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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
 
$899,000
Horse Property for sale.
CENTRAL PA HILLS - LIVE IN THE COUNTRY CLOSE TO EVERYTHING - 3 barns w / 21 stalls

East Freedom, Blair County, Pennsylvania


Welcome to the spectacular 89.81acre Hancock Farm nestled just off of Interstate 99 in East Freedom, Central Pennsylvania. This property is only 3 miles from Interstate 99, close to schools, shopping, entertainment, medical and just 10 miles from an airport! An all interstate drive to State College (Penn State) is just 55 minutes! Horse barns offer 20-21 stalls with room for more! 60x140 indoor riding arena with bleachers, cow barn(s), and fields with all encompassing views of the valleys. Contemporary 1 story is 2x6 construction and offers 3-4 bedrooms, 6 baths, a picturesque sun room, 2 story height marble fireplace in the open living room and rec room in the lower level featuring a Theater room. The entire home is trimmed in marble, hardwood, tile and cherry. Every square inch of this owner designed home was functionally very well thought out. Please view the brochure which is under "VIEW THE VIDEO" for many more details about this remarkable home! Video to come soon.

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

89.91 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
4814 SQ FT
 
$799,000
Horse Property for sale.
High end home and equine facility on 41 acres adjoining riding trails

Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


• 41 acres - home and equine facilities adjoining trail head with 10 miles of trails • 1/4 mile to schools • 15 miles to airport • 1/4 mile to hospital • 1/4 mile to shopping

Joseph Altomare

41.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$255,000
Horse Property for sale.
Private drive,rolling land,country views. Large home,big garage,Barn & free gas

Mayport, Clarion County, Pennsylvania


Very large 3 bedroom, 2 bath home/farm on 33.54 acres. Long private drive, rolling land, country views. (Call to discuss the free gas included.) 2 car detached garage with combo additional work shop/camper/trailer storage with sliding door to accommodate. Covered porch. Extra large living room, family room, Private gun room/den. Also, cyclone fencing in back yard for pets. Storage/garden shed in excellent condition. Pole barn wired for electric, separate 1000 gallon gravity fed cistern services the barn. Nice fenced in area at barn needing few repairs. Fruit cellar with circulating air vents and drainage.

Missy Rupp , Rupp Real Estate and Appraisals, PC

33.54 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2688 SQ FT
 
$1,495,000
Horse Property for sale.
Turn Key Equine Prop- Post & Beam home on 20 acres with 13 Stalls & Indoor Arena

Lenhartsville, Berks County, Pennsylvania


EQUINE ENTHUSIAST: We couldn't find a comparable property anywhere... and if you've been searching for the perfect horse property you'll totally understand. Greenwich Farm is a rare find, combining 20acres of pastures, a modern custom post-and-beam home, a 13+ stall barn with an indoor riding arena. THE HOME: Featuring the conveniences of modern construction and the character of custom timber-frame construction, this home features an open living room w/ cathedral ceiling, stone-fireplace, loft space, panoramic energy-efficient windows and walkout to large deck. You?ll love the one floor living with first floor master-suite, open kitchen and dining area, dining room and bonus rooms. Telecommute from the office with fantastic views! The walk-out lower level features a bedroom + full-bath suite, living area and TONS of storage. Entertain and relax on the large deck with mountain views. The oversized garage has the space for all of your cars, trucks and toys. Yes, the driveway is gated and paved for easy year-round maintenance. THE BARN: 13 stalls with room for another five. The indoor arena includes just under 12,500 ft. of indoor riding area. Completing the barn are a tack room, bathroom, wash stalls and turn-out shed. THE LAND: There are 5 fenced pastures and the entire property perimeter is fenced. This is a turn key farm operation with all recently purchased equipment included (see attached equipment list) Just minutes to Rt 78 and the Lehigh Valley, yet totally secluded with spectacular panoramic views of rolling hills, farms and mountains. If you love horses, you?ll see immediately why Greenwich Farm is so special? schedule your private tour today.

