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
Marvelous Views Await at This Distinguished Property of 30 Acres

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

As you pull in the driveway of this gorgeous 7,000 + square foot stone home, you’ll immediately exhale the troubles of your day. Nature’s ambiance surrounds this property with playful wildlife, blue mountains, and the perfect sunset to end your day. The house highlights 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, an oversized custom kitchen, and 4 relaxing fireplaces; one on the screened porch with a built-in kitchen and barbeque, making it a 3-season retreat overlooking a tranquil waterfall and koi pond. A hot tub encourages further relaxation for those stressful days. The stacked stone walls inside are adorned with dramatic arched windows and doorways, plank cherry floors, and 20’ ceilings. Off of the kitchen there is an immaculate hearth room with numerous windows for warm, natural sunlight. A full bar in the great room, wine cellar, 4-car garage, and other amenities make this home a one-of-a-kind estate. Sitting on the rear porch at night, unwinding under the peaceful shadow of the Blue Mountains will take your breath away as you gaze at a myriad of stars. The property is also subdividable and includes a barn highlighted by American chestnut wood. The subdividable areas are not land locked, providing convenient access to roads. Everlasting memories and special moments await at every turn in this truly remarkable home.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

30.00 ACRES
7428 SQ FT
Immaculate 199 Acre Equestrian Estate in southern Bedford County

Hyndman, Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Impeccably maintained equestrian estate in southern Bedford County. Extraordinary views and truly endless possibilities for the future of this property. Land as far as the eye can see to the top of the ridge includes cleared pasture, hayfields and some ideal wooded hunting acreage. The colonial style estate features two separate living quarters. Would be ideal for B&B or rental. Multiple indoor parking options include two door oversized attached garage with high ceilings. Three bay machine or equipment shed, barn with stalls and cement floor, large new horse barn with 10 stalls, smaller barn attached to fenced pasture includes tack area and additional stalls. This meticulous farm even includes a pond. Farm was home to Tennessee walking show horses and could be home to your elite horses!

Eleni LeVan-Miller , Coldwell Banker SKS Realty

199.45 ACRES
4976 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
This gorgeous ranch home situated on 12 acres

Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

This gorgeous ranch home situated on 12 acres is in Palmyra School District. Open floor plan reveals a living room with a tray ceiling and family room with a stone fireplace and deck access. Upgrades throughout this well-built home. 6bds 4ba 3 car garage attached. Finished lower level complete with sauna, game room, theater, and possible in-law quarters. There is also a 30x50 insulated and heated outbuilding that's perfect for storing all your toys and would make a great workshop. This would make a perfect horse farm, the land is gorgeous. Clean & Green. Easy commute to Hershey, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Lebanon.

Ron Burkhart , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

12.00 ACRES
8200 SQ FT
Pocono Mountains Horse Friendly Community

Blakeslee, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

4.04 Acres 4 stalls

kathryn sartori , Keller Williams

4.04 ACRES
1824 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
This unique horse facility has produced award winning competition horses

Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to a premier horse training facility and farm situated on 66 rolling acres. This unique property has produced award winning competition horses and its now available to the public. It's accompanied by a beautiful brick colonial style home thats been completely renovated, and as a bonus, theres a guest house in the back with plenty of architectural history. This property features multiple pastures, huge pavilion, foot print for a new barn with utilities, pond, in-ground pool, hot tub, and a partially finished race track. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any buyer. Do not miss out.

Mike Urban , The Agency Real Estate Group

66.10 ACRES
2100 SQ FT
11 - Acres - 8 Stall Barn

Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

8-Stall Barn plus Separate Barn formerly used as Indoor Riding Area.

Patricia Bowers , KEY Partners Realty, LLC - Office: 570.387.1600

11.00 ACRES
1242 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
Fully Operational Tree Farm with 100+ Acres & Beautiful Home and Gorgeous Views

Seward, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Be Your Own Boss... Live the Lifestyle you Desire... Great return on Investment. 17 Years Positive Income ...Average Revenue - Over $300,000/Yr for 17 Years! Invest in Your Future.. Professional Guidance Available... Fully operational Tree Farm - 101.63 acres more or less with over 50,000 trees. Operations includes "ball & burlap" trees for shipping across the USA, Christmas Trees for retail sale. Garden Center can be restarted by the new owner. Business includes barn,silo, 40 x 60 garage, 2 ponds and creek on property. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Purchase the business, home & land to become your own boss in this established and well respected business providing trees locally & across the United States. Gas rights included.

James Hanley , REMAX POWER Associates

101.63 ACRES
2784 SQ FT

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