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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.
Beautiful Bi Level Home On 11 Acres , Detached Garage , 4 Stall Horse Barn

Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

Large all Brick Bi- Level Home , 11 Acres 3 Car detached Garage ,2 Car Pole Building ,4 Stall Horse Barn. Property adjoins Yough River Bike Trail This Property has the Best of Everything

Joseph DeClemente , Coldwell Banker Laurel Ridge Realty

11.00 ACRES
2656 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Stunning 78 acres in middle of Unionville, Chester County horse country!

West Grove, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Absolutely stunning piece of property with magnificent views for miles over the breathtaking countryside of Chester County! Set along a country road, this 78+/- acre property contains two parcels (20 and 58 acs) which are ONLY BEING SOLD IN ITS ENTIRETY. The property, with lush fields, is under a Brandywine Conservation easement (allowing a primary residence for each parcel along with a secondary residence on the larger parcel). The options for this property are numerous. Its layout is uncomplicated and a clean palate. One can enjoy if they just want to be close to nature while another may enjoy the Cheshire Hunt and numerous other equestrian disciplines in the Unionville area. Located in West Marlborough Township, it is known for its rich heritage and preservation of having over 75% of the township under permanent preservation. The surrounding area has a similar commitment to preservation with over 27,000 contiguous, protected acres. It is rare for a property of this size to be available given its natural beauty, location and numerous options. Enjoy the bounties of this spectacular property with low taxes while still being close to shopping, arteries and the award winning Unionville Chadds Ford Schools.

Amy McKenna , BHHS Fox & Roach - Unionville

78.00 ACRES
Horse Property for sale.
Equestrian Heaven

Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES! Formerly home of Rhody Ranch, Equestrian Center for training, stud service, boarding and lessons, helping children and adults develop equine devotion through knowledge, caring and commitment. This property offers improvements to enhance the comfort of your horses, including heated water to the fields. All 17 stalls (minimum size 10x12) are finished with hardwoods (Oak) grown on-site. 11 fenced pastures, 5 fenced paddocks; 11 run-in sheds.

Janice Kimball , Century 21 A Better Way

97.59 ACRES
2694 SQ FT


Horse Property for sale.
Miles of Horse trails, your own barn, your own pool

Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Over 7 acres. Hack to Radnor and Ridley Creek State Park. Miles of Horse trails, your own barn, your own pool. Your own private get away from it all. Enjoy the house and the views all around. Own your own piece of paradise. Grand 2 story foyer, Formal dining room, Gourmet Kitchen features Solid wood cabinets crown molding, desk, pantry, Custom Horse Bit pulls. 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks and double ovens. Stainless appliances, oversized island with granite counters, tile back splash. Back Hallway leads to 1st floor laundry and a full bathroom with marble sink. Exit to the in ground pool and Spa. Pool surrounded by a flagstone Patio and stone walls. Kitchen is Open to the Family room with vaulted ceilings. 2 story wood burning fireplace with hammered cooper surround. From here, step down to the Den with another wood burning fireplace which opens onto a wonderful Sunroom with French Doors. Perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. Step down again to the pool room/game room/ bar room. First floor office with exterior entrance, mud room and access to oversized 2 car garage with storage above. Grand Master bedroom with 2nd office overlooking the fields. End you day here enjoying the sunsets. Master closet features a California closet system with cherry cabinets. Master bathroom with two unique wood vanities. Double shower with 2 shower heads and pebble stone floor. Soaking tub. Down the all you find a Private suite with private bath and 2 closets. 3 additional generous guest bedrooms. Tiled Hall Bath. Second floor Laundry. Mennonite built 6 stall Barn. Heated Tack room. Laundry. 2nd Powder room. Feed bin stall. Auto fly spray and 2 "Big Ass" fans. All stalls have exterior access. Run-in shed, round pens and space for chickens. Large generator. Come bring you rhorses and Hack to Ridley Creek State Park or over to the Radnor Trails.

Linda Burgwin , Long and Foster

7.65 ACRES
4326 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Gorgeous smaller scale horse property with income potential! Country living!