Megan Waits , Addison Wolfe Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
5090 SQ FT
 
$745,000
Horse Property for sale.
Elegant home on 5.76 Acre with 5 stalls

Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania


Exceptional home built on a grand scale in Garnet Valley School District! This home has 6 Bedrooms, 4 full Baths, almost 5000 sq ft, on 5.7 acres with a barn, all across from preserved open space. This stately home is ready for new loving owners to make this their dream home. Custom built in 1976 by and for the current owners, this home has many special features. The full brick exterior is timeless, with French style details. The elegant double front door leads to a wide, 2 story, circular center hall with a tiled floor and a graceful sweeping staircase. Huge front closets flank the entry. The living room is a generous 20x16 feet with built in shelves, crown molding and a marble surround fireplace. The dining room is similarly sized with crown molding, chair rail, and springing doors to the kitchen. The Kitchen is HUGE and has dark wood cabinets, a built in desk and butler pantry area, a very large island, and room for a very long table. The kitchen also has an exit to the back deck and shares a double sided-brick fireplace with the family room. The bricks that make up the double sided fireplace between the kitchen and family room come from the old Connie Mack Stadium! The family room has a wet bar built in an alcove, a beamed ceiling, built in shelves, a window seat with storage, and a 3 section sliding door to the deck. Behind the kitchen a hallway leads to a large laundry/mud room, an exit to the 3 car garage, and ground floor bedroom and full bathroom. The main floor bedroom and bath allow for 1-level living and have potential for an in-law or au-pair suite. Upstairs, there's a wide circular landing/balcony leading to 5 bedrooms and 3 more full bathrooms. The main bedroom is 20x17 ft. It includes 4 closets and access to the attic storage over the garage. There is a dressing area with a sink, and the Main bathroom has 2 sinks, a stall shower, and separate soaking tub. 4 additional bedrooms are all generously sized, with ample closets. Two full hall baths complete the 2nd floor. A large walk-in storage closet on the landing leads to a staircase to walk up to the attic. The attic is full height, and fully floored, making for excellent storage or more finished space in the future. The walk-out, daylight basement of this custom built home still has tremendous potential. High ceilings allow for finishing with full height. A Brick fireplace is ready to become central for entertaining or a man cave. Sliding doors on this level lead to the back patio. There is also plumbing ready for another bathroom. The basement is accessed by 2 separate stairways, one from the center hall and one from the back hall near the laundry room. Outside, on 5.7 beautiful acres, mature trees complement the classic home and a 5 stall horse barn with a huge loft could be refurbished for horses or as a workshop for other hobbies. The house also has a 3 car attached garage and a driveway with space for several vehicles. Heater is new in 2018. Subdivision of 1 or 2 lots may be possible.

Christina Cardone , Keller Williams Real Estate

5.76 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4626 SQ FT
 
$975,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Farmette - Beautiful Home & Barn on 8 Acres

Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


HORSE LOVER'S DREAM PROPERTY! Don't pass up this rare opportunity to see this unique, very special property offering a beautiful home with loads of special features/upgrades, an 8 acre parcel of land and am amazing horse barn. So many features too numerous to list await your discovery! Quiet country setting yet just a short jaunt to most amenities - super convenient. Add this amazing property to your MUST SEE list!!

Rose Knepp , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty

7.90 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3539 SQ FT
 
$349,900
Horse Property for sale.
6 acre property with horse potential

Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania


This 6.19 acre property would be a great location to start your horse property. The colonial style farmhouse is situated to the front of the property leaving the remaining land to build a horse set up of your choice. The ground would allow for a beautiful space for horses. Currently no barn or fenced areas exists, come build your dream location.

Kim Heck , Remax Realty Agency

6.19 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2630 SQ FT
 
$2,500,000
Horse Property for sale.
Equestrian Estate with Large Indoor Arena and Single Family Home on 10 Acres

Berwyn, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Welcome to this rare and unique opportunity to own a 10+ acre, beautiful horse-farm and year round equestrian facility in the sought after Leopard Tract of Easttown Township. Though the gates and down the long lane, past manicured lawns lies lush pastures and a facility rarely seen in this Main Line location. This bucolic and unique Farm features a main barn with sixteen stalls, a wash stall, a blacksmith shop and two separate tack rooms that offer space for equipment management and storage. The highlight of this equestrian property is the indoor arena that allows you to enjoy equestrian activities all year long no matter what the weather is like outside. There is a lounge/viewing area with bathroom that allows visitors to watch in comfort and safety. The barn is plumbed for two additional bathrooms. An attached office allows the barn manager an area for organization, planning and meeting. There is also an outdoor fenced sand ring with lights and jumps. A separate eight stall back barn can be used as overflow for horse shows. The level acreage is divided into three separate paddocks with post and electric rail fencing providing a secure space for horses and allowing for separation if needed. The adjacent parking lot can accommodate 8+ cars, and additional ample space for horse trailer parking. Current usage is as a riding academy, boarding facility and A rated show venue. Property is deed restricted and cannot be subdivided. This property includes a brick cape home with 2 car garage and a pool in need of updating. All of this is located in award winning Tredyffrin Easttown School District and minutes to Episcopal Academy and Malvern Prep. Minutes to Paoli, Newtown Square, the Main Line, and Malvern. Easy access to the main highways for connection to the surrounding metro area and other suburbs. Paoli train station is 5 minutes away for access to Philadelphia & New York City.

