About Pennsylvania


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:
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
8+ Acre Horse Farm w / Multiple Living Quarters

Red Hill, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Nice Montgomery County horse farm on 8+ acres on the Jacoby Creek with multiple living quarters. 1800's farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 two full baths, hardwood floors, newer windows and central air conditioning. The farmhouse can be shared as it has a second kitchen. Loft apartment in original barn with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath is recently renovated, cute and cozy. 3 large professionally fenced pastures for your equines. Well-maintained barn has 6 fully-matted stalls, tack/feed room and hay storage, and there are 3 more stalls in a separate building. House roof, water heater and propane furnace all new in 2013. Public water and low taxes. Close to all conveniences of Red Hill and only a 10-minute trailer ride to the trails at Green Lane Park and the Perkiomen Trail. The seller is very motivated for quick settlement and is selling "as-is." New septic has been designed and permitted.

Barbara Winn , Keller Williams Land - Keller Williams Realty Group

8.00 ACRES
2074 SQ FT
Luxury Equestrian Estate with Big Arena

Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Stunning 12+ acre horse farm with custom 4,500 sf stone farmhouse built in 2005. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac minutes from Route 422 with easy access to Turnpike, King of Prussia, Philadelphia and Reading. This property is enrolled in Act 319/Clean & Green for reduced tax assessment, and is ideal for your own horses or as a boarding/training business, with a large parking area and its own electric and septic tank. The 72X38 barn has extra-wide aisles, eight 12X12 stalls, feed room, tack room, hot/cold wash stall, kitchenette and bathroom. There are also 3 exterior stalls and a 150X150 lighted arena with recycled rubber footing. The spacious pastures have heated waterers, 3 run-in sheds and 3 hay huts. The custom home has a grand two-story foyer with hardwood floors flanked by the living room and dining room. The Great room’s soaring cathedral ceiling and wall of windows surround a cozy fireplace. The Great room opens to the kitchen for conversation and ease of living. The kitchen is spectacular with a huge island, granite countertops and maple cabinets. The kitchen’s beautiful ceramic tile floor spills over into the large Solarium which passes out to the back deck. The multi-level Trex deck is amazing with pergola, Endless Pool Swim Spa, and built-in seating. A few steps lead down to the fully-screened gazebo and out into the huge yard with large, open, level spaces for playing, gardening, and all types of outdoor uses. A double staircase leads upstairs where you will find the sumptuous Master Bedroom suite which includes tray ceiling, 2 walk-in closets and Master Bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower. You will also find three more bedrooms and two additional full baths on this level. Professionals will appreciate the availability of an office/study on the first floor as well as another office on the second floor. Sellers are motivated and this property is priced well below its 6/15/2017 appraised value.

Barbara Winn , Keller Williams Land - Keller Williams Realty Group

12.26 ACRES
4580 SQ FT
Premier Equestrian Estate

Frederick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

This Premier Equestrian Estate is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was purchased by the current owners with a passion to create an elite equestrian facility. Since then the main home, a Center Hall Stone Farmhouse with 5,700 square feet of living space, was completely renovated. It now boasts a Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters, Huge Island, Viking Pro Range, and Sub Zero Fridge, along with a stone walled, exposed beam Summer Kitchen. The Breakfast Room has Exposed Stone and a Tile Floor. There is a Large Formal Dining Room with Corner Build-ins and Random Width Floors, a Large Living Room with a Stone Fireplace, a Library, an Office, and a Mud/Laundry Room. Upstairs is a Master Suite with a Gas Fireplace, His and Hers Walk-in Closets, and a Super Bath with Walk-in Shower, Jetted Tub, and many other appointments. Also on the second floor are 4 other bedrooms, one with a Sitting Room and Full Bath, and one with a Gas Fireplace. This house contains a walk-up attic and a full basement. The Barn, built in 2001, has 12 Large Stalls, 2 Heated Wash Stalls, 2 Tractor Bays, 1 Saw Dust Bay, an Office, a Tack Room, a Kitchen/Laundry, a Feed Room, an Equipment Room, and a 2,000 Bale Hay Loft. The Indoor Riding Arena, built in 2007, is 200' x 90', has a Rubber Waxed Sand Carpet Fiber Surface, Slanted Solid Rub Walls, and Ample Lighting. Also included is a large outdoor riding ring. The Tenant House was given an exterior makeover to match. Perfectly placed on 30 rolling acres, including a Stocked Pond, Heated In-Ground Pool with Showers, Changing Room, and Powder Room, 8 Pastures, 4 Turnout Sheds, and Heated Auto Waterers. It's time to make your passion your reality!

