Reading, Pennsylvania 

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Population

88,275

+1.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

Best Places to Live in Reading, Pennsylvania

Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Reading, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Historic interest
Attractive setting
Strategic location
Cons
Economy
Entertainment
Low educational attainment
 $209,900 
612 Harding Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1102 SqFt
 $194,900 
812 Old Wyomissing Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1666 SqFt
 $219,900 
2405 Lindale Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1894 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Berks County
Metro Area: Reading Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Reading
Zip Codes: 19601 19604 19602 19611
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Reading is 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Reading jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Reading's cost of living is 23.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Reading's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Reading, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Berks county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Reading's population is 88,275 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.0%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Reading is $56,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 17.4%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Reading

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Reviews for Reading   15 Reviews
Reading realities - 3/27/2015
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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Best Time of Year - 5/21/2014
Berks County is beautiful in the fall. Cool, crisp air and the trees are a pallet of... Read More

Relocation - 4/14/2013
Well to start, in the past 8 years ive lived in 7 states, some pros and cons. Tucson I loved in all respects except its not as nice as living in a small town but it... Read More


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19601 19604 19602 19611

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