Leah Fassnacht

Leah Fassnacht

Lives in Wernersville

Have you always lived here? Did you grow up here, move away, and come back? Did you grow up somewhere else and move here?

I moved to Greater Reading in 2005 for an internship. I was planning on moving back home to Ohio once the 12 weeks were up, but the company hired me. I met my husband, and I have been here ever since.

Why do you think Greater Reading is a great place to live and work? 

There are numerous opportunities both personally and professionally in Greater Reading. The region is so diverse when it comes to professional opportunities—from healthcare to manufacturing to agribusiness—Greater Reading has it all.

When you live here, you are never bored. The area offers access to outdoor recreation, walkable communities and great shopping and restaurants. Whether you prefer a suburban neighborhood, city living or the country, Greater Reading is the place to be.

What do you want outsiders to know about the Greater Reading Community?

One of the biggest things that attracted me to Greater Reading was its centralized location and access to bigger cities. I could hop on a bus and be in New York City in a few hours, or I could easily drive to Baltimore or Washington, D.C. and spend a day there.

What are your favorite local activities to do with your family or friends?

Most of our family activities revolve around our 6-year-old daughter. We love to take her to the Reading Public Museum. With frequent new exhibits, it’s the perfect place to escape the summer heat or winter cold.

With friends, we love to explore the many great wineries the region offers. From Folino Estate to Clover Hill Winery, the wines are great, and the atmosphere is just as good.

Name your favorite:

  1. Restaurant: Takkii Ramen
  2. Local shop: Muddy Creek Soap Company
  3. Event or festival: Chile Pepper Festival
  4. Hidden gem: Five & Divine