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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
 
$569,000
Horse Property for sale.
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
 
$549,000
Horse Property for sale.
A Gorgeous Sandstone Home w / 5171 sf, 12 Acres & Barn in Westmont (Johnstown), PA

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania


Open House, Sunday, 3/1/2020, 1-4 p.m. TWELVE (12) acres in Westmont Hilltop School District to call your own! Imagine that! You get the best of both worlds with this stately, stone, Colonial home. The house and in-ground pool are located in Westmont Borough. The tennis court and 10 wooded acres are located behind the house in Lower Yoder Township. Horses are welcome! If your family enjoys campfires, hiking, hunting or popping up a tent in the woods, you won't have to go far. I've walked the property twice, and both times I left in a better mood. I found the walks to be very calming and peaceful. The air is so fresh. The property is not grand or pretentious. It is comfortable, beautiful, sophisticated, and laid back all at the same time. If you want to tour this property, please give me a call. I bet you won't want to leave! Copy and paste "youtu.be/Jfnj-TWVrPQ" to see a video.

Lisa Drzal , RE/MAX Results Realty Group

12.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5171 SQ FT
 
$625,000
Horse Property for sale.
Bailey Hill Lodge- unique Potter County, PA property!

Ulysses, Potter County, Pennsylvania


Awesome views overlooking this 76 acre property formerly known as the “Bailey Hill Lodge and Restaurant” in the mountains of Potter County. This 3,000 sq. ft. lodge, currently being used as a family retreat, includes a complete commercial kitchen, a full bar and 5 very comfortable handicapped accessible motel rooms. Horse property, hunting lodge, executive retreat, wedding venue or a bed and breakfast are just a few of the possibilities- make your vision a reality! Loft area hosts room for the owner or manager with master bedroom, master bath (complete with Jacuzzi tub and walk –in closet), as well as a 2nd bedroom and private bath. Full, finished basement serves as the rec room with additional bar and restroom facilities. Perfect hub for all those outdoor activities-hunting, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, riding ATV’s, skiing and more! Close to PA’s Grand Canyon, Pine Creek Rail Trail, Lyman Run and Cherry Springs State parks and thousands of acres of State Forest and State Game Lands.

Mark Spencer , The Real Estaters of Mansfield

75.98 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$525,000
Horse Property for sale.
Farmette Adjoining PA State Game Lands in SCASD Only 15 Miles to Penn State

Port Matilda, Centre County, Pennsylvania


Beautiful Farmette with a custom home built by Rider Construction. This property borders PA State Game Land 176 and gives you direct access from your property to thousands of acres for horseback riding, hunting and hiking. Don't miss your opportunity to own this secluded yet conveniently located horse property only 15 miles from Penn State University and State College PA. The quaint Village of Stormstown is only 2 miles away featuring a public park, a restaurant, a mechanic, a hair salon, an animal hospital, a dog boarding facility and a fruit farm. In addition to the local restaurant the property is served by Grubhub featuring many of State College's favorites.

Lori Dreibelbis

7.44 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2870 SQ FT
 
$675,000
Horse Property for sale.
35 Acre Private Farm with Gorgeous Horse Facilities, Surrounded by Farmland

Dover, York County, Pennsylvania


A HORSE LOVER'S DREAM!! Conveniently located in Washington Township overlooking the Conewago Creek, this 35.5-acre equestrian property with a professionally installed all-weather riding ring (115x225), seven acres 3 board fenced pasture with water and run-in will make you and your horse happy. The restored bank barn with 4 ample stalls, mats, and auto waterers, and fly spray system, plus a finished tack room/feed room will keep your horse cool in the summer and comfortable in the winter. The residence, a restored 1820 log home with extensions, has all the charms and ambiance of yesteryear as well as updated features such as geothermal heating and central air. Every room has qualities that make it special in its own way for you to enjoy. There is also an original circa 1750 log bankhouse overlooking the creek. A must-see for history buffs. Don't forget when you~re hot from riding or working around the farm you can jump in the inground 20x40 pool, cool off or just enjoy the beautiful yard and garden. This property is truly a one of a kind opportunity for anyone seeking the tranquility of the country life.

