About Pennsylvania

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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:
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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
 
$369,900
34 Homestead Road

Grantville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


Amazing views of the mountains and fields. The property contains a nice size pond.

Jim Bedorf , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

10.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2160 SQ FT
 
$995,000
Colonial Pennsylvania meets 21st Century design in this historic property

West Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Colonial Pennsylvania meets 21st Century design in this historic property formerly deeded to Letitia Penn, daughter of William Penn. The picturesque 26-acre estate features a majestic yet warm and inviting farmhouse complete with an in-ground pool, an outbuilding used as a quaint country goods store, a tenant/guest house and a barn. This property will make you feel like you're in a picture perfect fairy tale!

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

26.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1728 SQ FT
 
$995,000
Equestrian Retreat Centrally Located on 10.5 Acres

Ivyland, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Paradise found... your equestrian retreat awaits. This beautiful Bucks County farm in the award-winning Council Rock School District presides over more than 10 pristine acres in desirable Ivyland, PA. Enter through the elegant front door into a well-maintained, sunlit Colonial home that boasts hardwood floors as well as a newly renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, built-in oven and microwave, granite countertops, and a bright and airy eat-in area with sliding glass door. Relax and take in the idyllic landscape from a large den with wainscoting, impressive brick fireplace and sliding doors leading out to an expansive back deck. The first-floor in-law suite accessible from the den has a full bathroom and walk-in closet which is useful for hosting guests, short or long term. A large formal dining room, living room/office, powder room, laundry/mud room, and two-car garage with stair access to the full basement round out the first floor. Upstairs features four spacious bedrooms and an additional den providing ample space for lounging and a sliding door overlooking abundant lawns. The master bedroom comes complete with a vanity area, walk-in closet, and an en suite boasting a luxurious Jacuzzi and stall shower. An ample back deck, accessible from the kitchen and den, is a great lounging and grilling space, and leads across lush grass to a full equestrian facility. There are 8 stalls for your horses or other farm animals - a 6-stall barn with sliding stall doors and a new 2-stall shedrow barn with feed room and overhang is accompanied by three generously sized pastures, three smaller fields, three run-in sheds and a full-size outdoor ring with fresh sand footing. Enjoy convenient access to shopping, including grocery stores, Oxford Valley Mall and Peddler's Village, as well as the PA Turnpike, I-95 and rail lines to Philadelphia and New York City for easy commuting. This meticulously maintained and centrally located farm is ready for you to make it yours.

Caroline Lavenduski , Coldwell Banker Hearthside, Realtors

10.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3753 SQ FT
 
$475,000
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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$579,000
One of a kind forever home with modern log home ,10 stall barn on 13 acres!

Spring Mills, Centre County, Pennsylvania


Exceptional! If you have been waiting for that one of a kind forever home...here it is! Enjoy privacy and amazing views from this modern log home on 13 acres. Open concept with great room, huge windows, log beams, two covered porches and a Pergola. Top of the line horse barn with 10 stalls, wash bays, heated tack room, half bath, saw dust bin and enormous second floor with unlimited potential. Large outdoor riding arena with great footing. Beautiful rolling fenced pastures. The home features your choice of a first floor or second floor master bedroom. Captivating great room with wood floors and propane free standing fireplace for ambiance. Sunny dining area and fully equipped kitchen with walk in pantry/mudroom. Two laundry rooms. Family room finished in the walk out basement with great storage, full bath and 16 x 13 furnace room and workshop. A must see property!

Barbara Alpert , Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors - 814-234-4000

12.80 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2533 SQ FT
 
$545,000
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. We are also 15 minutes from Blue Mtn Ski Resort! 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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$1,600,000
62 acre State of the art equestrian facility with indoor and outdoor arenas.

Valencia, Butler County, Pennsylvania


This premier horse show and boarding facility includes a 49,415 SF indoor arena with 30 show stalls, a 3,648 SF equipment storage building, and a 4,000 SF stall barn with 43 stalls and 30 boarding stalls, 3 outdoor arenas, extensive fencing, parking areas, and a gated entry.

Ryan Edmondson , Keller Williams Realty

62.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$226,500
Great Affordable Horse Property in Northwestern Pennsylvania!

Hermitage, Mercer County, Pennsylvania


Property is located midway between Erie, Pittsburgh and Youngstown and 20 miles from the Mahoning Valley Race Track in Austintown

Terry Wygle , Coldwell Banker Bainbridge Kaufman

3.80 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
1514 SQ FT
 
$429,500
Beautiful Home with a larg indoor arena plus a nice 52x52 barn

Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


Just back your trailer in and unload. If your a jumper or you enjoy sorting cattle, this is the perfect farm for you. You have a 72x140 indoor arena plus a 52x56 barn with box stalls plus an addition for hay and feed.You think this is a horseman's dream but wait until you see the house.You can sit in the sun room to watch the sun set or on the screened porch to watch the sun rise.

kevin clark , Howard Hanna Price Real Estate

17.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$995,000
This serene and secluded farm is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy life.

Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


This serene and secluded farm is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy life. A one and a half story, custom built home sits on over 17 acres with captivating views. Sunset and sunrise can be seen from every window of the house and wrap-around Timbertech porch. The home features a sprawling open floor plan with custom woodwork throughout. Timber Frame home designer Tono Architects are credited for the incomparable design. Black walnut and cherry bookshelves by master carpenter Karl Collison can be found throughout the home. Hardwood floors cover the entire main living area and are hand milled from a 270 year old log cabin home. The focal point of the family room is a unique European Temp Cast masonry stove, originally designed to house two fires to radiate heat for 24 hours. The kitchen and dining area are ideal for entertaining with an expansive area complete with cork flooring, two dishwashers, double Bosh ovens, and induction stove. Quartz and butcher block counter tops complete the refined kitchen space. The master suite is designed as an at home get-away. With a large walk-in closet, skylight to star gaze, and a private screened-in porch attached. The bathroom is adorned with a large whirlpool tub and a true walk-in shower. The house is complete with three other bedrooms and an unfinished large walk out basement that provides the opportunity to customize the space. Heating and cooling the house is a breeze with dual climate controls for upstairs and downstairs and the use of a geothermal system. The water is filtered through a whole house water filtration system and the hot water comes from an efficient Navien circulating on-demand water system. Separated from the main structure is a two bedroom one bath guest home that was made out of straw bales and includes a washer and dryer hook up. The three story barn, built by local Amish, is also a majestic piece of woodwork. The lower level consists of seven rubber matted horse stalls with a tack room and half bathroom. It also has 4 separate paddocks attached to the backside of the stalls. The main level consists of an organized workshop and two different storage areas. The third story has an insulated area that provides limitless possibilities. With six different fenced in pastures, there is ample room for any kind of livestock. To finish the property there is a large 130x200 fenced outdoor riding arena that is near the tree lined driveway. All of these amenities are offered in a private setting, away from all the hassles of life.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

17.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4329 SQ FT

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