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Reading, PA

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With a population of nearly 90,000 Reading, Pennsylvania is one of the biggest cities in the state and the county seat for Berks County. Reading has multiple railroad systems, although most of them are now defunct relics of a time when manufacturing was a key industry in the state. Reading is still well known as the Pretzel City, for the various pretzel bakeries that can be found around town.

Apartments in Reading PA

$1125-$1260

Heritage Amity Commons
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1.5

$1275-$1475

The Village At Maidencreek, A 55+ Active Adult Community
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2-2.5

$1153-$1789

Stone Rise
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$775-$1050

Shillington Commons Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$820-$1325

Lincoln Park
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$590-$1020

Edgemont Terrace Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Reading, PA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.27%
  • 6.51%
  • 5.72%
  • Female
  • 8.28%
  • 6.02%
  • 6.16%
$681
is average rent in Reading, PA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.78%
  • 5.78%
  • 6.84%
29.61%
of units are available for rent in Reading
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1479
  • 107
  • 2492
Getting Around in Reading, PA

There are many ways to get around Reading, including rail, roadways, airlines, and bus systems. Though most of the railroads were shut down many years ago, rising gas prices have prompted government officials bring back some of the passenger lines. Most public transit is in the form of the BARTA public bus system. Greyhound’s private buses are also a fixture in the city. The major highways running in and out of Reading include US Routes 222 and 422, and PA Routes 10 and 12.

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The average commuter time in Reading is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.46%
  • 8.87%
  • 2.01%

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra

<p>The Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra is a music group for children and teenagers in the city of Reading. The Symphony has been around since the late 1980s and was created so that local children could get exposure to orchestra music. Today, it performs local concerts and shows, mostly on holidays. Musicians in the orchestra can also look forward to performing in international concerts in Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic, among other countries. The Symphony is supported financially by the Reading Symphony Orchestra, which acts as its parent company.</p>

Pagoda

<p>The Pagoda is a novelty building that can be found atop Mount Penn. The Pagoda was once the symbol for the city's minor league baseball team. Built in 1908, the Pagoda was expected to be the main attraction of an expensive luxury resort, but the resort never came to fruition and in 1911, the land was donated to the city. An example of Japanese architecture, the Pagoda and has a bell on the roof that once hung in a building in Tokyo, Japan. Today, the Pagoda is used as a coffee cafe and gift shop, and is on National Register of Historic Places.</p>

Reading Public Museum

<p>The Reading Public Museum is located in the western part of the city. Reading's Public Museum has numerous scientific exhibits, as well as a planetarium and an arboretum. On most days, the museum is frequented by school children on field trips and families, though it also hosts an annual cultural festival that attracts thousands of visitors from all over. Some of the museum's permanent displays include oil paintings, fine arts, and galleries of various historical civilizations, including the Native Americans and the Pennsylvania Germans.</p>