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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
 
$257,900
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Lover's Dream !

Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania


Horse Lover's Dream! The property features a Tastefully renovated in home in 2012, 3 bedroom and 1 bath, plus an office & sun room, Original Hardwood floors throughout, has a back patio and a detached 2 car garage with electric, sits on over 11 acres. The highlight of the property is the 36x48 Custom Board & Batten Barn with 7 stalls, 12x12 fully matted newly built in 2016. Professionally installed fencing, 4 strand (2 electric), 3 Pastures/Paddocks, and a pond!, possible Hobby Farm! No OGM convey, (previously sold) Come take a look today!

Angelia Hall , Howard Hanna Real Estate

11.26 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
3174 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
Horse Property for sale.
Farm house with Zoo!!!!

Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania


Rewarding escape! This ample 6-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom self-sufficient, sustainable home with multiple heating elements rests on 24 verdant acres, 12 of which are fenced. Richly appointed interior spaces include large gathering areas including a bright, oversized kitchen, spectacular dining room, and hand-hewn beams throughout. Several outbuildings on the property are suited with electricity and heating and a designated shooting area has been created. Easy access to Interstate 80. Excellent for the animal lover of all kinds. http://www.countryarkfarm.org/

cindy lara , 1st class realty

26.00 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5250 SQ FT
 
$4,200,000
Horse Property for sale.
Galaxie Farm in the Laurel Highlands one hour east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stahlstown, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania


Wonderful 369 acres equestrian estate located one hour east of Pittsburgh, PA. Built in 2002, the five bedroom fieldstone farmhouse overlooks a two-acre pond, stone picnic pavilion, acres of fenced pasture and a 15-stall horse barn, guest house and caretaker's house.

Leslie Serenyi , Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices The Preferred Realty

369.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
7000 SQ FT
 
$1,750,000
Horse Property for sale.
Sophisticated horse facility in the heart of Unionville horse country!

Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania


This sophisticated property was designed by and for the horse enthusiast or one who desires the country way of life! Set on 43.9 +/- acs, this is a highly desirable location in the heart of the King Ranch and the Cheshire Hunt countryside, and near the coveted Laurels Preserve. The custom 10-stall barn was solidly built (with block and field stone) by local builder with oversight from Archer Buchanan Architects. Incredible details can be seen throughout including the cedar shake roof, Frey Bros custom doors/gates and specimen plantings. The specific details are too numerous to include here though the main features include: generous sized stalls (some with cameras and heated ceilings for foaling), Nelson heated waterers, heated washstall and tackroom (with laundry), powder room, specialized fire alarm system, 24 hr insect control system, covered parking for gooseneck and a full farm Generac generator. For those who want to stay on the property, there is a 2 story, 2 bedroom apartment with full bath and kitchen. The grounds include 5 generously sized paddocks/small pastures and 1 large pasture each fenced with Keepsafe wire and top boards for safety. All have Vernum Frost Free waterers plus most have turnouts. In addition to the trails around the large pasture, there are trails in the woods wide enough to accommodate cross country fences along the paths. This is in addition to the endless riding opportunities for the equestrian or for one who cherishes the open countryside with magnificent views. The property is in the final stages of a conservation easement which will allow a primary residence, indoor ring and no further subdivision. A buyer may also want to explore the conversion of the barn to a main residence or even a stunning garage for a car collection! The possibilities are endless for this property when one wants to enjoy life in the country yet be close to town centers, schools, restaurants and more! Plus very close to Plantation Field and Fair HIll!

Amy McKenna , BHHS Fox & Roach - Unionville

43.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.1 BATHROOMS
911 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Horse Property for sale.
Morning Star Stables & Home For Sale

Landenberg, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Morning Star Stables is a magnificent farm currently being used as an equestrian facility but could easily accommodate many other uses. Situated on 28.88 acres, the home, barn and grounds offer so much potential to the new owner. The residence is on 3.88 acres and is zoned residential. The additional land is part of the Residential/ Agricultural District Conservancy, specifically designed to encourage and promote agricultural and conservation uses. With that in mind, conditional use may include a veterinary facility, horse boarding, breeding facility, or animal rehab facility. Other suggested uses may include crop and livestock farming, a nursery or other home business. The current owner boarded horses for $475/ month and the stables were always full. The huge 3- story barn has 8 stalls (all 12 x 12) with water and electric in each stall. There is also a covered tack area. The second floor of the barn can hold 16 ton capacity hayloft above the stalls, ample room for other storage, covered parking for 2 cars and a long driveway for parking of multiple cars. There are 6 fenced paddocks, 5 pastures, a lighted 150 X 190 riding arena and 15 additional wooded acres with riding trails. There is a shed and a few run in sheds for weather protection. There is water and electric at all fields. The residence is conveniently located at the front of the property. The living room has a bay window, hardwood floors and a wood pellet stove that helps warm the home on cold nights. The dining room is just a step down from the living room. Beyond the dining is a cheery kitchen with 42" cabinet, quartz counter tops, island an built-in desk space. On the other side of the foyer is the master bedroom with deep windows, 2 closets and a pocket door leading to an updated, private bath with gorgeous tiled shower and heated floors. The second full bath and laundry are also on the main level. From the living room, take the spiral staircase to a large bedroom with private deck offering a great view of the barn and property. Through the kitchen is a 2nd staircase up to the third bedroom. Enjoy the wide open pasture views on the paver patio. Updates to the home include: new pellet stove 2017, master bath 2016, roof 2015, hardy plank siding & windows 2014. Minutes to DE but located in beautiful Landenberg, PA, this home is close to Fairhill NRMA a 5-star equine facility, Unionville Fox Hunting,Devon Horse Show and several race tracks. A beautiful property in the serene and lovely Landenberg - feels like the country yet close to all the conveniences of PA, DE and MD!