New Wilmington, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Four pastured acres and a great barn with hay storage. This area will easily accommodate several horses and/or cattle. Located in the "heart of amish country" in lovely New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Home is close to hospitals, school, shopping and the famous Grove City Outlet Mall. It is conveniently located in the country yet near all amenities! This property has a very large 3 1/2 car detached garage with a 2 bedroom super updated apartment above. It has been previously rented for $700/month plus utilities. If you do not wish to rent, this is a great mother in law suite or starter home for one of your family members!

Bobbilyn Latimer , Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Office 724-776-2900 - Cell 724-992-0113

5.72 ACRES


Horse Property for sale.
"Welcome to Longacre Plantation"

Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

A long tree lined private gated lane leads you to this wonderfully warm and inviting, stately 5 bedroom 3.1 bath, stone farm house, Circa 1790 , known as the"Longacre Plantation" this home is approximately 5,500 sq ft and has been lovingly restored to perfection, nestled on 26.14 acres and surrounded by nearly 50 acres of open green space. There is a huge 4,000 +/- STONE GARAGE AND WORKSHOP. a separate cottage with a kitchen & bath currently used as an office, Perfect for a contractor or car enthusiast. BRING YOUR HORSES, THE 120 FT X 40 FT BOARD AND BATTEN HORSE BARN WITH BROOD MARE STALLS , FENCED PASTURE, A 2 +- ACRES SPRING FED LAKE WITH NATIVE FISH IS SURROUNDED BY NEARLY 50 ACRES OF GREEN SPACE MAKES THIS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE. This wonderfully warm and inviting residence features a Pennsylvania purple field stone & stucco exterior with its stately mansard roof. As you enter the foyer you are impressed with a tile and 5/4" random width ash wood floor, under floor radiant heat, the Black Walnut staircase with turned spindles , raised panel wainscoted hallway and the original Yellow pine stairway leading to the 2nd floor. The living room is accented with an exposed pointed stone fireplace with tile hearth and mantel, deep windowsills. under floor radiant heat , 5/4" random ash flooring and openings into the front hallway and the dining room through 72" siding pocket doors. The generous sized formal dining room with it's warm feeling, offers a built-in cupboard ,deep windowsills, the 5/4" random width ash flooring and adjoins the Kitchen, perfect for holiday guests and family gatherings. The Family room is beautifully accented with an exposed stone wall , original beam ceiling , 3 windows with deep sills, the random 5/4" ash flooring , this room is wired for speaker has the 72" pocket doors as well, This spacious but cozy family room opens to the kitchen, offering a wonderful flow for entertaining. The bright sunny gourmet kitchen has a natural gas range and oven , dishwasher, double sink, built in microwave oven, high hats and breakfast area with glass doors and fabulous views of the countryside. Off the kitchen you will find the mud room/ breezeway with entry to the patio, the laundry room , storage room and powder room. The 2nd Floor includes the elegant master en suite with walk in closets , deep window sills, cross ventilation, radiant heat, a dramatic pointed stone wall and incredible views of the pond, fields and woods. The luxurious master bath has a built in , shelving, a 48" x 48" walk in shower with subway panel accents, frame-less glass door. a rain head, hand shower and soaking tub with jets, a linen closet and tile floor with radiant heat. The second bedroom has original random pine floors , original stone fireplace ( capped - roughed in for gas) and a large closet & sink. As you ascend the 3rd floor you will find three bright , sunny large bedrooms all offering walk in closets, wall to wall carpeting, deep windowsills and ceiling fans . There is a full bath with tub/ shower. tile floor with radiant heat, utility area with a stacked washer and dryer. There is also a hall closet and a seating area, a quiet place to read your favorite book. The stone walls have been insulated and dry walled for energy efficiency, there is all newer wiring throughout. Natural gas heat. This home offers a multitude of special state of the art features and upgrades. This property is under act 319. Hope you will enjoy our video tour

Jane Douglass , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach - Blue Bell, PA

26.14 ACRES
5178 SQ FT

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