About Pennsylvania


Philadelphia is known for its Revolutionary War-era historical sites like Valley Forge, its large cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, its farming regions, some occupied by the Amish, and a (once)-strong industrial history.

With equally large swaths of cities and towns as fields and mountains, Pennsylvania is a rich and varied state, as well as a worthy travel destination. Pennsylvania is bordered by the states of New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a geographically diverse state with a Great Lake on one shore and a major seaport on the other. The climate of Pennsylvania is pleasant, with cold, often snowy winters, mild to hot, humid summers, and gorgeous green springtimes, and most notably, spectacular displays of colorful autumn foliage.

A study released in the summer of 2003 by Penn State University shows that Pennsylvania's horse industry is massive and thriving, contributing big bucks to the state economy. And it's preserving more than a million acres of state farmland.

$8.2 billion or 18 percent of agribusiness sales, the state's largest industry, can be attributed to horses. The $8.2 billion refers to investments including land, buildings, machinery, etc., and does not include the value of the horses themselves, an additional $1.3 billion.

The state is home to more than 220,000 horses.

The study shows the total value of Pennsylvania's horses more than doubled since 1990, from $620 million to $1.3 billion. The industry's total investment in land, horses, buildings, trucks, trailers, tack and other assets, is a whopping $9.5 billion.

Not included in the study was money spent by residents of other states and countries who come to Pennsylvania to ride or compete. The Pennsylvania National Horse Show estimates that out of state competitors spend $40 million each year on hotels, meals, shopping, and more during that show alone.

Among the study's most interesting findings is that the amount of land devoted to horses totals 1,140,000 acres, valued at $4.8 billion.

  Pennsylvania in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 170,000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 12,429,616
img Land area : 44,817 sq. miles
img Capital : Harrisburg
img Counties: 67
img Highest Point : Mt. Davis: 3,213 feet
img Lowest Point : Delaware River: 0 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Philadelphia: 1,463,281
  • Pittsburgh: 316,718
  • Allentown: 106,992
  • Erie: 102,612
  • Reading: 80,855
  • Scranton: 73,120
  • Bethlehem: 72,895
  • Lancaster: 54,757
  • Harrisburg: 47,472
  • Altoona: 47,176
30 Stall Horse Lovers Dream

Hartstown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


Pam Willis, Coldwell BankerBainbridge Kaufman

35.00 ACRES
1026 SQ FT
Log Farm House, Summer House with Large Bank Barn

Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Built in 1840 this log farm house still has some exposed logs inside. Sitting on 5.7 Acres this Farmette has a Large Bank Barn and Summer House. New stampcrete Porches have been added to the main house. Plank flooring is still in the main part of the Farm House. If you have a skate Boarder in the family they will love the barn part of it is set-up with a half Pike and rails.

Lethea Myers, BHHS Homesale Realty

5.70 ACRES
2016 SQ FT
Amazing 25 acre horse farm, indoor riding ring w / rubber floor. 3 Stall Stable

Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

This property sit's on a foothill overlooking 3 counties with view's of farm land and mountains. There is a local rail trail that run just on the other side of the street. It runs from Elizabethtown to Lebanon and passes through Mount Gretna which has 1,000's of acres of state game lands and trails. Your only 7.5 miles by trail to Mount Gretna ride in for lunch or supper or even visit the jigger Shop for ice cream. There is a 4 car garage with a ECHOS Apt. over top a great place for a farm hand or Family Member that needs there own space. The Farm has it's own Backup Generator that will power the main house, Apt and Barn in the event of a power outage. Wild turkeys and Deer are in the woods surrounding the farm and often can be seen in the fields.

Lethea Myers, BHHS Homesale Realty

25.50 ACRES
4136 SQ FT
Beautiful secluded 10 acres with custom built log home in Bedford county PA!

Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Custom built log ranch with loft and finished lower level sits on a secluded and heavily wooded 10 acres.

