Get to Know Greater Reading
Whether you’re looking to relocate with your company or just visiting, Greater Reading has something for the whole family!
With its rich history, abundant natural beauty and cultural vitality, Greater Reading can be your next stop. Our residents enjoy picturesque hiking trails and parks, nationally ranked bike trails, championship minor league sports teams, museums, street fairs and much, much more. We invite you to explore Greater Reading and see why it truly is like no other place.
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Greater Reading has a variety of main street programs, supporting small businesses.
- Building a Better Boyertown
- Keepin’ it Kutztown
- ReDesign Reading
- West Reading Community and Revitalization Foundation
Greater Reading is home to many distinguished higher education and vocational/technical institutions that work closely with our business community to support entrepreneurship, workforce training, research and leadership. These include:
- Albright College
- Alvernia University
- Berks Career and Technology Center
- Berks Technical Institute
- Kutztown University
- Penn State Berks
- Reading Area Community College (RACC)
- RACC Schmidt Training and Technology Center
In Greater Reading there are 18 public k-12 school districts – some of which have been ranked as top public schools in Pennsylvania.
- Wyomissing Area School District – ranked #15 in Pennsylvania
- Wilson School District – ranked #54 in Pennsylvania
In addition, there are a variety of highly ranked private schools within an hour drive of Greater Reading:
- The Hill School – Ranked #4 in Pennsylvania
- The Westtown School – Ranked #17 in Pennsylvania
- Lancaster Country Day School – Ranked # 34 in Pennsylvania
For a full list of public and private schools in Greater Reading, visit BCIU.
- The average household expenditure in Berks County is $55,335
- 71% of households own their homes compared to 65% homeowners in the nation
Did you know Greater Reading has two championship minor league sports teams? The Fightin’ Phils baseball team and the Reading Royals Ice Hockey team call Greater Reading home. Catch a game after work or buy season passes and enjoy the competition all season long!
In addition, Greater Reading boasts many hiking trails and parks! Most recently, our community’s biking trails were recognized as Bronze Level. You’ll also find prestigious golf courses and recreation facilities all over.