Select a New Section:

Reading, Pennsylvania 16 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite




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.



Interested In Visiting This Place


Powered by airbnb


Highlights



Quick Facts About Reading


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Reading's cost of living is 15.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Reading's population is 87,879 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.12 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Reading is $63,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.67 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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.

Best Places to Live in Reading, Pennsylvania



Reading Housing Market


It's a good time to buy in Reading. Home Appreciation is up 0.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Reading Real Estate.
The median home price in Reading is $63,100. Browse Homes in this Range.
Learn More
Mortgage Calculator     Home Equity Calculator

Comments


A rest stop between Philly and NYC.
Reading is a small mixed version of Philadelphia and New York City. It's hard to find any actual natives of Reading anymore because everyone seams to be from somewhere... (read more)
reading, pa
reading is a great place to live. it's multicultural. it's got art and music. it's safer than most places and much less... (read more)
mid size towns in pa
mid size towns in... (read more)
To See All Comments for Reading Click Here


Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare Reading, Pennsylvania to any other place in the USA.

Ask A Reading Expert

This place does not have any experts.
How To Become An Expert Here

Select a New Section: