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
A Gorgeous Sandstone Home w / 5171 sf, 12 Acres & Barn in Westmont (Johnstown), PA

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania


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
 
$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
 
$298,000
10 Acre Horse Farm in Sweet Valley Pa.

Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


Here's a chance to own a manageable property and not break the bank. Nestled just off RT 118 in Sweet Valley here is a true diamond in the rough. Ten acres of land with a 44x23 bank barn with 5 stalls, water supply, storage for hay above and a metal roof. There is also a heated mechanics garage with a mechanical pit and attached car port. The location is private yet still close to shopping and highways. Beautiful rolling pastures highlighted by a pond and stream. While most of the land is cleared there is still some wooded areas for use for maybe a picnic or target range. The home has a wrap around deck with numerous gardens surrounding the residence. If needed the lower finished level can be a separate residence with it's own kitchen and bath and entrance.

Paul Pukatch , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Poggi Realtors

9.88 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2015 SQ FT
 
$685,000
176 acres featuring 2 ponds, wooded and open acreage. 2 homes on the property!

Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania


This property truly has it all and more! 3 open fields combined to make 18 tillable acres, plenty of wooded acreage for hunting, a 2 large ponds for fishing and 2 home sites. Spacious 4 bedroom, handicap accessible, brick ranch home with 2 full baths, ½ bath in basement, a finished rec room with bar and a full stone wall with fireplace made from river rock from the Potomac River. The farmhouse is a 3-4 bedroom home featuring a great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. With a little TLC it could become a great place for guests or rent it out for some extra income. Tons of potential with this property, call today for your own private showing!

Cara Johnson , Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

176.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$462,000
GRAVEL HILL HORSE FARM CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR PENN NATIONAL RACE TRACK

Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


One of Palmyra's finest rural properties offering 2000+ square ft of living, with acreage. Along with the two parcels totaling over 10 acres as well as access to two public roads. This recently remodeled ranch home with a walkout basement, beautiful panoramic views is offering a newly renovated kitchen with new cabinets and counter tops, kitchen appliances, 3 remodeled first floor bedrooms, 2 renovated full baths, new vinyl flooring & refinished sanded, stained & urethane, oak wood flooring throughout. An exterior metal roof, two fireplaces, one containing a Harmen Wood Pellet Stove insert, the other offering a Vermont Casting wood burning Fireplace insert, a new chimney liner installed in 2017. Enjoy entertaining on the 28 x 24 concrete patio Located on the property to service the residence is a private well, water filter system, conventional septic system and a 1000-gallon underground oil tank along with a solar hot water system (needs to be serviced is currently inoperable) located in the basement and two electric garage doors. The 48 x 80 Pole barn with a 12 x 36 addition for hay/feed storage is constructed with a Sheet Metal Exterior, consisting of 2-man doors, a 10 x 10 garage door, 200-amp service panel, a separate private well, electric hot water heater (40 Gallon tank), insulated 6" roof & walls, 4 horse stalls each 10 x 12 w/water, solar panels for electric, leaving power back to grid (10.8kwh system), The interior of the building is plumbed for air mechanicals, interior lines with 10 hook ups approximately every 10'. The pastures contain a 7 x 14 run in, a 6 x 12 shed run in, 1 riding ring enclosure, wood & electric wire fencing for pastures with steel gate closures located on the grounds of the wooded and open areas. BRING YOU ANIMALS!!! Conveniently located close to Hershey, Annville and Harrisburg. This property contains two tracts (LOT A & B) of land being sold together with annexation of LOT C in the amount of .525 acres. Please see photos for LOT A, B & C documents.. Please note all items will be removed from the interior of the 48 x 80 pole barn other than the Plumbed air lines for mechanicals.

Tracy Levengood , Reich Realty

11.08 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$609,999
Beautiful 10 Acre creek view Mid Century Modern home with 4 stall barn.

Lewisberry, York County, Pennsylvania


Unique custom built home with multi-level living, privately nestled in a beautiful 10 acre home site overlooking Yellow Breeches and Lower Allen Park. Includes a 4 stall horse barn w/ wash bay, tack room, hay loft and balcony that overlooks riding ring. Has fenced pasture, RV storage, extra garages/outbuildings. Bring your own horses or board others for income. Enjoy peaceful time on the deck, patio, screened porch or wonderful views from the many living areas.

Ronda Boutcher

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$899,000
Rocky Ridge York Area Farm

York, York County, Pennsylvania


A very rare find; a 1700's historic stone farmhouse and stone barn located in a high demand location near Route 30 with access to Lancaster, York or Baltimore. The house had an addition added in 2001 but retains the historic flavor of the original farmhouse with wide plank floors and using the stone walls as a transitional area with a historic marker on the house. There are open beam ceilings in kitchen with staircase leading to what some say was a hiding place for the underground railroad. A surprise awaits you in the basement with an artisan well located in the wine cellar and tasting room. Enjoy the wine on an outside stone patio with fireplace and falling water. If you are a horse lover this is your dream come true with up to five horse stalls and plenty of pasture if needed and is located adjacent to Rocky Ridge park and trails. Other possible uses would be an event center for weddings or conferences if the barn and outbuildings were converted. Potential for 7 lot sub-vison. Bring your dreams and your imagination and you will not be disappointed!

Jerry Pilgrim , Professional Realty Associates

36.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3715 SQ FT
 
$824,900
Horse property for sale with large arena and gorgeous views.

Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


This picturesque hilltop farm is a horse lover's dream! The home boasts a spectacular view with heavenly sunsets over horse dotted pastures. Located on 25 acres (21 cleared and 4 wooded) with trails around the perimeter, this lovely 3 bedroom home is within a 15 minute drive of Hershey Park, Giant Stadium, Penn National Race Course, Hollywood Casinos, Hershey Medical Center and more. Entertain your guests in the huge game room complete with custom wet bar and sauna (pool table and big-screen TV negotiable with sale). Master suite complete with walk-in closet and jetted tub. Adjacent to the home is an attached office/conference area perfect as a possible 4th bedroom room/suite or future in-law’s/caretaker's quarters. The equine facilities include 10 large paddocks each with a run-in sheds, many with automatic waterers. 2 barns with a total of 32 nice sized stalls (12x12, 9x12), between 2 separate barns. Main barn has 2 extra large foaling stalls, adjustable stall walls, automatic waters, fly spray system, 2 wash stalls with hot and cold running water and many bonus rooms. Garage doors separate Isolation/medical treatment barn, with sealed walls/floors/IV hangers/fans. Heated equipment room/shop. Brand new sand footing with excellent drainage system in large (160x80'), lighted outdoor ring. Second small lighted indoor/outdoor arena. Priefert 6 horse Hotwalker/Exerciser with shredded rubber footing under attractive permanent shade. Many bonus rooms and interesting specialized features, as this facility was once a equine medical/surgical hospital. Perfect prospective property for an equine veterinarian, off season racehorse owner/trainer or as a riding/lesson/boarding facility. Property is currently generating passive income ($50,000 annually) for its owner as a successful Air BnB and an equine boarding facility, complete with live-in hostess, stable manager and groundskeeper. Current Tractor, ATV with attachments, pool table, big screen TV and some furniture is negotiable with sale for right offer.

Hazel Vockroth , EXECUHOME REALTY

25.34 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3974 SQ FT
 
$590,000
Horse Lovers Property in Berks County, PA

Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Horse lovers property on 13.44 acres. This custom built home by European Builders has 3,557 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and two full baths offers one floor living! The attention to detail is evidenced as soon as you walk in the door. Multi-paned French doors are on either side of the entrance to the home that lead to an office and the formal dining room. The kitchen and great room are at the center of the home. The great room features rich Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and a gas fireplace. A gorgeous eat in, 52 handle kitchen features shaker style cherry cabinets with slide out shelving that are complimented by Corian counter tops and tile backsplash. A mobile butcher block island provides even more workspace when preparing meals on the brand new 6 burner gas range/oven. There is a butler~s pantry between the kitchen and dining room useful for storing china or serving dishes and has a great walk in pantry. The master bedroom suite includes his and her walk in closets and luxurious master bath en suite with two zone heated flooring, a walk in oversized shower with rain shower heads, a jetted tub, and a vanity with granite counter tops. A large laundry room with space for chores and outside access completes this side of the home. The other side of the home holds two additional bedrooms, one with a huge walk in closet and another full bath. The second level has been finished and adds fantastic flex space and a storage area that can easily be converted to a full bath. The lower level is the full footprint of the home offers the opportunity to create even more living space and has a large work area. Further highlights of the home include 2x6 construction, a newer 75 gal hot water heater, top of the line water pump for increased water pressure, and back up generator with a separate electric panel. Views from the front wrap around porch and the lovely deck off the great room are of the property that has 3 pastures and 1 paddocks plus a 3 stall barn. The barn has a separate electric panel and water plus doors high enough for RV or 5th wheel to enter and storage for hay over the barn. Saucony creek runs through the front of the property and is stocked with trout while you are minutes away from Kutztown, shopping, wineries and more! Make an appointment for a private showing today! Property is in Clean and Green.~

Lisa Tiger , Century 21 Gold

13.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.1 BATHROOMS
3557 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate Berks County PA

Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Luxury Equestrian Estate is located on two parcels totaling 29.95 acres. Down a private driveway sits this magnificent 8,145 sq. ft custom home that presides over the estate. A distinctive arched front door leads to a grand center hall and extraordinary tile and marble floors that are throughout the main level. The formal living room and dining room are on either side of the entry. At the opposite end of the hall are French doors that allow natural light and also an entrance to the French country kitchen with a large center island, granite counter tops, glass display cabinets. The kitchen opens to a spectacular family room that features a gas fireplace with an antique wood mantel and built in reclaimed barn wood book shelves. Overlooking the grand hall is a striking landing that leads to the second level bedrooms. The master suite features hardwood flooring and a curved archway to a phenomenal master bath en suite with an oversized walk in shower with glass block walls and a sumptuous soaking tub along with a huge walk in his and hers closet and dressing area. There are three more generously sized bedrooms, two of them adjoin a Jack and Jill bath while the third has its own private bath. The attic has been finished and is used as a 5th bedroom suite with a full bath perfect for overnight guests. A finished basement adds more space for games or media and offers access to a lovely stamped concrete patio with views of the estate. The outbuildings have been thoughtfully planned and reached via stone pathways. The equestrian facilities are top of the line beginning with a tack room that is not only functional but beautiful with cement floors and an incredible worktable made from reclaimed barn wood and a colorful mosaic top. The barn has 13 stalls with individual water sources, 2 heated wash stalls, and a finished second level. There are 8 paddocks with split rail fencing and electric wiring and their own water supply plus a 250~ x 150~ lighted arena. There is an additional outbuilding for storing hay and sawdust. A fabulous heated green house will please any horticulturist and the 8 car garage space will accommodate farm equipment. There are two generators for the property, one for the house and one for the barn. Total taxes for the both parcels are $24,092. The property is in clean and green. Call today for your private showing.

Lisa Tiger , Century 21 Gold

29.95 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.1 BATHROOMS
8145 SQ FT

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