Kathy Eddins & Linda Hanna , Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

28.88 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2184 SQ FT
 
$489,900
Horse Property for sale.
Gorgeous Horse Property ideally located between Harrisburg and Baltimore

York, York County, Pennsylvania


This beautiful 10-acre secluded property in Dallastown School District is a must-see. With a house, bank barn, root cellar, pool, pool house, and multiple other sheds it has it all. The old stone house has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths with laundry on the second floor. Enjoy your mornings sitting on the deck overlooking the beautiful sunrises and sunsets or play around in the pool and hang out in the pool house with its own kitchen, full bath, and upstairs loft bedroom. Do you have horses or cows? This property has 8 acres fenced with run-in sheds and 4 stalls. Take a look at the cool bank barn that has a two-story wagon shed and three floors total. The top floor is partially finished with drywall, ceiling fans, and lights. Don't forget about the overhang out back to store all of your machinery. With a new pool pump, new furnace, and newer roof all the majors have been taken care of.

Kathryn Klenk , Keller Williams Keystone Realty

10.79 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1661 SQ FT
 
$999,000
Horse Property for sale.
Amazing Farm Property With Colonial Farmhouse, Garage, Barns, Lake With Acreage

Prospect, Butler County, Pennsylvania


Amazing 5 Bedroom Colonial Farmhouse With 3 Full Baths And Newer Sunroom Addition Off Back Of Home W/Governors Drive On 46.92 Acres - No Zoning-3 Car Detached Garage With Finished Apartment Above, Additional Finished Cabin, 2 Barns - 1 Bank Barn With Hayloft and 1 Barn With Workshop And Equipment Storage, Large Lake, 2 Spring Fed Ponds, Fenced Acreage- This Would Be A Fabulous Self Sustaining Personal Estate/Farm Situated In The Country Yet Close to Everything- Grow Crops, Have Animals, Be Safe and Enjoy Nature!

Leslie Pfeifer , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

46.92 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,888,000
Horse Property for sale.
Roaring 20s Historic Hillhouse on 6.7 Acres with 4 Stall Barn

Berwyn, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Restored to its original grandeur and renovated for modern living, this home is surrounded by preserved & protected land. Amenities include a four-stall, split door two-story horse barn, storage/utility building and the original stone incinerator. Create an equestrian estate According to Easttown Township you can have up to four horses on this property with a proper fenced open area.This incredible property is a private oasis in the renowned Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia with coveted Tredyffrin-Easttown schools and private academies; and only minutes from the Paoli Septa/Amtrak station with service to NYC in 1 3/4 hours or 2 1/2 hours to Washington DC. The manor home epitomizes old-time elegance redesigned with openness and amenities for gracious modern living and entertaining.Built by prominent Philadelphia lawyer and senator George Pepper in 1927, this country mansion was completely updated by the current sellers, including selective re-configuring of rooms and total updating of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems. One enters the property by a horseshoe driveway and is led into a grand 5,500 sq foot flagstone courtyard. Entering into the home you are greeted by a wide foyer opening into an oversized formal living room featuring 10' ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, a prominent walk-in fireplace, and French doors to the stunning terraces and private gardens. The first-floor features two wings, one offering a spacious family room with a wet bar, billiard space, fireplace and a gorgeous cathedral ceiling. The other wing features an elegant formal dining room that seats over 20 guests. The adjacent updated chef's kitchen has a breakfast room, pantry, command center and a fireside keeping room/TV area. Virtual photos are included showing a flexible floor plan to change the use of some rooms as desired. All first-floor rooms open onto the spacious back patio and gardens which lead to a separate private pool area. There is not a room in the house that is not graced with lovely leafy outlooks. Ascend a curved staircase to a tranquil and private primary suite which features a dressing room with his and her walk-in closets, updated luxurious Carrara marble bath and a meditation/sitting room with access to a balcony with stairs to the terrace. Down the hall is a bonus gathering room that can become a home-schooling classroom, a theater or a space to hang out with friends. The back stairs lead right to the kitchen for popcorn refills. Beyond this is a laundry room and four spacious ensuite bedrooms with walk-in closets. Charming architectural details abound including Yellin railings, wavy-glass windows, loads of built-ins and window seats, original restored millwork and radiant heated flagstone and walnut floors. A kitchen renovation is in the planning stages- see the virtual photos for the concept.

Marie Gordon , Compass Pennsylvania, LLC

6.70 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.2 BATHROOMS
8587 SQ FT
 
$2,350,000
Horse Property for sale.
Exceptional 92 - acre equestrian / agricultural opportunity

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Exceptional 92 acre equestrian, agricultural opportunity or gentleman's farm located in breathtaking Charlestown Township. Pass though gates and wind down a long drive to the main 4+ bedroom house which charms with many original architectural features including deep stone fireplaces, plaster walls and wide hand hewed plank floors from the 1700s. The owners have seen to meaningful and recent updates including newer windows, renovated kitchen and beautifully styled interior. The property itself offers "State of the Sport" facilities which include an 11 stall barn with turn-out courtyard, foaling barn, 17 stall recently renovated barn and numerous secure pastures. Under a conservation easement with Pickering Trust which allows for additional structures and improvements including but not limited to further subdivision, an indoor riding ring and additional residences. A two bedroom apartment for guests or staff allows for full oversight of the property if the owners are not in residence. More than the sum of its parts, an extraordinary opportunity for the horse or nature enthusiast

Lavinia Smerconish , Compass

92.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
3631 SQ FT

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