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

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
Ideal Training or Boarding Facility with Remodeled Home and Residential Rental

Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Located only 15 minutes from Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino. this 25 Acre Operating Horse Farm, bordering the Lebanon County Rail Trail Expansion, is a great opportunity for the enterprising Horseperson. A Renovated Farmhouse with beautiful wood floors, is centrally positioned on the site. An outside wood boiler provides heat to the Main House, Bank Barn, and Rental Unit, or they can be heated by separate oil furnaces. Bank barn with heated bays, warehouse, stables and attached 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath residential rental which generates $1,700 mo. income. Horse barn, Machine shed, 5 run-in sheds, 11 Paddocks, Large lighted and fenced riding ring. Springs and stream on property. Corn crib and additional storage sheds.

Dave Simpson , Suburban Realty

25.91 ACRES
2118 SQ FT
Revolutionary War country compound with renovated horse barn

Pottstown, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to this 31-acre country compound rich with Revolutionary War history and attributes. Encompassing a farmhouse style main residence containing 4,200 square feet, a converted barn zoned for a business, a three-story 1,700 sq. ft. guest house, one-story private gym, separate pool house, tennis court, in-ground pool and a 4.5 acre sub-divided rear lot, this magnificent beautifully landscaped property is truly one-of-a-kind. The main house features a number of high quality custom finishes. The entrance foyer leads to an expansive modern kitchen, center island and Jenn-Aire appliances and dining area with a wall of windows that behold beautiful views of the estate. There's also a cozy living room, dining room and study with a walk-in fireplace and recessed wet bar. Second floor laundry room for added convenience. There are two staircases to the second floor where there are four spacious bedrooms and four full baths. The large owner's suite has his and her bathrooms and walk-in closets plus a stone fireplace. Two additional bedrooms share a hall bath with entrances on each side. A fourth en-suite bedroom has its own full bath. The second floor hallway has been uniquely transformed into a reading/ lounge area with two day beds. The third floor features an additional bedroom with a fully remodeled bath and tons of storage. The pride and charm of this home shows with finishes including natural hardwood, and slate flooring, built-in bookcases and the walk-in fireplace. The two-story Solar powered converted barn's lower level east wing contains an efficiency apartment. while the west wing serves as a small office. The upper level contains a zoned large open office with exposed beams. Like the lower level, there are two wings, one with a kitchenette and break area and two bathrooms and the other, a private conference room. Additionally, there are six parking bays for cars or equipment storage. The quaint three-story guest home's first floor includes a living room, dining area and kitchen, the upstairs has two bedrooms, one full bath. The stone pool house boasts a full-size sauna. So many possibilities for this unique treasure. Don't miss your chance to see it in person.

Terese Brittingham , Keller Williams Realty Group

31.00 ACRES
4200 SQ FT
Luxury 46 - acre gentleman's farm

Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Originally constructed in 1760, this home has become one of the most beautiful gentleman's farms in the area with its updates over the years. The lower pasture and woods have picturesque views of Manatawny Creek. Wildlife abounds here too, along with several large fenced pastures for multiple horses, and several other unfenced field that can be left to hay. There is more than ample hay storage above the newer horse barn and room for farm equipment, vehicles, and play toys in and beneath the original bank barn. Some of the highlights to the farmhouse are recently installed cedar shake shingles & raised seam metal roofs, a 2-car attached garage with a game room above, amazing gourmet kitchen w/professional gas range and granite countertops, several working fireplaces throughout the home, exposed beams, random width hardwood floors, a finished 3rd floor attic/bedroom, and an original open hearth fireplace in the original 1760's structure. All field stone was taken from this property. 46.73 beautiful acres in Douglass Township, located in the Boyertown Area School District. A unique and luxurious treasure.

