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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
 
$1,500,000
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
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,650,000
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
7 BEDROOMS
12 BATHROOMS
13160 SQ FT
 
$2,500,000
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
6 BEDROOMS
6.5 BATHROOMS
6382 SQ FT
 
$1,249,500
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
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4765 SQ FT
 
$525,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2600 SQ FT
 
$424,700
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
5 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3359 SQ FT
 
$875,000
Horse Property for sale.
Presenting an unbelievable opportunity to own over 10 acres of “rural serenity”

Pipersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Presenting an unbelievable opportunity to own a Custom Built Home with over 10 acres of “rural serenity” in Pipersville that includes everything you need for you and your horses. For the first time ever, 22 Ervin Road is being offered for sale. As soon as you arrive at the property, you are met by picturesque views of the wooded landscape including a pasture, three paddocks, and a 50 foot round pen. The first building you will see is the stable. This 30 x 36 barn features four 10 x 12 clay stalls with rubber mats, a tack room, hay storage, and concrete aisles. There is also cable, a phone line, hot water, and two large sliding doors at either end of the barn, with plenty of lighting. Updates to the barn include a newer steel roof, instant hot water heater, and new windows in the stalls. The driveway then takes you to the home itself. This custom contemporary home offers style with minimal maintenance, so you can spend time enjoying the property. The local-quarried flagstone patio leads to a lofted foyer, with a direct view out of the double French doors in the living room to your pool in the rear yard. Hand-scraped oak floors, a marble fireplace, and skylights make for a warm, inviting retreat. Open to the living room is a cook’s kitchen with an island that will surely be the hub of the home. Solid birch cabinets and quartz countertops offer a timeless design with stainless steel appliances and a box bay window over the sink. The elegant dining room features a sliding glass door to the rear composite deck, along with an auto-retracting Sunesta awning. Completing the main level is the main bedroom, with bamboo floors, a vaulted, Red Cedar ceiling, marble fireplace, and sliding doors to the rear deck with access to a 120 jet Thermospa hot tub. The main suite also features “his-and-hers” bathrooms. Bathroom one is equipped with a steam shower, birch cabinets and quartz countertops. The other bathroom includes a soaking tub and shower with Tere-Stone surround, Velux skylight, heated light fixture, and a long walk-in closet, built by Closets by Design. The main bedroom also has an additional reach-in closet, and separate mini-split system. Upstairs, there is a loft currently serving as a home-office, and a full bathroom. The first upstairs bedroom is spacious and airy, with a large picture window with gorgeous views of the land. The other bedroom is equally sizeable, with a bonus room, and walk-in cedar closet. The amenities continue down to the walk-out basement. There’s no need to leave the house, with this feature-laden living space. There is an additional bedroom and full, recently renovated bathroom. There is also a large living room, as well as a gym area, with red oak floors, recessed lighting, and work-out mirrors. This area could easily be converted into an Au Pair Suite, or an In-Law Suite. Head out back, and you’ll see the rear yard was built for entertaining. In addition to the deck, there is a stamped concrete patio, with a custom, solar heated 18 x 42 ft fiberglass pool. To make entertaining even more effortless, there is a cabana, complete with a full kitchen, sitting area, and changing room, with its own electrical panel. The property also benefits from Act 72 tax relief, so you can receive the benefit of this farm credit. Upon request, listing agent to furnish full cosmetic, structural, and mechanical upgrade register. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to own this idyllic horse farm. Additional Documents on file Extensive description of home Barn Layout Maintenance Records and more

Christine Worstall , BHHS Fox & Roach Blue Bell

10.36 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3345 SQ FT
 
$2,999,900
Horse Property for sale.
Rolling Ridge Farm

Karns City, Butler County, Pennsylvania


Behind gated entrance find this 506 acres Rolling Ridge Farm in Butler County. 3 extraordinary homes were built by successful highway contractor to withstand any type of disaster. He built these homes on his showcase farm & completed & occupied the 5,385sqft home. 2 other shells of homes not completed are as follows: shell closest to the home could be finished as a residence or amazing garage due to reinforced concrete floor above basement. Another shell is just as well built and would make a great caretaker home. Additionally find an amazing 1800 square feet original farmhouse and 5600 square feet barn. Find two ponds (one is 4 acre stocked), greenhouse, internal road system, fencing for pastures, stable with water access for feeding livestock. 3 homes on main parcel have 5000 gal/double wall fuel tanks that can heat home for years & powers commercial grade continuous duty generator built-in to basement of each home. Amazing stable w/apartment, brick ranch caretaker home & 3 pole buildings.

