About Pennsylvania

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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:
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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
 
$599,900
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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3863 SQ FT
 
$595,000
Horse Owners Dream! 48 ac. Retreat, Stunning Log Cabin home, build your ARENA!

Elverson, Berks County, Pennsylvania


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!

leslie connors , coldwell banker preferred, blue bell pa

48.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$599,900
Historic Horse Home Property On 22 Acres

Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania


SEE WALK-THROUGH VIDEO TOUR! Take a step back in time while maintaining today's modern conveniences in this historic late 1700's, 3750 square foot, 22 acre country property. Enter through the front door into the original circa 1770 log dwelling and find a large inviting foyer/office with two beautiful stone fireplaces with original wood mantles and beam. From the foyer, enter the great room addition with full gourmet kitchen featuring tile flooring, solid cherry cabinetry, granite counters with tile backsplash, double sink, large island with water and electric service, and a breakfast nook overlooking the patio and oversized rear deck. The great room features a beamed cathedral ceiling, skylights, gas fireplace, and large southern exposure windows overlooking the rear deck and property. Two patio doors provide access to the side and rear brick patios. The formal dining room adjoins the foyer and features beautiful, original pine floors and a large walnut built in cabinet. Also adjoining the foyer is the lower level full bath and laundry and storage area.French doors lead into the formal living room from the great room and features a large gas fireplace, 1791 pine floors, period window, and original exterior (now interior) log wall.The upper level bedrooms are accessed either from the foyer or formal living room by a beautiful spiral wooden staircase. The large fully carpeted master bedroom features dual closets and original windows while the two other bedrooms also have wall to wall carpet, large closets and an additional fireplace. The 4th bedroom is accessed by another spiral wooden staircase from the formal living room. It features wall to wall carpeting, barn wood paneling, and log and stone walls. It would also make an ideal family room, office or den.The brick patio leads to the two-tiered deck which provides ample room for gatherings and features a pergola with swing, adjoins the original smokehouse, and exits to the expansive backyard.The rear of the property features a modern 5 stall horse barn with tack room, hay storage, wash stall, washer/dryer hookup, and half bath. There are 3 large fenced paddock/riding areas and a 9 acre pasture. Approximately 10 acres are rented for farming. Another large barn/storage area is nearby.The attached 2-car garage provides additional storage space above and adjoins the basement workshop area. Storage is no problem in the nearly 800 square feet of fully floored attic space.If you are looking for a truly unique, original, historic, and private property with acreage, existing equine capacity, and modern amenities, you've just found it! An additional 42.2 adjacent acres may also be available if interested.

Dave Friedrich , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

22.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3750 SQ FT
 
$1,050,000
Open House Sunday JUL 21, 1:00p - 4:00p

Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania


Custom built home sits on very private 72 acres featuring gentle topography and small sections of woods - mostly perimeter. Great farm for horses, sheep, cattle and crops. Includes pole barn, loafing shed and dairy barn restructured for horses or other livestock. Fenced pastures with automatic waterers installed. Tenant trailer generates $850 monthly income. Subdivision potential. Close to Shippensburg and Carlisle PA.

Sue Kelley , Kelley Real Estate Professionals

72.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3209 SQ FT
 
$879,900
Horse property for sale with large arena and gorgeous views.

Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


This picturesque hilltop farm is a horse lover's dream! The home boasts a spectacular view with heavenly sunsets over horse dotted pastures. Located on 25 acres (21 cleared and 4 wooded) with trails around the perimeter, this lovely 3 bedroom home is within a 15 minute drive of Hershey Park, Giant Stadium, Penn National Race Course, Hollywood Casinos, Hershey Medical Center and more. Entertain your guests in the huge game room complete with custom wet bar and sauna (pool table and big-screen TV negotiable with sale). Master suite complete with walk-in closet and jetted tub. Adjacent to the home is an attached office/conference area perfect as a possible 4th bedroom room/suite or future in-law’s/caretaker's quarters. The equine facilities include 10 large paddocks each with a run-in sheds, many with automatic waterers. 2 barns with a total of 32 nice sized stalls (12x12, 9x12), between 2 separate barns. Main barn has 2 extra large foaling stalls, adjustable stall walls, automatic waters, fly spray system, 2 wash stalls with hot and cold running water and many bonus rooms. Garage doors separate Isolation/medical treatment barn, with sealed walls/floors/IV hangers/fans. Heated equipment room/shop. Brand new sand footing with excellent drainage system in large (160x80'), lighted outdoor ring. Second small lighted indoor/outdoor arena. Priefert 6 horse Hotwalker/Exerciser with shredded rubber footing under attractive permanent shade. Many bonus rooms and interesting specialized features, as this facility was once a equine medical/surgical hospital. Perfect prospective property for an equine veterinarian, off season racehorse owner/trainer or as a riding/lesson/boarding facility. Property is currently generating passive income ($50,000 annually) for its owner as a successful Air BnB and an equine boarding facility, complete with live-in hostess, stable manager and groundskeeper. Current Tractor, ATV with attachments, pool table, big screen TV and some furniture is negotiable with sale for right offer.

Hazel Vockroth , EXECUHOME REALTY

25.34 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3974 SQ FT
 
$3,700,000
Bucks County - 118 Acres of trails and open spaces

Jamison, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Set at the top of a rise with views of Buckingham Mountain, this 118-acre estate property is the ideal farm-to-table or equestrian retreat. The stone manor house, circa 1794, is in the midst of a complete overhaul centered around preservation of the two working fireplaces, exposed beams and beautiful porch and flagstone patio with views of the antique outbuildings and open acreage. A separate stone barn was converted into a charming guest cottage with its own fireplace and kitchen area, as well as a 3-car garage. Adjacent to the cottage is a fenced area with two stalls and as well as a barn/manager's office with additional stalls inside. Trails have been cut throughout the wooded portion of the estate and take you to the edge of the nearby Neshaminy Creek. The open space on the 20-acre included tax parcel provides great opportunity to create a state-of-the-art equestrian complex without compromising your options for expanding the main house and cottage. An easy ride from NY, NJ and the Main Line, this secluded "Hidden Valley" is ideal.

Chris Beadling , Quinn & Wilson, Inc REALTORS

118.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2450 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Potential for you to reside, run a business and entertain your love for horses!!

Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania


Welcome to 1244 Ridge Road! If you are looking for a "unique" home, this one is for you! If you are looking for a place to live AND run a potential business, this one is for you. Are you a horse enthusiast, this one is for you!! Do you collect cars and want to live and store your cars, in the same place, this one is for you!! This truly unique contemporary home, has SO much to offer! This property was originally part of the Saxion Family Farm. It used to house the riding area and barn. Years later, the current owners, saw this as the perfect place to extend their family business. Originally, the area was used to store their "inventory", after the building had served its purpose, the family decided to make this, their living area. Let's start with the living area...this space was designed and built, as a one-of-a-kind home. Built in 2007, by a local contractor, this space has so much to offer. You can enter the main home through the family room (which is a ground level door) or the kitchen (which is the upper level). The KIT/DR area, is a very large space. The cabinets are a warm neutral color, with space above the cabinets to decorate, and a lighter color, Corian countertop. The center island offers lots of xtra counter space, as well. This space offers hardwood floors. This area, opens directly to the LR. This space offers skylights, vaulted ceiling and an office "nook". Down the hall, the first stop is the smallest of four bedrooms. All the bedrooms, offer solid wood, six-panel doors and beautiful, wood trim. This room also offers vaulted ceilings and w/w carpet. BED2 is every child (and adults) dream. The main room area has extra-high, vaulted ceilings, an adorable window seat, closet ...AND, a "bonus" room w/wood, walls and floors and vaulted ceilings w/wood beams. This is an adorable place for a "hang out" room, playroom, or a massive walk-in-closet. BED3 is a mirror image of bedroom #2, w/o extra room. On the opposite side of the hall, is the owner's suite. BED area has cathedral ceilings and skylights. A spa-like bathroom offers a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower stall and vanity. WIC is at the end of this area. A storage room is also offered, that abuts the owner's bedroom and could possibly be opened, and used, as a huge walk-in closet! A laundry room is offered at end of this hall. Back in the LR, steps lead to FR, w/wood burner, as its focal point. You can access other areas of the home from here -first option is to outside of home. Door 2, separates FR from GR. This space offers tons of windows. A 3/4 bath is offered, as well. The last option, from the FR, is into the GIGANTIC former riding stable area. This space was completely finished with a concrete floor. It was used as a garage/storage area, by the current owners. A high garage door, was installed, for large vehicle access. The last area of this home, was finished, but never occupied. This space offers a huge common area - currently set up as a KIT w/separate"work stations/desks", sections where tables can be set and/or a living area. This area also features french doors offering a private entrance. A large laundry room, office space, two powder rooms, and a "mechanics" room, round out this space. This property is serviced by two propane,, forced air furnaces + game room offers electric baseboard heaters; central air; tankless hot water heater + electric hot water tank for game room bath, only. The home portion was built in 2007 and the roof, over this section, was installed at the same time. The vinyl siding and rest of the roof, was installed in 2012.

