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
Bucks County PA - 11 Acre Estate with fantastic views!

Ottsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Custom built home set back a long lane in the middle of the rolling hills of Bedminster Township on 11 acres. The circular driveway leads up to the Front wrap around porch of this Brick & Stone Elegant home. 2 Story Foyer will wow you as you enter and glance over the Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room & Family Rm. The Kitchen with all upgraded stainless appliances features a Stone Hearth around the gas stove with decorative Moravian tile. Under cabinet lighting,. Wall oven & Microwave. Breakfast Bar, granite counter tops, Large Pantry, Tile Flooring and over looks the Breakfast Rm and Sun Room with walls of windows, a stone wall & access to the back porch. Formal Dining Room features a tray ceiling with lighting, Set your eyes on the Stone wood burning fireplace as you enter the Stunning Family Rm which also leads to the back porch. Master Bedroom, located on the first floor, is the perfect place to end your day, with its own gas fireplace, sitting area, full ceramic tile bath with jacuzzi tub, double shower w/ seat, hand painted sinks, & walk in closets. French doors to back porch with fabulous valley views. the first floor also offers a spacious Laundry Room, and Powder Rm. Leading up the hardwood staircase you will find 3 Additional Spacious Bedrooms, an office, 2 Full Tile Baths, 2 huge storage areas and indoor walking access to the 3 Car garage & Storage area. A Finished basement completes the living space with tile flooring, & wet bar with a southwest kind of feel. The home offers a 5 zone heating system with Radiant floor heat. 3 Zone Central Air, a second floor laundry chute, Pella windows and doors, 8 double outside flood lights, Security system and Driveway alarm. Emergency Generator. There is a Screened in back Porch, Front and Back open porches, Fenced in back yard, garden areas. Covered Car port and much much more! The setting is simply amazing!

Cheryl Snyder , RE/MAX 440

11.00 ACRES
4227 SQ FT
Quiet Countryside Living, Privacy and Low Taxes

Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Enjoy a quiet, countryside setting with the ability for one level living at 313 Rock Hill Rd. in Quakertown, PA (Turn into red gravel driveway between 765 Rock Hill Rd. and 777 Rock Hill Rd. and follow driveway signs back to 313 Rock Hill Road)! You'll love your escape from the everyday on 22.14 wooded acres with the advantage of low taxes due to Act 319's reduced real estate tax program! Your custom built stone home has the WOW factor of a master bedroom and a full bathroom on the main level. Plus the secluded land you want for peace and quiet for your entire family. As you wind back along the driveway to this magnificent home you'll see the oversized, detached 2-car garage and fenced areas for your pets to stay safe. Add in the fish pond, a gentle running creek and the outdoor screened gazebo and you have an outdoor escape that you won't find anywhere else. Enter through the Pella front door to the large foyer that features porcelain tile flooring and upgraded moldings. To your right you'll see the magnificent living room with newer carpeting and the magnificent princess staircase that gently curves to the second floor. The living room was designed for relaxation and has an interior landing with hardwood floors and French doors that take you out to back patio and views of the fabulous screened gazebo and wooded lot. On the foyer's other side is a spacious and bright dining room with a magnificent built in China cabinet, hardwood floors and a beautiful bay window with bench seating that provides plenty of natural light and fantastic views of the side yard and pond. From the dining room there is a second staircase that takes you the upstairs bedrooms. Directly behind the dining room is a massive gourmet kitchen with: granite countertops; porcelain tile floors; a double stainless steel sink; cherry cabinets; stainless steel Frigidaire and Whirlpool professional grade appliances; a room-length center island with plenty of seating for your family and guests. You won't run out of storage space in this kitchen for sure. From the kitchen you'll enter into the newly remodeled Butler's pantry through the arched doorway. This magnificent pantry has granite countertops, cherry cabinets, an Artists Edition Kohler under-mount sink and hardwood floors plus you'll have even more room for food preparation, serving and entertaining! The spacious first floor master bedroom includes two sets of double closets and the newly remodeled downstairs bathroom features a beautiful corner glass shower, a cherry vanity with a granite countertop. And to complete the downstairs there is a beautiful family room with brick, wood-burning fireplace two built in bench seats on either side, gorgeous hardwood floors and a separate outside entrance - This room could also be used as a home office or additional bedroom. Upstairs you'll find two spacious bedrooms each with their own set of stairs down to the main level. Connecting the two bedrooms is a large Jack-n-Jill bathroom with quartz tile floors, a glass seamless shower, a gorgeous vanity and granite counter tops. Outside on this spacious property you get tranquil wooded views, a spacious back patio and then add the fabulous screened gazebo that comes complete with cable and electric and you have a fantastic outdoor space to entertain everyone! Other amazing upgrades include: a new roof, 4-zone HVAC and a propane powered Generac back-up generator, so you can relax during any potential power outages. About 90 minutes from NYC and a short drive to I-78 and the NJ border, this property provides owners with a full-time residence or a quiet and private weekend getaway. DIRECTIONS IN: IMPORTANT PLEASE USE 765 or 777 Rock Hill Road For Your GPS Coordinates! Turn into red gravel driveway between 765 Rock Hill Rd. and 777 Rock Hill Rd. and follow driveway signs back to 313 Rock Hill Road. ** Includes America's Preferred Home Warranty **

