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
 
$569,000
MOTIVATED SELLER 51 ACRES, INDOOR, 3 - 4 BRHOME, APARTMENT, PANORAMIC VALLEY VIEWS

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 - soon to be the most premier show grounds in Pennsylvania! The horses are coming, be here first!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

50.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2784 SQ FT
 
$749,000
DRASTIC PRICE ADJUSTMENT! 102 acres with hunting, views and barn

Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania


Overlook most of Tipton! This sale offers 102+ 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
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2509 SQ FT
 
$824,900
Horse property for sale with large arena and gorgeous views.

Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


This picturesque hilltop farm is a horse lover's dream! The home boasts a spectacular view with heavenly sunsets over horse dotted pastures. Located on 25 acres (21 cleared and 4 wooded) with trails around the perimeter, this lovely 3 bedroom home is within a 15 minute drive of Hershey Park, Giant Stadium, Penn National Race Course, Hollywood Casinos, Hershey Medical Center and more. Entertain your guests in the huge game room complete with custom wet bar and sauna (pool table and big-screen TV negotiable with sale). Master suite complete with walk-in closet and jetted tub. Adjacent to the home is an attached office/conference area perfect as a possible 4th bedroom room/suite or future in-law’s/caretaker's quarters. The equine facilities include 10 large paddocks each with a run-in sheds, many with automatic waterers. 2 barns with a total of 32 nice sized stalls (12x12, 9x12), between 2 separate barns. Main barn has 2 extra large foaling stalls, adjustable stall walls, automatic waters, fly spray system, 2 wash stalls with hot and cold running water and many bonus rooms. Garage doors separate Isolation/medical treatment barn, with sealed walls/floors/IV hangers/fans. Heated equipment room/shop. Brand new sand footing with excellent drainage system in large (160x80'), lighted outdoor ring. Second small lighted indoor/outdoor arena. Priefert 6 horse Hotwalker/Exerciser with shredded rubber footing under attractive permanent shade. Many bonus rooms and interesting specialized features, as this facility was once a equine medical/surgical hospital. Perfect prospective property for an equine veterinarian, off season racehorse owner/trainer or as a riding/lesson/boarding facility. Property is currently generating passive income ($50,000 annually) for its owner as a successful Air BnB and an equine boarding facility, complete with live-in hostess, stable manager and groundskeeper. Current Tractor, ATV with attachments, pool table, big screen TV and some furniture is negotiable with sale for right offer.

Hazel Vockroth , EXECUHOME REALTY

25.34 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3974 SQ FT
 
$590,000
Horse Lovers Property in Berks County, PA

Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Horse lovers property on 13.44 acres. This custom built home by European Builders has 3,557 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and two full baths offers one floor living! The attention to detail is evidenced as soon as you walk in the door. Multi-paned French doors are on either side of the entrance to the home that lead to an office and the formal dining room. The kitchen and great room are at the center of the home. The great room features rich Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, and a gas fireplace. A gorgeous eat in, 52 handle kitchen features shaker style cherry cabinets with slide out shelving that are complimented by Corian counter tops and tile backsplash. A mobile butcher block island provides even more workspace when preparing meals on the brand new 6 burner gas range/oven. There is a butler~s pantry between the kitchen and dining room useful for storing china or serving dishes and has a great walk in pantry. The master bedroom suite includes his and her walk in closets and luxurious master bath en suite with two zone heated flooring, a walk in oversized shower with rain shower heads, a jetted tub, and a vanity with granite counter tops. A large laundry room with space for chores and outside access completes this side of the home. The other side of the home holds two additional bedrooms, one with a huge walk in closet and another full bath. The second level has been finished and adds fantastic flex space and a storage area that can easily be converted to a full bath. The lower level is the full footprint of the home offers the opportunity to create even more living space and has a large work area. Further highlights of the home include 2x6 construction, a newer 75 gal hot water heater, top of the line water pump for increased water pressure, and back up generator with a separate electric panel. Views from the front wrap around porch and the lovely deck off the great room are of the property that has 3 pastures and 1 paddocks plus a 3 stall barn. The barn has a separate electric panel and water plus doors high enough for RV or 5th wheel to enter and storage for hay over the barn. Saucony creek runs through the front of the property and is stocked with trout while you are minutes away from Kutztown, shopping, wineries and more! Make an appointment for a private showing today! Property is in Clean and Green.~

