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
Incredible Horse Training and Boarding Facility on 32 Acres with 3 Residences

Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Two Main Barns, 1 w/newer windows, heated, bath New Fenced Pastures Heated Tack Room 200x200 Outdoor Arena and 180x180 Indoor Arena Outdoor Round Pen Laundry Facilities Fields produce 4000+ bails of hay Garage Building for Equipment Prep Stall/Wash Stall Paddocks w/individual run-in sheds 30+ Stalls

Jeffrey Strohl, Coldwell Banker Town & Country Properties

32.29 ACRES
157 Acres Zoned Mixed Use; 110 tillable / pasture acres; 26 acres wooded

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

157 acres with extensive high visibility frontage on north and southbound lanes of US Rt 15, just north of the Rt 394 interchange, 4 miles from historic Gettysburg, PA. Zoned Mixed Use-1 , this property is presently in agricultural use with approx 110 acres tillable/pasture land. Many allowed uses include single family residential, semi-detached and attached dwelling units, multiplex and townhouses. Commercial/business related uses include Commercial outdoor recreation, professional offices, personal services, restaurants, retail, day care, convenience stores and local produce, grocery store, cottage industry, place of worship and more.

Jim Ekdahl, RE/MAX of Gettysburg

157.00 ACRES
1796 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
Outstanding Equine Home in Kutztown, PA

Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania

This is the perfect setup for the family that wants to transition from boarding their horses or alpacas to having them at home. You don't have to settle for one or the other here, as this property offers both a beautiful home, and a beautiful barn. The well-lit and airy barn offers five (5) large, 12' x 12" stalls that open out to spacious paddocks, and 2 acres of pasture, a heated 12' x 12' wash stall, large heated tack-room/office combination, separate feed-room with staircase to the hayloft. There is plenty of parking and turnaround space for horse trailers. All fencing is horse-safe 3-rail PVC. Barn could easily be converted into workshop/studio for the craftsmen/artists. The house offers 5 bedrooms with 4 Ā½ baths. There is a large Master Bedroom suite with 2 deep walk-in closets. The Master Bath has heated floors, a Jacuzzi tub in additional to a full sized shower stall. The first floor living room, dining room, den and hallways all have beautiful hardwood floors of Brazilian Koa with Ebony inlays. The bright kitchen opens out to a spacious deck, where you can see the 100' x 200' foot riding ring and the paddocks. The basement is finished with a large entertaining area, pool table, bedroom with full bath and heated floors a large office/exercise room and plenty of storage room. The garage has 3 oversized bays, large enough to park a full sized dually pick up with crew cab. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Available for quick occupancy.

Lisa Tiger, Century 21 Gold

6.31 ACRES
4190 SQ FT
Luxury equestrian estate with indoor riding arena on over 30 acres!

Robesonia, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Gorgeous "Gentleman's Farm" featuring a custom built 3BR, 2.1 BA home and horse facilities, including an indoor riding arena, all set on 32 acres in a quiet country location. The home, built behind the barns on a hill, enjoys great views of the surrounding countryside and complete privacy. The main level of the house features an open floor plan and views from every window. Entering from the welcoming front porch you are greeted by beautiful hardwood floors and a massive field stone fireplace which serves as the focal point of the open LR area. This space flows effortlessly into the Kitchen and DR which makes it perfect for entertaining and today's lifestyle. The MBR is on the Main Floor and is a bright room situated perfectly to take advantage of the property's lovely views. Down the driveway you will find the horse facilities which include 2 barns with a total of 7 stalls, 3 pastures, 3 paddocks, trails through the woods and a beautiful 60 X 125 foot indoor riding arena. In addition, the property also enjoys a detached 3 car garage for added storage and a generator. Come experience all that this fabulous property has to offer today!

