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Apartments for Rent in Reading, PA
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Getting around in Reading, PA

83 /100
Very Walkable
59 /100
Bikeable
Walk Score®: 83, Bike Score®: 59

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Reading, PA last updated?

Prices and availability in Reading, PA were last updated on 1 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Reading, PA?

The best apartments in Reading, PA are: Concord Court Apartments, Springside Manor, The Reserve at Wyomissing, 100 Park at Wyomissing Square and Wynnewood Park Apartments.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Reading, PA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Reading, PA is between $500 and $950. View all studio apartments in Reading, PA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA is between $600 and $3,396. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Reading, PA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA is between $850 and $5,632. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Reading, PA is between $500 and $4,961. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Reading, PA.

What type of rental buildings are in Reading, PA?

In Reading, 61% of the residents are renting compared to 39% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 11% of Reading’s rentals, 84% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 4% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Reading, PA?

The average age of rental buildings in Reading is 0 years old, with none being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 0 stories, of which none are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Reading, PA?

Studio apartments in Reading are around 0% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 0% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 0% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Renter's guide to Reading, PA

Come take a ride on the Reading Railroad – and claim the city as your new home! The city combines convenience and charm, and was even rated by WalletHub as the 7th-best city in Pennsylvania for family life and fun. It's also the first town in the state to receive a 3-STAR rating from the STAR Community Rating system for sustainability leadership.

Reading is the county seat of Berks County and is 10 square miles in area. That's three-quarters the size of Allentown and about 6% as large as Philadelphia.

As a railroad town, Reading occupies a very convenient location in the state. It's only about 63 miles from Philadelphia and 38 from Allentown.

The weather here is generally mild, with summer highs in the low 80s. The lows in winter average in the mid 20s – but without prolonged freezes.

Tips for renting in Reading, PA

Looking to make Reading your new home? Before you start packing, let's take a look at some of the local tenant laws to get you up-to-speed.

It's always important to pay your rent on time – but even more so in Reading. That's because there's no grace period on late payments. Your landlord can start the eviction process if you're even a single day late.

But if your landlord fails to make necessary repairs within a timely manner, you have the right to withold a portion of your rent, as long as you document the process and notify your landlord. Or you can make the repairs yourself and deduct the cost from your rent payment.

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Reading, PA demographics

Reading, PA has a population of 88,333 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 45,424 of Reading’s residents are women and 42,909 are men. The median age of those who live in Reading, PA is 30.6.

Living in Reading, PA

Residents here will tell you that the affordable cost of living and hassle-free commutes are some of the best parts of life in Reading. There's also plenty to do for young families.

The city once had a very high poverty rate, but has been making excellent progress in recent years. Revitalization of several neighborhoods and fresh leadership has led to an upturn.

Reading is also very diverse, with roughly half the residents being of Latin American descent.

Reading, PA households

  • 19,255 Family
    10,798 Non-family
  • 11,601 Children
    18,452 No Children
  • 30,053Total Number of Households
  • 2.85Average People Per Household
  • $35,745Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 30,053 households in Reading, PA. 19,255 are family households and 10,798 are non-family households. There are 11,601 households with children in Reading and 18,452 households without children. On average, about 2.85 people live in a household in Reading, PA.

Things to do in Reading, PA

If you’re a sports fan, then Reading is the place for you! Watch the minor league Fightin' Phils play baseball at FirstEnergy Stadium, or catch a Reading Royals hockey game at Santander Arena. If soccer is more your game, Albright College fields a great team as well.

For some fun with the kids, take them fishing and camping at the Daniel Boone Homestead. They’ll also enjoy the living history demonstrations. Another hot spot for family fun is the Reading Pagoda, a beautiful architectural anomaly in the city. There’s even a gift shop and café for refreshments.

If you’re searching for a free thing to do, why not visit the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center? It’s over 600 acres of trails, wetlands, and streams, along with a garden of native wildflowers.

If you need to pick up a few things, you’ll find some great shopping in the city. One excellent choice is The Shoppes at Wyomissing, an outdoor mall with 29 stores and restaurants. There’s also the Fairgrounds Square Mall, a beautiful indoor mall with good food and shopping options.

Things to do

If you need to pick up a few things, you’ll find some great shopping in the city. One excellent choice is The Shoppes at Wyomissing, an outdoor mall with 29 stores and restaurants. There’s also the Fairgrounds Square Mall, a beautiful indoor mall with good food and shopping options.

Reading has some great parks! Antietam Lake Park is massive, at over 600 acres. There are trails for bike riding, hiking, or walking your dog. It’s also the perfect place for a picnic by the water. Nearby Stonecliffe Action Park is ideal for skaters and bike riders, letting you show off your skills on the many ramps here.

And Riverfront Park is perfect for hiking, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, or just a leisurely picnic.

For some special couple’s activities, start with dinner and a drink at The Knight’s Pub. This elegant tavern serves gourmet food and scrumptious desserts. Follow that up by catching a romantic movie together at the Movies 11 & IMAX.

For some special couple’s activities, start with dinner and a drink at The Knight’s Pub. This elegant tavern serves gourmet food and scrumptious desserts. Follow that up by catching a romantic movie together at the Movies 11 & IMAX.

Reading is well-known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration. In fact, USA Today rated it as the top celebration in the nation and among the top ten Oktoberfests in the entire world! Make sure to stop by and enjoy the beer, traditional German cuisine, and music.

Another yearly event is the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII weekend, featuring a huge air show. Almost 100,000 people attend each year.

This city doesn’t lack for art either. The Reading Public Museum exhibits both classic and modern pieces. It even has an arboretum and planetarium. For the performing arts, take a trip to the Miller Center for the Arts. Here you can enjoy live theater and musical performances.

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Reading, PA employment & economy

While Reading still has its industrial roots, economic opportunities here have diversified over the years. The healthcare sector is now robust in the city. Both Reading Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center provide thousands of jobs.

If you’re in manufacturing or chemical engineering, East Penn Manufacturing Company offers lots of opportunities for job seekers.

Another major employer Carpenter Technology Corporation, which is headquartered in the city. It offers careers in a wide variety of areas, including metallurgy, chemistry, and production.

Education in Reading, PA

Public schools here are part of the Reading School District. The district contains 13 elementary schools and four high schools. Naturally, there are also a large number of local private and parochial schools to choose from.

Reading also has several great choices for higher education. There are four colleges and universities located here: Albright College, a private liberal arts institution; Alvernia University, a Roman Catholic university with strong pre-medicine and pre-law programs; Baker College, a not-for-profit career college; and Reading Area Community College.

Reading, PA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Reading, PA is as follows: 12% have no high school education, 52% completed some high school, 19% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 7% have a Bachelor Degree, and 3% have a Graduate Degree.

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