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
Multi - Facet Estate / Battlefield & Trail Tours / Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Versatile Estate Property. 100 acres of peaceful land. Farm Equine facility, Bed & Breakfast & residence. Residence has 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths. Offers owner ability to operate a 5 bedroom B & B or just enjoy the space privately. Bank Barn, 4+ car garage, 8 Stall equine facility; wild life retreat w/pool, riding trails & stream; also available: additional 3 bedroom, 1/5 bath quest house on 3+ acres; plus thriving equine tour business.

Dave Sites, Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale Services

100.02 ACRES
5804 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale with gorgeous views

Walnutport, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Horse Facility with beautiful views of the Blue Mountains. 29.3 Acres with 11 pastures and turnouts. Save on property taxes Act 319, 6,144 sq' horse stable with 18 - 12x12 matted stalls, tack room & treated T&G, hot & cold water. Plenty of storage for hay, shavings & equipment. Very safe flexible vinyl fencing w/electric & custom gates. Riding Arena 80' x 128' PVC fencing. Sit on the front porch and take in the beautiful mountains, 2660 sq', 4 BR, 3BA, LR,DR,FR,dinette in kitchen, custom cabinets, laundry/mud room, lots of closets, basement, O/S garage w/ plenty of parking. Gas fireplace & heat.

Denise Piscitello

29.30 ACRES
2660 SQ FT
Appadiditt Farm, Chester County, PA

Elverson, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Appadiditt Farm. A unique, turn-key Horse Farm consisting of 10.3 Acres with charming Ranch Home, 2 Barns, Indoor Arena and Outdoor Riding Ring. 11 full stalls, 1 mini stall, 2 tack rooms, feed room, hay loft and 5 lush paddocks. Oversized 2 bay commercial garage with large studio above. Additional detached 12x24 Studio or office. Move in and start teaching, training and riding the next day! All set up and ready to go! Lots of trails nearby. Great opportunity to live your dream in Chester County!

Lois Evans, Re/Max Professional Realty

10.00 ACRES
1260 SQ FT
17.7 Acre Farm for Sale! Gorgeous home with INDOOR, 2 barns, and 10+ car Garage

Kempton, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Now offered for $480,000! Gorgeous and Convenient 17+ Acre Farm, Home & 10+ car garage in Weisenberg Twp only 3 min from I-78/22 surrounded by farmland. Picture perfect setting for this newly renovated 4 BR, 2 bath featuring 2 four stall barns, tack shed, feed shed, lighted INDOOR and outdoor arenas, round pen and gigantic 10+car garage/concrete floor building with 3 phase electric. Most of the property is fenced for horses & incl run-in sheds in every field. Premium views. The newly renovated home with in-law potential features a light drenched, uniquely designed eat-in kitchen w/top-of-the-line Granite counters, custom floors, gas range, floor to ceiling cabinets, pantry, custom soap stone bar, custom crafted rustic barn wall, a Master Bedroom w/Vaulted Ceilings, both baths have been remodeled w/premium tile throughout and Lux Granite counters, & the master bath features XL Jacuzzi. Spacious bedrooms and an upstairs that's light, bright & airy! 2nd flr laundry. Close to shopping & office parks. Perfect for business or pleasure. Low taxes! Motivated Seller

Noemi Debriano

17.70 ACRES
1840 SQ FT
Outstanding 3.3 acre Equestrian estate with barn, 5 minutes to horse trails

Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Outstanding 3.3 acre country estate just minutes from the Perkiomen trail. This striking home is set apart by its beautiful stone fa├žade and large front porch. Upon entering you are greeted by gorgeous hand scraped birch flooring located throughout most of the first floor. The natural light filled kitchen features gleaming ceramic tile flooring, custom tile back splash, corian counter tops, peninsula and wonderful breakfast room with large windows overlooking the heated in ground pool, barn and pasture where you can watch your horses or other animals. The spacious family room adjacent to the kitchen boasts a cathedral ceiling with skylights and gas fireplace with custom mantel, perfect for entertaining or large family gatherings. There is also a formal living room and dining room and half bath. The lovely first floor master suite features cathedral ceiling, skylights, two walk in closets and master bath with jetted soaking tub and separate shower. Upstairs you will find three additional bedrooms, one currently used as a office, and an unbelievably large hall bath with double vanity. The huge 60 x 23 walk out finished basement could accommodate most anything you could possibly imagine.. The heated in-ground pool overlooking the grounds is adorned by EP Henry walls, paver patio and built in propane a grill, all for your summer enjoyment. The two 10x12 stall custom stone front barn features a tack area, hayloft, ceiling fans, automatic waterers with heaters. Don't have horses,barn would also make a great workshop or artists studio. There are three fenced pastures, one with round pen, that meander around the property. There is also an oversized three car attached garage and two sheds. This wonderful home is close to the quaint village of Skippack and easy commute to Valley Forge/king of Prussia

Beverly Kalb, Century 21 Longacre Realty

3.30 ACRES
2682 SQ FT
Gentleman's Farmette with close to 5 acres that is close to everything!

Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Gentleman's Farmette with separate in-law cottage in a beautiful, private, 4.81 acre country setting. The features are as follows: The main 2,500 square foot farmhouse consists a beautifully updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, great room with fireplace and built-ins, office area, cozy family room, large formal dining room, laundry room and full bath. The 2nd floor consists of a large master bedroom suite, 2 additional generous sized bedrooms and large charming full bath. The ample 1,225 square foot in-law cottage / guest house consists of a large sunroom, full kitchen, dining room, cathedral great room with fireplace, 1st floor bedroom and full bath and in the loft area there is a additional bedroom and full bath as well. The stunning property consists of 4.81 acres, includes an in-ground pool & pool house, bank barn, horse stable, paddock, separate shed and fencing, riding ring and separate in-law cottage. Don't let it get away!

