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
State of the Art Horse Farm in Gorgeous Chester County, PA!

Elverson, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Where MAGIC Happens~Champion caliber equine facilities fill the lush 24 acre farm that is home to Palmer Performance Horses and Matt Palmer, World Champion Quarter Horse Trainer and Rider. Gawky yearlings become Champion Reining Horses; Champion Broodmares birth the next star; Timid riders transform into successful show competitors--the enchanting "magic"of hard work in this exceptionally located, designed, constructed and equipped horse farm breeds success in whatever equine endeavor you pursue! Enter the tree lined driveway; follow along the pristine white rail-fenced pasture to the charming, custom colonial farmhouse and wonderful 22-stall barn that grace this superb property~happy people and ponies will dwell here! Built for achievement and safe comfort, a few barn highpoints include well-designed stalls, ample work aisle, wash stall, barn laundry, bath, boarders~/staff lounge, tack room, feed room, large visitor/entertainment lounge overlooking the 72~ X 192~ indoor arena and more! Multiple paddock/pasture areas, nearby round pen, roomy van/equipment parking area and fabulous 340~ X 160~ outdoor ring are all situated ideally for you to create your own equine magic! Luxuriant lawn, brilliantly colored perennial plantings, specimen trees, flowering shrubs, enchanting stone walkway and accent patio welcome you to the gracious wrap-around porch and front door of the tasteful home--a perfect residence for the lucky new farm owners! Custom tile, fine appointments, abundant windows and gleaming hardwoods in most rooms and relaxed, barnwood-style in the family room highlight the pleasing interior. 1st floor includes entry foyer; spacious formal dining room; inviting living room w/glass doors to the wrap-around porch; delectable eat-in kitchen w/fine cabinetry, rich granite counters, designer tile backsplash, stainless appliances and sunny breakfast area/oe; dramatic family room w/sky-lit ceiling and attention-grabbing fireplace; ample mud rm/laundry rm; chic powder room. 2nd floor includes serene master suite and sumptuous, tiled master bath w/jetted tub, 3 additional pleasant bedrooms and striking hall bath. Enjoy panoramic views as you sip morning coffee on the wrap-around porch or grab a snack on the cozy front patio. Relax in the tranquil surroundings or entertain in spectacular fashion on the expansive stone patio, gorgeous rear yard and large screened gazebo with comfortable conversation area and large hot tub with waterfall, multi-jets and mood lights. With a picturesque West Nantmeal setting, unmatched equine amenities and a convenient Elverson location, this remarkable farm creates a rare combination of quality investment and personal ownership enjoyment. Let your magic begin! Full property is not visible from the road. Appointments required to enter and view the entire farm.

Kathleen McQuilkin , RE/MAX Professional Realty

24.10 ACRES
2338 SQ FT
A Vintage Gem - Updated for Today -- Welcomes Your Precious Ponies & Happy Horses!

Glenmoore, Chester County, Pennsylvania

A VINTAGE GEM! Desirable Downingtown schools! Gorgeous Glenmoore Scenery surrounds this exceptional restored colonial with detached 4 car garage on picturesque 4 acres! Like a revered Lady of the Manor, this renovated classic is a centerpiece to the lush lawn, mature shade trees, pleasant landscaping and fenced pasture. Relax and enjoy the panorama from the gracious front porch or the serene, rear stone patio. Inside, the thoughtful renovations and stylish, authentic decor reflect the country lifestyle modernized for today. A front foyer opens to spacious formal dining and living rooms accented by the soft lustre of wood floors, wide trim and deep window sills indicative of the bygone era. A country kitchen, breakfast area and keeping room/fireplace create the perfect cocoon for today's living. The kitchen is updated with antique-style cabinetry, farm sink, hard surface counters/island/breakfast bar and upscale appliances. Views of the inviting grounds make it an especially pleasurable space to create your cooking/baking masterpieces! The kitchen is open to a lovely casual dining area and keeping room/stone fireplace--truly the "heart of the home". A charming rear foyer opens to the delightful rear stone patio for al-fresco dining, your warm-weather gatherings or quiet reading time (maybe even that coveted afternoon nap!) The first floor also includes a true laundry room (even those required ironing chores are more agreeable in this appealing chamber!) and adorable powder room. A few steps down lead to the comfortable family room/outside entry and space for your big TV. Storage area is also easily accessible here. The second and third floors offer restful bedrooms, updated baths with vintage details and bonus sitting/office/storage rooms. The master suite features a quaint fireplace, a jetted tub and custom tile shower. An updated hall bath features an attractive modern take on traditional style. 3 more darling bedrooms, bonus room/office/storage/sitting space provide an outlet for your personal creativity of use. The BIG 4 car detached garage includes one bay with oversized door. Your prized vehicles will thank you and if room is needed for business storage (contractors/landscapers, etc.) purposes, this property may be the ONE! The rich grasses of the pasture await your "pretty pony" or fussy lamb. Come find your heart's desire at this Chester County classic!