Dara Bush , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,999,999
0 Confidential, Mount Joy, PA 17552

Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania


This outstanding 50 acre property combines the perfect mix of luxury living with country flair. While it overlooks peaceful pasture views and a scenic vista, it offers first class amenities such as an entertainer's backyard paradise with in-ground pool, hot tub, and patio area. While the interior boasts a home theater with row seating, an in-home fitness center, and a screened-in porch with wood burning fireplace. This grand estate hosts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and over 6600 square feet. The interior is magnificent with hardwood flooring, high ceilings, open archways, and crown molding. The front door opens into the 2-story foyer that is grand and welcoming that leads to a hallway with a wet bar. Just off the foyer is a cozy living room with hardwood floors and a gas fireplace. An in home office provides an excellent study area with built-in shelves and access to the screened-in porch. A centralized area is the family room and kitchen area that everyone will congregate to. The family room is spacious with lots of natural light and allows for easy access to other rooms such as the screened-in porch, the patio and pool area, and the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen is full equipped with stainless steel appliances, a center island and granite counter tops. The screened-in porch features coffered ceilings, exposed brick, and a brick wood-burning fireplace, all while overlooking the peaceful farmland views. An eye catching staircase leads up to the upper level landing featuring hardwood floors and crown molding as it looks down into the grand foyer area. There is no lack of organization with multiple closets including a walk-in closet at the top of the stairs. The upper level contains 3 bedroom and 3 full baths including the gracious and oversized owner's suite. An oversized archway with doors open into the suite just like entering a penthouse suite on a vacation. You will notice a sitting area, a double sided fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking the pool and scenic vista. The owner's private bath boasts double vanities, a makeup counter, and a walk-in shower with double access and multiple shower heads; plus the walk-in closet is amazing with his and hers walk-in closets with built-in storage and a full body display mirror. Another added bonus is that the closet connects to the laundry room for convenient washing and drying. The other bedroom~s area is spacious and a bonus room is spacious which could double as a hobby room or even a large playroom. The lower level is an entertainment paradise. The basement door opens into a state-of-the-art home theater with row seating and unique lighting on the chairs. A long built-in counter is just waiting for a popcorn machine to enhance the movie experience or a great place to set up for your next super bowl party. Next is a set of doors into the oversized in-home gym with space for free weights, racks, and cardio equipment plus mirrored walls and convenient access to the garage via a staircase. The lower level is also equipped with multiple closets and storage areas that make organizing a breeze. The exterior of this entire property is an oasis and has endless opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast. A covered front porch overlooks the front of the property and would be an ideal place to drink coffee while watching the sunrise or sunset. The doors from the family room lead to the covered back porch with a Wolf grilling station overlooking the pool area. The patio and pool area is simply incredible with hot tub, in-ground pool with waterfalls, and fire lamps on top. Also there is a pergola with an oversized table for hosting family bbq's or pool parties. For the outdoor and animal enthusiast, the property has many possible uses. With fenced-in pastures horses, cows, and livestock can be herded from pasture to pasture while fresh water is available by 2 stream crossings where livestock can drink. The stream is also an excellent place to fly fish at your leisure.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

