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
Late 1800's historic Historic Home w / 50 Serene Acres

Wernersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania

School district this late 1800's historic home is situated on just shy of 50 serenely beautiful 99 Heffner Rd, Wernersville, PA 19565 Residential Active $769,000 rolling acres. The farmhouse interior boasts updated styling, while preserving the charm and character of days gone by. You will find fresh paint throughout the first and second floors. Sprawling first floor living spaces and a full bath flank the updated kitchen. Light pours into the home through oversized period correct farmhouse windows, allowing long distance views from every direction. Conveniently located on the first floor is a large laundry and mud room area that offers exterior access to the covered side porch. The second floor offers a beautifully updated master ensuite with his and her closets, 3 additional bedrooms, and full bath, as well as 2 bonus rooms. You will find even more square footage below deck in the partially finished basement. The farm's exterior showcases 7 outbuildings including the original bank barn and silo, and a 7 stall(12x12) barn with tack, feed and kitchen/bath rooms as well as an outdoor riding arena for the equine training enthusiast. Multiple paddocks and run outs surround the outbuildings. This Gentleman's farm is completely turn key and move in ready. Whether you are looking to raise animals, farm the land, or simply enjoy the fine country living lifestyle, 99 Heffner is a the perfect new spot to call home. Private showings available by appointment.

Margot McKenna , Homestarr Realty

48.42 ACRES
3652 SQ FT
Hilltop Estate

Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Exquisite Hilltop Estate. With nearly 7,000 sq. ft of space over 3 levels of high quality finished space, this property will suit your entertaining and living needs. Family room with hardwood floors and floor to ceiling brick fireplace. Kitchen with cherry cabinets built in pantry custom built bar and breakfast nook, new gas cooktop and double oven. New deck with amazing outdoor stone surround kitchen with smoker grill. Finished basement with 2 enormous rooms. Billiard room with room to make a in-home theater, 1/2 bath. Game/exercise room offers a wet bar, a great addition to make a complete recreation room. Cozy up to the 2 year old woodstove to watch tv in the sitting area. 4 season Sunroom is perfect to look out over the treetop view. Large master bedroom with full bath, soaking tub, separate shower and spacious walk-in closet over 20 feet long.Barn with 9 high quality, sliding door stalls, separate birthing stall, tack room, feed room and wash area in the lower level. Equipment and workshop area up top, with plenty of room for your farm storage. Covered area for parking additional equipment. Open acreage plots currently in corn & hay, wooded area make this property great for hunting. 4 person elevated, enclosed hunting stand for the hunters. Over 1000' of stream frontage, great for fishing or to enjoy the peace and quiet. Could make a great camping site. All of this and just 30 miles from Frederick, MD and 12 miles Smithsburg exit of I70.

Matt Gunder , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

49.41 ACRES
7300 SQ FT
2514 Hickory Lane

Riegelsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

With soaring ceilings and spectacular views, this nearly 8000sqft estate sitting atop of a ridge on 14.5 acres overlooks grand vistas, horse farms, and lush vineyards. The stone entry leads you up the winding driveway to where this well appointed 5 bedroom/5 bath home presides. Intricate woodwork, plentiful windows, and multi-tiered crown molding throughout. The gourmet kitchen is made for entertaining and includes a SubZero refrigerator, Wolf range, double ovens, two dishwashers, a large walk-in pantry and a grand center island.The first and second floor master bedrooms and ensuite baths are accompanied by an additional three upstairs bedrooms and two more full baths. Surrounded by bluestone patios, a koi pond and extensive gardens, few homes of this caliber exist. The finished basement, 3-car garage and Mansard-design barn with paddock doors and cupola leaves plenty of room for cars, horses or hobbies. Surrounding land is preserved. Close to Bucks County Horse Park, Saucon Valley CC.

Rebecca L. Francis , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS

14.57 ACRES
7858 SQ FT
212 Mingo Road

Wexford, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Private 20 acre estate w/exquisite home in heart of Wexford. Thoughtfully designed layout - impressive entertaining spaces w/intimate living areas. Generously proportioned floor plan has expansive windows, Amish hand scraped oak flooring & exposed brick & stone walls. Grand foyer sets tone for palatial areas found w/in, beginning in LR w/wet bar. Chef's kitchen featuring approx $70K in professional grade appliances including Miele refrig/freezer, Turbo chef convection oven plus 2 islands, tons of granite counter tops, beautiful cabinetry & vaulted dining area w/fireplace. Cathedral ceiling enhances dramatic yet inviting FR. Handsome 1st floor den. Master bedroom is true retreat w/fireplace & remodeled luxe bath. 5 additional bedrooms provide ample accommodations. LL boasts wet bar, game room, kitchen, billiards room, bath & patio access, perfect for leisure activities/entertaining. Magnificently landscaped property + fabulous pool, equestrian facility & riding ring. Luxury & privacy

