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

Central City, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to the most premier Equestrian facility in South Central Pennsylvania! This 38.6 acre property ranch is a dream any horse enthusiast. Views are panoramic from any part of this gorgeous property. Located along Lincoln Highway, in close proximity to hundreds of Acres of State Game Lands which are filled with bear, deer, turkey and other game. Indian Lake and the Flight 93 Memorial are each just minutes away. It is also close to Lake Stonycreek, Folmont, and an ATV Park. Bedford, Somerset and Johnstown approximately 20 minutes away. With those proximities, the property could be transformed into a campground and/or storage facility mecca! The income possibilities are endless! christinebouleyrealestate.com for more information

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

38.60 ACRES
6000 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 has received a grant for $8,000,000 to upgrade their equine showgrounds! The horses are coming, be here first!

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

50.50 ACRES
2784 SQ FT
Horse Farm with Feed Business and AirBnB Income!

Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

We are selling the farm and the feed business! Also included is income from our established AirBnb! This 23+ acre income producing property would be an awesome horse boarding, breeding or training facility. It is located just 15 minutes from Penn National Race Course and currently charges $18 a day for layups. There are 3 Barns, 7 large paddocks, 4 small paddocks, 5 run-in sheds, all with water faucets and electric. There are a total of 16 stalls. The farmhouse has been completely remodeled throughout!

Michelle Jeffries

23.50 ACRES
2118 SQ FT
Green Bank Farm, an exquisite country estate in Lancaster County, NEWLY Priced

Little Britain Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Green Bank Farm is historic, modern and fresh; a property of nostalgic Beauty, filling the eye and senses with magic and tranquility. Offering low Lancaster County taxes, 2 combined tracts of 36.7 acres under one deed, Clean & Green and Lancaster Farmland Preservation Trust. Approx acreage of all tracts yields 7 wooded, 20 well-drained tillage, and 10+ in pastures and buildings. Circa early 18th century, the homestead became a farm, complete with carriage house, bank barn and livestock house; the county became Lancaster and the families, feeling its magic and solitude, eventually established Green Bank Farm. Thick stone walls, random width boards, kitchen fireplace with beehive kiln to bake luscious breads of homegrown crushed wheat served the families well. Center hall, transom lites, original paneling, random width floors, thick window sills, 9 over 6 windows, original brick floor, 5 bay Federal design, black strap latches, cross & bible doors, wainscoting, and chair rail echo colonial Federal period. As the farm continued its splendid evolution into a gentle farm preserving more historic touches, such as 8 fireplaces, stone walls, functioning pay drawers and the old kitchen, modern amenities were added. Heated 2 car garage, Re-imagined new Kitchen, Granite counter tops, SS appliances, acoustic music room, ensuite first floor Master Bedroom, Viking security gate, numerous touches of nature-inspired art, enhance the charm seen today. Covered porch, spacious patio and generous deck provide outdoor entertainment space with scents of nature perfuming the air, as fireflies dance in the moonlight. Walk the homestead grounds amidst buildings like the converted bank barn with 2 garage spaces and horse bays inside and out, the exposed beam carriage house, the livestock house now garage space. An outdoor riding ring; a run-in shed, 3 pastures can feed and auto water pets, livestock and horses, fields can be planted, geothermal heating and cooling make the farm truly comfortable. 20KW generator backups up the farm's power sources. Woodlands can provide hiking and riding trails with Reynolds Run gentling gurgling by. Nearby large cities, major highways, ball fields, golf courses, hunting and fishing round out the modern living experience. Carriage house is currently pending zoning approval as a second residence.

Sherry Merrill , Lusk & Associates, Sotheby's International Realty

36.70 ACRES
4833 SQ FT

Tionesta, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

"ROAD'S END" ....a life long vacation that provides a unique setting for diverse outdoor recreation in all seasons. The property is located central to some of the BEST BIG GAME HUNTING, FISHING, HIKING and outdoor sports with its proximity to the ALLEGHENY NAT'L FOREST, TIONESTA LAKE, STATE GAME LANDS, THE ALLEGHENY RIVER and COOK FOREST. Currently a horse farm, with pasture & a 40' x 40' barn, it also includes a large 20' x 20' insulated kennel with a bathing room, concrete floor, dog boxes and runs. Convenient to shopping in any direction. "ROADS END"....hard to find, but much harder to leave!

