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
 
$2,529,000
57 Acre Chester County Farm

Lincoln University, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Equestrians will appreciate this property that combines a 7 stall barn, fenced paddocks and a stately home. As you stroll the resort-like grounds of this lovely estate, you’ll hear breezes whispering through the towering sycamore tree and think of a time gone by. A time of quiet country living and old world craftsmanship. This historic Federal style home sits majestically on rolling, scenic Chester County land with the White Clay Creek wandering through it. Meticulous care was taken to add amenities while maintaining the historical integrity of the home. The original stone farmhouse was built in 1762. In 1880 the brick Federal house was added with bricks that were hand-made and kilned on the property. More recently, a new kitchen and living area was created. This property is a true Chester County treasure.

Maureen Phillips , Beiler-Campbell Realtors

57.70 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
6700 SQ FT
 
$1,199,000
Renovated historic stone colonial home on 13.67 conserved Chester County acres!

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania


WELCOME PONIES, PUPPIES AND PLANTERS! If you've dreamed of an historic property – 13.67 conserved acres,perfect for your 2- and 4-legged friends, welcome to Pigeon Run Farm featuring The Bodine House on Bodine Road. Part of an original Penn Land Grant property, this 1780s Chester County farmhouse with 2' thick stone walls, massive beams, and hand-sawn random-width floors has oversized rooms and high ceilings; in 1912 Wm. Bodine added 2 splendid additions producing an exquisite 4,840+/- sq.ft., 4 Bedroom/3.5 Bath home with full basement and 3rd floor attic just begging for your creative finish into even more stunning interior space.The property is breathtaking: massive trees frame a gently rolling meadow perfect for any equine activity. Raise your prized horses, sheep, chickens (?), plant your personal vineyard, or just sit back and enjoy the view that sweeps into woods and a glistening stream: the pristine headwaters of Pigeon Run, a Pickering Creek tributary that gave the property its name. Even the 2-story stone carriage house, now fitted with 3 stalls, tells the tale of early life in Pennsylvania. This is, truly, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a special country property of natural beauty playing host to an irreplaceable residence that marries 18th century formal rooms with comfortable, relaxed living spaces and entertainment areas. Come write the next chapter in your family's history at historic Pigeon Run Farm. Beautifully situated within minutes of world class shopping at King of Prussia Mall/Exton Mall, quaint Malvern and popular West Chester boutiques and dining, well regarded Great Valley schools, 18 mins. to Marsh Creek Lake State Park/Trails and Valley Forge Natl. Park/Trails, 28.8 mi to Phila. Intl. Airport, 6.3 mi. to Paoli Hospital.

Kathleen McQuilkin , RE/MAX Professional Realty

13.67 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4840 SQ FT
 
$2,295,000
Fabulous Farm on 151 acres for the Horse and Car Enthusiast!!

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania


This is a dream estate!! Car & Equine enthusiasts be alert! 8,845 sq. ft. car showroom w/ OH doors, detail bay & private showroom, 20 stall barn w/all amenities + 98x174 interior arena w/apt. plus viewing room, horse training facility. 20,570 sq. ft. w/6 stalls & storage bank barn w/workshop. 4 car garage.

Dave Sites , Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale Services

151.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
9900 SQ FT
 
$675,000
Speedy Apple Farms - 3031 Coventryville Rd

Pottstown, Chester County, Pennsylvania


For over 40 years, Speedy Apple Farm was the home to some of the area's finest race horses, and now this 15.2 acre Equine Estate can be yours! Situated atop Chestnut Hill, this fabulous property boasts a 10 stall barn, 8 paddocks, pastures and trails backing up to over 250 acres of open space, and a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home with incredible Chester County views.

Meredith Jacks , Styer Real Estate

15.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2896 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
141 Hopewell Rd

Elverson, Chester County, Pennsylvania


A once in a lifetime opportunity! Unparalleled views, impeccable landscaping, and pure serenity awaits you at 141 Hopewell Rd. A meandering drive carries you past a spring-fed heart-shaped pond to an incredible 23.5 acre estate with a 5000+ sq ft home (dating back to the 1850's), bank barn, spring house and detached garage that backs up to French Creek State Park and Game Lands totaling over 7000 Acres.

Meredith Jacks , Styer Real Estate

23.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
5052 SQ FT
 
$585,000
Over 32 acres perfect for the equine lover!

Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania


A beautiful stone home lovingly maintained with an extra nice bank barn. Bank barns in excellent condition are hard to find. Although located only 1 mile from the center of Shippensburg, it sits back from the road and affords views of the meadow with a pond, the Middle Spring stream, and a wooded area. Built in 1780, the original property was known as "Middle Spring Plantation" but now known as "Willow Run". This property allows you to own a piece of history while also enjoying your dream of having a nice horse farm. The 1973 addition brings the square footage of the home to 4496, making the home much larger than the typical stone farmhouse with an updated, eat-in kitchen, large laundry/mud room and spacious screened in porch for summer activities and entertaining friends and family. Other updates include such advantageous items as solar panels on the bank barn affording seven months of free electricity and heating for 2 hot water heaters, 4 zoned heating with new furnace installed in 2016 which can be easily converted to gas, and an interior elevator shaft ready for an elevator should it be needed. Also consider the 400 amp electrical service, a radon mitigation system, and a water softener system. For more information contact Steve Bickford@717-579-9126 or steve.bickford@cbhomes.com

Steve Bickford , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

32.85 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.1 BATHROOMS
4496 SQ FT
 
$374,900
Horse farm property for sale with hilltop rolling views

North Franklin Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania


Unique, private lakeside living minutes from Washington on 21 Acres! Large 4 bedroom, 2 bath home plus sits on the hilltop with gorgeous, rolling views of the valley below. Large kitchen with center island, a ton of cabinet space and light from the front porch. Kitchen connects large family room with stone log burning fireplace. Large front and back deck on each side of the home! Amazing property with wooded areas to the rear of the property and winding driveway to the main road. Property structures include large sturdy barn-for animal housing or storage and animal holding pen that could easily be converted into a work area or car port - plus overgrown tennis court ready to be brought back to life. Large integral garage offers additional work or storage space. Wood work is incorporated through every room of this home from ceiling beams, and flooring in the living room, to built in wood shelving, paneling, and trim in the bedrooms. This property is a one of a kind find!

Matt Durbin , PPM Realty

21.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2408 SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
Luxurious Horse Facility with Two Restored Historic Homes!

Warriors Mark, Centre County, Pennsylvania


Located in Gatesburg this beautiful horse farm w/two historic houses featuring a luxurious horse facility on 18 acres bordering Halfmoon Creek & located in State College School District. The farm house is an 1832 log home which was fully restored in 2003, w/meticulous attention to detail by a local master craftsman. A gorgeous country kitchen was added and is a gourmet's dream w/top appliances: Wolf Range w/indoor grill and Sub-Zero Refrigerator. The glory of old exposed logs and wooden beams gives this home a warmth which is hard to find in modern homes. The "Summer House", which is currently rented, is a charming, bright & airy dwelling. It was completely renovated in 2001. "Halfmoon Creek Farm" is a private boarding facility, currently used for dressage. The well-being of the horse was the primary goal in the design of the stables, the indoor riding arena & layout of the pastures. It takes nervous or stressed horses a very short time to find peace here. Access to State Game Lands.

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

18.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3609 SQ FT
 
$600,000
Historic Gentleman's / Horse Farm

Glenmoore, Chester County, Pennsylvania


6 total acres, with a fenced in horse pasture, a bank barn built in 1840 with horse stalls on the ground floor, and a workshop on the top floor. A beautiful stream running through the property, with a stone spring house in pristine condition. a small greenhouse and a shed. The property is adjacent to a 25 acre farm, and across the road is Springton Manor a 500 acre park with numerous riding trails that can be used free of charge.

Anthony Caravello , Berkshire Hathaway fox roach

6.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2634 SQ FT
 
$799,900
Bedminster, Bucks County Executive Home and Barn

Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Simply stated, Foxworth is a dream realized. Set in Bedminster township, amongst farms and country estates, this property has nearly 6 acres with a 4100 sf home and exceptional 5 stall barn/garage complex. Designed and built in 2002, the buildings match and custom features of each allow a lifestyle that is both gracious for entertaining and practical for daily enjoyment. The floorplan is designed to afford the owner exceptional views of the pastures from the kitchen, family room, and master bedroom. The main level features hardwood flooring with the exception of the tiled solarium. The master suite has dual walk-in closets, fireplace between the sitting room and bedchamber with vaulted ceiling. The master bath features a jetted tub, double vanities and tiled oversized shower. Add the triple window framing the view of fenced pastures and rolling hills from your bedroom and it may single handedly make your decision to own this property. Gourmets will be thrilled with the Wolf commercial 6 burner range, exterior vent hood, tile backsplash with granite countertops and custom maple cabinets. Making up the heart of the home, hosts and guests alike will enjoy culinary events of the kitchen while in the 2 story family room, whether creating libations in the handy butler's pantry bar or simply socializing in the adjoining den. A 2 story stone fireplace anchors the family room and can accommodate artwork of almost any size. The wine connoisseur will appreciate a climate controlled wine cellar that can accommodate almost anyone's private collection with bottles in full label display, racking and wooden cases, as well as a tasting room on the lower level. Well fenced in slip board and electric ribbon fencing with access to 2 run-in sheds, the horses live well in a 5 stall barn with wash stall and 400 plus bale capacity hayloft. The attached oversize/over height garage can even accommodate a 2 horse trailer or small RV. This building was built as flex space. Internal stall partitions can come out, yielding a fantastic versatile 1500+/-sf multi use structure. For the equestrian there is a 90'X120', lighted riding arena. Observers can sit comfortably on the patio or deck and watch, or just relax and view the horses grazing in the pastures. Conveniently located just north of Doylestown, it's just minutes from shopping areas.

Linda Emerson , BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES FOX & ROACH REALTORS

5.80 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4157 SQ FT

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