Now that you’ve graduated from college it’s time to decide if you want to move back home with mom and dad or find a place of your own. With a tight budget and a lot of uncertainty, this decision is a tough one. Good news! Greater Reading, PA offers many opportunities to its residents of all ages.

1. Quality of Life

How would you like to live in one of the most exciting places in Pennsylvania? Greater Reading was ranked #8 out of 10 Most Exciting Places in PennsylvaniaGR-Movoto

Greater Reading is conveniently located with easy access to major metropolitan areas. Philadelphia is just 50 miles southeast, and New York and Washington are a little more than 100 miles away.

2. Internships

If you haven’t already completed an internship why not try one after graduation? You might not be ready to apply for a full-time career or you may have holes in your resume that need to be filled. An internship is a great way to gain valuable experience and connections that will greatly benefit you during your job search. Greater Reading is a great place to participate in an internship because of the variety of diverse industries in the area.

3. Variety of Career Opportunities

When you’re ready to finally start career searching Greater Reading offers a variety of opportunities. A couple of the top employers in Greater Reading are Reading Health System and East Penn Manufacturing. No matter what your degree is you are sure to find a career you love in Greater Reading.

4. Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP)

Everyone knows that networking is important to career success. Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP) is an organization that offers a wide variety of benefits to young professionals in Greater Reading. GRYP hosts monthly events, networking, volunteer, and recreational opportunities. To become a member of GRYP click here.

5. Diverse Selection of Recreation Activities

When deciding where to live after graduation you’ll want to know the best places to visit. Greater Reading has a diverse selection of activities that will have you living here for a while. Here are just a few fun things to do in Greater Reading:GoggleWorks entrance sign

  • GoggleWorks Center for the Arts If you love the arts GoggleWorks is the place for you. GoggleWorks offers a variety of things to see from artwork to films to glass blowing. No admission fee so it won’t hurt your wallet.
  • Oktoberfest at the Reading Liederkranz– Voted the Best Oktoberfest in the United States, The Reading Liederkranz brings Germany to you. Enjoy traditional German celebrations, food and drink, and the greatest parts of German culture.
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary– If you enjoy the outdoor environment and wildlife then you should visit Hawk Mountain. The sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open year round. It also offers an ADA-compliant grade Accessible Trail that leads visitors to the South Lookout.

If you’ve decided to move out of mom and dad’s house Greater Reading is the perfect place to call home.

To learn more about the Greater Reading community contact Aaron Gantz or call (610) 376.4237