50.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
6610 SQ FT
 
$928,000
603 Fowlersville Road

Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania


Located in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania across 8 acres of historic peaceful paradise stands this one-of-a-kind historic property. A circa 1869 2-story farmhouse has been extensively improved and remodeled but still holds its true character and charisma that make it simply a work of art. It combines the perfect mix of old world charm with modern features and amenities between the original house and the addition. Everything in the 1869 portion of the house is original: original doors, original flooring, and original door hinges and locks. The original 1869 pine floors have been refinished, plus new utilities including an Ozone water purification system, a Generac generator, an ADT Security System with fire and thief, and a monitored video camera surveillance system. A welcoming foyer unveils the living room with hardwood floors and high ceilings. A gracious sitting room overlooks the impeccable views while connecting to the formal dining room. The classic country kitchen is a highlight with an imported AGA cooker, trash compactor and dishwasher. A center island is surrounded by imported Smallbone cabinetry from England. The kitchen is easy to cook and maneuver in with trash compactor, dishwasher and refrigerator. Adjacent the kitchen is an antique but stylish family room with wood ceiling and exposed beams, a fireplace, and tile flooring imported from England. Through the art gallery or display hall takes you to the incredible and oversized owner's suite. This private owner's suite boasts a sitting area with fireplace, high ceilings with a skylight to look up at the stars at night, and a private covered patio. This private patio is ideal for reading a book or enjoying a beautiful summer evening. The owner's suite also highlights 5 inch wide and 3/4 inch thick hickory plank hardwood flooring. The owner's private bath is spacious contains a stall shower, jetted tub, duel vanities and a walk-in closet. The remodeled 1st floor laundry room is convenient which includes a full bath with a stall shower. Excellent for washing up after a day in the pool or washing pets as they enter the property. A classic staircase leads to the upper level featuring 3 bedrooms with crown molding, 1 fully remodeled full bath with original restored claw foot tub, walk-in shower, and custom cherry wood vanity. An added bonus on the 2nd floor is a walk-in display closet with lots of storage. The 2nd floor den at the top of the 1800's curved staircase leading from the original kitchen could be converted into a home office or playroom. One of the bedrooms is a 2nd owner's suite with hardwood floors, crown molding, and a large walk-in closet with built-in shelves. The oversized walk-in closet also connects to the den. The exterior of the property is just as classic as the interior with patio and in-ground gunite concrete pool. The patio and pool provide an area to relax or entertain guests. The house is surrounded by pristine landscaping and perfect manicured lawns. The detached Carriage House has been recently renovated and restored with kitchenette, full bath, and 2 large rooms. It could be used as, a workshop/business, a tenant house, guest quarters, rental property, or even a caretaker's house. Or could be used as an in-law quarters or for extended family that needs privacy from the main house. Inside this dwelling features deluxe Pergo flooring, a kitchenette which could be turned into a full kitchen. Plus it has new electric, A/C, heat, an ADT security system with fire and thief, and a monitored video camera surveillance system. The front entrance has a covered front door and a ramp to the door.Across the road next to the spring house and pond is a new detached 4-car garage (46 x 30) that could be converted into numerous uses. Currently it could be used to house cars, trucks, motorcycles, 4-wheelers, etc. But the garage could be converted and used as a horse stable with stalls, hobby room.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

8.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4560 SQ FT
 
$219,900
10 Acre Hobby Farm

Carlton, Mercer County, Pennsylvania


This hobby farm with 10 acres is only missing your horses or livestock. Two large horse barns with indoor arena, tac room, 3 paddocks with room for more to be added. Fenced pastures and numerous trails to ride. Updated three-bedroom, 1.5 bath home with area to expand if needing more living area. Large side porch for relaxing with picturesque view. canvas barn 40 X 50, 24 x 40 horse barn with tac room, 24 x 24 detached garage.

David Schepner , Howard Hanna Bainbridge Kaufman Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1380 SQ FT

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