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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


Horse Property for sale.
Classic Elegance in Central PA only 3 hour Interstate drive to Baltimore / DC!

Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Classic, elegant and comfortable. Splendidly remodeled 4BR, 3.5BA all brick farmhouse has been a landmark of Scotch Valley for over a century. Vintage charm can be seen in every part of the property but is featured in the house through its beautifully restored original woodwork, hardwoods, and pocket doors. Every modern idea was thought of for convenience including a granite and stainless steel trimmed kitchen, first floor laundry, step in shower, to name a few amenities. Bonuses include multiple ponds, a covered front porches and a stone dining hall that features an exceptional wooden tavern table and a hearth fireplace. Even the barn has been renovated. Stalls with modern conveniences such as automatic waterers and spray system and a groom's quarters. 163+ acres of fields and woods.

Christine L Bouley , Coldwell Banker Town & Country

163.51 ACRES
3161 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Country Manor and Guest House with Equestrian Facilities

Newtown Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Panoramic views surround this gracious manor home with guest cottage and equestrian barns at Chester County's Delchester Farm. First constructed by one of the financiers of the Revolutionary War, this country retreat was later expanded by renowned architects Willing, Sims, and Talbutt and extensively renovated in the last 20 years. The well-maintained estate, with its elegant home, stone-and-wood barns and a guest cottage, exists within a landscape of quiet beauty. This and surrounding properties totaling nearly 5,000 acres in Willistown Township are under conservation easements. The 24 acres of Delchester Farm have transferred ownership just twice in 100 years. A long drive passing split-rail fences and open pastures leads to the main house, built of glittering Pennsylvania fieldstone. The entry hall features a gleaming black marble floor, French doors at either end, and ten-foot ceilings that continue throughout. A generously scaled living room feels both elegant and welcoming, with its dark wood floor, built-ins, and carved fireplace mantel. Across the hall stands the original parlor, with another large fireplace, a bar, and an original door topped with a glass transom. A bright dining room with magnificent views welcomes guests with another fireplace, chair rail, and Clarence House wallpaper. The adjoining kitchen has a French country feel, with cream-colored woodwork, lighter wide-plank hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, and an enormous black granite island. High-end appliances include a six-burner Viking stove, glass Traulsen refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher and convection oven. The far end of the kitchen serves as a family room alongside a fieldstone fireplace that contains its own small window. A vast adjoining pantry offers plentiful storage. Casual dining space sits within a glass bay, with unobstructed views of open pasture. The conservatory with a glass ceiling and bluestone floor provides another entertaining space. On the second floor, the master suite has an arched ceiling, intricately carved antique marble fireplace, built-in entertainment center, and French doors to a private balcony. Two elegant en suite bathrooms include a freestanding oval tub, dressing table with built-ins, vanity area/shaving station, and large open shower. A dressing room, linen room, cedar closet, office, and multi-purpose room complete the second floor. Four bedrooms and two additional baths on the third floor, as well as a stone guest house, make this property ideal for a large or multi-generational family. Outdoor entertaining spaces include multiple bluestone patios, both covered and uncovered; grassy terraces, and an oval swimming pool. Mature trees and landscaping contribute to the restful feel of the domestic portion of this property. Built in 1795, the traditional Pennsylvania fieldstone bank barn retains its charm yet has been updated to equip the estate for competitive equine training, fox hunting, or pleasure riding. This first-rate facility includes an outdoor sand dressage ring, turnout sheds, a 13-stall barn, a finished tack room, a heated wash stall, and a groom's apartment. A large hay shed and tool building stand nearby. Located in the award-winning Great Valley school district and near the Route 30 and Route 1 corridors, Delchester Farm is perfectly suited for the buyer in search of understated elegance in the Radnor Hunt countryside. While the majority of the property is under conservancy, one sub-division is possible.

Deb Dorsey , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach, REALTORS

24.00 ACRES
8747 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Income Producing Equestrian Facility

Saylorsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Quiet private surroundings close to major interstates and shopping. Close to 2 hospitals and major airport.

L Rundle

130.00 ACRES
2700 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
spectacular property on 119 acres: Pasture, woods & open fields

Slippery Rock, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

spectacular property on 119 acres. Pasture, woods, open fields. Property borders Slippery Rock Creek on one side. This property features a large pond with small island. Plenty of space. There is also value in the timber on the property. This home has had some very nice updates within keeping to the period of the home. The setting is breathtaking with views that just keep going

Mack Gaye , Berkshire Hathaway

119.00 ACRES
Horse Property for sale.
The perfect Luxury Estate that offers a resort like setting on 10 acres.

East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

As you enter this home, you are greeted by exquisite architectural details of this Stately French Provincial beauty featuring Crown molding, Tray ceilings, hardwood & marble flooring, solid wood doors & so much more. The grand entrance foyer will welcome your guests. The LR has French doors to one of the many verandas you will find in this stunning home. The Master BR features California closets and each well appointed Bedroom has its own bathroom. The In-Law suite is exceptional. In addition to a music studio, home theater & fitness center, 2 private offices, plus a fun recreation room to play billiards, cards or watch football. Just a great place to unwind. Outdoors enjoy the resort style in-ground pool w/ Cabana & outdoor kitchen, tennis courts, and then sit by the lake and relax.

