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
A Gorgeous Sandstone Home w / 5171 sf, 12 Acres & Barn in Westmont (Johnstown), PA

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

TWELVE (12) acres in Westmont Hilltop School District to call your own! Imagine that! You get the best of both worlds with this stately, stone, Colonial home. The house and in-ground pool are located in Westmont Borough. The tennis court and 10 wooded acres are located behind the house in Lower Yoder Township. Horses are welcome! If your family enjoys campfires, hiking, hunting or popping up a tent in the woods, you won't have to go far. I've walked the property twice, and both times I left in a better mood. I found the walks to be very calming and peaceful. The air is so fresh. The property is not grand or pretentious. It is comfortable, beautiful, sophisticated, and laid back all at the same time. If you want to tour this property, please give me a call. I bet you won't want to leave! Copy and paste "youtu.be/Jfnj-TWVrPQ" to see a video.

Lisa Drzal , RE/MAX Results Realty Group

12.00 ACRES
5171 SQ FT

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
2784 SQ FT
Magnificent Estate! Perfect for equestrian farm, hunting tours and more!

Fenelton, Butler County, Pennsylvania

Masterfully designed like no other, the distinguished Shilo Ranch estate offers an unparalleled combination of superior finishes and an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. Situated on 400 + acres, the 18,000 sq ft home boasts luxurious accommodations finished to an exceptionally high standard with a rare stone exterior, copper roofs and custom wood finishes imported from Africa. Enter from the portico into the magnificent foyer that welcomes you into the trophy room where you will feel as if you entered a grand hotel. Both exquisite and warm, the details & selections of each room where chosen with intimate care. The picturesque views from the terrace looks out onto a stocked pond and natures abundance. The 426 acres of land is bordered with Kentucky Fence & home to approximately 300 white-tailed deer. The ranch is a wealth of opportunity that includes 2 additional homes, a historic well house, a main barn with food processing for the wildlife, 2 equine stables and several other outbuildings.

Tammy Grassi , Weichert, Realtors-Achieve

426.00 ACRES
18000 SQ FT
Horse property for sale with gorgeous views!

Renfrew, Butler County, Pennsylvania

If you’re looking for country living at its best, but want easy access to major highways and amenities, then you won’t want to miss 288 Rader School Road. Located in desirable Seneca Valley School District, this custom built farmhouse/Cape Cod style home invites you in from the beginning with its tree lined driveway and covered front and back porches..the perfect place to enjoy the peacefulness of nature’s wildlife. Tucked away, the acreage is fenced lined pasture and includes a paddock area, full barn with several stalls and tack room equipped for your livestock needs. Additional outdoor amenities include a large storage building, detached three door/4 car garage with attic storage, and a beautifully stocked pond with its own well water source, aerator and dock. The main home is serviced by a second well water source and conventional septic system, is pre-wired for generator hook up and includes another two car attached garage. This garage contains a full staircase to the basement, which is partially finished with workbench areas, office area, mechanicals and tons of potential area for future finish. The main floor features quality oak trim, 5 inch plank hardwood floors and detailed ceramic floors throughout. The spacious first floor master includes a large walk-in closet and en-suite with tile flooring, double bowl sinks, make up counter area, shower, separate toilet and linen closet area. The living room features a wood-burning brick-surround fireplace with a Napoleon insert and stone mantle, built-in bookcases/cabinets and custom woodwork throughout. The open kitchen has an abundance of cabinetry, well-maintained appliances, recessed lighting , center island with built-in electric cook top, and a large pantry. The dining area has 5 inch wide plank flooring a ceiling fan and recessed lights. The first floor also includes a powder room, several storage and coat closets, a large laundry area with chute from the second floor, built in ironing board and back staircase access to a second-floor mother-in-law suite/apartment. The apartment includes a kitchenette, full bathroom, closet, living room/bedroom area and access to another second-floor bedroom. From the foyer and main staircase you can access the second floor which includes a great sitting area/nook for studying or reading and looking out the beautiful windows to view the grounds. A jack and Jill bathroom connects two additional bedrooms each with their own sink area, walk-in closets and built-in bookshelves. One bedroom allows full door walk-in access to attic storage space and the other bedroom provides full door access to a cedar lined closet, additional attic storage and the apartment. The home has been pre-inspected (contact our office for details). You won’t want to miss this beautiful country setting and quality craftsmanship of this meticulously maintained home.