Kathryn Klenk , Keller Williams Keystone Realty

35.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2710 SQ FT
 
$674,900
Horse Property for sale.
24 Acre Private Horse Farm has everything the horse lover will need!

Felton, York County, Pennsylvania


Come all horse lovers! This private horse farm has everything the horse lover will need from its over 14,000 sq. ft. horse barn with indoor riding ring, 14 stalls, 3 run-in stalls, indoor & outdoor wash bays, & tack & feed rooms. Barn also includes office area with full kitchen, half bath, & shop with smoke house & 24 x 12 walk-in freezer. Over 8 acres of fenced horse pasture including an additional run-in barn. When the work day is finished come spend time on the wrap-around porch & enjoy the expansive view over the rear pastures. This home gives tons of privacy with the home not being visible from the road. Truly a rare find.

Nathan Elfner , Century 21 Dale Realty Co.

24.04 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2292 SQ FT
 
$1,395,000
Horse Property for sale.
Gorgeous 12 acre property with barn, pond & pool, ideal for the horse hobbyist

New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Located in the heart of Bucks County between Doylestown and New Hope, this scenic area is steeped in history and surrounded by antique homes with large properties. Shopping, art galleries, fine dining, and excellent schools are nearby, in addition to the highly rated Doylestown Hospital and James A Michener Art Museum. 1hour and 40 min to NYC and 1 hour and 10 minutes to Center City, Phila.

Charlotte Morrison , Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

12.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.2 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$2,190,000
Horse Property for sale.
Emerald Glen

Leesport, Berks County, Pennsylvania


An elegant, winding driveway surrounded by lush landscaping makes for a stunning first impression of this large country estate known as Emerald Glen. This custom-built estate is comprised of 53 acres of rolling hills that provide majestic views of the countryside. The estate's home features more than 8,000 square feet of living space and includes such amenities as 4 suites, 6 total baths, smarthome system, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a lower level that's conducive to relaxing or entertaining. Countless hours of detailing have resulted in a refined, yet comforting feeling of home. In the foyer, you are met with one of five inlaid medallions that graces the Brazilian cherry flooring; the barrel ceiling features extensive custom detailing and indirect lighting. The impressive living room delivers exquisite views of the rolling countryside and boasts a detailed natural-gas fireplace, a circular coffered ceiling, and four levels of crown molding. An expanse of windows bathe the kitchen in natural light. The space is defined by an oversized peninsula island, an oval concrete bar, and burlwood cabinets. Upscale appliances include an induction cooktop, Wolf gourmet oven, Thermador refrigerator and freezer, Fisher and Paykel dish drawer, and Echelon dual refrigerator drawers. Tucked beside the kitchen is a butler's pantry with hand-painted tiles, a refrigerator, and dishwasher. An LG washer and dryer are also part of the space.The dining area offers stunning views of the portico and its beautiful surrounding. The portico includes a Viking grill built atop a spacious brick-and-slate island. An expansive half-circle Palladian window, stately columns, recessed lighting and built-in speakers add to the design of this amazing portico. The main floor hallway, which boasts a series of archways and layered crown molding, leads to a walnut-raised panel study with matching coffered 9-section walnut ceiling. Adjacent to the study is a guest suite with a detailed entry vestibule. The suite offers an extraordinary private bath with a hand-painted Kohler tub and a walk-in tile steam shower. Defining the meaning of elegance is the main bedroom suite that is distinguished by a rotunda entry, domed ceiling, and plaster medallion leading to the pear-wood dressing room. The bedroom features unprecedented detailing, including the 18-foot barrel ceiling and extensively layered crown molding. At the other end of the Brazilian cherry-wood hallway is a majestic bath retreat that is highlighted by a platform jetted tub and walk-in marble dual shower. A magnificent curved staircase leads up to two additional suites, each with ample closet space and a travertine marble bath. One suite boasts a center niche and a spacious sitting area with stately columns. Another curved staircase leads to the lower-level landing, which again echoes magnificence with its surrounding egg-and-dart crown molding and detailed wainscoting. Columns open up to an expansive family room with a gas fireplace and double French doors that open onto a grass quad. There is an adjoining reading room with custom ceiling panels and solid oak wainscoting. An adjacent play loft or gymnasium boasts recessed lights and faux bamboo flooring. A studio illuminated by designer track lighting features custom hardwood counters similar to the kitchen island. The lower level also provides access to the heated 3-car garage, where a laundry and pet bath are also found.Also gracing this monumental property is a 20x40 pool with a spa and waterfall, which are set to the backdrop of a stunning curved pergola. The bluestone patio leads to a pool house with a kitchenette and a full bath. A tennis court is yet another outdoor amenity, and a huge bank barn located at the entrance of the property can easily be converted to suit the needs of horse enthusiasts. Truly elegance defined, this graceful country estate is within 15 minutes of major highways, nearby shopping, and even an airport accommodating private jets.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