Cristina Primrose , Keller Williams Real Estate

10.22 ACRES
13160 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Equestrian's Dream Home! Indoor & Outdoor Riding Rings, 18 stalls, Act 319

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania

It's your~Lucky~Day!~ What an incredibly rare opportunity to~become the new owners of this exquisite home~for the nature lover & horse enthusiast. ~The original owners have decided~to sell the most spectacular 20.9 acres with an~18-stall~horse~barn~with indoor and outdoor riding rings I've ever seen located in Willistown Township! ~~Welcome home to charming 239 Spring Road! Live in the heart of Radnor Hunt Country bordering historic Sugartown. Proximal to fine dining, local attractions, and popular storefronts, yet tucked away in an expanse of lush lawn, hidden amongst the treetops on 20.9 acres of heavenly pastureland. Custom built to resemble an English Cottage.~ The definition of curb appeal, this property features a private drive, manicured lawns, seasonal views, lush pastures, 2 car attached garage, plus a detached 3 car garage by the stables, romantic gazebo, potting shed, two serene patios to take in the view, and a luxurious in-ground swimming pool that begs you to dive right in and take a swim. Pristine, white interior features spacious rooms with panoramic views, custom hardwood and slate flooring throughout, an absolutely stunning great room with a vaulted wood beam ceiling,~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ featuring a walled garden off the great room that leads to the gazebo. Library featuring a fireplace and doorway to walled garden, gallery with fireplace that looks out to the patio. ~The basement has ~a full bath and large brick floored room with fireplace that leads out to steps to the huge in-ground pool. ~6 sophisticated and serene fireplaces, a breakfast room bathed in natural light, and a chef-style kitchen with top-notch appliances to meet all of your culinary needs. First floor offers a laundry room and half bath for convenience. Master bedroom sparks magic with its cozy interior featuring a sitting room and a fireplace~that overlooks the patio, two full his and her master baths. 5 additional bedrooms are equally as spacious and can be easily converted to a home gym, yoga studio, or reading room. Each bedroom has plenty of closet space. Beautifully curated with unmatched rustic charm, make 239 Spring Road yours today! ~A coveted Radnor Hunt location and only minutes to Malvern Borough and downtown Wayne with the convenience of the train to Philadelphia and NYC, excellent restaurants, shopping, Episcopal Academy & Malvern Prep and Westtown~School.~Don't miss this one of a kind property awaiting the most discerning Buyer. ~As a bonus, the barn is currently being leased and produces income. ~ Act 319

Bill McCormick , BHHS Exton

20.90 ACRES
6382 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horses Welcome! Privacy, Luxury & Function all in one!

Forks Twp, Pennsylvania County, Pennsylvania

SPECTACULAR VIEWS! PRIVATE LUXURY! One of a Kind Custom Douglas Fir Log Home! Superb Location! Close to Everything! Impressive African Afromosia Wood 3” Thick Front Door Flows into Great Room w/Grand 30’ Beamed Ceiling, Wall of Stone Fireplace & a Wall of Windows Welcome You. Flow over the Gleaming Oak Flrs. & Out the French Doors to the Expansive Deck Overlooking Mature Orchard: Plums, Apples, Cherries, Peaches & Pears. Chef's Kitchen Comm. Grade Jenn-Air 6 burner/griddle Gas range & Huge Frig., Bosch Dishwasher, Microwave & Wine Cooler, Granite, VA Soapstone Sink, Cozy Breakfast Area w/WB Stove Hook Up to the Intimate Deck & Romantic Jacuzzi Cove. Rich/Warm Master, Gorgeous Open Tile Shower & Jacuzzi Tub. Lovely Guest Suite w/Own Entry Offers Tiled Floors, Tile Decked Soaker Tub, Dbl Vanity w/Bonus Washer/Dryer. Bsmt is a FF Tiled Rec Room w/Bose SS. 2 attached Garages are Huge; State of the Art Sound Studio 1” Bulletproof/Soundproof Glass. A Wholly Unique Gem! Zoned for Horses. Plenty of space in the barn for more stalls! Plenty of space for Indoor Arena, Pastures and Rings!

Barbie Andretti , BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

18.09 ACRES
4765 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Beautiful Bucks County Horse Property. Greatlocation,amazing views.

Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Beautiful stone farmhouse surrounded by open fields and farmland. Truly a one of a kind Gem of a property.

William Lehuta , Keller Williams Doylestown

5.00 ACRES
2600 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Property with Huge Morton Building

Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Truly a little slice of paradise out in the country! This home is located off the beaten path, and surrounded nicely by trees to give you a private oasis. There are a total of 3 outbuildings with the center of attention being a commanding 36' x 75' Morton Building! This extremely well insulated building will allow your biggest dreams to run wild. Enter the house to find absolutely gleaming hardwood floors, slate entry, ample sized bedrooms, lots of windows, a cozy kitchen complete with a view, and a lower level that is just as stunning as the main one. On the lower level there is a well lit larger office (complete with a roomy closet), an inviting tiled laundry room, and full bathroom with slate floor. Enjoy the family room complete with a spot for a wood stove that will be appreciated on a cold evening. You get all of this and just shy of 20 acres in State College School District! There is so much to fall in love with on this property. Price includes two parcels!

Scott Yocum , Yocum Real Estate Centre LLC

19.95 ACRES
2412 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Secluded Country Elegance

Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Sportsmen Heaven! – 5 Bedrooms, 7 acres, secluded Estate on a paved country road only minutes to Linesville, Conneaut Lake, and Meadville. Hunting and great fishing at Pymatuning and Conneaut Lake. Winding drive to a New England style 3 Story home. The warmth of wood ceilings, floors, and massive beams. Custom 5 flue brick chimney, radiant floors, dream kitchen with Jenn-Aire, quartz counters, and arched brick niche. Sunken family room with wood burning fireplace, breakfast nook with bay window, and fabulous views of nature. Outbuildings and so much more. Priced way below replacement cost.

ERA Richmond , ERA Richmond Real Estate Service

7.55 ACRES
3359 SQ FT

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