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
 
$1,600,000
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, Realtors®

15.12 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3216 SQ FT
 
$343,500
Horse Property with New Barn and Updated Farmhouse

Laceyville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania


Well maintained 4 BR 2 BA farmhouse on 29+ acres. Beautiful dining room with french doors, updated eat-in kitchen with large pantry, mud room area, two staircases, covered porches, fully stocked pond, pastures, woods, gardens, and fruit trees. Two year old 40 X 60 metal clad pole barn with 3 stalls with room for additional. Floor is fully concrete and is padded throughout including stalls. Water and electric service is present. The two front and rear sliding doors are Doors are 12’ wide and 10’ high with 12’ sidewalls for easy access. There is a 10’ X 16’ lean-to on one side. There is a large paddock area. There are approximately 7 acres of pasture area available as well as approximately 13 acres of hayfield. The area has ample roads and trail for riding. Haying equipment is available for separate purchase. Oil Gas and Mineral rights negotiable. Wildlife abounds.

Alison Delano , ERA Brady Associates

29.76 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1920 SQ FT
 
$509,000
Gorgeous ranch home with plenty of space to start your equestrian paradise.

Le Raysville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania


Two bedroom, two bath newer ranch on 100.75 acres with a heart shaped pond, a mixture of fields and woods, and an outbuilding that is tied into the houses well and septic.

Michael Dickerson , Century 21 Jackson Real Estate

100.75 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1670 SQ FT
 
$299,900
6.5 acres with horse barn & 15 stalls. Two walking rings.

New Tripoli, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania


Perfect for the avid equestrian. 6.5 acres with horse barn and 15 stalls. Two walking rings.

Joe Setton , Setton Realty

6.56 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
285678 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Breathtaking Views of 95 Acres of Lush Horse Farm and Forest

Kennerdell, Venango County, Pennsylvania


95 acres with a total of 5 ponds, paved driveway.40 acres of hay fields,32x42 workshop 44x88 horse barn,covered run in.high tensile electric fencing.. additional cow barn with separate pasture.

Chris Lange , Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services

95.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3700 SQ FT
 
$895,000
Bedminster, Bucks County Executive Home and Barn

Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Simply stated, Foxworth is a dream realized. Set in Bedminster township, amongst farms and country estates, this property has nearly 6 acres with a 4100 sf home and exceptional 5 stall barn/garage complex. Designed and built in 2002, the buildings match and custom features of each allow a lifestyle that is both gracious for entertaining and practical for daily enjoyment. The floorplan is designed to afford the owner exceptional views of the pastures from the kitchen, family room, and master bedroom. The main level features hardwood flooring with the exception of the tiled solarium. The master suite has dual walk-in closets, fireplace between the sitting room and bedchamber with vaulted ceiling. The master bath features a jetted tub, double vanities and tiled oversized shower. Add the triple window framing the view of fenced pastures and rolling hills from your bedroom and it may single handedly make your decision to own this property. Gourmets will be thrilled with the Wolf commercial 6 burner range, exterior vent hood, tile backsplash with granite countertops and custom maple cabinets. Making up the heart of the home, hosts and guests alike will enjoy culinary events of the kitchen while in the 2 story family room, whether creating libations in the handy butler's pantry bar or simply socializing in the adjoining den. A 2 story stone fireplace anchors the family room and can accommodate artwork of almost any size. The wine connoisseur will appreciate a climate controlled wine cellar that can accommodate almost anyone's private collection with bottles in full label display, racking and wooden cases, as well as a tasting room on the lower level. Well fenced in slip board and electric ribbon fencing with access to 2 run-in sheds, the horses live well in a 5 stall barn with wash stall and 400 plus bale capacity hayloft. The attached oversize/over height garage can even accommodate a 2 horse trailer or small RV. This building was built as flex space. Internal stall partitions can come out, yielding a fantastic versatile 1500+/-sf multi use structure. For the equestrian there is a 90'X120', lighted riding arena. Observers can sit comfortably on the patio or deck and watch, or just relax and view the horses grazing in the pastures. Conveniently located just north of Doylestown, it's just minutes from shopping areas.