52.89 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
8105 SQ FT
 
$1,300,000
Horse Property for sale.
Peaceful Getaway with Numerous Amenities and Over 40 Acres of Land

Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Set on over 40 acres of country paradise, this grand property known as Shady Lane Farm is the perfect home for a peaceful getaway. A long driveway surrounded by towering trees on both sides leads past a fenced lined pasture on one side and pine trees unveiling a beautiful pond on the other. The stone estate with a wraparound covered front porch overlooks the pond and pristine landscape. As you enter through the exceptional 2-story foyer with a breathtaking crystal chandelier, you will find an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, fine features, and quality craftsmanship throughout. Outstanding features include: an oversized 1st floor owner's suite, an elevator that goes to every floor in the home, and a gourmet kitchen with marvelous views of the outdoors. The formal living room with hardwood flooring contains a 2-sided fireplace, built-in cabinets, and crown molding. The family room is a lovely complement, boasting a spacious area with the other side of the 2-sided fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and exposed beam. The kitchen is an outstanding area that rivals any chef's kitchen with its oversized center island, breakfast bar, a plethora of cabinets, and surrounding counter space. Stainless steel appliances include an oversized refrigerator and freezer, cooktop, convenient ice maker, and a trash compactor. A set of doors lead out onto the wrap around porch with amazing country views. Convenient 1st floor living is a dream come true with a luxurious owner's suite that boasts hardwood floors, a sizeable walk-in closet with built-in storage, and access to the wraparound porch. Completing the owner's suite is a private bath with dual vanities, make up station, and a large walk-in tile shower. Elegant stairs lead up to the second level which hosts a spacious loft that could double as office space. There are 2 bedrooms and a full bath as well. From the loft is a staircase that leads up to the 3rd floor which is home to an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchenette, and a walk-in closet. The partially finished lower level is quite the space with a long hallway that leads to many sizeable utility and storage rooms, all of which have to potential of being finished into additional living areas. It also leads to the oversized attached 3-car garage. There are plenty of outdoor areas to relax or entertain such as the wraparound porch, patio that is accessible by the living room and family room, and a fenced-in yard. Various outbuildings include a barn with horse stalls on the lower level and storage on the upper level, a detached 4-car garage, carport, and numerous sheds. The barn has access to the barnyard and multiple grazing areas with gates. A backup generator is located just off one of the sheds, providing peace of mind in case of a power outage. The exterior provides an ideal outdoor setting for horses, 3-wheeling, or hiking with open fields, trails, and wooded areas. For those who want a home away from the hectic chaos of everyday life, this peaceful getaway is the opportunity of a lifetime. See this estate for yourself today!

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

43.12 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4629 SQ FT
 
$990,000
Horse Property for sale.
80 Acre Horse Property with Gorgeous Views!

Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


If you are looking for a surreal and private place to live and enjoy, Cedar Hallow Farm is the perfect setting for you! It is an 80 acre preserved farm made up of 3 parcels with a TOTAL tax amount of $5310/year. This includes an over-sized barn that can be used for housing farm equipment, additional stalls for horses, or a grand space for storage. You can also find a 3 BR/2.5 BATH farmhouse sitting atop this stunning land, with panoramic views that truly make you feel like you are on top of the world! In addition, there is a milk house, chicken coop, detached 3 car garage and fenced in pool. This beautiful property has a creek, large working fields for hay, crop or pastures, and is perfect for someone looking for a setting with a glorious natural habitat.

Frank Gates , HomeSmart Nexus Realty Group

80.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2701 SQ FT

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