Geoff Slick , Keller Williams Real Estate

22.14 ACRES
3863 SQ FT
Horse Owners Dream! 48 ac. Retreat, Stunning Log Cabin home, build your ARENA!

Elverson, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Are you looking for that unique, one of a kind home, in a private location?? LOOK NO FURTHER! Escape to this private retreat, on 48 acres, bordering French Creek State Park, with a custom built log home, 18 years old, built by owner and impeccably maintained. The home sits on the front of the property, features 2 nice size bedrooms, 2 full baths, one half bath, stone front wood burning fireplace in the living room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, loft on second floor overlooking living room, oak and knotty pine floors, and large windows off the living room allowing you to feel like you are part of nature! The open concept, high ceilings, and all the natural light, enhances its beauty and warmth. There is a full basement, just repainted, with a state of the art well purification system that has to be seen to believe. In addition, you have an attached, over-sized, 2 car garage with plenty of storage for all your toys! The owner has installed a twelve circuit back-up generator and owner has covered the outside logs with vinyl siding to eliminate all the up keep and maintenance. The property has horse trails all the way to French Creek Park! Build your DREAM EQUESTRIAN Estate right in your back yard!

leslie connors , coldwell banker preferred, blue bell pa

48.00 ACRES
2100 SQ FT
73 Acre Picturesque Gentleman's Farm in Beautiful Bucks County, PA

Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

This Bucks County 73-acre picturesque gentleman's' farm is set back a long lane from the main road. This 1845 historic farm offers many features. As you enter the farmhouse to your right you will see the Living room with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, built-in's and a door to the 30' X 9' covered porch. To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room with hardwood floors, crown molding and wainscoting. Adjacent to the dining room is the large kitchen with island, built in refrigerator, pantry, microwave, gas cooking and a brick floor that flows off the kitchen and into the breakfast nook. This bright and cherry nook offers built in cabinetry and wall to wall windows that you can sit with your coffee and look out at nature and the beautiful 73 acres. Moreover, this brick flooring also flows opposite the kitchen and breakfast nook to the side entrance, laundry area, and lastly to a full hall bathroom. Adjacent to the hallway is the beautiful Historic family room. This room really gives you the ambiance of years gone by. It features a walk-in stone fireplace with beamed mantel, beamed ceiling, original windows and hardwood floors. Adjacent to the family room is the great room addition. This room is wonderful for entertaining, it features, a bay window, built-ins, beamed ceiling, wet bar, beer cooler and a door that opens to a large brick patio. Off the great room and two steps down you will find 3 good sized bedrooms plus another hall bath with a skylight. One of these 3 bedrooms has the original exposed log cabin wall and vaulted ceiling, this room is unique. Now on to the second floor there is a large bedroom with a full wall of closets. Down the hall is a smaller bedroom or office and a full hall bath. Moreover, there is also a third floor with another bedroom that is carpeted and heated. In addition, to all this, the farm is income producing and there is a beautiful functioning Historic stone bank barn. This barn is the featured picture on West Rock hill's Historical Society~s web site. The barn features a newer wood shingle roof, workshop, stalls, hayloft, and plenty of room for animals and equipment. This serene 73-acre farm also has a pond, creek, picturesque topography and fenced pastures for raising horses, steer or farming.