Tammy Grassi , Weichert, Realtors-Achieve

15.73 ACRES
Country living close to town!

DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

Country living close to town! Log and Stick Hybrid home situated on 9.50 (+/-) 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

9.50 ACRES
3636 SQ FT
Custom built contemporary stone chalet with 52 acres of rolling hills for horses

Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Custom built contemporary stone chalet with 52 acres of rolling hills - 376 HTY Road in Polk Township is an extraordinary and true rare find. Enter the property through a long private driveway with fences surrounding the pastures currently used for horses. Tucked away, you will find a sprawling 5,000 plus square foot home featuring an open layout and 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms - including ensuite master bathroom and large walk-in closet. The floor to ceiling stone fireplace will be the center of attention in a spacious open living area that captures the natural light flowing in from the picture windows. A quick drive to New York City and easy access to the Lehigh Valley makes this home a great escape.

Jonathan Campbell , DLP Realty

52.35 ACRES
5018 SQ FT
Gorgeous horse property for sale with a remodeled home

Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Have you envisioned owning your own horse ranch? This piece of heaven would be perfect for your equestrian business or your own personal use. Less than 20 miles and 30 minutes from Tioga Downs Casino and Raceway.

Debra Bongiorno , Rocky Forest Real Estate, Inc.

34.75 ACRES
2688 SQ FT
10 Acre Horse Farm in Sweet Valley Pa.

Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Here's a chance to own a manageable property and not break the bank. Nestled just off RT 118 in Sweet Valley here is a true diamond in the rough. Ten acres of land with a 44x23 bank barn with 5 stalls, water supply, storage for hay above and a metal roof. There is also a heated mechanics garage with a mechanical pit and attached car port. The location is private yet still close to shopping and highways. Beautiful rolling pastures highlighted by a pond and stream. While most of the land is cleared there is still some wooded areas for use for maybe a picnic or target range. The home has a wrap around deck with numerous gardens surrounding the residence. If needed the lower finished level can be a separate residence with it's own kitchen and bath and entrance.

Paul Pukatch , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Poggi Realtors

9.88 ACRES
2015 SQ FT
176 acres featuring 2 ponds, wooded and open acreage. 2 homes on the property!

Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

This property truly has it all and more! 3 open fields combined to make 18 tillable acres, plenty of wooded acreage for hunting, a 2 large ponds for fishing and 2 home sites. Spacious 4 bedroom, handicap accessible, brick ranch home with 2 full baths, ½ bath in basement, a finished rec room with bar and a full stone wall with fireplace made from river rock from the Potomac River. The farmhouse is a 3-4 bedroom home featuring a great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. With a little TLC it could become a great place for guests or rent it out for some extra income. Tons of potential with this property, call today for your own private showing!

Cara Johnson , Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

176.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT

Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

One of Palmyra's finest rural properties offering 2000+ square ft of living, with acreage. Along with the two parcels totaling over 10 acres as well as access to two public roads. This recently remodeled ranch home with a walkout basement, beautiful panoramic views is offering a newly renovated kitchen with new cabinets and counter tops, kitchen appliances, 3 remodeled first floor bedrooms, 2 renovated full baths, new vinyl flooring & refinished sanded, stained & urethane, oak wood flooring throughout. An exterior metal roof, two fireplaces, one containing a Harmen Wood Pellet Stove insert, the other offering a Vermont Casting wood burning Fireplace insert, a new chimney liner installed in 2017. Enjoy entertaining on the 28 x 24 concrete patio Located on the property to service the residence is a private well, water filter system, conventional septic system and a 1000-gallon underground oil tank along with a solar hot water system (needs to be serviced is currently inoperable) located in the basement and two electric garage doors. The 48 x 80 Pole barn with a 12 x 36 addition for hay/feed storage is constructed with a Sheet Metal Exterior, consisting of 2-man doors, a 10 x 10 garage door, 200-amp service panel, a separate private well, electric hot water heater (40 Gallon tank), insulated 6" roof & walls, 4 horse stalls each 10 x 12 w/water, solar panels for electric, leaving power back to grid (10.8kwh system), The interior of the building is plumbed for air mechanicals, interior lines with 10 hook ups approximately every 10'. The pastures contain a 7 x 14 run in, a 6 x 12 shed run in, 1 riding ring enclosure, wood & electric wire fencing for pastures with steel gate closures located on the grounds of the wooded and open areas. BRING YOU ANIMALS!!! Conveniently located close to Hershey, Annville and Harrisburg. This property contains two tracts (LOT A & B) of land being sold together with annexation of LOT C in the amount of .525 acres. Please see photos for LOT A, B & C documents.. Please note all items will be removed from the interior of the 48 x 80 pole barn other than the Plumbed air lines for mechanicals.

Tracy Levengood , Reich Realty

11.08 ACRES
2000 SQ FT

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