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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Reading

The thing I like most about living in my neighborhood is I live a street over from my boyfriend's mom so we can just gold or walk in if we like. Also we live close to the local beer shop

Food, bars, restaurants and stores all within a 3 block radius. Quit peacefully area with a small amount of night life around with in a few blocks

My neighbors. They are so kind. The feral cats have become like second set of kids and just the comfort of knowing that the people that have lived here before us no what to expect and what we don't know we go to them about

There are a lot of small businesses and local restaurants. Many people know each other and a lot of families around. The small bars on the weekend are fun

nothing at all is unremarkable from any other street. save a lot the good value grocery store that is not even a block away. the library, if it ever gets reopened over this stupid virus panic,and the movie theater

The people who live on my block are friendly . There is a bakery that I like to eat at with friends . My friends and I also like going to eat at the closest McDonalds .

Who Lives Here

Reading Demographics

Education

High School

44%

Associate's

15%

Bachelor's

5%

Master's

2%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

28%

3 people

23%

4 people

22%

5 people

16%

6+ people

10%

Household Income

0-50k

68%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

1%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

17%

10-20

16%

20-45

36%

45-65

21%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Reading?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23$1410$1532$1640$1830
Oct '23$1410$1540$1640$1830
Sep '23$1410$1540$1565$1795
Aug '23$1410$1571$1607$1810
Jul '23$1410$1540$1607$1810
Jun '23$1385$1542$1650$1810
May '23$1370$1521$1630$1810
Apr '23$1340$1502$1595$1830
Mar '23$1340$1500$1595$1830
Feb '23$1340$1500$1585$1830
Jan '23$1340$1500$1565$1810
Dec '22$1340$1500$1565$1810

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Reading

Reading Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

13%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

8%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6969

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 14 of 25 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 17 of 25 renters

Percentage: 4545

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 14 of 25 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Nightlife, Parks

Things To Do In Reading

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Reading gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Reading.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 73% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 15% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 12% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Reading doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 27% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 41% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Reading serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 19% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Reading.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 38% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 41% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Reading's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 53% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 35% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Reading Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 22 of 25 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 21 of 25 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 18 of 25 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 18 of 25 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 18 of 25 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 17 of 25 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 17 of 25 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 16 of 25 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 16 of 25 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 13 of 25 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 13 of 25 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 15 of 25 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 20 of 25 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 22 of 25 renters

Reading Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Reading

7/10
6/10
6/10

Andrew Maier Elementary School

Grades K-4 • Public

6/10

Mifflin Park Elementary School

Grades K-4 • Public

6/10

Oley Valley Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

6/10

Lauers Park Elementary School

Grades PK, K-4 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Reading, PA

One of the larger cities in southeastern Pennsylvania, Reading is an industrial powerhouse that is also known charmingly as "The Pretzel City," no doubt for the multitudes of bakeries specializing in that particular delicacy. Proud residents can choose Reading, PA apartments that will allow them to soon explore everything from Mount Penn to the nearby Schuylkill River. A number of state parks, including the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, are located near the city.

Natural Beauty
The forests around Reading provide superb opportunities for hiking, photography and birdwatching. White pine, Douglas fir and Norway spruce trees dominate the region. During the spring, summer and fall, dedicated nature lovers can tramp through the Nolde Forest and the surrounding environs. The Angelica Creek Trail and the Exeter Scenic River Trail are treasures. Once families have gleaned information on apartments in Reading, PA, they can begin engaging in outdoor activities in the area.

Attractions
Many of the apartments for rent in Reading, PA are located near lively points of interest. The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum and the Reading Public Museum are both easily accessible. Residents might even take in a Reading Phillies minor league baseball game. The Pagoda, which is a famous architectural landmark unique to the city, attracts professional photographers from all over the region. The Fairgrounds Farmers Market and the Genesius Theatre are also worthy of a few visits each year.

Reading Apartments
Apartment Guide will ultimately provide residence seekers with all the information they will ever need on Reading rentals. Individuals who are desperately scouring the local landscape for pet-friendly units or covered parking spots will quickly be able to reach an informed decision. In completing an exhaustive search for beautiful apartments, Reading, PA families will surely find a close-knit community that they can call home without any regrets.