Martin Slater , Glocker & Co. Inc.

30.00 ACRES
5700 SQ FT
Equestrian Center with Indoor Arena

Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Historic Farmhouse c.1863 & 40+ Acre Equestrian Center Holiquin Riding Center is a well regarded and gorgeous equestrian facility on 40+ acres close to DC & Baltimore. This beautifully restored historic home has wood floors, high ceilings and historic detailing along with modern amenities, including an in-ground pool. There is a tenant house with 2 separate apartments and also bunk house with 18 beds for the popular Holiquin summer camps. For the horses and riders, the facility is top notch, boasting a 150' x 75' indoor arena with 14' ceiling trusses, a 200' x 100' lighted outdoor arena with all weather professional footing. There are also riding trails, a cross country course, 25 stall stone bank barn, 10 fenced paddocks with run-ins, a meandering creek and much more. This is a turnkey horse property, in beautiful rural PA.

Gary Gestson , Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

41.49 ACRES
3824 SQ FT
Historic Equestrian Estate

Dalton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

23 acre Equestrian Estate built in 1929 by George Lewis nestled in the privacy of the mountains in Northeast Pennsylvania. This stone estate boasts 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, hardwood and marble floors throughout,in ground pool, newer electrical and windows throughout, detached 4 car garage with the possibility of a 1500 sq ft apartment and a 11,000 sq ft indoor horse area with 8 horse stalls and 8- 1/2 acre paddocks! This property is incredible and a must see

Adam Davis , Classic Properties

23.50 ACRES
7224 SQ FT
10.78 acres with 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 1 / 2 bath, with 6 stall horse barn

Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania

10.78 acres with Barn has 6 Stalls, storage for hay and equipment and a tack room, water and electric. Also has attached run in shed.

Donald Stewart

10.78 ACRES
1980 SQ FT
Standing on over 21 acres of land with two barns

Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Standing on over 21 acres of land with two barns, this one-of-a-kind home features a spacious eat-in kitchen with a built-in window bench, elegant deep window sills, Jenn-Air appliances, a double wall oven, and Corian countertops. The original front porch has been completely converted into a formal dining room that features striking exposed beams, interior windows, an exposed stone wall, and vaulted ceiling.The room also has a door to a covered balcony, as does the great room. Meanwhile, the living room has a wood-burning fireplace, nearly an entire wall of built-ins including a bench on the opposite side, and a Dutch door to the outside patio. More exposed stone can be found in the master bedroom along with a sitting room and more doors to the balcony.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

21.90 ACRES
6599 SQ FT
20 Acres Of Total Privacy Abound Here!

Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania

Wow!!! 20 Acres Of Total Privacy Abound Here! Enjoy Various Varieties Of Wildlife. Enjoy Swimming At Coulter's Hole---A Near By Attraction---As Well As Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking & Biking Trails At The Allegheny River. Or Just Enjoy Relaxing At Home On The Covered Porch & Deck. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, LV/DR Combo, Den & Eat In Kitchen. 1st Flr Laundry, Full Finished Basement. 2 Car Int/Grg, 4 Buildings Include 32x72 Heated Shop w/16' Ceilings & 36x40 Barn w/Loft. Great Opportunity For Horses, Car Collectors Or Woodworking.

Janet Ohle Landfried , Howard Hanna Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
2292 SQ FT
23.95 Acres For Sale Partially Wooded

Hunlock Creek, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Do you want Privacy with a View? Look no further 23.95 Acres Partially Cleared Partially Wooded, Sub Division is complete and Perc Test is complete. Build your Dream home today.. Horses?? No problem plenty of room for them to. Zoned Agricultural. Taxes are Pre-Subdivision.

Brenda Pugh , Joseph P Gilroy Real Estate

23.95 ACRES
Horse Farm, Hunting NIce Home this one has it all

Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Whether you you are looking for Land, Privacy, a home for your horses, Hunting, Nice house, or ALL of the above. This Saltbox style home built in 1998 is for you. 20 foot Cathedral ceiling and large master bedroom. Stream running through the property. 2 Parcels being sold together, Taxes and Assessment are based on the Approved Clean & Green Status

Brenda Pugh , Joseph P Gilroy Real Estate

27.75 ACRES
2067 SQ FT

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