Judith Cochran , Cochran Real Estate

34.75 ACRES
3190 SQ FT
Tranquil equestrian property with gorgeous 4 BD, 4.5 BA home on 3.8 acres

Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Tranquility awaits you in a beautiful custom-built home centered on 3.8 acres. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Center Hall Colonial abuts preserved land so you will enjoy privacy but will be within five minutes to major shopping and Septa. Enter this stately home through a carved custom front door that opens to marble flooring and a gracious curved front staircase. Cathedral ceilings and a back wall of double windows allows in natural light for a dramatic entrance. The open floor plan gives the formal dining room two entries for ease of access. Hardwood floors, chair rail, a large picture window and crown molding complete this formal gathering space. The adjacent large, eat-in chefs kitchen has generous counter space and an island for seating, ceramic tile, granite counters, maple cabinetry, a prep sink and too many upgrades to list. The 6-burner professional Viking range is complete with baking oven, broiler, grill and griddle. The family room off the kitchen allows for companionship for the cook and is perfect for parties that congregate in today's open kitchens. It includes hard wood floors and a fireplace facing the kitchen. The adjacent living room has an additional fireplace and hardwood floors as well. The library/ office come complete with hand crafted built ins and a wet bar. This house is built for entertaining.The family bedrooms include a Jack and Jill style set up with window seats. Granite counters and hand-built cabinets complete the dividing bathroom. A third bedroom includes a private bath also with granite and a beautiful picture window with flowerbox that brings nature upstairs. The master bedroom has a triple window giving a nice view of the properties 6 horse stalls and paddocks, plus the bonus cottage, which offers two apartments to be used for guests, in-laws, nanny accommodation, a horse groom, an art studio or even a home office.The master bath has marble counter tops, a soaking tub, shower and private toilet. The master closet includes an upstairs washer/dryer hook up for convenience. A unique upgrade to this house is its basement construction made from Weaver Precast Superior Walls. These walls are pre-insulated and certified dry. The basement is double insulated. Further there is a surround sound ready speaker set up for family movie night, radiant heat, propane fire-place and full bathroom and bedroom. Further amenities include, radiant heat throughout the house under all hard flooring, hard wired fire and smoke alarms, ADT security system, upgraded basement windows for escape access, central air and central vac. The exterior stucco has been tested and re-flashed and sealed. Come and explore this one-of-a-kind property that offers so much more than is listed here. Www.951morrisrd.com

David Bershad , RE/MAX Preferred

3.80 ACRES
4168 SQ FT
2 Homes, 108 acres with hunting, views and barn

Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Overlook most of Tipton! This sale offers 108+ 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
2509 SQ FT
Equine Lover's Paradise

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Public: EQUINE LOVER'S PARADISE! Step Back in Time with this Beautifully Maintained Pre-Civil War Home Offering Spacious Open Floor Plan Featuring Hardwood Floors, 3 Fireplaces, French Doors Leading to Vaulted Beam Ceilings in the Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Generous Living Room, Entry Foyer, Mud Room & Eat-in Kitchen. The Traditional Red Barn Offers Everything a Horse Lover is Looking for... 4 Stalls with Electric & Hay Feeders, Tack Room, Feed Room, Office, Hay Storage, Equipment Storage, Even a Heated Area! Outdoor Riding Arena with Footing, 4 Turn Out Pastures Totaling 6 Acres Backing up to a Meandering Stream. Take a Quick Trail Ride off the Back Yard, Exercise Your Horse in the Ring, Groom in the Cross-ties, Read a Book in front of the Fireplace, or Relax on the Front Porch...No Matter How You Look at it~ THIS IS HOME!!

Christina Bailey , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage In Central PA

6.38 ACRES
1838 SQ FT
Live, ride & train your horses at High Country Estates!!

Blakeslee, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Live, ride & train your horses at High Country Estates!! Just a short drive from NY, NJ & PA! Minutes away from the interstate while having all the feels of privacy and seclusion. This house has over 4400 sf to make what you want. 5-6 Bedroom and 3 1/2 baths. The home sits on 4.18 acres and backs up to 356 acres of Nature Conservancy. Designed for comfort and entertaining, the open-floor plan house includes an gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, formal dining room, custom cabinetry, wood floors and more. Lower level can be designed and turned into whatever you want. Large parcel allows you to build stable where ever you want.Large detached 4 car garage!

Kara Sincavage , Pocono Properties Rentals & Sales serving the entire Poconos!

4.18 ACRES
4444 SQ FT
Sportsmen's Paradise! 80 - acre property in Poconos in Thornhurst, PA

Thornhurst, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to your Sportsmen's Paradise! Wildlife abounds in this 80-acre property including deer, coyote, fox, bear, turkey and fisher cat. Only 3 owners in 100 years, this is a dream house with a wrap-around porch, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a fireplace made from stone gathered on the land. The house has new Andersen windows throughout, a newer stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer, water softener and recently remodeled bathroom. A 6+ acre lot is included across the street so you can enjoy an evening in a rocking chair on the front porch and not see neighbors. There is a bank barn with a silo, a pheasant house, 2 over sized garages and the original 3-seater outhouse. The property is mostly flat with many trails and mature apple trees. About 65 acres are wooded and 15 acres open. A fenced in pen for large dogs or small livestock is adjacent to the house. There is a pheasant 'nursery' in the basement of house and a professional trap shoot system buried in an underground bunker in the backyard. Like to hunt, shoot, ride ATVs or just enjoy the quiet country life? This is the house and property for you! Minutes from Jack Frost, Big Boulder and Pocono Motorway, Intestates 380, 80 and 84 and about a mile away from Pinchot and Lackawanna State Forests with hundreds of acres of public hunting, walking trails and a beautiful waterfall at Choke Creek. Furniture may be negotiated separately.

Kara Sincavage , Pocono Properties Rentals & Sales serving the entire Poconos!

80.00 ACRES
2828 SQ FT

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