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
 
$599,900
Quiet Countryside Living, Privacy and Low Taxes

Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Enjoy a quiet, countryside setting with the ability for one level living at 313 Rock Hill Rd. in Quakertown, PA (Turn into red gravel driveway between 765 Rock Hill Rd. and 777 Rock Hill Rd. and follow driveway signs back to 313 Rock Hill Road)! You'll love your escape from the everyday on 22.14 wooded acres with the advantage of low taxes due to Act 319's reduced real estate tax program! Your custom built stone home has the WOW factor of a master bedroom and a full bathroom on the main level. Plus the secluded land you want for peace and quiet for your entire family. As you wind back along the driveway to this magnificent home you'll see the oversized, detached 2-car garage and fenced areas for your pets to stay safe. Add in the fish pond, a gentle running creek and the outdoor screened gazebo and you have an outdoor escape that you won't find anywhere else. Enter through the Pella front door to the large foyer that features porcelain tile flooring and upgraded moldings. To your right you'll see the magnificent living room with newer carpeting and the magnificent princess staircase that gently curves to the second floor. The living room was designed for relaxation and has an interior landing with hardwood floors and French doors that take you out to back patio and views of the fabulous screened gazebo and wooded lot. On the foyer's other side is a spacious and bright dining room with a magnificent built in China cabinet, hardwood floors and a beautiful bay window with bench seating that provides plenty of natural light and fantastic views of the side yard and pond. From the dining room there is a second staircase that takes you the upstairs bedrooms. Directly behind the dining room is a massive gourmet kitchen with: granite countertops; porcelain tile floors; a double stainless steel sink; cherry cabinets; stainless steel Frigidaire and Whirlpool professional grade appliances; a room-length center island with plenty of seating for your family and guests. You won't run out of storage space in this kitchen for sure. From the kitchen you'll enter into the newly remodeled Butler's pantry through the arched doorway. This magnificent pantry has granite countertops, cherry cabinets, an Artists Edition Kohler under-mount sink and hardwood floors plus you'll have even more room for food preparation, serving and entertaining! The spacious first floor master bedroom includes two sets of double closets and the newly remodeled downstairs bathroom features a beautiful corner glass shower, a cherry vanity with a granite countertop. And to complete the downstairs there is a beautiful family room with brick, wood-burning fireplace two built in bench seats on either side, gorgeous hardwood floors and a separate outside entrance - This room could also be used as a home office or additional bedroom. Upstairs you'll find two spacious bedrooms each with their own set of stairs down to the main level. Connecting the two bedrooms is a large Jack-n-Jill bathroom with quartz tile floors, a glass seamless shower, a gorgeous vanity and granite counter tops. Outside on this spacious property you get tranquil wooded views, a spacious back patio and then add the fabulous screened gazebo that comes complete with cable and electric and you have a fantastic outdoor space to entertain everyone! Other amazing upgrades include: a new roof, 4-zone HVAC and a propane powered Generac back-up generator, so you can relax during any potential power outages. About 90 minutes from NYC and a short drive to I-78 and the NJ border, this property provides owners with a full-time residence or a quiet and private weekend getaway. DIRECTIONS IN: IMPORTANT PLEASE USE 765 or 777 Rock Hill Road For Your GPS Coordinates! Turn into red gravel driveway between 765 Rock Hill Rd. and 777 Rock Hill Rd. and follow driveway signs back to 313 Rock Hill Road. ** Includes America's Preferred Home Warranty **

Geoff Slick , Keller Williams Real Estate

22.14 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3863 SQ FT
 
$569,000
MOTIVATED SELLER 51 ACRES, INDOOR, 3 - 4 BRHOME, APARTMENT, PANORAMIC VALLEY VIEWS

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 - soon to be the most premier show grounds in Pennsylvania! The horses are coming, be here first!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

50.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2784 SQ FT
 
$639,000
22 ACRE HORSE FARM WITH MORTON BUILDINGS, 4400 SF HOME, AMAZING VIEWS!

Moscow, Wayne County, Pennsylvania


Bank-owned equestrian property for sale in Moscow. This unique 22+ acre property features a freshly renovated, beautiful Colonial home of 3 levels nearing 4,400 square feet of living space. Endless mountain views, coy ponds, and a stone swimming pool, which can also be used a feature pond. The main Morton building measures 11,232 square feet with an indoor riding area comprised of sand base. There is a heated office and a bathroom, heated tack room, and wash bay. Full electrical service throughout, as well as speakers for ambience. The secondary Morton building totals 2,106 square feet and features a concrete floor, man door, double sliding doors, and full electrical service. Walking paths lead to a sand base arena of over 90 radial feet.

