Cost of Living
It pays to live in Greater Reading. Choosing an area with a cost of living that fits your budget is more important now than ever, outweighing many other factors in the choice of where to live. Do you ever wonder how far your dollar goes in your area compared to everywhere else? In Greater Reading, we know the answer.
Greater Reading is the most affordable place to live, work, learn and play compared to our neighbors, based on real data from the 2021 Cost of Living Index (COLI) conducted by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The area is 2% lower than the U.S. average. Living in Greater Reading is the smart choice when it comes to making your money count. Median
The Greater Reading community boasts beautifully diverse neighborhoods across the county. From old-fashioned charm and rich history to hip, up-and-coming areas with walkable layouts, there’s something for everyone here. Finding your perfect fit for housing is easy, with everything from condos, loft apartments, and townhomes to historic houses and new homes.
Wonder which of Greater Reading’s neighbors best matches with your lifestyle and personality? Take our neighborhood quiz to help you determine the best options for you
The Boyertown experience is where the past meets the present. If you’ve ever wanted to take a historic railroad into the secret valley (yep, that exists), Boyertown is the place for you. But maybe you also want to explore quaint shops framed in Victorian architecture, or see a movie at a theater that boasts a 100-plus-year history.
Hamburg is a cozy town located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It provides residents with both unmatched scenery and a walkable town center whenever you need to get out of the house. It also features a community garden and local attractions galore. The annual Hamburger Festival draws thousands, all dedicated to the culinary delight of the hamburger.
- Antietam School District
- Boyertown Area School District
- Brandywine Heights Area School District
- Conrad Weiser Area School District
- Daniel Boone Area School District
- Exeter Township School District
- Fleetwood Area School District
- Governor Mifflin School District
- Hamburg Area School District
- Kutztown Area School District
- Muhlenberg School District
- Oley Valley School District
- Reading School District
- Schuylkill Valley School District
- Tulpehocken Area School District
- Twin Valley School District
- Wilson School District
- Wyomissing Area School District
Meet the Locals
We know you can find your people here. Greater Reading is made up of many wonderful communities full of kind and interesting people. We interviewed some locals from different areas, occupations and backgrounds to give you a sense of who calls Greater Reading home. Meet the locals to learn what they love about living in Greater Reading.
Ready to relocate? Check out our resources here
“There is a feeling of pride being a part of the Centre Park community. We love the architecture of the historic district and the sense of community. We also just love the people that live around us.” – The VanWyngardens