Georgie Smigel , Coldwell Banker Realty

506.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$875,000
Horse Property for sale.
Private home, garage and barn on 127 acres

Smicksburg, Indiana County, Pennsylvania


Large upscale home with all the amenities on a private drive setting on 127 acres. Free gas for life, emergency generator, total privacy, cathedral ceilings, finest hardwoods, stone fireplaces. High end appliances, Corian countertops, radiant heat in the ceramic floors. Beautiful built-ins of solid wood, attractive bar, fullview sliders and much more. Must see to appreciate..

Barbara Miskolcze , Coldwell Banker

127.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$1,790,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Farm with Spectacular Views

York, York County, Pennsylvania


People are always looking for that "million dollar" property with a view, well...you are now home! As you pull off Mt. Pisgah Rd, the mature Black Locust tree lined driveway leads you to a perfectly laid out, turn key horse breeding operation, veterinarian clinic and/or an incredible "gentleman's" farm. This property is designed to raise grand equine athletes. The farm began in 1990, and over a 25-year period, some of the greatest Standardbreds in history were raised; at one point, 7 Hambletonian Oaks & 9 Breeders Crown winners stood on this hallowed ground. The soil is perfect for raising livestock because it drains incredibly well, providing an improved footing, yet it is rich in nutrients necessary to grow and develop young bones. The 1st structure is a manufactured home; a 3 bedroom with an office. The 2nd structure is the 24' x 60' barn which was the first barn built on the farm. The 3rd building was constructed in 1992 and designed as a bank barn, naturally ventilated with 14 oversized 12 x 14 stalls. This Hemlock structure includes a 24 x 30 area that can be accessed by a laboratory and/or a 16' entrance. This area is now fitted as a breeding shed and still has a receiver for a stallion mount; making it perfect for a veterinarian clinic and/or equine rehabilitation center. The hay loft is situated over the center aisle on both ends capable of holding 35+ tons of hay and/or straw; also featuring skylight panels for natural light. The barn is also fitted with a wash stall and an office designed to keep the laboratory segregated from excessive foot traffic of the staff; the barn office is the access point to an office area above. The upstairs office area was constructed to incorporate 3 offices, a reception area and waiting room, a full bathroom and 2 ancillary rooms that open into a large 16" x 48" room; behind that are two 12 x 14 rooms and a large conference room that is 12 x 24 overlooking the valley. The office is fitted with solid cherry flooring and wainscoting in the primary office and conference room. The barn as a whole is designed as a multi-function building whereas if the new owner is not interested in a livestock and/or veterinarian facility, it could easily be repurposed as a wedding venue as the farm sits at the second highest point in York County south of Rt 30. The primary home is about 3,100 sq ft of living space with 5 full baths and additional finished basement for a combined 4,400 sq ft. The concrete oversized wraparound porch opens itself to beautiful western sunsets and when entering the front door off the porch, the home opens to an impressive foyer. On the 1st floor there are 14 oversized low to the floor windows taking advantage of the natural wind corridor. The wood floors were harvested from oak trees taken off the land and milled in 1994. The solid cherry kitchen continues the colonial theme with all updated stainless appliances, and includes a breakfast nook; the family room has a wood burning fireplace that is fitted for propane gas. The 1st floor also has a formal dining room and a guest bedroom. The 2nd floor offers an owner's suite with a vaulted ceiling, a bumped out sitting area, and a full bathroom and walk in closet. There are also 2 bedrooms separated by a Jack and Jill configuration as well as another bedroom facing the front of the home with its separate full bathroom. The basement offers a workout room and is serviced by a steel covered outside access door from this room; this area also offers a 2nd family room/man cave with a wood burning fireplace that is fitted for propane gas. There is also and additional bedroom adjacent to a full bath. There is also a larger room with a tile floor that is currently a small band studio and/or practice area that offers an overabundance of electrical receptacles to handle added electrical equipment. All in all, even though this home is only 20 years old, the historical features built into it makes it extremely unique and one of a kind.

Anne Lusk , Lusk & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

60.50 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4400 SQ FT

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