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

$590,000
4 Beds 4 Baths
Elegant and spacious, this 2-story home is conveniently located in Wilson school district. The exterior details and the landscaping give this home plenty of curb appeal. The dramatic two-story foyer with an open staircase welcomes you and your guests. The pretty living room which has crown molding opens to the dining room which also has crown molding and chair rail. Enjoy the perfect eat in kitchen complete with an abundance of cabinets and an island that provides more counter space. The counter tops are granite, there is a tile backsplash and a pantry. Sliders open to the large Trex deck, patio, and back yard. A spacious and fun family room adjoins the kitchen. Here you will find a gas fireplace and a back staircase leading to the second floor. There is an extra room, currently used as an exercise room that could easily be an office or a playroom also located on the main floor, just off the foyer. Most of the flooring on this floor is newer. Upstairs you will find a lovely primary bedroom suite, entered via double doors, with a large walk-in custom closet and a large bright and cheerful full bathroom with private shower and soaking tub. There are three additional nicely sized bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom as well as another full bath on this floor. Each bedroom has lots of closet space. The large basement which has extra ceiling height provides for plenty of storage. As for utilities, there is natural gas heat and central air conditioning. This is a must-see home. It has an abundance of natural light, and it has been freshly painted. Truly tasteful and well maintained!

1607 Ethan Dr, Reading

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

$169,900
6 Beds 3 Baths
A unique opportunity to own a large semi-detached 6 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home close to City Park and close to public transportation. All 6 bedrooms are PRIVATE bedrooms; absolutely no walk-throughs! In addition there is a bathroom on each floor! Unlike most city homes, you'll notice that this property has both a front yard and back yard. Enjoy the yards from either the covered front patio, or cover back patio, both of which are VERY spacious! As you enter the home you'll notice that each and every room throughout the home is also spacious. The first floor includes a formal living room, with faux fireplace, a formal dining room for those holiday meals, a kitchen large enough to cook for the entire family, as well as main level laundry, and a full bath! The second floor includes 3 of the 6 bedrooms, all of which have their own closets, and all of which are private rooms, separated by the staircase landing. One of these three bedrooms as a cute covered balcony to it, which allows you to take in the sites of the back yard. This second floor also has the home's second full bath, which can easily be accessed by any of the home's occupants or guests. As you continue up the staircase, you'll get to the home's third floor which is where you'll find the home's last 3 bedrooms, again all of which are private rooms, separated by the staircase landing, and all of which have closets. One of these three rooms also has its own half bath to it, which could make for a nice primary bedroom. If this wasn't enough space for you, the home's basement is full of potential as well! The basement is currently unfinished, but is heated. It is home to the home's mechanicals and storage, but could be converted into almost anything you could imagine! Lastly, outside, attached to the back of the home is a storage area, which provides for a nice area to store lawn equipment, or other outdoor furniture or toys! Don't miss your opportunity to see this spacious home. Contact us today to schedule your private showing for the home!

1417 Perkiomen Ave, Reading

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