Terese Brittingham , Keller Williams Realty Group

46.73 ACRES
5128 SQ FT
A Peaceful Ambiance Welcomes All at This Horse Farm In Millersville, PA

Millersville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Breathtaking views await around every corner of this beautiful horse farm which includes a 2-story main house, a barn with 11 horse stalls, an indoor riding ring, and a 30x70 workshop. The main house features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and over 4,000 Sq Ft of living space. Its main floor highlights an immaculate kitchen with a Viking 6 burner gas range, a large center granite island, built-in fridge, microwave, double oven, warming drawer, wine fridge, and an amazing view of the backyard pond and landscaping. The view can also be enjoyed from the adjacent family room which has a stone fireplace, skylights, and deck access. Shining on the other side of the kitchen is a sun room with lots of windows for plenty of natural lighting. Secluded on one side of the house are two convenient and spacious owner’s suites, each with private baths that can interconnect. The second level of this already amazing home boasts 2 additional bedrooms, a bonus room, and storage area. Situated in the lower level is an efficiency apartment for guest living. It highlights a full kitchen, bedroom, and bath. In addition is a stunning lower level family room with a stone fireplace, wet bar with built-ins, recessed lighting, and access to the back patio with stamped concrete. The home’s exterior is just as gorgeous with a spacious deck which leads to the lower patio. Located nearby the main house is a 30x70 workshop that is insulated and heated. It features a workbench area, ¾ bath with shower, washer/dryer, and wood stove. It can also be used as a garage for housing up to 8 cars. This workshop is a handyman’s dream. Horse lovers will appreciate the large barn which includes 11 stalls along with a shower stall. The tack room houses a utility sink, half bath, and plenty of storage space. On the upper level of the barn are large storage areas, as well as a hay drop to the horse stalls. In addition to the barn, there are 5 outside run ins throughout the property (2 with tack rooms), as well as 5 outdoor Nelson waterers. Come rain or shine, the indoor riding ring which stands on a 100’ x 60’ area, is the perfect arena to ride your horse in.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

46.10 ACRES
The Chesterfield Estate

Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

"The Chesterfield Estate", a one of a kind manor, offers a peaceful retreat abundant with the sights and sounds of Pennsylvania's finest work of nature. Luxury meets stellar location at this incomparable residence, artfully situated overlooking a breathtaking 7.5 acres, nestled within Montgomery County's Green Lane Park, a 2500-acre nature preserve. This five bedroom, three and a half bathroom home was built on one of the very few private parcels bordering the majestic park In Upper Hanover Township. A long and winding driveway leads to this home of distinct character and timeless appeal. This gated, fenced residence offers an abundance of lush mature landscaping overlooking it's pristine spring fed pond. Green Lane Park, an equestrian paradise, boasts dozens of miles of scenic trails, of which are immediately accessed through the property's rear gate. This unparalleled access to the park trails offers any recreational enthusiast a coveted amenity.

Terry Musser , Coldwell Banker Hearthside

7.59 ACRES
4321 SQ FT
Sweet Equestrian Property Riding Distance to Fair Hill

Landenberg, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Equestrian paradise located with in riding distance of the coveted Fair Hill Natural Resource area, close to 6000 acres laced with trails and rolling hills. Phenomenal location close to Newark, Delaware and University of Delaware, Chester County, Pa. horse country, and the culture filled area of the Brandywine Valley. This is a turn key facility with a six stall center aisle barn, a three stall shedrow barn, a riding ring with lights, and a small stone dust track. There is hot and cold water, 200 amp electric, and a large office/tackroom area. The hayloft will accommodate about 300 bales. This is a very picturesque farm with a house site overlooking the pond and riding ring, and, about 4800 feet of white three rail PVC fencing. There is a long driveway into the property affording privacy and a tranquil setting. Come view this beautiful property as there are very few turn key horse facilities for sale this close to Fair Hill!!!

Linda Blom , Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty

11.29 ACRES
Outstanding country setting on 12+ acres. Close to a community of horse lovers

Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania

This homes 12+ acres allow you to get creative. Mature trees and plenty of acreage allow you the freedom to roam and build. Build an arena, stables or just settle back and enjoy the well built home and finished barn. This estate was designed with relaxation and fun in mind. Close to Erie and Edinboro you will be tempted by the fishing, sunsets and entertainment but will find that serving drinks at your very own tiki bar and relaxing in your in-ground pool and hot tub are all you and your friends and family will want to do on a warm summer night.

Bill Coyne , Joe Herbert Realty

12.00 ACRES
3508 SQ FT
Multi - Purpose Property

Fairfield, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Multi-purpose property; Residence w/single story log home, 3 car detached garage, 24 x 40; Five stall horse barn, 36 x 36 w/ mats; hot/cold water and hay loft; access to 4 fenced pastures; 1 fenced paddock and 2 outdoor riding arenas; active business - licensed PA kennel for 25+ dogs, 2 kennel facilities, 18 x 18 & 14 x 40, insulated and heated, hot & cold water, Kennels are heated w/propane and CAC, septic for kennels - holding tank, CLA for financial information - owner retiring upon sale to new owner. Home Kennel & stables separate electric meters, Home HVAC - heat pump, Septic for home is sand mound, Kennel equipped with handicap bathroom facility.

Dave Sites , Berkshire Hathaway HomeSale Services

16.88 ACRES
1560 SQ FT
Marvelous Views Await at This Distinguished Property of Over 40 Acres

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

As you pull in the driveway of this gorgeous 6,900 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

40.00 ACRES
7428 SQ FT

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