Linda Honeywill , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: The Preferred Realty

20.07 ACRES
9099 SQ FT
Horse farm with Modern Farmhouse in Private Country Location

Shippensburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Private Country Location yet not far from I-81 at Shippensburg. Presently a horse farm with a machine repair business. Commercial 50' x 70' garage metal building with a 16' ceiling, two electric 14' doors, radiant concrete floor recycled oil heat. Hot/cold water. Gas propane. Two additional outbuildings for equipment storage. Possible home businesses – stables, kennels, car collector storage/repair, and many agricultural businesses.

Wayne Deakin , Century 21 A Better Way

19.43 ACRES
3586 SQ FT
Infinity Farm. Equestrian Horse Lovers Dream Property

Gillett, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to INFINITY FARM. EQUESTRIAN HORSE LOVERS DREAM PROPERTY. Two separate homes connected. This 12 room, 6BR, 4 bath home sits on nearly 30 acres w/long countryside views, multiple outbuildings/paddocks, fencing, indoor/outdoor arenas, top notch stall barn w/tack room, wash area, & feed room. Home features 12' high ceilings in basement of new addition built in 2008, gorgeous custom cherry kitchen, w/SS appliances, large master suite w/master bath & walk-in closet, front rooms w/beautiful mountain views, 4 car garage. The original dwelling has its own entrance, kitchen, & could be used as in-law suite. Enjoy serenity and nature whether it's on your horse or 4 wheeler. Major shopping and restaurants about 10 minutes away. You will love the picturesque beauty of Pennsylvania and the taxes are welcoming. All farm equipment is negotiable. This is a must see!

Dave and Bernadette C. Mainus , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

29.87 ACRES
3723 SQ FT
8+ Acres - Quakertown PA - 2 Houses, 4 stall barn, 2 story detached garage

Green Lane, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

**Best of both worlds in so many ways - 1 home is charming old cottage completely updated and beautiful. Second home is newer modern colonial with rocking chair porch overlooking the barn and pasture. Fence would need to be reinstalled. Beautiful property on quiet country road. A must see!! Check out all of the photos and video at www.donnashomesforsale.com. **

Donna Maicher , REMAX 440

8.12 ACRES
4000 SQ FT
Equestrian Paradise

Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

19.41 acres located in Ulster Twp, Bradford County, PA

Lorrie Williams , Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties

19.41 ACRES
4152 SQ FT
Luxury home perfect for horse lovers!

Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Built in 2016, this beautifully appointed home has many features not found in most homes sites especially when you include the fenced in eleven acres along a quiet Township road and a newly constructed horse stable with a heatedtack, wash stall, large sliding doors and two established fenced in pastures. The property is situated in Lebanon County close to Exit 90 Interstate 81, 1 mile from the intersection of Interstates 81 and 78.Heated with a geothermal system, the home contains quality workmanship and attention to detail. Aside from the radius corner drywall throughout the home you will find an open floor plan with a wood burning fireplace in the living area. The custom kitchen has hardwood and ceramic tile floors, granite countertops and a breakfast bar and a beautiful wood cabinetry with a matching stove vent and stainless steel appliances. You will also find a dining room with large windows, a formal office with access from the foyer, french doors off the front porch or the interior hallway from the living space.The first floor master suite is well sized and has a beautiful on-suite with large shower. This first floor living space has access to the large covered porch in the back of the home and large back yard. The laundry room and one of the bathrooms are convenientlylocated near the door into the 3 bay garage area. The second floor contains a second master suite, two more well sized bedrooms and a finished bonus room. The bonus room was completed after the home was finished and is heated with an electric baseboard system.

ANNA WELLS , Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty

11.67 ACRES
3200 SQ FT
Beautiful Equestrian Estate on 29 acres located in the Pocono Mountains

Cresco, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Picturesque 29 Acre Equestrian property on spectacular grounds with executive home in gorgeous Swiftwater. It is close to I-80, and near all the necessary amenities. If you want space look no further.

Bernadette Blackwood , Keller Williams Real Estate

29.00 ACRES
4401 SQ FT

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