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
Sweet Equestrian Property Riding Distance to Fair Hill

Landenberg, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Equestrian paradise located with in riding distance of the coveted Fair Hill Natural Resource area, close to 6000 acres laced with trails and rolling hills. Phenomenal location close to Newark, Delaware and University of Delaware, Chester County, Pa. horse country, and the culture filled area of the Brandywine Valley. This is a turn key facility with a six stall center aisle barn, a three stall shedrow barn, a riding ring with lights, and a small stone dust track. There is hot and cold water, 200 amp electric, and a large office/tackroom area. The hayloft will accommodate about 300 bales. This is a very picturesque farm with a house site overlooking the pond and riding ring, and, about 4800 feet of white three rail PVC fencing. There is a long driveway into the property affording privacy and a tranquil setting. Come view this beautiful property as there are very few turn key horse facilities for sale this close to Fair Hill!!!

Linda Blom , Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty

11.29 ACRES

Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Mystic Acres! This grand pillared home sits atop 50+ acres with panoramic views as far as the eye can see. The house features a spacious, newer kitchen with an abundance of cabinetry, a pantry and an island. The family room boasts large windows to enjoy the field and mountain-scapes outside. The property is a working equine facility - all of the amenities a horse person could want! Heated tack room, office with views to foaling stalls, wash stall, paddocks each with their own sheds that include water and electric. Enjoy all season riding and training in the over sized indoor arena! Multiple equipment buildings and a bonus apartment! Also, a hunter's delight, bear and deer - surrounded by corn fields. Too many amenities to list! Minutes to State College or Altoona in central PA. Central Pennsylvania Grange Fairgrounds, just 30 minutes away has received a grant for $8,000,000 to upgrade their equine showgrounds! The horses are coming, be here first!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

50.50 ACRES
2784 SQ FT

Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Scotch Run Farm! As you drive thru the gated driveway, you will find yourself surrounded by the sounds of water tumbling in the the ponds that surround the house. All brick 4BR home features a huge eat in kitchen trimmed in granite, tile and stainless steel. A huge island allows for great entertaining. The dining area flows into the living and family rooms, separated only by the original wooden pocket doors. The MBR Suite is complete with double closets and a full bath with double sinks, claw foot jacuzzi tub and tile/jetted shower. Two other bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. The 3rd floor is finished with a 3/4 bath. This is just the house. The 18 stall barn and grounds are a horse-lovers dream! State of the art with grooms quarters, riding arena and so much more! The property has been run in the past as a wedding venue, boarding barn and training facility. Don't miss the history in the stone building just across the drive that boasts an all stone open fireplace and custom built, one piece farmers table. If you love history, horses, views and the quaintness of small town living, this is the place for you!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

160.68 ACRES
3161 SQ FT
13+ Acre Farmette Ranch Home Low Taxes & Utilities Built in 2014- What a View!

Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Set on over 13 acres, this charming ranch home and barn was built in 2014. This property exudes ideal private country living. The rural small town of Kunkletown nestled in eastern PA, in the west end of the Poconos, is an enclave of rolling hills, farms and homes minutes from major highways. Inviting and warm, the open concept split floor plan home has nine foot ceilings with hard wood floors in open living and dining area. The custom gourmet kitchen boasts self closing hickory cabinets, granite countertops, subway tile, high end appliances and is accented by a center island. The master suite overlooks the tree lined pasture. The en suite private master bath hosts custom hickory cabinetry, large vanity, linen closet and oversized tile shower. Master Bedroom Closet is a custom closet organizer. The master bedroom is connected to the four season hardwood cathedral ceiling sunroom that sits beyond the living room where you can enjoy the peace and tranquil views all year round. Two additional bedrooms and full bath sit on the opposite side of the home. All the rooms in this home have ceiling fans and beautiful solid wood doors and trim. A two car attached dry walled garage leads into a large mud room and laundry room giving you everything you need on one floor. The high ceiling, walk out basement can easily be transformed into living space if needed. Entertaining options extend to the back deck which hosts a gas fire rock and hot tub. This home has the upgraded geo thermal heating and air conditioning system which makes your utility bills dramatically low. Perimeter, fire and camera security system as well as driveway alarm are among this homes upgrades. The four stalled horse barn has a hay loft, tack room, wash room, and electric fence enclosing the 6 acre horse pasture. There are multiple rolling acres still uncleared that add to the private country setting.

Deborah Miller

13.40 ACRES
2000 SQ FT
Private Estate on (+ /- ) 10 Acres with Ranch Home and Multiple Outbuildings

Grantville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Private Estate on (+/-) 10 Acres. Ranch home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a full finished basement. Multiple outbuildings including 3-car garage, Horse barn with stalls and large equipment shed. Majority of the land is fenced in pastures ready for animals. Sunroom attached off the back of the home with large deck to entertain and watch grazing animals.

Robert Bering , Bering Real Estate Co.

9.82 ACRES
1395 SQ FT
Horse property for sale

Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Get the best of old and new! Beautiful farm house property on 4.49 acres. All upgrades made with special care by builder/owner. Enormous living room/dining room with wood planked flooring, original logs. Updated kitchen with copper sink and ceramic tile floor. Family room, gas fireplace and radiant heat floor. Master bedroom, full bath, walk-in closet. Bonus room for possible 4th bedroom. Covered patio, oversize garage w workshop, barn and shed. Architectural Digest worthy. Perfect for horses, vineyard, brewery or antique shop.

