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
 
$1,485,000
Luxurious Horse Facility with Two Restored Historic Homes!

Warriors Mark, Centre County, Pennsylvania


Located in Gatesburg this beautiful horse farm w/two historic houses featuring a luxurious horse facility on 18 acres bordering Halfmoon Creek & located in State College School District. The farm house is an 1832 log home which was fully restored in 2003, w/meticulous attention to detail by a local master craftsman. A gorgeous country kitchen was added and is a gourmet's dream w/top appliances: Wolf Range w/indoor grill and Sub-Zero Refrigerator. The glory of old exposed logs and wooden beams gives this home a warmth which is hard to find in modern homes. The "Summer House", which is currently rented, is a charming, bright & airy dwelling. It was completely renovated in 2001. "Halfmoon Creek Farm" is a private boarding facility, currently used for dressage. The well-being of the horse was the primary goal in the design of the stables, the indoor riding arena & layout of the pastures. It takes nervous or stressed horses a very short time to find peace here. Access to State Game Lands.

Barbara Alpert , Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors - 814-234-4000

18.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3609 SQ FT
 
$549,900
Custom Home with 10 Acres!

Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania


10 Acres with a large home and barn.

Angela Tolosky , Weichert, Realtors Neighborhood One

10.01 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.1 BATHROOMS
3834 SQ FT
 
$669,900
Horse Farm with attached home office and rental income!

Lincoln University, Chester County, Pennsylvania


Rare opportunity to own a home in the award winning Avon Grove School district AND generate extra income! Over 6 acres of property this 4 bed/4 bath home has an attached office space with a welcome desk and two additional offices, a completely separate in-law suite or rental that has its own basement and utilities, an over sized 2-story barn with 4 horse tables and 12 dog kennels, and two divided pastures with a horse ring and 8 more stalls.~ The home itself boasts a very open country kitchen with a designated eat in area. There is also a formal dining room which overlooks the large front porch and wonderfully landscaped front of the home. In the back of the home, there is a four season sun room which overlooks the whole property itself. The back patio was built for entertaining with room to seat over 20 people and even comes with an outdoor kitchen built with stone! The finished basement provide more than enough room to store all of your homes needs year round. It also has an additional bedroom/den and full bathroom. The rental unit is currently occupied and rents for $1,000/month. It is a 1 bed/1 bath with its own entrance and own basement. Outside the home, you will also find an additional 7 parking spaces for all the properties needs. This home was built specifically for the original owner to pay for itself. There are many opportunities waiting to happen, and now is the chance to make this yours!

Kristina Kenyon , Berkshire Hathaway

6.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3800 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Quintessential Bucks County, Pennsylvania Horse Farm minutes to Doylestown!

Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Quintessential Bucks County horse farm! 7.5 pastoral acres with two ponds, exceptional 4000+ square foot home, horse barn, huge second barn, 6 car detached garage and spring house. Every inch of this property is in excellent condition, tasteful, and immaculate. The original 1857 stone home was a 2 family dwelling. It has been converted to a single family home but so many possibilities exist to easily transform it into a different configuration for extended family. Enter the slate foyer which is flanked on both sides with benches to shed your outerwear. Come into the 2014 kitchen addition that sparkles as the sunlight radiates from front to back. The radiant heat in the hardwood floors keeps you cozy while the many windows were designed to capture every view. The custom shaker style inset cabinets have anything you could ask for - accent glass cabinets, farm sink, pull out spice cabinet, hidden garbage, and large pot drawers. The kitchen island is done with a colonial blue accent. Quartz top the counters. The breakfast room sits at the front of the house with great views of the pastures. There is a rear exit here that takes you two large slate patios with a view of the spring house, two ponds and beyond. The Great Room is just that...25~X 14~ of open space for dining and relaxing! It has original pumpkin pine flooring which continues through most of the house. The lovely deep windowsills climb the original stone house; every window was replaced when the kitchen was added; all plumbing and electric were also replaced from 2004-2014. To the side of the Great Room is a Family Room and Sitting Room. This expansive space also allow for a guest room/office and a full bath with a double vanity. A second kitchen and laundry finish out this level. Upstairs the Master Bedroom is highlighted by volume ceilings charmingly finished with knotty pine boards. Off the Master is a Sitting Room, walk in closet, and full bath with glass shower and pedestal foot tub. There are four additional good sized bedrooms, one with a dressing room and direct access to the full bath. The third floor bonus room is for anything your heart desires 34~ X 16~ of finished open space. The basement is great for storage and utilities. It is under the entire home with a crawl space under the kitchen addition. On the exterior, the barns date back to 1800. They did suffer a fire and were rebuilt in 2007. The original stone foundation remained intact. The horse barn currently has 3 stalls with room for another. The entire floor is rubber mat. There is room for 1200 bales of hay. The large barn is 40 ft X 46 ft~ of open space with 16 ft doors. The use for this building is limitless. The garage is 30 ft X 60 ft with three 10 ft X 10 ft doors. There are 2 fenced pastures - one acre each. There is also a riding ring. This beautiful piece of property boasts two ponds (stocked) each pond has a deck -one lighted. Sit on the front porch, the back porch, the patios or docks and enjoy the scenery in every direction. Come and enjoy all this property has to offer.

