Kevin Bowes

Kevin Bowes

Mechanical Engineering Manager, Reading Bakery Systems

Lives in Robesonia

What do you wish others knew about living in Greater Reading that you’ve discovered?
Living in the Greater Reading area offers a great mix between city and rural life. A 10-minute drive separates seeing a popular band in the city and reaching the summit of a hike with an incredible view of the wilderness. It’s also a great spot to raise a family, and there are plenty of activities
to keep all ages entertained.

Anything you wished you knew sooner about the area?
I wish I would have recognized how much fun West Reading can be. There’s so many fun restaurants, bars and shops all within five blocks. Most are small businesses that are always making improvements.

Give us one hidden gem that Greater Reading has to offer that everyone should visit/experience?
The Santander Performing Arts Center is awesome. It’s small enough that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, but big enough that it draws some awesome talent. I’ve enjoyed a few fun concerts and stand-up comedy shows there. You don’t need to go to Philadelphia for a good show.

Tell us your favorite thing about living and/or working in Greater Reading.
My favorite thing about living and working in Greater Reading is its proximity to major destinations. When you’re looking for something fun to do outside of Reading, it’s less than an hour to Lancaster, Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg, and less than a few hours to NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and the beach. Anyone who lives further inland doesn’t have the same opportunities to visit or network in those cities very often.

What is your favorite, local restaurant?
Go Fish! in Sinking Spring. Can’t beat their sushi.