Linda Emerson , BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES FOX & ROACH REALTORS

5.80 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4100 SQ FT
 
$565,000
Take advantage of an L - shaped bank barn with double haymow bays, multiple hay c

York, York County, Pennsylvania


This Windsor Township gem is surrounded by 10.80 acres of bucolic views. Built in 1891, this 5 bedroom, 2 full and 1 half bath farmhouse combines antique hardware with all the modern upgrades imaginable. The interior is welcoming with a precious parlor with log and mortar wall and an eye catching custom mason jar lighting fixture. A country kitchen with silestone countertop is perfect for cooking and baking adventures. Gather with friends and family around the formal dining room highlighted by cozy brick fireplace. Take advantage of a 1st floor bedroom with half bath and its own outside entrance. An upper level hosts 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. This property offers the opportunity for everlasting memories and surprises at every turn. The exterior of this property is simply a work of art. Spend countless hours by the 24x48 in-ground pool or relax on the 30x30 hand cut brick poolside patio complete with a wet bar and propane fire pit. For the horse or animal enthusiast, take advantage of an L-shaped bank barn with double haymow bays, multiple hay chutes and so much more. A concrete barnyard leads to 3 horse stalls and 1 birthing stall. Take your choice of multiple detached garages all available with electric and built-in workbenches. Gaze over peaceful pastures surrounded by white vinyl fencing that allow for easy maneuvering without ever leaving the enclosed paddocks. This is country living at its finest.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

10.80 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2076 SQ FT
 
$695,000
EQUESTRIAN ESTATE W/ 15 ACRES

Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania


Perfect Farmette!! 15 Incredible acres close to all the amenities! Have your privacy and convenience too. 3000Sq Ft Craftsman Rancher with 3 Morton Buildings and 4000sq ft in Poly safety Fencing. 8 Stall Morton Horse Barn w/ automatic H2O, Wash Rack, Tack, Utility, and Feed room! 85X42 partially insulated Morton Building, as well as 3 paddock Morton Barn. 2 Wells with an extremely efficient Geothermal. Property provides enough hay to feed livestock and sell remaining. Incredible views of mountain ranges!

Joshua Nelson , EXIT Preferred Realty

15.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3031 SQ FT
 
$950,000
Luxury equestrian estate w / active horse boarding business in Limerick, PA

Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


Remarks: Bring the horses!!! Beautiful Limerick Township Recreational Estate with 12+ acre, 4 bedroom,3.5 bath single in cul de sac. The pole barn stable houses 8-12x12 stalls with kitchen, bathroom, separate electric and septic, 3 outdoor run-in's, 150x150 outdoor lighted riding arena with recycled rubber footing, round pen and outdoor auto heated waterers, electric fence, large hay shed outside and small hay shed in barn. House features double staircase, grand foyer(13x18) with hardwood floors and high ceilings, kitchen has Granite counter-top's, Large 3x10 Island with electric, 53 handle 42" maple cabinets, d/w, electric stove, deep single sink, recessed lighting with ceramic tile floor opening to great room with propane gas fireplace, wall of windows, Cathedral Ceiling with recessed lighting, and ceiling fan, there is a Solarium off of kitchen 9x24 with two ceiling fans, 1st floor office(13x14) with hardwood floors and ceiling fan, formal dining room(15x14) with crown molding and chair rail, 2nd floor hallway opens to great room, master bedroom(21x16) features 2 walk-in closets, a bonus rm/study(16x19) Master Bath(10x15)Jacuzzi Tub, Stand-Up Shower, double sink, recessed lighting, linen closet, 2nd bedroom(15x13), 3rd bedroom(12x15), Jack and Jill bathroom, 4th bedroom(14x10), hall bath, 2nd floor laundry(13x7) with full closet and sink, walk-up attic. There is a front porch and deck out back with Endless Pool Swim Spa. Partially finished walk-out basement and more.......... Private water and sewer, water treatment system. Taxes are in Preferential Assessment Act 319 Farm: $10,766. Home Warranty is included. Call today!

Barbara Phillips

12.26 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4500 SQ FT
 
$749,900
15 Acre Horse Paradise in South Central PA

Halifax, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


Dream 15.55 acre horse farm w/ custom built Rancher & 7,200 sq ft maintenance free barn w/ 6 stalls, heated tack room, wash bay, 28x30 workshop, 40x34 hay rm & 72x30 covered parking area. Also includes a round pen, 80x150 solid wall professional grade training arena, two 12x24 run-in sheds, patience pole & much more. Home features hand scraped wood floors, custom kitchen featuring granite counters. LL 5th bdrm, Screened in porch, steam rm, 3 car garage & more. 1 acre subdivided 1 acre lot included as well. Whole house & barn are run off solar system & average electric bill is $14-$15 per month & sellers actually makes money from PP&L every year for selling their energy created back to them. There is a 1 acre lot that has already been subdivided along Matamoras Road & plans are on file. Could possibly sell off this lot for extra incoome later.

Bob, Rob & Brad Hamilton , RE/MAX Realty Professionals, Inc.

14.56 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2767 SQ FT

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