Dawyn Clemens , Re/Max Action Realty

73.00 ACRES
33325 SQ FT
Gentlemen's Farm in Bucks County PA

Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Night Watch Farm, a beautiful 38 acre gentlemen's horse farm located in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At the end of the private lane is the original home that was established about 1879, with the latest addition in 1991. As you enter into the sun drenched foyer known as the Greenery you will see this room was built for welcoming guests as well as maintaining plants and flowers all year long.There are drains in the tile floor for watering the plants as they get their sunshine through the many tall windows. From the greenery you go up a few sweeping steps to a landing that leads you to either the living room or into the homes library. The library has custom cherry bookshelves, file drawers, and cabinets. Also in the library is a beautiful pointed stone wall complimented with Mercer tiles from the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, now a National Historic Landmark in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA. There are many windows for you to enjoy the outside while reading a book or working at your desk. The hallway from the library leads into the large mudroom. Leaving the mudroom you pass a powder room and laundry room down the exposed stonewall hallway to the butler's kitchen. Thru the butler's kitchen you enter into the homes main kitchen. The main kitchen was designed to see out into the yard to watch the kids playing and to keep an eye on the horses in one of the properties several paddocks. Walk out of the eat-in kitchen and onto the two tier composite deck that overlooks the in-ground pool and stocked pond. The kitchen opens up into the family room so you're always a part of your family and guests conversations. The kitchen also has a winding staircase that leads up to the master suite. This is one of two staircases to the second floor. The large dining room has one of the homes original fireplaces, built-ins and is perfect for entertaining on special occasions. From the dining room you enter into a spacious living room with a wood burning stove and an abundance of windows overlooking the pond, fields, and woods. Upstairs are 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a sitting room, 2 walk-in closets, full bath with a curbless walk-in shower and heated tile floor. There are 4 additional bedrooms one of them being the older master suite that also has its own private bath. Two of the other bedrooms have walk-in closets and are separated with a Jack & Jill bathroom. The 5th bedroom has a full hall bath. A walk up attic on the 3rd level is used for extra storage. On the main level, down a few steps from the greenery you enter into the hobby room that the current owners use as a model train room that is great for entertaining kids of all ages. This room also has a full bathroom. There are 6 run in sheds, a hay barn, 6 horse stalls, wash stall, tack room, covered wood shed, and numerous fenced and gated paddocks. Attached to the horse stalls is a 34 x 36 game room that is perfect for relaxing, watching TV, or entertaining your guests. There is a detached garage with enough room for 2 to 3 cars/trucks and a larger bay for your motor home, RV, boat, etc. There's a caretaker's cottage on the property with a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and laundry area. Attached to the caretaker's cottage is a large heated workshop that can handle most of the farms needs and is great storage for snow mobiles, 4 wheelers, golf carts, etc. The home has a central vacuum system, 4 heat and 3 A/C zones, a security system with interior and exterior cameras, and a driveway alarm. The exterior walls of the main home, caretaker's cottage and game room have spray foam insulation for heating and A/C efficiency. There is an emergency backup home generator that runs on propane. If you're looking for peace and quiet on a beautiful gentlemen's farm for your family and friends then look no further.

Tom Loughridge , RE/MAX 440 Realty, Inc.

38.79 ACRES
6116 SQ FT
Dream Retreat in the Laurel Mountains with all your Equestrian Needs!

Farmington, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to your dream, exclusive retreat. Custom built home with full cedar interior walls, doors, etc. Beautifully maintained 4 stall barn (optional 6 total), indoor 40x60 arena, integral and detached 2 car garages, and 12x16 shed. Enjoy fully wrap-around porch over looking private pond and rolling 10 acres of pastures. Scenic additional 30 acres of private trails and stream to enjoy year round; all within miles of Ohio Pyle, Nemacolin Woodlands, Frank Llyod Wright's Falling Water and Kentuck Knob, historic Fort Necessity and so much more in the gorgeous Laurel Highland Mountains. Don't let this one get away..

