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.
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