Kathleen McQuilkin , RE/MAX Professional Realty

4.00 ACRES
3042 SQ FT
Bucks County PA - 11 Acre Estate with fantastic views!

Ottsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Custom built home set back a long lane in the middle of the rolling hills of Bedminster Township on 11 acres. The circular driveway leads up to the Front wrap around porch of this Brick & Stone Elegant home. 2 Story Foyer will wow you as you enter and glance over the Formal Living Room, Formal Dining Room & Family Rm. The Kitchen with all upgraded stainless appliances features a Stone Hearth around the gas stove with decorative Moravian tile. Under cabinet lighting,. Wall oven & Microwave. Breakfast Bar, granite counter tops, Large Pantry, Tile Flooring and over looks the Breakfast Rm and Sun Room with walls of windows, a stone wall & access to the back porch. Formal Dining Room features a tray ceiling with lighting, Set your eyes on the Stone wood burning fireplace as you enter the Stunning Family Rm which also leads to the back porch. Master Bedroom, located on the first floor, is the perfect place to end your day, with its own gas fireplace, sitting area, full ceramic tile bath with jacuzzi tub, double shower w/ seat, hand painted sinks, & walk in closets. French doors to back porch with fabulous valley views. the first floor also offers a spacious Laundry Room, and Powder Rm. Leading up the hardwood staircase you will find 3 Additional Spacious Bedrooms, an office, 2 Full Tile Baths, 2 huge storage areas and indoor walking access to the 3 Car garage & Storage area. A Finished basement completes the living space with tile flooring, & wet bar with a southwest kind of feel. The home offers a 5 zone heating system with Radiant floor heat. 3 Zone Central Air, a second floor laundry chute, Pella windows and doors, 8 double outside flood lights, Security system and Driveway alarm. Emergency Generator. There is a Screened in back Porch, Front and Back open porches, Fenced in back yard, garden areas. Covered Car port and much much more! The setting is simply amazing!