Jim Bedorf , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

4.49 ACRES
3214 SQ FT
There are 20+ acres that are perfect for horse pasture

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

This gorgeous 6,900 square foot stone home set on 40 acres gives the owner privacy, amazing 360-degree views of nature, playful wildlife, sunsets, Blue Mountains, and woods. As you pull in the driveway, you will immediately exhale the stresses of the day. The home is graced with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, an oversize custom kitchen, and 4 relaxing fireplaces – one on the screened porch with a built-in kitchen and barbeque, making it a 3-season retreat overlooking a tranquil waterfall and koi pond. A hot tub encourages even further relaxation. The stacked stone walls inside are adorned with dramatic arched windows and doorways, plank cherry floors, and 20’ ceilings. A full bar in the great room, wine cellar, 4-car garage, and other amenities make this home a one-of-a-kind estate. Sitting on the rear porch at night, unwinding under the peaceful shadow of the Blue Mountains will take your breath away as you gaze at a myriad of stars. There is a separate caretaker's house which provides its own separate privacy. Seller is offering a 2-year 10,000 mile/year lease of a comparable model BMW, Mercedes, or Audi for a contract acceptable to the seller. Details of the models and terms to follow.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

40.00 ACRES
7428 SQ FT
17 Acre Dream Equestrian Facility

Kempton, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

This property is situated on more than 17 acres of cleared land, fenced and ready for livestock! There are outbuildings galore! Two barns including 8 stalls, electric and water hook ups lead out into the open fields. There is a newly built indoor arena, as well as a HUGE outdoor arena. Other features include a round pen, tack shed and locking feed room. There is a massive detached garage that is currently rented and generating income. The house has been newly renovated from top to bottom and includes four large bedrooms and two full baths. The kitchen is beautiful and features a stunning reclaimed barn wood accent wall. The master bedroom is immense and has taken advantage of every area for storage. The master bath includes a large soaking tub and tiled shower. The home has a second floor laundry and every window has beautiful views of the property! Whether you're searching for a gentleman's farm or an escape from the noisy hustle and bustle, this property is worth a look!

Hayley Walschburger , Real Estate of America

17.70 ACRES
1840 SQ FT
12+ Acre Horse Farm with optional 2nd Residence for In - Law Suite

Gilbertsville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Don't miss this unique opportunity … A horse farm with two separate residential properties with a total of 6 Bedrooms and 4 full Bathrooms on 3 individual lots totaling 12.5 acres. The Property without the 2nd Residence can be purchased for $495,000. The 4-bedroom main house has been almost totally renovated including a custom Kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and gas cooking. The renovations include new hardwood floors, two updated full Bathrooms and a Powder room, recessed lighting, newer windows and brand new central air and heating. The upgrades don't stop inside … you will love to relax or entertain out back with views of the pastures from your gazebo/pavilion or enjoy your six-person hot tub. The 2-Bedroom, 2- Bathroom cottage can be used as an In-law/Au pair suite or to generate rental income. This property has also been upgraded with a newer Kitchen, upgraded Bathrooms and new flooring. Of course, we need to detail the many features of the 10-acre farm with its 9 gently sloping acres of cleared pasture and 3 large fenced paddocks with excellent grass, each with access to electric and water. The 3-stall barn with wash stall, utility sink, electric and water can easily be expanded to include as many as 8 stalls. The stalls have quality rubber mats and two are open to small gravel paddocks. A real plus is the 200' x 100' riding ring with sand and rubber footing … plenty of room for a jump course or dressage ring. Jump standards, poles and jump cups are included and there are many pieces of equipment which are optionally available including a 2 or 3-horse goose-neck trailer with tack room, a John Deer tractor, 2 zero-turn mowers and much more. The main house also includes a large 3-car detached Garage with 1500 square feet of additional space for storage or use as a workshop . For riding enthusiasts, you will be adjacent to a 100 acre non-developed land with trails for hacking and biking and you will be near Green Lane Park with its 25 miles of riding trails and many outdoor family activities. The main house and horse farm without the cottage can also be purchased separately. Most data in this listing is for a combination of all 3 parcels.

Janine McVeigh , Christopher Real Estate Services

12.50 ACRES
2950 SQ FT
Private Retreat on 87+Acres

Auburn, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Scenic private retreat on 87 acres. A natures lover’s dream with rushing streams, wide open fields, and lush wooded areas. A beautiful mid-century ranch home built by local custom builder, Mick Turick, is nestled on top of this estate. Approaching the home from the driveway, you will immediately notice the attention to detail and thought of blending this house and its natural environment with the rustic cedar siding. The views of the outdoors are maximized by the orientation of the home and window placement. The main floor of this ranch style residence features beautiful hardwood floors and vaulted ceiling in the living and dining areas. A wood burning stove in living roomy is perfect on those chilly days. The sunroom located off the main living area opens this home to the outdoor views along with a sizeable patio for outdoor entertaining. A kitchen and breakfast area with window seating to enjoy your morning coffee. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the first floor. The finished walk out basement has plenty of windows and natural light. Another wood burning stove and a full bath finishes this lower level space. Geothermal heating and cooling make this home economical and earth friendly. Property is enlisted in the Clean and Green program reducing the annual property tax. All of this in scenic Southern Schuylkill County with access to major routes moments away for easy commutes- NYC in 2.5 hours, Philly in 1.5 and Hershey or Harrisburg in less than an hour. Away from it all, but so close to everything.

Tara Furer-Romig , Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty

87.00 ACRES
1708 SQ FT

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