Lisa Ciccotelli , BHHS Fox and Roach - Haverford

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2008 SQ FT
 
$3,400,000
Horse Property for sale.
Quarry Hill Farm - Luxury Estate Farm

Harleysville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


Stunning organic farm with a custom-built home on approximately 93 contiguous acres of gently rolling landscape. Whether you're looking for a country retreat, equestrian property or a working farm with an existing market, this can suit all of your needs. The custom home is approximately 7,300SF with 4 en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances including a large Bluestar 8-burner gas stove with a central griddle as well as an electric cooktop, totaling 13 burners, 4 ovens, two of which are high-end Thermador wall units. The kitchen also has two large sinks, a stainless-steel dishwasher and a custom built-in Liebherr bio fresh three section refrigerator. The home also boasts 4 fireplaces, formal spaces with incredible architectural details, as well as casual gathering spaces. The manicured grounds with incredible landscaping and hardscaping include a 2-tiered pond with a stunning 20 ft waterfall with a freshwater swimming pond with fountain and a bluestone patio. In addition to the natural swimming pond, there is a custom inground heated lap pool, hot tub and cobblestone fire pit. Custom patios and walkways are lined with copper lights and the driveway lined with cedar posts and copper light fixtures. The expansive 2-story detached garage includes 7 garage bays with radiant heated floors, a spacious home office with vaulted ceiling and an indoor sport court for racquetball and basketball. A charming stone garden shed with a historic Pennsylvania curved slope roof with cedar shake shingles, surrounded by plateaus of raised garden beds with a variety of exotic and native plants. Gorgeous stone walkways and steps meander throughout. There is an adorable custom-built, rough cut playhouse with Pella windows for little ones to enjoy. The home is situated on a separate 5-acre parcel that has two solar systems for energy efficiency and an automatic ford diesel generator. The farm has been in organic practice for over 13 years. There are 20 miles of woven wire fence with top and bottom hot wire creating 16 pastures with galvanized gates. Most of the pastures have electric and water supplied by 100% freeze proof hydrants. Pastures have been rotationally grazed and maintained and host a variety of grasses and have the ability to feed all livestock and horses. There are seven run-in sheds, two wells that supply water to the entire farm. The Amish built post and beam bank barn includes radiant heated floors in all wash areas, lower level with seven 12 x 11 box stalls and attached turn-out paddock with a 20 x 35 overhang. It also includes a PA Dept of Ag approved poultry processing room. Fully outfitted with washable walls and ceilings, with all state-of-the-art stainless butchering equipment and propane fueled hot water. The second story of the barn is used for a variety of purposes from a wonderful venue space to hay storage and includes a 14 x 20 health department approved retail market space where the farm products have been sold for the past 9 years, retail and wholesale to the public, restaurants, hospitals, and schools, with high quality meats and produce including our own line of value added products. The farm has also operated a 300 member CSA through the market. The main barn has ADA compliant bathroom facilities. There is an additional 60 x 100 steel sided pole barn with concrete floor for hay and equipment with its own electricity and well. Gravel roads have been built throughout majority of the farm making it easily accessible. The property has an automatic backup generator system that keeps the farm running seamlessly. In addition to the 16 pastures the farm also has several hay fields that supply the farm with winter feed. Fields have been fertilized and amended annually with high-quality crop production. There are two brooks that run through the property that are bordered by wooded riparian buffer zones. Farmland Preservation & Act 319. 1 approved building lot on the farm.

Cary Simons , Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

93.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.1 BATHROOMS
7400 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Horse Property for sale.
Beautifully Maintained Farmette in Excellent Location!

Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania


You would never know how centrally located you are to all the city conveniences as you drive down this private retreat located in Mechanicsburg. 7.7 acres in the Cumberland Valley School district welcome you away from the day to day hustle and bustle. This ranch home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and over 2300 square feet of living space. The property has a large barn with 4 stalls, a maintenance shed for large equipment storage, 2 fenced in pastures, a dry lot area, and a smaller fenced in yard that includes a covered porch, a deck, and a patio. This is a must see and won't last long. Book your private tour today!

Nicole Pearson , Howard Hanna Real Estate Sevices

7.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2384 SQ FT

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