TRACEY SCOFIELD , KW COMMERCIAL - THE DANIEL PERICH GROUP

22.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4400 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Lifestyle horse farm paradise and luxury pet resort in Western PA

Georgetown, Beaver County, Pennsylvania


Looking for an all in one private location to work and play? Here is your chance! This is an all-inclusive package with a well-established, 5-star pet boarding facility, with 7 acres fenced, spacious barn to bring your horses and last but not least a 2700 sq. ft., 5-bedroom house for you! Located in Western Pennsylvania this, one of a kind ultimate lifestyle, is for a person with a serious passion for animals. This facility has a highly desirable business name with a strong online presence. At full capacity this custom design-built facility can hold 30 pets for boarding. A step above the rest, this specialized pet resort offers individual themed rooms for pets to vacation in, along with a highly trained long- term staff with years of experience in the pet care industry. A top of the line grooming department is incorporated in this business with all the modern equipment included. Creative customized extras offered to boarders are part of the attraction for a strong repeat client base. This business has the capability of operating extremely efficiently without the owner being directly involved due to the dedicated professional employees. This gives you more time to play on the farm.

Sue Krul

7.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2700 SQ FT
 
AUCTION
107 Acre Horse Farm with 2 Story Farmhouse and Equestrian Facilities

Jackson Center, Mercer County, Pennsylvania


PROPERTY IS GOING TO AUCTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m. LISTING PRICE REFLECTS OPENING BID AT $200,000.00!!!!! Broker Participation (1%) offered to realtors with a buyer. buyer must be preregistered 48 hours prior to auction. For Auction Information contact the auctioneer: J. Meryl Stoltzfus 717-629-6036 Striking, rural country setting with a mixture of open and wooded land for a total of 107 acres. Remodeled 2 story 3-bedroom farmhouse. A preeminent equestrian center that consists of, 2 barns with a total of 35 stalls, indoor & outdoor riding arena, heated viewing/lounge room, wash stalls, tack room and plenty of storage for hay and equipment. The property consists of multiple paddocks & pastures, plus 12 acres of grass land (great event parking). An abandoned 75-acre apple orchard with over 1,500 apple trees makes for some of the best White Tail hunting in PA. Large fish stocked pond. Come check out this special one of a kind property. Property has recently been upgraded and is currently a turnkey horse facility. The property could easily and cost effectively be repurposed for many other uses. Easy highway access to I-80 & I-79.

J. Meryl Stoltzfus , Beiler-Campbell Realtors

107.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2160 SQ FT
 
$575,000
8.39 Acre Equestrian Paradise in Convenient South Park Location!

South Park Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


Welcome to Morning Star Stables! Zoned Res-1, this 8+ acre horse lover's dream has everything to delight the skilled equestrian, or anyone looking for their own slice of paradise, while still maintaining a close-in feel and connection to vibrant South Park and surrounding areas. A long picturesque drive is flanked by split-rail fencing that leads to the barn then continues beneath the flowering trees that shade the drive up to the 5 bedroom,3 full bath ranch home with 2-car attached garage and a 3 car detached garage. The spacious brick ranch offers amazing views of the property’s 8.39 acres of gently rolling hills. The 55-stall barn has a new roof, 145'X67' indoor riding arena, a heated observation lounge, tackroom, and apartment. Additionally, the property has a three-sided equipment barn (large enough for four horse trailers or could be used as a quarantine area for horses when needed), a dressage-sized outdoor arena, 2 pastures, outside wash rack, storage for 600 bales, and more. The property is compliant w/PA's current nutrient management law commonly known as 'Act 38'. As a bonus the detached garage has a heated office. The home’s main level features an open living and dining room, a galley kitchen, family room w/fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The walk-out lower level offers another large kitchen, dining room, living room w/fireplace, 2 additional bedrooms, a 2nd full bath, laundry, and bonus room for storage. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze with a large 22x19 sunroom overlooking the inviting 20x40 in-ground pool w/new liner (2018), and new pump and filter (2016). There is plenty of room surrounding the pool for lounging and sunbathing. An equipment shed is conveniently located at the pool’s edge for keeping essentials nearby. The possibilities for this special property are endless. To find such a property with its serene setting of horse pastures, gently rolling hills, and expansive views, plus proximity to South Park for trail riding and other recreational activities is virtually impossible. Top it off with a location that is convenient to shopping, dining & entertainment and you have found Paradise!

Michelle Schocker/Ruth Weigers BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES THE PREFERRED REALTY , Schocker Weigers REALTORs

8.39 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$629,900
Luxurious remodeled 1878 home with horse stables in beautiful, relaxing setting

Saxonburg, Butler County, Pennsylvania


Based on the unique setting situated directly across the street from a gorgeous 60-acre high-end equestrian center, you can look out each morning from your kitchen windows and see horses grazing across the street and beside a pond with a beautiful water fountain. Then sip on coffee and look out your family room or living room windows and see horses (or alpacas, or even nothing at all!) in your own pastures. We call this the 'Ole Wannabe Ranch and no wonder, it's beautiful, even if you don't ride the horses! Enjoying walking in or around the pastures, having a bonfire in the backyard, swinging on the original swing set from years ago, or taking a walk in the multi-acres of woods with a meandering creek, the privacy of the 15+ acres is awesome. The neighbors you do have are phenomenal too! Yet, it doesn't stop there as you can walk along Spring Valley Road and watch the horses at the equestrian center or drive 5 minutes or so and enjoy the seasonal Penns Colony events, and the historic, quaint, and eclectic shoppes of downtown Saxonburg. Obviously Hotel Saxonburg for dinner, Batch for specialty items, the Bakery for scrumptious homemade goodies, Saxonburg Coffee Company not only for great beverages but for a great place to sit outside - and your dog will love it too, all make for maximizing high quality living in a quiet neighborhood with easy 5-minute access to shoppes, South Butler Schools, 5 minutes to Route 8, about 15 minutes to Mars, about 30 minutes to Cranberry, and 15 minutes to Route 28.