Lisa Tiger , Century 21 Gold

13.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.1 BATHROOMS
3557 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate Berks County PA

Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Luxury Equestrian Estate is located on two parcels totaling 29.95 acres. Down a private driveway sits this magnificent 8,145 sq. ft custom home that presides over the estate. A distinctive arched front door leads to a grand center hall and extraordinary tile and marble floors that are throughout the main level. The formal living room and dining room are on either side of the entry. At the opposite end of the hall are French doors that allow natural light and also an entrance to the French country kitchen with a large center island, granite counter tops, glass display cabinets. The kitchen opens to a spectacular family room that features a gas fireplace with an antique wood mantel and built in reclaimed barn wood book shelves. Overlooking the grand hall is a striking landing that leads to the second level bedrooms. The master suite features hardwood flooring and a curved archway to a phenomenal master bath en suite with an oversized walk in shower with glass block walls and a sumptuous soaking tub along with a huge walk in his and hers closet and dressing area. There are three more generously sized bedrooms, two of them adjoin a Jack and Jill bath while the third has its own private bath. The attic has been finished and is used as a 5th bedroom suite with a full bath perfect for overnight guests. A finished basement adds more space for games or media and offers access to a lovely stamped concrete patio with views of the estate. The outbuildings have been thoughtfully planned and reached via stone pathways. The equestrian facilities are top of the line beginning with a tack room that is not only functional but beautiful with cement floors and an incredible worktable made from reclaimed barn wood and a colorful mosaic top. The barn has 13 stalls with individual water sources, 2 heated wash stalls, and a finished second level. There are 8 paddocks with split rail fencing and electric wiring and their own water supply plus a 250~ x 150~ lighted arena. There is an additional outbuilding for storing hay and sawdust. A fabulous heated green house will please any horticulturist and the 8 car garage space will accommodate farm equipment. There are two generators for the property, one for the house and one for the barn. Total taxes for the both parcels are $24,092. The property is in clean and green. Call today for your private showing.

Lisa Tiger , Century 21 Gold

29.95 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.1 BATHROOMS
8145 SQ FT
 
$1,300,000
Peaceful Getaway with Numerous Amenities and Over 40 Acres of Land

Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania


Set on over 40 acres of country paradise, this grand property known as Shady Lane Farm is the perfect home for a peaceful getaway. A long driveway surrounded by towering trees on both sides leads past a fenced lined pasture on one side and pine trees unveiling a beautiful pond on the other. The stone estate with a wraparound covered front porch overlooks the pond and pristine landscape. As you enter through the exceptional 2-story foyer with a breathtaking crystal chandelier, you will find an open floor plan with hardwood flooring, fine features, and quality craftsmanship throughout. Outstanding features include: an oversized 1st floor owner's suite, an elevator that goes to every floor in the home, and a gourmet kitchen with marvelous views of the outdoors. The formal living room with hardwood flooring contains a 2-sided fireplace, built-in cabinets, and crown molding. The family room is a lovely complement, boasting a spacious area with the other side of the 2-sided fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and exposed beam. The kitchen is an outstanding area that rivals any chef's kitchen with its oversized center island, breakfast bar, a plethora of cabinets, and surrounding counter space. Stainless steel appliances include an oversized refrigerator and freezer, cooktop, convenient ice maker, and a trash compactor. A set of doors lead out onto the wrap around porch with amazing country views. Convenient 1st floor living is a dream come true with a luxurious owner's suite that boasts hardwood floors, a sizeable walk-in closet with built-in storage, and access to the wraparound porch. Completing the owner's suite is a private bath with dual vanities, make up station, and a large walk-in tile shower. Elegant stairs lead up to the second level which hosts a spacious loft that could double as office space. There are 2 bedrooms and a full bath as well. From the loft is a staircase that leads up to the 3rd floor which is home to an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchenette, and a walk-in closet. The partially finished lower level is quite the space with a long hallway that leads to many sizeable utility and storage rooms, all of which have to potential of being finished into additional living areas. It also leads to the oversized attached 3-car garage. There are plenty of outdoor areas to relax or entertain such as the wraparound porch, patio that is accessible by the living room and family room, and a fenced-in yard. Various outbuildings include a barn with horse stalls on the lower level and storage on the upper level, a detached 4-car garage, carport, and numerous sheds. The barn has access to the barnyard and multiple grazing areas with gates. A backup generator is located just off one of the sheds, providing peace of mind in case of a power outage. The exterior provides an ideal outdoor setting for horses, 3-wheeling, or hiking with open fields, trails, and wooded areas. For those who want a home away from the hectic chaos of everyday life, this peaceful getaway is the opportunity of a lifetime. See this estate for yourself today!