Cheryl Snyder , RE/MAX 440

11.00 ACRES
4227 SQ FT
Quiet Countryside Living, Privacy and Low Taxes

Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Enjoy a quiet, countryside setting with the ability for one level living at 313 Rock Hill Rd. in Quakertown, PA (Turn into red gravel driveway between 765 Rock Hill Rd. and 777 Rock Hill Rd. and follow driveway signs back to 313 Rock Hill Road)! You'll love your escape from the everyday on 22.14 wooded acres with the advantage of low taxes due to Act 319's reduced real estate tax program! Your custom built stone home has the WOW factor of a master bedroom and a full bathroom on the main level. Plus the secluded land you want for peace and quiet for your entire family. As you wind back along the driveway to this magnificent home you'll see the oversized, detached 2-car garage and fenced areas for your pets to stay safe. Add in the fish pond, a gentle running creek and the outdoor screened gazebo and you have an outdoor escape that you won't find anywhere else. Enter through the Pella front door to the large foyer that features porcelain tile flooring and upgraded moldings. To your right you'll see the magnificent living room with newer carpeting and the magnificent princess staircase that gently curves to the second floor. The living room was designed for relaxation and has an interior landing with hardwood floors and French doors that take you out to back patio and views of the fabulous screened gazebo and wooded lot. On the foyer's other side is a spacious and bright dining room with a magnificent built in China cabinet, hardwood floors and a beautiful bay window with bench seating that provides plenty of natural light and fantastic views of the side yard and pond. From the dining room there is a second staircase that takes you the upstairs bedrooms. Directly behind the dining room is a massive gourmet kitchen with: granite countertops; porcelain tile floors; a double stainless steel sink; cherry cabinets; stainless steel Frigidaire and Whirlpool professional grade appliances; a room-length center island with plenty of seating for your family and guests. You won't run out of storage space in this kitchen for sure. From the kitchen you'll enter into the newly remodeled Butler's pantry through the arched doorway. This magnificent pantry has granite countertops, cherry cabinets, an Artists Edition Kohler under-mount sink and hardwood floors plus you'll have even more room for food preparation, serving and entertaining! The spacious first floor master bedroom includes two sets of double closets and the newly remodeled downstairs bathroom features a beautiful corner glass shower, a cherry vanity with a granite countertop. And to complete the downstairs there is a beautiful family room with brick, wood-burning fireplace two built in bench seats on either side, gorgeous hardwood floors and a separate outside entrance - This room could also be used as a home office or additional bedroom. Upstairs you'll find two spacious bedrooms each with their own set of stairs down to the main level. Connecting the two bedrooms is a large Jack-n-Jill bathroom with quartz tile floors, a glass seamless shower, a gorgeous vanity and granite counter tops. Outside on this spacious property you get tranquil wooded views, a spacious back patio and then add the fabulous screened gazebo that comes complete with cable and electric and you have a fantastic outdoor space to entertain everyone! Other amazing upgrades include: a new roof, 4-zone HVAC and a propane powered Generac back-up generator, so you can relax during any potential power outages. About 90 minutes from NYC and a short drive to I-78 and the NJ border, this property provides owners with a full-time residence or a quiet and private weekend getaway. DIRECTIONS IN: IMPORTANT PLEASE USE 765 or 777 Rock Hill Road For Your GPS Coordinates! Turn into red gravel driveway between 765 Rock Hill Rd. and 777 Rock Hill Rd. and follow driveway signs back to 313 Rock Hill Road. ** Includes America's Preferred Home Warranty **

Geoff Slick , Keller Williams Real Estate

22.14 ACRES
3863 SQ FT
Horse Owners Dream! 48 ac. Retreat, Stunning Log Cabin home, build your ARENA!

Elverson, Berks County, Pennsylvania

PRICE REDUCTION - 525,000! PLUS A FRESH PAVED DRIVEWAY! A RETREAT! Are you looking for that unique, one of a kind home, in a private location? LOOK NO FURTHER! Escape to this private retreat, on 48 acres, bordering French Creek State Park, with a custom built log home, 18 years old, built by owner and impeccably maintained. The home sits on the front of the property, features 2 nice size bedrooms, 2 full baths, one half bath, stone front wood burning fireplace in the living room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, loft on second floor overlooking living room, oak and knotty pine floors, and large windows off the living room allowing you to feel like you are part of nature! The open concept, high ceilings, and all the natural light, enhances its beauty and warmth. There is a full basement, just repainted, with a state of the art well purification system that has to be seen to believe. In addition, you have an attached, over-sized, 2 car garage with plenty of storage for all your toys! The owner has installed a twelve circuit back-up generator and owner has covered the outside logs with vinyl siding to eliminate all the up keep and maintenance. The property has horse trails all the way to French Creek Park! Build your DREAM EQUESTRIAN Estate right in your back yard...HUNT in your own back yard...So many options await you for this property. One of a Kind.

leslie connors , coldwell banker preferred, blue bell pa

48.00 ACRES
2100 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
One of a kind Sandstone Colonial with 12 beautiful acres .

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

This is a one of a kind Sandstone Colonial in the Westmont section of Johnstown, Pa. on 12 acres with privacy.The home has an out building that could be used as a barn,pool and tennis courts.There is an attached 3 car garage.