Marianne Hall , Howard Hanna

15.13 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2624 SQ FT
 
$2,650,000
Mingo Meadows | 20 - Acre Equine Estate Minutes From Pittsburgh, PA

Wexford, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


Located on a serene, 20-acre plot, with a 10 stall barn and riding ring, this sophisticated equestrian estate is the ultimate destination property. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, this inviting Tudor-style home features a formal parlor with a walk-behind wet bar and a stone accent wall, an over-the-top custom kitchen and numerous outdoor living rooms, including a covered deck with hardwood ceilings and a secluded pool area. A blend of modern amenities and classic architectural details, the home offers solid, smoked white oak hardwood and travertine floors, extensive custom millwork and moldings, a convenient circular driveway and a seamless, open floor plan. The lower level entertainment room provides a relaxing venue for casual affairs, as it features a spacious pub with a custom wood bar, a billiards room, a full kitchen, an en suite bedroom, and a family room with a wall of glass doors that open to the pool. Dual office suites, one with extensive wood paneling and coffered ceilings, provide the perfect setting for working from home. Ready for any occasion, the kitchen has two center islands with counter seating, granite counters and high-end appliances from Miele, Dacor and TurboChef. A commercial-grade refrigerator clad in custom wood paneling creates a beautiful focal point; multiple ovens, two gas ranges, two dishwashers and two sinks facilitate effortless food preparation. Skylights and walls of glass bring abundant natural light into the breakfast room, which is separated from the family room by a dual-sided fireplace. In the family room, vaulted hardwood ceilings, clerestory windows and glass doors create an airy, expansive atmosphere. The nearby covered deck offers views of the pool with multiple-season enjoyment. The upstairs master suite offers an unrivaled, spa-like experience. Features include volume ceilings, a gas fireplace and a spacious bathroom that displays superior attention to detail. With a sitting area illuminated by a skylight, a built-in coffee station, a private patio, an oversized walk-in shower with Carrera marble and a free-standing tub under a crystal chandelier, the master bath has a timeless appeal. Large secondary bedrooms and an additional renovated bath with a separate shower, dual sinks and a soaking tub ensure that guests will be comfortable on extended stays. Surrounded by lush mature gardens and multiple seating areas, the pool features a slide and is large enough for swimming laps. No detail has been overlooked in the construction of this private, well-located estate: added bonuses include a grand front porch, an attached three car garage, a mud room with built-in cabinetry, ample room for horse riding and a fenced corral area. With a peaceful setting in Wexford, an easy commute to the city, and a luxurious, turnkey interior, this refined equestrian property makes a statement.

Piatt Sotheby's International Realty , Piatt Sotheby's International Realty

20.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
9099 SQ FT
 
$4,250,000
177 Acres on Conneaut Lake Undeveloped and Ready for an Equine Estate!

Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


The Residence at the Harbor is approximately 177-acres of undeveloped flat land which occupies a scenic site fronting a navigable tributary to the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania, Lake Conneaut. Conneaut Lake is a popular year-round vacation destination situated in the northwest part of the state, within a two-hour drive of 8 million people housed in and around the major metropolitan cities of Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland. Nearby the town of Meadville, this beautiful property would make an impressive horse haven, with limitless possibilities for creating your own private retreat. Harbor Village is approximately 177-acres that is fully entitled for a harbor based residential and commercial community. The property is undeveloped flat land which occupies a scenic site fronting a navigable tributary to the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania, Lake Conneaut. Conneaut Lake is a popular year-round vacation destination situated in the northwest part of the state, within a two-hour drive of 8 million people housed in and around the major metropolitan cities of Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland. Over many years of effort, ownership has been able to secure entitlements for the development that would not be achievable today. Based on the most recent analysis, the site supports 282 two-bedroom condos in a scenic setting surrounding a harbor, one retail pad, and 16 ranchette lots, which could be sold separately. A great advantage of this plan is that it can be executed in phases.

Piatt Sotheby's International Realty , Piatt Sotheby's International Realty

177.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$250,000
For Sale! Horse Facility, Country Setting, 12.09 Acres New Barn and Fencing

Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania


Beautiful Country setting. 12.09 Acres completely fenced with 4" American Wire and all board fence Paddocks. The barn features 5 Bays with large Cross tie area, Saw dust storage and tractor space. The barn is Amish Built and only a few years old. 5 grazing paddocks, trot and walk ring, mud run, 4 small paddocks, Tack room attached, breeding shed and small area with fruit trees and garden. 2 wells on the properties and 200 amp electric service. Come see for yourself.

Roland Layman , Remax Achievers/Remax Achievers Unlimited

12.09 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
526640 SQ FT

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