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

Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Mystic Acres! This grand pillared home sits atop 50+ acres with panoramic views as far as the eye can see. The house features a spacious, newer kitchen with an abundance of cabinetry, a pantry and an island. The family room boasts large windows to enjoy the field and mountain-scapes outside. The property is a working equine facility - all of the amenities a horse person could want! Heated tack room, office with views to foaling stalls, wash stall, paddocks each with their own sheds that include water and electric. Enjoy all season riding and training in the over sized indoor arena large enough to drive horse cart in! Multiple equipment buildings and a bonus apartment! Also, a hunter's delight, bear and deer - surrounded by corn fields. Too many amenities to list! Minutes to State College or Altoona in central PA. Central Pennsylvania Grange Fairgrounds, just 30 minutes away has received a grant for $8,000,000 to upgrade their equine showgrounds! The horses are coming, be here first!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

50.50 ACRES
2784 SQ FT
Sweet Equestrian Property Riding Distance to Fair Hill

Landenberg, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Equestrian paradise located with in riding distance of the coveted Fair Hill Natural Resource area, close to 6000 acres laced with trails and rolling hills. Phenomenal location close to Newark, Delaware and University of Delaware, Chester County, Pa. horse country, and the culture filled area of the Brandywine Valley. This is a turn key facility with a six stall center aisle barn, a three stall shedrow barn, a riding ring with lights, and a small stone dust track. There is hot and cold water, 200 amp electric, and a large office/tackroom area. The hayloft will accommodate about 300 bales. This is a very picturesque farm with a house site overlooking the pond and riding ring, and, about 4800 feet of white three rail PVC fencing. There is a long driveway into the property affording privacy and a tranquil setting. Come view this beautiful property as there are very few turn key horse facilities for sale this close to Fair Hill!!!

Linda Blom , Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty

11.29 ACRES
Outstanding country setting on 12 plus acres.Home has a wonderful open floor pla

Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania

Outstanding country setting on 12 plus acres.Home has a wonderful open floor plan with 2 story cathedral great room & entry, built in bookcase with tv & surround sound, Kitchen with granite tops. First floor master bedroom & bath. Resort like living with inground pool with tike bar, large tier deck with hot tub, 1500 sq.ft.finished barn with kitchen, bar, bath, loft area, bedroom & bathroom. 9 total garage spaces. General McLane school district.

Bill Coyne , Joe Herbert Realty

12.00 ACRES
3508 SQ FT
Multi - Purpose Property

Fairfield, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Multi-purpose property; Residence w/single story log home, 3 car detached garage, 24 x 40; Five stall horse barn, 36 x 36 w/ mats; hot/cold water and hay loft; access to 4 fenced pastures; 1 fenced paddock and 2 outdoor riding arenas; active business - licensed PA kennel for 25+ dogs, 2 kennel facilities, 18 x 18 & 14 x 40, insulated and heated, hot & cold water, Kennels are heated w/propane and CAC, septic for kennels - holding tank, CLA for financial information - owner retiring upon sale to new owner. Home Kennel & stables separate electric meters, Home HVAC - heat pump, Septic for home is sand mound, Kennel equipped with handicap bathroom facility.

Dave Sites , Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale Services

16.88 ACRES
1560 SQ FT
Marvelous Views Await at This Distinguished Property of Over 40 Acres

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

As you pull in the driveway of this gorgeous 6,900 square foot stone home, you’ll immediately exhale the troubles of your day. Nature’s ambiance surrounds this property with playful wildlife, blue mountains, and the perfect sunset to end your day. The house highlights 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, an oversized custom kitchen, and 4 relaxing fireplaces; one on the screened porch with a built-in kitchen and barbeque, making it a 3-season retreat overlooking a tranquil waterfall and koi pond. A hot tub encourages further relaxation for those stressful days. The stacked stone walls inside are adorned with dramatic arched windows and doorways, plank cherry floors, and 20’ ceilings. Off of the kitchen there is an immaculate hearth room with numerous windows for warm, natural sunlight. A full bar in the great room, wine cellar, 4-car garage, and other amenities make this home a one-of-a-kind estate. Sitting on the rear porch at night, unwinding under the peaceful shadow of the Blue Mountains will take your breath away as you gaze at a myriad of stars. The property is also subdividable and includes a barn highlighted by American chestnut wood. The subdividable areas are not land locked, providing convenient access to roads. Everlasting memories and special moments await at every turn in this truly remarkable home.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

40.00 ACRES
7428 SQ FT
2 Homes, 108 acres with hunting, views and barn

Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Overlook most of Tipton! This sale offers 108+ acres with a 2 story home and a ranch home. Large Morton building currently used for hogs, cattle and horses. Hunt deer, bear, small game from your porch!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

108.00 ACRES
2509 SQ FT
Perfectly Restored Farmhouse on 112 Acres with Lake!

Lake Ariel, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Perfectly Restored Farmhouse on 112 Acres with Lake! A long, gated driveway leads you to this impeccably kept home offering 5 bdrms, 2 baths, formal dining room, living room w/ fireplace, spacious kitchen, and wrap-around covered porch w/ beautiful views! The home overlooks your own private lake w/ a large dock, island, adorable bridge & natural waterfalls! Incredible rock walls, beautiful outdoor fireplace on stone patio, tree swing, huge barn, detached garage plus add'l carriage house, and more! A beautiful combination of fields & woods, there is plenty to explore! This private estate is your perfect place to escape to!

Pete Helms , Davis R. Chant Realtors

112.50 ACRES
2500 SQ FT
Country living close to town!

DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

Country living close to town! Log and Stick Hybrid home situated on 21 (+/-) acres only moments from DuBois. Approx 5 miles from Interstate 80 in Central Pennsylvania with. 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, over-sized 3-car detached garage, 2 stall carport, horse barn, fenced in mature vineyard, with fruit trees. Multiple areas to entertain, upper and lower lever exercise areas. Stunning stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, hot tub, fenced in rear deck. Travel down the paved driveway and parking lot and arrive to total seclusion

Ed Nelson , Nelson Realty

21.51 ACRES
3636 SQ FT
16 Acre Horse Farm with Pond & Stunning Farmhouse

Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania

Equestrian Estate on 16.75 acres with Pond! Property offers 5 paddocks, 8 stall barn, 1 acre pond w/ fountain, 3 car garage w/ apartment above, 2 wells, 2 septics, and a beautiful 4 bedroom farmhouse that's been renovated to bring back it's incredible charm!

Pete Helms , Davis R. Chant Realtors

16.75 ACRES
4161 SQ FT
exquisite property Nestled in the rolling hills along the Susquehanna

Washington Boro, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Nestled in the rolling hills along the Susquehanna, this exquisite property features an elegant home with a first floor one-bedroom in-law apartment, a 36 x 72 barn built by White Horse Construction, tillable acreage, fenced pastures and a full size dressage arena. The home is a blend of classic styling and comfortable living. The barn has 4 stalls, a wash stall, a heated tack room and room for additional stalls to be added. Enjoy panoramic views in every direction and pleasant spaces where the outdoor environment is enjoyed year-round. For more details, visit: http://www.athomeinlancaster.com/p/3501-Anchor-Road-Washington-Boro-PA-17582/dmgid_128652908

Lisa Naples , Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty

21.72 ACRES
3555 SQ FT

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