Becky Dellos, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

10.00 ACRES
3046 SQ FT
15.55 Acre Horse Farm in Halifax, PA

Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Spectacular 15.55 acre Halifax PA horse farm. Custom built in 2007 this 5 bedroom, 3 bath Rancher features hand scraped hardwood floors, custom kitchen w/granite counter tops, spacious living room, formal dining room, steam room, screen porch, 3 car gar, central vac on demand gas hot water heater and a walkout daylight basement w/possible in-law qtrs. or trainers quarters. 7200 Sq Ft horse barn - 6 12'X12' stalls with custom ironwork, 32'X12' heated tack room, 10'X12' horse wash bay, 34'x40' hay storage room, 28'x30' shop/equipment room, 30'x72' covered parking bay and a $80k roof top solar panel farm. 60' Round pen, 150'x80' solid wall training arena. 12.5 acres of fenced pasture with two 12'x24' run-in sheds, a horse patience pole and a gazebo perched high on the hill to take in the incredible views in every direction. The 15.5 acres includes a fully subdivided 1 acre lot along Matamoras Road. Contact Jon Forrester at 717-940-5117 or www.halifaxhorsefarm.com for a complete list of features and more information.

Jon Forrester, Berkshire Hathaway HomesServices Homesale Realty

15.55 ACRES
2467 SQ FT
Farmhouse on Captivating & Tranquil Pastures

Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Surrounded by tranquil pastures, this captivating Rapho Township farmhouse sits on 6.6 acres of land and includes a two-story, Amish-built horse barn with a cedar shake roof. The interior of the farmhouse showcases hardwood floors throughout the main level, views of the countryside, and plenty of natural light. The living room features an exposed beam, and the dining room highlights a chair rail, crown moulding, and access to the kitchen.The kitchen, which includes an electric stove, wall oven, and an island with a granite countertop and breakfast bar, flows into the family room, complete with crown moulding and a wood-burning fireplace. The upper level of the home contains a master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, double-wide closet, and an en-suite master bath with a soaking tub, standing shower, and a makeup vanity. A full bathroom and three additional bedrooms, one with vaulted ceilings and an en-suite bath, are also located on the upper level of the home. A lower-level living area with hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, and an egress window, completes the interior of the home. Outside, a patio and fenced backyard provide an ideal location for entertaining.

Anne Lusk, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

6.05 ACRES
2672 SQ FT
Luxurious European Country Style Home with Horse Facilities

Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Located between the historic town of Conestoga and the Conestoga River, this majestic property lies on a captivating 18.3 acre horse farm. This European Country style home is surrounded by 400 acres of scenery and a lake, adding to the uniqueness and privacy of this property. Complete with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this home has unique craftsmanship at every turn and is loaded with custom features that are sure to amaze. Jerusalem limestone flooring throughout the home, a walk out basement with 10 foot ceilings and a 25,000 gallon in-ground Black Bottom Pool are just some of the luxurious amenities it offers. As you enter through a large solid wood front door you will be drawn into the large custom kitchen that is just one of the many highlights of this home. Custom cabinets surround an Iroka African Wood Center Island with Bronze Cast sink and counter, a built-in 4 foot "Woodstone" Gas/Wood Fired Stone Hearth Pizza Oven, Meile built in warming drawer and Wolf Range with 2 ovens. A custom pocket door leads to the formal dining room, which has cherry flooring and large windows for natural light. An open floor plan leads from the kitchen into the Great Room featuring a stone floor-to-ceiling wood burning Rumsford Fireplace and Jerusalem limestone floor. A mudroom, pantry and large guest bed room compete the main level. Your pets will be sure to enjoy the mudroom's side entrance with Dutch door and unique Bass Puppy Paw Door Bell. The first floor master suite comes complete with gas fireplace and solid wood French Doors In the master suite bath, take note of the state of the art computer-controlled shower with his and hers multi head shower heads, wall jet and rain head. As well as an Air Jet Whirlpool Tub with heated back rests, private toilet area, and private screened-in porch.

