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Pros

-Historic interest
-Attractive setting
-Strategic location

Cons

-Economy
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Reading Metro Area


Reading is a declining industrial center in southwest Pennsylvania originally built on heavy industry, textiles, and anthracite coal. The heavy industry and Victorian wealth have left an imprint on the town, which has done a good job preserving its historic heritage. The city reached its nadir in the early 1970’s, first with industrial and downtown commercial closures and then with flooding from Hurricane Agnes in 1972. Among the first steps in recovery was the creation of a large outlet mall, supposedly among the first in the country, for which the area is well known today.

More recently the area has gained ground as a strategic location relative to larger East Coast areas, notably Philadelphia and, farther away, New Jersey and even New York. Nearby Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is undergoing a similar transition from its old-economy working class roots. Reading is attracting migrants seeking a small-town feel, an attractive setting, a moderate cost of living, and proximity to Philadelphia and its amenities. Outside of some local cultural and minor-league sports activities, there isn’t a lot to do in the immediate area.

The area is characterized by large, wooded hills surrounding flat agricultural valleys. The continental-type climate is modified by ridges to the west and the ocean and its bays to the south and east. Summers are warm, still, and humid with occasional thunderstorms. Winters are fairly mild for the latitude. The mountains block some northwesterly cold air and moisture, creating more clear days than even Philadelphia to the southeast. Snow amounts are variable and freezing rain occurs occasionally. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.


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Quick Facts About Flying Hills


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Flying Hills is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Flying Hills jobs have Increased by 0.70 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Flying Hills's cost of living is 3.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Flying Hills's population is 2,431 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.02 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Flying Hills is $146,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Flying Hills public schools spend $13,550 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Flying Hills.

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