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-Historic interest
-Attractive setting
-Strategic location


-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.


Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia See Local Real Estate
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City: Reading
Zip Codes: 19601, 19604, ... 4 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Reading

    The unemployment rate in Reading is 7.50 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reading jobs have Increased by 1.94 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Reading's cost of living is 15.10% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Reading's Cost of Living
    Reading's population is 87,879 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.12 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Reading is $63,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.67%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Reading public schools spend $12,771 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Reading. Learn more...

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Having lived in Reading in the 1960's and early 1970's I can definitely say the city has gone downhill as it has in reality been a victim of two major forces; first... (Read More)



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