Lisa Tiger, Century 21 Gold

32.00 ACRES
3516 SQ FT
144 Acre Historic Farm with Large Barn- Central Pennsylvania

Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

The farm you are dreaming of. Full brick home with 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, views out of every window. Old log home built in 1817 used as an art studio on property and lovingly restored. One-of-a-kind land, secluded, surrounded by game lands, stream, pond mature timber value, pastures, and tillable acres. Large barn in great shape. Machine shed, full brick 2-car detached garage, chicken coop - all with electric. 144.66 acres, survey available. Drive down the lane to this nature lover's paradise.

Melinda Feaster, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

144.66 ACRES
2264 SQ FT
Luxury 17 Acre Horse Farm with custom built home- Bedford, PA

Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Exceptional custom built brick 3 bedroom, 4 bath home on 17.1 acres overlooking state game lands. Conveniently located between historic Bedford and Cumberland, MD (close to Omni Bedford Springs). Property includes a 4 stall horse barn, fenced horse pastures and 2 car garage. Gorgeous cherry floors are found throughout, while special unique features like crown moldings, granite counters, tray ceiling, vaulted ceilings, central vac and wood blinds make this home simply gorgeous. Spectacular views take in the state game lands located across the street. Beautifully manicured fenced yard, covered back terrace and built in sound system make for fabulous entertaining. Geo thermal heat ensures maximum heat efficiency. Stunning inside and out! Total taxes $3, 332.

Melinda Feaster, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

17.10 ACRES
3632 SQ FT
A fine colonial residence & premier equine facility, Brigadoon Equestrian Center

Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

A fine colonial residence and premier equine facility, Brigadoon Equestrian Center is a Bucks County compound of the highest caliber. Centrally located, this idyllic country location offers convenient access to state parks, riding trails and major routes.

Halli Eckhoff And Connie Williams, Coldwell Banker Hearthside, RealtorsĀ®

15.12 ACRES
3216 SQ FT
Updated Stone Farm House with 9 stall barn on 12 + acres in Abbottsown, PA

Abbottstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Amazing Property w/endless possibilities -- family home, horse farm, event venue or business. 3,500 + sqft Stone Farm House, Top-Notch Open Concept Kitchen, 1st fl BR w/full bath - could be 2nd master or in-Law quarters. 2 BRS w/ shared walk-in closet or 5th bdrm, spacious master BR upstairs. Impeccably maintained home w/many updates including wood flrs, Family rm, 1st flr laundry. Beautifully kept barn w/ 9 horse stalls, 4 + garage or more, fenced pastures. A true Horse Lovers Dream Property.

Michael Berk, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty

12.71 ACRES
3694 SQ FT
Valley Vew

Macungie, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Incredible views, an upscale custom built residence and superior equestrian facilities are found on this stunning 10.4 acre parcel in the East Penn school district. The South Mountain setting is scenic and quiet, yet conveniently close to Lehigh Valley Hospital and the quaint boroughs of Macungie and Emmaus. The attractive stone exterior with wraparound porch complements a generously-sized interior with three levels of beautifully maintained living space. Granite countertops, a massive center island and hearth room with fireplace accent the gourmet kitchen. Anchored by a wood-burning fireplace, the two-story great room overlooks a sparkling inground pool and plentiful patio space for entertaining. There are four bedrooms, including a master suite with luxurious bath and scenic vistas for miles. A second kitchen, exercise room, changing area and full bath comprise the sunny walkout lower level. Ample garaging is provided by an attached 3-car garage and detached oversized 3-car garage. A well-equipped barn has 5 oversized stalls, tack room with heat and air conditioning and wash stall and stands adjacent to a lighted riding ring. Three paddocks with screenings, four pastures with water and an original c.1800s barn in great condition are enviable amenities for the horse enthusiast. Close to the PA Turnpike, shopping and dining venues, and Bear Creek Resort, Valley View Farm has something for everyone to experience and enjoy.

Jackie Dornblaser

10.40 ACRES
4552 SQ FT

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