Reading is the number one city in Pennsylvania for homebuyers!

By Brittney Baker Shurr, Association Executive, Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®

The Greater Reading area boasts a wide range of affordable urban, suburban and rural housing options and excellent regional connectivity. Recently, named Reading as the number one city in Pennsylvania for homebuyers! In analyzing the median income level divided by the median home value by county, data shows housing is more affordable in the Greater Reading area than the surrounding counties throughout the south east region of Pennsylvania. In fact, in the past year, the median purchase price for a Berks County home was $54k – $200k less than homes in neighboring counties. Young professionals and other first-time buyers are able to transition into homeownership despite the competitive real estate market. 

Greater Reading communities are vibrant, diverse and flush with amenities. Residents enjoy outdoor recreation, unique community events and festivals. Whether you’re looking for a place within a lively and walkable downtown, a home you can grow into with excellent schools, or the remote tranquility of a more rural setting – Greater Reading has a home for you.