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
 
$595,000
Horse Owners Dream! 48 ac. Retreat, Stunning Log Cabin home, build your ARENA!

Elverson, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Are you looking for that unique, one of a kind home, in a private location?? LOOK NO FURTHER! Escape to this private retreat, on 48 acres, bordering French Creek State Park, with a custom built log home, 18 years old, built by owner and impeccably maintained. The home sits on the front of the property, features 2 nice size bedrooms, 2 full baths, one half bath, stone front wood burning fireplace in the living room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, loft on second floor overlooking living room, oak and knotty pine floors, and large windows off the living room allowing you to feel like you are part of nature! The open concept, high ceilings, and all the natural light, enhances its beauty and warmth. There is a full basement, just repainted, with a state of the art well purification system that has to be seen to believe. In addition, you have an attached, over-sized, 2 car garage with plenty of storage for all your toys! The owner has installed a twelve circuit back-up generator and owner has covered the outside logs with vinyl siding to eliminate all the up keep and maintenance. The property has horse trails all the way to French Creek Park! Build your DREAM EQUESTRIAN Estate right in your back yard!

leslie connors , coldwell banker preferred, blue bell pa

48.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$450,000
10+ Acre Horse Farm in Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania


Calvary Ridge Farm - Beautiful, private Farmette located in Gettysburg. 10+ Acres includes fenced pastures with access to water; 2 run in sheds; 34X60, 8 stall barn; Hot/Cold Water with Hay loft, wash stall, tack room, office and birthing stall with water and surround heat; Show Ring and Round Pen; Modern 4BR, 3BA home with beautiful Florida room open to in-ground pool.

Don Ritchie , Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty

10.19 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3262 SQ FT
 
$575,000
52 Acre Farm in Elizabeth Township, PA

Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


Two parcels included in this 52 acre farm in Elizabeth Twp. Farm house on property needs work but could be restored. Large 2 story barn in good condition, other out buildings in bad shape would need to go. All buildings sold as-is. Multiple access points, public water and sewer available, natural spring on site near farm house and barn. OGM rights already leased and do not convey. Rolling pastures and bordering trees.

Dan Haeck , Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services

51.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,299,000
188 Acre Premier Equestrian Facility in Northeast Pa

Waymart, Wayne County, Pennsylvania


Breathtaking views surround this property, it offers all that is needed to run a succesful equestrian business. 23 Stall Foaling barn that has heated lounge/office, and breeding lab. 25 Stall Yearling barn, wash stalls, and tack area. Hay/equipment storage building and smaller garage/barn to add more storage or stalls. Beautiful pond overlooking pastures. Separated individual paddocks that have run in sheds equipped with electric & water. Barns were built approx. 2009. Large pastures each with quonset huts. 6 horse equiciser and exercise track. Property comes complete with farm manager residence, owner residence and stately colonial home.

Kimberly Pisanti , Century 21 Jack Ruddy Real Estate

188.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2048 SQ FT
 
$399,000
Large farmhouse with plenty of room for horses or other livestock

Manns Choice, Bedford County, Pennsylvania


This tranquil 25+ acre property is ready for sheep, goats, cattle, horses or any other livestock you've dreamed of raising. The property features 18 paddocks, all fenced with 3 and 5 wire high tensile electric fencing, water to each paddock and two run in sheds. Several barns and outbuildings provide all the space you need not only for your livestock but also for equipment storage. 50x80 machine shed, 40x80 dairy barn with 40 stalls and upgrades including comfort stalls and tunnel ventilation, two silos and a 24x70 heifer barn built in 2016. The house is a comfortable 4 bedroom country farm house, having large rooms for the family to gather and spacious bedrooms. A wood burning fireplace is located in the family room and is perfect for warming up those winter evenings. A charming farm-ette

Cara Johnson , Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

25.99 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2416 SQ FT
 
$425,000
26+ acre farm with lovingly restored home in beautiful western Pennsylvania!

New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania


Sized just right! 26+acres with bank barn, lots of flexible pasture space and outbuildings, The gently rolling acreage is located within 45 minutes of Pittsburgh International Airport and within an hour of the City of Pittsburgh, yet is nestled in the quiet countryside of Beaver County. In the sought-after Blackhawk School district, this property offers it all, country living for the horse lover and accessibility to culture, shopping, dining, entertainment and travel.

Frank Stefura , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

26.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1800 SQ FT
 
$608,000
Country home with 14.5 acres and horse barn with 15 stalls, walking ring.

New Tripoli, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania


Open House Sunday 6/30 from 100PM-400PM. Country home with a combination of new and old world charm in a rural, peaceful, serene and quiet area. 5BR 3 Full BA, large home with a large Family Room with a fireplace, and as an added bonus a nice size Summer Room. An additional, modernized In-law apartment with 1BR, 1 full BA, Living room and kitchen. Sale includes home with approximately 8 acres and horse barn with 15 stalls, walking ring and additional 6.5 acres; All sold as one package. Sale of home contingent on barn being sold first.

Joe Setton , Setton Realty

14.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4018 SQ FT
 
$699,000
106 ACRE Western Pennsylvania Premier Equestrian Center

Jackson Center, Mercer County, Pennsylvania


Western Pennsylvania premier Equestrian Center with 2 horse barns holding 35 horses, 10,000 sq. foot riding arena, heated remodeled viewing room, wash stalls, tack room and plenty of storage for hay and equipment. This 106 - acre property, located 2 miles off the Grove City/Sandy Lake Exit on I-80 has easy highway access to all points North, South, East and West. The 20,000 sq. foot main barn, has 21 remodeled stalls, radiant heat in stall area and viewing room, indoor and outdoor arena. The property consists of 20 acres/3 pastures, 12 acres of grass land (great event parking), and a 75-acre apple orchard with 1500 apple trees and some of the best White Tail hunting in PA. The 2nd bank barn holds 9 horses, has a walk out stall into first pasture and plenty of storage on the second level. Come check out this special one of a kind property.

Brian Niklaus , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty

106.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Molasses Creek Farm, an equestrian professionals dream.

Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Welcome to Molasses Creek Farm . A 5 bedroom 2 full bath Victorian home that is filled with so much history and often said to have been frequented by a young Daniel Boone. To this day, much of that history is still evident . Still standing is the original summer kitchen with all of its stunning detail and the bread window that sits just above the old cooking hearth just as it did in 1732. Aside from all of the charm, Molasses Creek is a true equine professionals dream. Built to suit, there is no detail that has gone untouched. Set on almost 29 acres, the main barn has 13 stalls, wash stall, feed room and a large heated tack room with a half bath . Above the barn is plenty of storage for equipment and hay. There is an outdoor shed row that has 4 larger stalls and 2 foaling stalls that are situated in a calm and quiet location yet visible from the house and barn. Towards the back of the property is a quarantine barn with 2 additional stalls and 3 quarantine paddocks. Next to the barn is a 24 x 40ft insulated treatment barn, perfect for veterinarians, farriers or therapy equipment. This treatment area is also lined for its own HVAC supply. The 90 x 200 lighted outdoor riding ring is equipped with GGT footing, specialized irrigation, and a 6 sprinkler watering system. The newly built 80 x 200 indoor riding ring is insulated and has a beautiful 2 level heated viewing room, and provides plenty of trailer parking perfect for hosting horse shows. There are a total of nine lush pastures sprawled out along the property and tons of open space for long cross country rides.

Carolyn Ilg , Berkshire Hathaway Homesale

29.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2780 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

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