Douglas Oakley , Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty

12.00 ACRES
5171 SQ FT
Private Equestrian Estate With Majestic Views

Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Masterfully designed estate home with stable situated on 63 rolling acres just outside of historic Ligonier, PA. Hand hewn Georgia pine logs soar two stories high to greet you to this one of a kind private retreat. Picturesque views calm your senses from every room. Escape to the country, recharge, relax and recuperate. This property is home to nature's finest, wildlife abounds and its ready for your horses, dogs or other furry friends. Lovely 6 stall barn, fenced pastures and run-in is freshly upgraded and beautifully maintained. Riding trails just outside your barn door. State Parks with riding trails all around the area. Many horse activities and organizations in the area including the Rolling Rock Hunt. Plenty of storage for mountain vehicles, hunting or fishing gear and more. If relaxation is your style, the sparkling pool with hot tub awaits. Open concept floorplan, large porches with mountain views, huge gas fire pit, 3 grand stone fireplaces, gourmet chef's island kitchen with pizza oven, oversized wine cellar and huge wet bar with entertainment area, grand master suite. Freshly remodeled 3 bedroom guest cabin. 1 hour east of Pittsburgh, 3 hour drive from D.C.

Jacqui Tiani , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services The Preferred Realty

63.00 ACRES
9600 SQ FT
Custom built home on 9 acres, horses welcome!

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Super cute country living with all the convenience you need! Welcome home to 250 McKim Drive! This spacious 14 year-YOUNG 2 story brick home sits on over 9 acres of land, plenty of space for building a stable or bullpen for the avid horse lover! With nearly 3 acres of grassy yard, your horses will have plenty of room to run around and play. Have your morning coffee on the beautiful, spacious front porch while overlooking the charming and well-landscaped yard. The open foyer centers on the beautiful morning room as well as a circle top window overlooking the vast outdoor space and welcoming in so much natural sunlight. A gourmet kitchen features 42” stylish distressed pine cabinets, a large granite island as well as upgraded appliances. Relax by a gas fireplace in the spacious family room connected by double doors to a first floor den or office. The over sized dining room is spectacular for entertaining, featuring gleaming hardwood floors, ample natural light, chair rail and crown molding. The master bedroom sitting area offers a cathedral ceiling as well as a second circle top window. A jetted tub, granite 2 sink vanity and a floor to ceiling ceramic shower await you in the master bath. With a finished lower level and 4 large bedrooms, this home really is a must-see!

Vallee Shore-Fallat , Berkshire Hathaway, The Preferred Realty

9.36 ACRES
3114 SQ FT
Private 14+acre Equestrian Farm with Indoor, 8 miles to Bucks County Horse Park

Coopersburg, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Dunhill Farm is an equestrian property located on a quiet, country road in Historic Buck County. Enjoy the scenic views as you enter a long driveway flanked by fenced pastures on 14 acres. The center aisle barn offers 12 stalls, two heated wash stalls with hot and cold water, a heated tack room with built in pine tack trucks, kitchenette, powder room, feed room with a deep sink, washer and dryer, 2' x 8' tongue and groove pine throughout and a 10' x 48' hayloft. Other amenities include a 66' x 196' outdoor riding arena with lighting, six fenced pastures (4 have frost free hydrant's) and two dry lots. The 66' x 150' indoor riding arena features four sets of sliding doors with new plexiglass windows, lighting, mirrors, a hydrant. The open, spacious living quarters above the barn features an open great room, island kitchen and dining area with cypress wide plank floors. Walls of window's and a balcony provide spectacular light filled view's of the pastures and surrounding country side. The ensuite Main bedroom has a walk in closet. Two additional bedrooms share a second full bath. There is plenty of closet space, washer and dryer, direct inside access to the barn, a private outside entrance and a private deck. Also, there is a large preserved farm located across the street. Just a 15 minute trailer ride to the Bucks County Horse Park! Enjoy seclusion without sacrificing close proximity to charming Doylestown, New Hope, Rte. 78, NJ, TP, Lehigh Valley Airport and close to NY. All Measurement & Dimensions Are Approximate.

Gwen Simons , Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

14.37 ACRES
1996 SQ FT

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