Greater Reading offers one of the highest qualities of life at a very affordable cost. It also offers a diverse set of neighborhoods across the county, making it easy to find what your perfect fit: condos, town homes, historic houses, loft apartments, or new homes.
The Boyertown experience is where past meets present. If you’ve ever wanted to take a historic railroad into the secret valley (yep, that exists), Boyertown is a place for you. But maybe you also want to explore quaint shops framed in Victorian architecture, or see a movie at a theatre that boasts a 100-plus-year history. Or you could spend your day picking apples or choosing pumpkins at local orchard Frecon Farms.
Boyertown’s hot spots:
Peppermint Stick Candy Store (nostalgic candy!)
Studio B Fine Art Gallery
The Other Farm Brewing Company (have you tried a nano-brewery yet?)
Historic State Theater
The Colebrookdale Railroad (a magical journey)
Diversity is the name of the game. Own. Rent. Yard. Parks. Walk or drive. Take your pick of a brewpub or casual brunch location. West Reading’s close proximity to world-class Reading Hospital and the year-round farmer’s market—not to mention yoga, wellness, and more—mean you can get a high-end experience at a fraction of some of our regional neighbors.
West Reading’s hot spots:
MADE Jewelry Boutique and Studio
The Farmhouse Kitchen (organic café + juice bar)
Reading Public Museum
It’s a Gift! (unique gifts + artist submissions)
Chatty Monk’s Brewery
Unrivaled architectural beauty. A friendly and diverse neighborhood with a close-knit community. Young professionals, longtime residents, and leafy urban charm. If you’re looking for a neighborhood where you can buy a historic mansion for under $250,000 or a charming row home for less than $150,000, look no further than the Centre Park Historic District in Reading.
Rural backdrop, a state university force, and rustic elegance. Kutztown’s close-knit community, unique shops, and annual festivals and block parties range from a nationally-known folk festival to art crawls. With over 200 businesses in town, you’ll find your new neighborhood happy hour spot, specialty store, and favorite restaurant in no time.
Kutztown’s hot spots:
Sorrelli (flagship store for the glitzy retailer)
Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery
Paisley & Company (a bath boutique with a fragrance bar!)
Pop’s Malt Shoppe (for a mac & cheese burger and a shake!)
Saucony Creek Brewing + Gastropub
A cozy town in the footballs of the Appalachian Mountains. Nostalgia, scenery, and a walkable town center. A community garden, and attractions galore. The yearly Hamburger Festival draws thousands, all dedicated to the culinary delight of the hamburger.
Hamburg’s hot spots:
1787 Brewing Company
Four Twelve (for small plates and specialty coffee)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
The Hamburg Strand Theater
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