Mindy Grossinger , Weidel Real Estate

7.50 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Pocono Horsefarm....about an hour from Manhattan and Pocono Downs

Cresco, Monroe County, Pennsylvania


MAKE AN OFFER!! Ideal Pocono location, combines both picturesque landscapes and convenience. The expansive front porch will invite you inside where quality and function meet seamlessly. This timeless traditional 4 BR, 3.5 bath 3100 SF home offers an open concept floor-plan, gracious sized rooms, custom tile floors, and plenty of light throughout. , 8 stalls, 8 pastures, hay barn, pond, high speed horse treadmill

Tracy Lee McDermott , McDermott & McDermott RE, Inc.

29.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4401 SQ FT
 
$549,900
A horse owners private sanctuary!

Liverpool, Perry County, Pennsylvania


Nestled among the majestic rolling hills of Perry County and just moments from PA State Game Lands and the Susquehanna River, this exquisite 13 acre estate is ready for you and your horses to call home! This one-owner custom built farmhouse offers an incredible 3 levels of finished living space with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and upgrades throughout! Main floor features 26x20 living room with doors leading to wrap around deck, formal dining room, country kitchen with hand-made cabinetry & many built-ins, commercial Wolf propane range and tile in-lay countertops. Second floor features expansive 23x20 master suite with brand new flooring, his & hers closets and exquisite master bath with custom tiled shower & claw foot tub. Exposed walk-out lower level includes a family room, 2 bedrooms, full bath and office/den with separate entrance. Perfect for those needing in-law quarters! The oversized 3 car garage includes a service pit plus a 2nd floor storage room/office (currently unfinished). The 4 stall barn has electricity, a tack room for your equipment plus a hay loft. Paddock includes extra panels and has electricity. Area currently used for pasture has electric perimeter. Approximately 9 acres are cleared and remaining 4 are wooded with a view of the river from the top of the property! Exceptionally cared for and upgraded including geothermal heating/cooling plus an outdoor non-creosote wood furnace, central vac & more.

Sheri Kulp-Brougher , RE/MAX Realty Professionals, Inc.

12.98 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3769 SQ FT
 
$1,060,000
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
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3555 SQ FT
 
