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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

627 N 4TH ST
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
627 N 4TH ST
$350,000 
627 N 4TH ST
READING, PA

0 Bed, -- Bath
Courtesy of Sands & Company Real Estate
21 JEFFREY RD
$339,900 
21 JEFFREY RD
READING, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,636 sqft
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Wyomissing
613 ROSEMONT CT
$289,900 
613 ROSEMONT CT
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,726 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
5 NANCY CIR
$279,900 
5 NANCY CIR
READING, PA

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,144 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
101 FAIRWAY DR
$269,000 
101 FAIRWAY DR
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,233 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Synergy
3505 ORCHARD VIEW RD
$209,800 
3505 ORCHARD VIEW RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,247 sqft
Courtesy of Theresa Skokowski, BHHS Fox & Roach-Collegeville
500 FERN AVE
$179,900 
500 FERN AVE
READING, PA

2,108 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
300 W 37TH ST
$168,000 
300 W 37TH ST
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,575 sqft
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Wyomissing
90 MACI WAY
$164,900 
90 MACI WAY
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,664 sqft
Courtesy of Springer Realty Group
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
$154,777 
105 HOLLYWOOD AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,702 sqft
Courtesy of Michael Coleman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne
1410 HAMPDEN BLVD
$144,900 
1410 HAMPDEN BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,260 sqft
Courtesy of Berks Realty Group
237 MADISON AVE
$135,000 
237 MADISON AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,200 sqft
Courtesy of United Real Estate Strive 212
214 HANCOCK BLVD
$124,900 
214 HANCOCK BLVD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,350 sqft
Courtesy of Keller Williams Platinum Realty
605 CRESCENT AVE
$114,777 
605 CRESCENT AVE
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,348 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
1438 FRIEDENSBURG RD
$64,900 
1438 FRIEDENSBURG RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Bath
1,204 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
524 CEDAR ST
$39,900 
524 CEDAR ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,492 sqft
Courtesy of Pagoda Realty & Property Management
242 W DOUGLASS ST
$35,000 
242 W DOUGLASS ST
READING, PA

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
2,164 sqft
Courtesy of RE/MAX Of Reading
2404 ORCHARD VIEW RD
$1,500 
2404 ORCHARD VIEW RD
READING, PA

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,640 sqft
Courtesy of Century 21 Gold
301 SPRING VALLEY RD
Courtesy of Century 21 Park Road Realtors

Reading, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2018 412 $127,809 $112,943

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)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

READING 2 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Reading, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

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: 88,624
Households: 30,173
Median Age: 32

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