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

43.12 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4629 SQ FT
 
$990,000
High end home and equine facility on 41 acres adjoining riding trails

Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania


• 41 acres - home and equine facilities adjoining trail head with 10 miles of trails • 1/4 mile to schools • 15 miles to airport • 1/4 mile to hospital • 1/4 mile to shopping

Joseph Altomare

41.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3500 SQ FT
 
$1,467,000
364 Acres of Paradise

Clearville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania


Drive along the wooded lane, see the large 2 acre pond on the left. Lower farm houses the caretaker and has many outbuildings and a new Morton shed. Further up the lane is the upper farm with a picturesque setting ,overlooking a 2nd pond. All furnishings and equipment are included with sale price. White house has many updates. White outbuildings and fencing make for a breathtaking setting. Barn is suitable for horses. Farm previously was a turnkey hay farm with appx 365 acres. Abundant with wildlife, trees, wildflowers, trails etc. Close to Rt 70 and easy drive to amenities. Call for information. Enjoy the photos and video!

Melinda Feaster , Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

364.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2568 SQ FT
 
$639,000
22 ACRE HORSE FARM WITH MORTON BUILDINGS, 4400 SF HOME, AMAZING VIEWS!

Moscow, Wayne County, Pennsylvania


Bank-owned equestrian property for sale in Moscow. This unique 22+ acre property features a freshly renovated, beautiful Colonial home of 3 levels nearing 4,400 square feet of living space. Endless mountain views, coy ponds, and a stone swimming pool, which can also be used a feature pond. The main Morton building measures 11,232 square feet with an indoor riding area comprised of sand base. There is a heated office and a bathroom, heated tack room, and wash bay. Full electrical service throughout, as well as speakers for ambience. The secondary Morton building totals 2,106 square feet and features a concrete floor, man door, double sliding doors, and full electrical service. Walking paths lead to a sand base arena of over 90 radial feet.

TRACEY SCOFIELD , KW COMMERCIAL - THE DANIEL PERICH GROUP

22.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4400 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Horse farm paradise and pet boarding resort with residence in Western PA

Georgetown, Beaver County, Pennsylvania


Looking for an all in one private location to work and play? Here is your chance! This is an all-inclusive package with a well-established, 5-star pet boarding facility, with 7 acres fenced, spacious barn to bring your horses and last but not least a 2700 sq. ft., 5-bedroom house for you! Located in Western Pennsylvania this, one of a kind ultimate lifestyle, is for a person with a serious passion for animals. This facility has a highly desirable business name with a strong online presence. At full capacity this custom design-built facility can hold 30 pets for boarding. A step above the rest, this specialized pet resort offers individual themed rooms for pets to vacation in, along with a highly trained long- term staff with years of experience in the pet care industry. A top of the line grooming department is incorporated in this business with all the modern equipment included. Creative customized extras offered to boarders are part of the attraction for a strong repeat client base. This business has the capability of operating extremely efficiently without the owner being directly involved due to the dedicated professional employees. This gives you more time to play on the farm. For more photos go to: petresortandhorsefarmforsale.com

Sue Krul

7.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2700 SQ FT

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