Robesonia, PA


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Robesonia, PA

About Robesonia, PA

Robesonia, PA is a small town located in the beautiful countryside of Berks County. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, fishing, and camping. The people who live here are friendly and welcoming and take great pride in their community. Schools are well-maintained and offer quality education for students. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Robesonia offers a peaceful retreat with its laid-back atmosphere and stunning nature views. Small city - East-central Pennsylvania, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

State: Pennsylvania
County: Berks County
Metro Area: Reading Metro Area
City: Robesonia
Zip Codes: 19551
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 260 ft above sea level

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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Robesonia Cost of Living
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Historic interest, attractive setting, and strategic location make Robesonia a great place to live.

$263,600
-28.3% lower than avg
$65,878
-4.8% lower than avg
$960 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-19.6% lower than avg
Robesonia Crime
23.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Robesonia, Pennsylvania
$50,400
for a family
$32,000
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Robesonia
   Historic interest
Economy
   Attractive setting
Entertainment
   Strategic location
Low educational attainment
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