Breanne French , Remax Select Realty

39.81 ACRES
1400 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale. Located on a quiet, peaceful private road.

Hawley, Pike County, Pennsylvania

Enjoy the serenity of this small horse farm tucked away on a private road in the woods. 3 Bed, 2 full baths. Two car garage. Full basement. 4 stall barn with bonus room above. Separate hay barn. 4 separate turnouts and a large riding ring with 2" sand and 2" stone dust. Plenty of grass plus dry turnout. Miles and miles of trails. Chicken coop. Property is listed with a broker: Coldwell Banker Lakeview Realtors 735500023 Direct: 570-226-4000 License #: RB061744C http://www.cblakeview.com Listing Date 07/20/2019

Alice Schaub

8.00 ACRES
2592 SQ FT
Turn - key equestrian property in a picturesque setting of Chester Springs, PA.

Chester Springs, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to 1303 Hilltop Road. Set on a quiet country road, find the quintessential Chester County Farm with a beautifully updated 3 Bedroom 1800's Stone Farmhouse surrounded by 12 acres of pasture. This Birchrunville property is full of rich history and is located to provide the best living in Chester County. Find your way up a tree-lined drive past a large bank barn to this this charming, peaceful c. 1800's classic beauty abounding in old world craftsmanship. Enjoy pastoral views from the a covered front porch. Enter through the sunroom overflowing with great natural light. Step into the heart of the home with the updated kitchen offering wide plank flooring, hickory wood cabinets and a stone featured wall behind the stove to complete the authentic feel of the home. The spacious kitchen offers ample room for a large center island or farm table. The main living area is divided by a center hall with wide-plank, random-width, rustic oak floors, and beautiful millwork. On one side is the living Room offering unpretentious comfort and windows that bring the outdoors inside and the other is the Dining Room with deep pocket windows overlooks your tranquil landscape which makes this the perfect room for sharing memorable meals with loved ones. Gorgeous panoramic views out the 2nd floor windows make waking up a pleasure. 3 nicely sized bedrooms with original mill work, large closets, updated Anderson windows and original plank floors. The upstairs hall has a recently updated hall bath. Downstairs where you will find the mechanicals, you will notice they have taken great pride in maintaining this home. The owners have updated the water treatment system(2011), installed a BPA free water holding system (2015), waterproofed the basement (2018) and made many other improvements. Outside two parcels come together for a total of 12 acres. This property is truly a secluded sanctuary showcasing 5 beautiful pastures, a 9 stall barn with whole house /barn generator, paddocks, and additional bank barn. Generous riding ring is an equestrians dream in size and footing. Each season offers a new array of beauty with foliage in the fall, naturalizing perennials in the Spring and shady retreats in the Summer. Make your appointment to come experience this lovely property today.

Scott Stephens , Keller Williams

12.00 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
Picturesque Bucks County PA Horse Farm

Pennsburg, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Picturesque bucks county pa horse farm. Wonderful quiet location yet only minutes from PA turnpike. 10 minutes from extensive horse greens at Green Lane Park. 30 minutes to Bucks County Park and Lehigh Parkway. The barn offers 4 box stalls fully matted. Great hay storage. Complete with over 5 acres of fenced pastures. 2 Pastures for easy rotation and round pen for training. Perimeter trail surrounds the property. Separate cabin or workshop with heat and electric and a new roof. Oversized 3 car garage complete with second floor for storage and 14 ft extended back roof for easy storage of farm equipment. This little farm has everything on your wishlist.

Ann Haley , BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

6.63 ACRES
2404 SQ FT
134 Acre preserved farm with 1700’s original stone farmhouse

Ottsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

134 Acre preserved farm with 1700’s original stone farmhouse and later addition. Included is a 2nd smaller house which could be leased or used for extended family quarters, a stone two car garage with second floor studio, detached frame and stone bank barn, detached additional storage barn. Pristine views and farmland which borders the TOHICKON creek. Call today fr your personal showing!

Mark L Somers, GAA, CRB , Coldwell Banker Heritage RE

134.00 ACRES
4000 SQ FT

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