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

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 large enough to drive horse cart in! 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
Luxe, 200 - Acre Country Retreat in Ligonier, PA | Selling Jan 10th!

Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $7.5 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! List price is FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Inquire for complete auction details! Situated on nearly 200 acres of bucolic countryside just southwest of historic Ligonier, Pennsylvania, this luxurious estate is the property of a lifetime. Cherished and maintained to perfection by the same family for more than thirty years, Woodmere offers spectacular views – and miles of walking trails surrounding the residence from which to enjoy them. With a handsome sandstone exterior and slate roof, the estate has an impressive, old world air; however, the atmosphere of Woodmere is one of relaxed, understated elegance. Equally suited to large family gatherings or charity balls, Woodmere offers +9,300 sf of living space. Main entertaining areas include an elegant living room with dual fireplaces, an expansive dining room/reception hall, inviting, wood-paneled library, and a large recreation/media room. Professional-grade appliances fill the gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry, which open into an intimate breakfast room. A bright, glassed-in morning room and family room with fireplace offer additional entertaining space, as do the numerous sitting rooms. Several flagstone terraces provide outdoor living and dining spaces as inviting as the interiors. The master suite at Woodmere is exceptionally appointed, with his-and-hers bedrooms, a shared bath with separate shower and soaking tub, and custom closets as well as a private terrace overlooking the grounds. Four additional en-suite bedrooms (one with its own living room and kitchen) complete the main residence living areas. Outdoors, the rolling hills of Westmoreland county are on display through the manicured trees and lush gardens of the estate. Set apart from the main house are several additional structures, including a 2,900-sf, 5-bedroom guest house, 2-bedroom staff house, manager’s office, and three barns with a combined total of 13,000 sf. Outdoor amenities abound, and hunting, shooting, hiking and fishing at Woodmere can all be done without stepping foot off of the grounds. A heated dog kennel, shooting range, pheasant pen, and nine stocked fish ponds allow for hours of active enjoyment. While a vegetable garden, late 1800s-style gazebo, unique “Stonehenge” feature constructed from the same sandstone used to build the estate, and a dock on the Property’s main pond (featuring two boat slips!) are available for more relaxed enjoyment of the area’s natural beauty.

Platinum Luxury Auctions , Platinum Luxury Auctions

198.00 ACRES
9310 SQ FT
1227 Ben Salem Rd Lehighton, PA 18235

Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to a premier horse training facility and farm situated on 66 rolling acres. This unique property has produced award winning competition horses and its now available to the public. It's accompanied by a beautiful brick colonial style home thats been completely renovated, and as a bonus, theres a guest house in the back with plenty of architectural history. This property features multiple pastures, huge pavilion, foot print for a new barn with utilities, pond, in-ground pool, hot tub, and a partially finished race track. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any buyer. Do not miss out.

Mike Urban , The Agency Real Estate Group

66.10 ACRES
2100 SQ FT
11 - Acres - 8 Stall Barn

Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

8-Stall Barn plus Separate Barn formerly used as Indoor Riding Area.

Patricia Bowers , KEY Partners Realty, LLC - Office: 570.387.1600

11.00 ACRES
1242 SQ FT
212 Mingo Road

Wexford, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Private 20 acre estate w/exquisite home in heart of Wexford. Thoughtfully designed layout - impressive entertaining spaces w/intimate living areas. Generously proportioned floor plan has expansive windows, Amish hand scraped oak flooring & exposed brick & stone walls. Grand foyer sets tone for palatial areas found w/in, beginning in LR w/wet bar. Chef's kitchen featuring approx $70K in professional grade appliances including Miele refrig/freezer, Turbo chef convection oven plus 2 islands, tons of granite counter tops, beautiful cabinetry & vaulted dining area w/fireplace. Cathedral ceiling enhances dramatic yet inviting FR. Handsome 1st floor den. Master bedroom is true retreat w/fireplace & remodeled luxe bath. 5 additional bedrooms provide ample accommodations. LL boasts wet bar, game room, kitchen, billiards room, bath & patio access, perfect for leisure activities/entertaining. Magnificently landscaped property + fabulous pool, equestrian facility & riding ring. Luxury & privacy

Linda Honeywill , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: The Preferred Realty

20.07 ACRES
9099 SQ FT
Fully Operational Tree Farm with 100+ Acres & Beautiful Home and Gorgeous Views

Seward, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Be Your Own Boss... Live the Lifestyle you Desire... Great return on Investment. 17 Years Positive Income ...Average Revenue - Over $300,000/Yr for 17 Years! Invest in Your Future.. Professional Guidance Available... Fully operational Tree Farm - 101.63 acres more or less with over 50,000 trees. Operations includes "ball & burlap" trees for shipping across the USA, Christmas Trees for retail sale. Garden Center can be restarted by the new owner. Business includes barn,silo, 40 x 60 garage, 2 ponds and creek on property. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Purchase the business, home & land to become your own boss in this established and well respected business providing trees locally & across the United States. Gas rights included.

James Hanley , REMAX POWER Associates

101.63 ACRES
2784 SQ FT
Hobby Farm on 20 Acres with 4 Bedrm Bi - level

Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania

A RARE FIND! Private and secluded, 20 AC Gentleman Farm, barn w/horse stalls, ready for chickens, horses or livestock. Barn has electric and water. The farm has a modernized 4 bedroom bi-level, 3 bath - built in 2002. Gorgeous views from every window overlooking gentle slopes and woods (with some timber) in "Clean and Green", has stream. Over sized 2 car garage with loft. All rooms in house have been freshly painted. Needs new carpeting, seller willing to give $3,000 carpet allowance with acceptable offer. Great convenient location. Approx 30 minutes to State College (Penn State Campus) and 30 minutes to Altoona. PA.

Nancy Frantz , RE/MAX Results Realty Group

20.00 ACRES
Early 1800's Brick 4 bedrrom Farm Home on 9+ acers Donegal Pa

Donegal, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

This colonial style home was constructed in 1802 first remodeling project was in 1826 , Barn with 12 stalls 3 car garage /work shop .Spring House which could be converted to at home office,

charles vorum , forest lake real estate froup llc

0.00 ACRES
4000 SQ FT
10 level country acres with custom log home

Acme, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

This very unique property sit on 10 manicured acres boasting a 2 story custom 2 bedroom log home with 2.5 baths country kitchen ,

charles vorum , forest lake real estate froup llc

10.00 ACRES
2500 SQ FT
Impressive Lot of Green Pastures and Woodlands

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Boasting nearly 70 acres of green pasture and woodlands, this impressive lot sits adjacent to Hailand Farm. This open, yet private lot offers plenty of opportunity and is convenient to schools and major commuting routes such as the PA Turnpike, Route 202, with easy access to King of Prussia and Philadelphia. Property is zoned for Farm Residential. Property cannot be subdivided. Hailand Farm also available for sale for $2,999,000.

Lavinia Smerconish , BHHS FOX AND ROACH

69.70 ACRES

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