$1,350,000
Sophisticated Farm House on an Idyllic 6.5 Acres

Glen Mills, Delaware County, Pennsylvania


Exceptional historic stone farm house set on an idyllic 6.5 acres has been exquisitely & sensitively updated & expanded by the current owners.Three levels of renovated space enriched by century old craftsmanship seamlessly pairs w/recently added spaces creating a home that exudes both function & time honored appeal. A sun lit volume ceiling Great Room constructed in 2011 w/ fireplace overlooks the spring fed Pond,enclosed four season Hot Tub, Pool w/ wide terraces for entertaining & Pool House.Intimate formal rooms highlighted by overhead hand hewned beams & corner set fireplaces,wide planked floors & full exposures of light to the rear of property & surrounding protected farms & conserved pastures.The renovated Chef's Kitchen w/seated island is brightened by front to back windows & mullioned doors providing ample Pantry storage & private rear stair.Ascend the main stair to find a deluxe Master Suite.Entirely reconfigured & updated the Master Bedroom renovation combined multiple existing rooms to offer a spacious sleeping chamber, with fireplace fully out-fitted walk-in closet & ensuite MB.An additional bright bedroom & bath & second level laundry which connects to the kitchen by the rear stair complete this level.Dormered ceilings on the homes third floor enjoys long tree top views over the Pond, "Sunset" Fishing Deck, Barn & detached Garage.The three large Bedrooms & a Bath provide ideal space for family or guests.Sophisticated Farm House living on a Landmark property w/ protected views & surprising bright connected gathering space.

Lavinia Smerconish , Compass

6.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.2 BATHROOMS
4281 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Exceptional property for horse owners!

Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Only 5 minutes by horseback to the trails at the Daniel Boone homestead from this 11.5 acres of a private sanctuary for you and your horses in Exeter Township! Tucked away between Philadelphia and Reading you will find 924 Pineland Rd. The 5 bedroom, two and one half bath home has a spacious custom kitchen with panoramic views of your land. It features a huge center island, fantastic built-in cupboard with shelving and storage, built-in sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, and two dishwashers. A large picture window and fireplace create a splendid space for you to entertain in the formal living room while the family room offers a beautiful built in entertainment center and is warmed by another fireplace with a hydro heat insert. You will be spoiled by a third fireplace for your private enjoyment in the master bedroom suite. The home also offers a first floor laundry for convenience and a gym on the lower level for fitness! The 6 stall stable has electricity and running water, and a bathroom. There is rubber matting in every stall and a tack room for storing your equipment as well as a hay loft. Outdoors are almost 8 acres of fenced pasture and a 100 ft by 200 ft riding ring to exercise your horses. A large barn also sits on the property and can be used to house farm equipment and supplies. The regulation size tennis courts and solar heated in ground pool make this property brilliant for the horse lovers who want it all! One hour from Philadelphia and 20 minutes to Tower Health Reading Hospital.

Lisa Tiger , Century 21 Gold

11.54 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2656 SQ FT
 
$800,000
Gentleman's Farm & Gorgeous Home on 5.81 Acres!

Kintnersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Set back from the main road at the end of a long winding driveway, this stunning modern Bucks County gentlemans farm awaits. With direct access from the property to the Bucks County Horse Park, you and your horses can ride the trails and utilize the world-class facilities of the park. Your equines and other animals will enjoy the four acres of fenced pasture and the gorgeous Kistler-built three-stall barn with dutch doors, water, electric, and plenty of storage for hay and farm equipment. (The water in barn and pastures is automated and there is a large run in shed.) Gather your own farm-fresh eggs daily with a well-built and safe fowl enclosure. Your family (and your waterfowl) will also enjoy the small pond at the back of the property. As you enter this custom five-bedroom home, you are greeted by gleaming hardwood floors and a show-stopping two story Great Room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The large home feels extra-spacious because of its open concept floor plan with nine-foot ceilings; and the home is saturated with an abundance of natural light and breathtaking views from the multitude of windows. The gourmet kitchen boasts custom maple cabinetry, corian countertops, Sub Zero refrigerator, professional grade Wolf gas cooktop and double oven. Relax and entertain on the beautiful flagstone patio with a natural stone wall while enjoying the peace, the privacy, and the gorgeous views. Upstairs, the master bedroom with hardwood floors and spectacular views features a tray ceiling and spacious walk in closet. Radiant floor heat, custom cabinetry and a steam shower in the master bath create a spa-like feel. Four additional bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms complete the second floor. The beautifully finished walk-out basement adds approximately 675 sf of additional finished living space, as well as a workshop. Additional features include a whole house 14KW generator, central vacuum system, 4 zoned HVAC system, and large 3 car garage. Easy access to routes 412, 611, 78, and 202 for easy access to New York and New Jersey. **Square footage in public records does not include the 4th and 5th bedroom additions.

Vickie Landis , Keller Williams Realty Group

5.81 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5564 SQ FT

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