Anne Lusk, Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

18.30 ACRES
4572 SQ FT
Luxury Equestrian Dressage Training Facility - Home, Indoor / Outdoor Olympic Arenas

Dillsburg, York County, Pennsylvania

“DRESSAGE” - "the highest expression of horse training" “MASTER”PIECE” - “a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship” Let these two terms sink in! This is NOT just a “Horse Farm”, this MASTERPIECE was designed by an Award winning International Dressage Trainer and Clinician and in fact is a working, completely functional and organized Horse Training Facility. Simply stated, this wonderful Central Pa equine training facility is perfectly functional and user friendly. It is with great pride I present to you 281 Lost Hollow rd, Dillsburg Pa Main Farm House, 4 generous Bedrooms, Ample room in the In-Law quarters on Lower Level, 3.5 Baths. You will absolutely love the beautiful fully glassed office space, gorgeous dining room that overlooks the lazy stream in the front pasture. After dinner you and your guests can work your way out to the cover porch to take in beautiful summer nights. Your spacious eat-in kitchen boasts plenty fo light and is adjacent to the period family room, with its original timber walls, wood plank flooring and can be heated by its own woodstove. You’ll wake up to the warmth of your own wood fireplace amidst the master suite, and have your favorite coffee while admiring your gorgeous facility from your bedroom windows. This master suite is complete with sitting area and spacious master bath. The entire upper level has carpeting to add comfort to your feet early morning chilly days. On those warm summer evenings you are but a few steps from your own fully landscaped pool surrounded by your treasures, paddocks and pastures. The Bank Barn is located adjacent to the farmhouse and is set into lazy slope to provide a cooler environment for your equine students in the summer and a warmer one in the winter. Fully refurbished with 15 stalls: Several oversized, double sized foaling stall that gives your mare and her foal plenty of room to move and bond, 3 grooming stalls, wash stall with H/C H20. Barn has Rubber mats, plenty of windows with screens and an abundance of lighting to light your way. Gorgeous, well organized tack room with tile flooring, heat, access to the grooming stalls and barn, laundry and washing/drying racks. Your indoor arena is 60ftx150ft and has Mirrors on 3 sides, HD Lights (economical and bright), Slanted kickboards (for rider greater rider safety) with natural wood finish, small entry door, Large entry doors on each end and pure sand for safety and enhanced footing. Your outdoor riding arena is 80x200 with a drain in one corner, has ample room for multiple horses training at the same time. New level footing installed for safe, high quality surface training. Many shade trees and landscaping for onlookers to enjoy and escape the summer heat. 15 Paddocks: All horse-safe field fencing with top board and electric for added protection. Shelter sheds in most fields (Sheds repainted 2015). Graveled farm roads lead to paddocks on those rainy. 4 Stone dust turnouts Round pen: Rubber footing and Drain

Terry Barr, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

26.00 ACRES
3420 SQ FT
Magnificent Stone Home with Barn, Stalls and Fenced Pastures

Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

This Bucks County stone Manor House, with its tasteful addition offers all the charm of yesteryear and all the convenience and amenities of today. The original house has all the characteristics that exemplify life as lived in the past, including four working fireplaces, wide windowsills and wood flooring. The traditional large kitchen fireplace remains, housing a wood stove, There is a barn in excellent condition and has two stalls and a fenced paddock. A smokehouse with beehive oven overlooks the paver patio, exemplifying the successful blend of old and new that sets this home apart. You will enjoy the sunny kitchen with its 42" cabinetry, granite countertops, mercer tile backsplash, island, pantry and an attractive breakfast area with two skylights. There are atrium doors that lead to the deck. The dining room has a working fireplace with mercer tiles and wood floors. The living room has random width floors, a fireplace and built-ins. The family room is spacious, carpeted and has recessed lighting. The sunroom has tile flooring. The main bedroom has a working fireplace,, his and her closets, and skylights. The en suite bath has a steam shower, whirlpool bath, skylight and tile floor. The remaining four bedrooms are nicely sized and there is a hall bath. The third floor is finished and heated and presently used as a hobby area. There is a detached heated three-car garage, fenced pasture, and a wraparound deck. Situated on three acres in Haycock Townships village of Applebachsville, with close proximity to Lake Towhee and Nockamixon state park, is the home of your dreams.

Russ Palmer, Coldwell Banker Hearthside

3.00 ACRES
4355 SQ FT
18 Beautiful Mifflin County Acres

McClure, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

18.71 AC 3 BR/1.5 BA ranch home w/1 stall attached garage, paved driveway, 2 bay detached garage w/2nd level - would be suitable for auto repair. Need storage for collector's items. Approximately 700' of road frontage mostly tillable land. Manufactured wood & oil fired combination, central air. Mifflin Co. country living!

Allen Zendt, Jack Gaughen Network Services Hower & Associates

18.71 ACRES
1128 SQ FT

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