite you into a stunning vestibule with decorative tilework that opens up into the massive tiled foyer and grand staircase. The landing to the second floor offers a wall of shimmering stained glass windows that will simply leave you in awe! 7 of the 8 units can be found in the main building with an 8th studio apartment in the carriage house above the 3 car garage with partial basement! All of the units have updated kitchens and bathrooms, most with brand new appliances. Several of the kitchens offer beautiful breakfast bars and refinished original hardwood flooring. New lighting, paint and gorgeous hardwood floors are just a few of the things you will find while touring this incredible property. Each unit offers new water heaters installed in 2021, all new HVAC systems offering natural gas forced-air heating with central air and separate electric meters for each unit. All new electric has been run throughout the building, the roof has recently been replaced, as well as the sewer and water lines. The three-car detached garage offers opportunity for additional income and massive unfinished basement allows for generous storage space and offers a walkout exit to the rear yard. You absolutely will not want to miss out on your opportunity to own this stunning gem of a property! Call today for your private showing.

610 N 5th St, Reading

Listing courtesy of Daryl Tillman Realty Group. Contact: (610) 985-0224

$595,000
Sellers are moving on with another project which makes this an incredible opportunity to own this beautifully preserved, ornate piece of history! With a projected income of over $10,000 a month, this 90% completed, 8-unit, mixed-use property has the perfect mix of gorgeous old world charm and stunning modern updates. The scrolled woodworking, leaded and stained glass, original hardwood floors, and decorative tilework will simply take your breath away. The statement piece of this unbelievable property is the covered, cylindrical front porch with bold columns and decorative tile flooring. Leaded glass double doors invite you into a stunning vestibule with decorative tilework that opens up into the massive tiled foyer and grand staircase. The landing to the second floor offers a wall of shimmering stained glass windows that will simply leave you in awe! 7 of the 8 units can be found in the main building with an 8th studio apartment in the carriage house above the 3 car garage with partial basement! All of the units have updated kitchens and bathrooms, most with brand new appliances. Several of the kitchens offer beautiful breakfast bars and refinished original hardwood flooring. New lighting, paint and gorgeous hardwood floors are just a few of the things you will find while touring this incredible property. Each unit offers new water heaters installed in 2021, all new HVAC systems offering natural gas forced-air heating with central air and separate electric meters for each unit. All new electric has been run throughout the building, the roof has recently been replaced, as well as the sewer and water lines. The three-car detached garage offers opportunity for additional income and massive unfinished basement allows for generous storage space and offers a walkout exit to the rear yard. You absolutely will not want to miss out on your opportunity to own this stunning gem of a property! Call today for your private showing.

610 N 5th St, Reading

Listing courtesy of Daryl Tillman Realty Group. Contact: (610) 985-0224

$204,900
3 Beds 1 Baths
Welcome to this gorgeous semi detached home in Muhlenberg! This home has so much to offer! Where do I begin? This home has three bedrooms, a generous sized living room, a formal dining room (great for entertaining) an updated kitchen, a finished basement area and so much more! Recent upgrades include new carpet on the first level, new countertops and backsplash in the kitchen, a new garbage disposal as well as new chair rail & crown molding in the dining room. Newer gas hot water heater. Fresh paint throughout. Ceiling fans in every room. The finished walkout basement has a 14x10 recreation room as well as an additional workspace/laundry area (front load washer & dryer remain) The workspace area has ample cabinetry and plenty of electrical outlets. There is a huge attic great for storage that includes a whole house fan. Outside is where you will fall in love! The entire yard is fenced in for privacy and security. The deck is 30x25, partially covered and has a ceiling fan along with plenty of cabinets for your storage needs. Out back you will find not one, but two, storage sheds complete with electric! The yard has dusk to dawn lighting, new landscaping timbers and mature landscaping. Another bonus to this property is that it includes a generator as well as a state of the art security system with four outside cameras. This home has been meticulously maintained and will not last long! Schedule your showing today!

216 Mayberry Ave, Reading

Listing courtesy of Stout Associates Realtors. Contact: (610) 921-3141