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
 
$1,060,000
Exquisite property nestled in the rolling hills along the Susquehanna

Washington Boro, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


Nestled in the rolling hills along the Susquehanna, this exquisite property features an elegant home with a first floor one-bedroom in-law apartment, a 36 x 72 barn built by White Horse Construction, tillable acreage, fenced pastures and a full size dressage arena. The home is a blend of classic styling and comfortable living. The barn has 4 stalls, a wash stall, a heated tack room and room for additional stalls to be added. Enjoy panoramic views in every direction and pleasant spaces where the outdoor environment is enjoyed year-round. For more details, visit: http://www.athomeinlancaster.com/p/3501-Anchor-Road-Washington-Boro-PA-17582/dmgid_128652908

Lisa Naples , Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty

21.72 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3555 SQ FT
 
$1,350,000
Sophisticated Farm House on an Idyllic 6.5 Acres

Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania


Exceptional historic stone farm house set on an idyllic 6.5 acres has been exquisitely & sensitively updated & expanded by the current owners.Three levels of renovated space enriched by century old craftsmanship seamlessly pairs w/recently added spaces creating a home that exudes both function & time honored appeal. A sun lit volume ceiling Great Room constructed in 2011 w/ fireplace overlooks the spring fed Pond,enclosed four season Hot Tub, Pool w/ wide terraces for entertaining & Pool House.Intimate formal rooms highlighted by overhead hand hewned beams & corner set fireplaces,wide planked floors & full exposures of light to the rear of property & surrounding protected farms & conserved pastures.The renovated Chef's Kitchen w/seated island is brightened by front to back windows & mullioned doors providing ample Pantry storage & private rear stair.Ascend the main stair to find a deluxe Master Suite.Entirely reconfigured & updated the Master Bedroom renovation combined multiple existing rooms to offer a spacious sleeping chamber, with fireplace fully out-fitted walk-in closet & ensuite MB.An additional bright bedroom & bath & second level laundry which connects to the kitchen by the rear stair complete this level.Dormered ceilings on the homes third floor enjoys long tree top views over the Pond, "Sunset" Fishing Deck, Barn & detached Garage.The three large Bedrooms & a Bath provide ideal space for family or guests.Sophisticated Farm House living on a Landmark property w/ protected views & surprising bright connected gathering space.

Lavinia Smerconish , Compass

6.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.2 BATHROOMS
4281 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Exceptional property for horse owners!

Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Only 5 minutes by horseback to the trails at the Daniel Boone homestead from this 11.5 acres of a private sanctuary for you and your horses in Exeter Township! Tucked away between Philadelphia and Reading you will find 924 Pineland Rd. The 5 bedroom, two and one half bath home has a spacious custom kitchen with panoramic views of your land. It features a huge center island, fantastic built-in cupboard with shelving and storage, built-in sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, and two dishwashers. A large picture window and fireplace create a splendid space for you to entertain in the formal living room while the family room offers a beautiful built in entertainment center and is warmed by another fireplace with a hydro heat insert. You will be spoiled by a third fireplace for your private enjoyment in the master bedroom suite. The home also offers a first floor laundry for convenience and a gym on the lower level for fitness! The 6 stall stable has electricity and running water, and a bathroom. There is rubber matting in every stall and a tack room for storing your equipment as well as a hay loft. Outdoors are almost 8 acres of fenced pasture and a 100 ft by 200 ft riding ring to exercise your horses. A large barn also sits on the property and can be used to house farm equipment and supplies. The regulation size tennis courts and solar heated in ground pool make this property brilliant for the horse lovers who want it all! One hour from Philadelphia and 20 minutes to Tower Health Reading Hospital.

Lisa Tiger , Century 21 Gold

11.54 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2656 SQ FT
 
$800,000
Gentleman's Farm & Gorgeous Home on 5.81 Acres!

Kintnersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Set back from the main road at the end of a long winding driveway, this stunning modern Bucks County gentlemans farm awaits. With direct access from the property to the Bucks County Horse Park, you and your horses can ride the trails and utilize the world-class facilities of the park. Your equines and other animals will enjoy the four acres of fenced pasture and the gorgeous Kistler-built three-stall barn with dutch doors, water, electric, and plenty of storage for hay and farm equipment. (The water in barn and pastures is automated and there is a large run in shed.) Gather your own farm-fresh eggs daily with a well-built and safe fowl enclosure. Your family (and your waterfowl) will also enjoy the small pond at the back of the property. As you enter this custom five-bedroom home, you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors and a show-stopping two story Great Room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The large home feels extra-spacious because of its open concept floor plan with nine-foot ceilings; and the home is saturated with an abundance of natural light and breathtaking views from the multitude of windows. The gourmet kitchen boasts custom maple cabinetry, corian countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, professional grade Wolf gas cooktop and double oven. Relax and entertain on the beautiful flagstone patio with a natural stone wall while enjoying the peace, the privacy, and the gorgeous views. Upstairs, the master bedroom with hardwood floors and spectacular views features a tray ceiling and spacious walk in closet. Radiant floor heat, custom cabinetry and a steam shower in the master bath create a spa-like feel. Four additional bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms complete the second floor. The beautifully finished walk-out basement adds approximately 675 sf of additional finished living space, as well as a workshop. Additional features include a whole house 14KW generator, central vacuum system, 4 zoned HVAC system, and large 3 car garage. Easy access to routes 412, 611, 78, and 202 for easy access to New York and New Jersey. **Square footage in public records does not include the 4th and 5th bedroom additions.

Vickie Landis , Keller Williams Realty Group

5.81 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5564 SQ FT
 
$1,099,000
Immaculate 199 Acre Equestrian Estate in southern Bedford County

Hyndman, Bedford County, Pennsylvania


Impeccably maintained equestrian estate in southern Bedford County. Extraordinary views and truly endless possibilities for the future of this property. Land as far as the eye can see to the top of the ridge includes cleared pasture, hayfields and some ideal wooded hunting acreage. The colonial style estate features two separate living quarters. Would be ideal for B&B or rental. Multiple indoor parking options include two door oversized attached garage with high ceilings. Three bay machine or equipment shed, barn with stalls and cement floor, large new horse barn with 10 stalls, smaller barn attached to fenced pasture includes tack area and additional stalls. This meticulous farm even includes a pond. Farm was home to Tennessee walking show horses and could be home to your elite horses!

Eleni LeVan-Miller , Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

199.45 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4976 SQ FT
 
$799,000
Custom built contemporary stone chalet with 52 acres of rolling hills for horses

Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania


Custom built contemporary stone chalet with 52 acres of rolling hills - 376 HTY Road in Polk Township is an extraordinary and true rare find. Enter the property through a long private driveway with fences surrounding the pastures currently used for horses. Tucked away, you will find a sprawling 5,000 plus square foot home featuring an open layout and 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - including ensuite master bathroom and large walk-in closet. The floor to ceiling stone fireplace will be the center of attention in a spacious open living area that captures the natural light flowing in from the picture windows. A quick drive to New York City and easy access to the Lehigh Valley makes this home a great escape.

Jonathan Campbell , DLP Realty

52.35 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5018 SQ FT
 
$860,000
This gorgeous ranch home situated on 12 acres

Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


This gorgeous ranch home situated on 12 acres is in Palmyra School District. Open floor plan reveals a living room with a tray ceiling and family room with a stone fireplace and deck access. Upgrades throughout this well-built home. 6bds 4ba 3 car garage attached. Finished lower level complete with sauna, game room, theater, and possible in-law quarters. There is also a 30x50 insulated and heated outbuilding that's perfect for storing all your toys and would make a great workshop. This would make a perfect horse farm, the land is gorgeous. Clean & Green. Easy commute to Hershey, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Lebanon.

Ron Burkhart , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

12.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
8200 SQ FT
 
$199,900
Pocono Mountains Horse Friendly Community

Blakeslee, Monroe County, Pennsylvania


4.04 Acres 4 stalls

kathryn sartori , Keller Williams

4.04 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1824 SQ FT
 
$589,000
NEW PRICE! MOTIVATED SELLER 50+ ACRES 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 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
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2784 SQ FT
 
$1,749,900
This unique horse facility has produced award winning competition horses

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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT

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