Lisa Tiger, Century 21 Gold

4.81 ACRES
3775 SQ FT
4 Bedroom, 3 1 / 2 Bath Custom Built Home on 13 Acres

Dover, York County, Pennsylvania

If Privacy is what you seek this is the property is for you! As you drive back the lane you will be excited to view the all brick custom home sitting on 12+ acres! Home features 4 BDRMS, 3 1/2 baths, with hardwood floors throughout. So many features formal dr, country kitchen with large kitchen island, family room with built in bookcases, and 4 FPs!! So many custom timeless qualities you must see to believe. The location of this property makes it ideal for the nature lover.

Tonya Morrison, Century 21 Above and Beyond

12.96 ACRES
3360 SQ FT
Mini Estate with 2 houses, pool and barn on about 17 acres.

Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

This property consists of two houses. The main house is about 3510 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. There is a custom cherry kitchen professional stainless appliances, cherry hardwood floors in the den and dining room. The rest of the house featuers predominantly hardwood floors. There are two wood burning fireplaces. The sunroom fireplace has Greek tile from the 1890's. The backyard has a patio and is fenced. The guest house is about 2,000 square feet. The guest house has 1 bedroom, an office, and open floor plan and overlooks the inground pool which features a patio area with mountain stone fireplace. There are two options for heat, an outdoor wood burning boiler which can heat both houses and the pool or a second option of oil hot water. The barn is 50 x 72 with water and electricity. There are 17.55 acres with this property. Some of the acreage is wooded and some are fields. The property is not fenced with the exception of a small area in the backyard.

Jodie Bryant, Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate

17.55 ACRES
3510 SQ FT
Horse Property in Chester Springs, PA 19425

Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Located in the heart of Chester Springs, this bucolic gentleman's farm is prominently situated atop a gently sloping knoll on 14+ acres. Proceed up a tree-lined drive leading to the original home dating to 1770 and updated in 1840, 1860, 1995-2016. Step back in time to the lovely 4400sf MANOR HOUSE ideal for entertaining. You will find handsome appointments throughout the home, including random width floors, deep windowsills, built-in bookcases, fireplaces, fine millwork and stained glass. The 1st floor features a spacious Great Rm with vaulted ceiling, marble surrounded fireplace and flanked by custom built-in cupboards. French doors open to front patio overlooking beautiful rolling pastures and springhouse. A formal parlor has built-in bookcases and fireplace. Gorgeous Dining Rm with impeccable detail has its original cupboard, fireplace, and an exquisite deep alcove, highlighting bow windows and recessed panels. The convenient Kitchen makes great use of space with central cabinetry and countertops. Sun Rm has mellowed brick flooring, exposed stonewall, lots of light and opens to a stone terrace. Adjacent to Sun Rm is a comfortable Family Rm with fireplace and exposed beams. A Powder Rm is also on the main level. The upper level features 4+ Bedrooms and 3 full Baths, including Master Bath with his and her vanity, Jacuzzi tub, marble floors and shower stall. Conveniently located on 2nd floor is the washer & dryer. You'll love the newly added closet space for out-of-season clothing. That's not all; the IN-LAW SUITE has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths with private entrance providing alternative quarters for visiting guests. An impressive, exposed and pointed STONE BANK BARN has metal roof, 12 matted horse stalls, 3 standing stalls, tack and wash room (with hot and cold water), hay loft, feed room and a powder room. Wide blacktop center aisle, an office and separate room for washer and dryer. Huge storage space on upper level. Courtyard leads to lighted outdoor sand arena with fine rubber footing. 7 fenced paddocks and run in shed. 1 car garage plus lean-to for additional equipment. This property has been a highlight on Chester County Days, Barn tours, Christmas Tours and has been included local publications. The estate embodies the rich history Chester County is known for, along with its deep roots in equestrian pursuits. An extraordinary place indeed! Close to major routes and turnpike, as well as the Devon & Ludwigs Corner Horse Show.

Lois Evans, Re/Max Professional Realty

14.00 ACRES
4482 SQ FT
Worcester Township - 7 stall barn, 3 Paddocks and Riding Ring

Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Don't be fooled by the street name, this home is situated back off of the road, and is surrounded by nature on all sides. Out back, there is a fenced-in yard, perfect for pets and playing! This home is nestled on almost 3.5 acres, and has a fully functioning barn with seven stalls, electricity and water access. There are also four paddocks and a riding ring with jumping capabilities. Located close to major highways, shopping and several area parks, this home has so much to offer.

Kelly Steyn, Keller Williams Real Estate

3.34 ACRES
1392 SQ FT

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