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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About West 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

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

Who Lives Here

West Reading Demographics

Education

High School

49%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

23%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

52%

3 people

23%

4 people

12%

5 people

11%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

10%

20-45

34%

45-65

22%

65+

19%

Affordability

How expensive is it in West Reading?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$1620$2025-
Jan '24-$1620$2025-
Dec '23-$1620$2025-
Nov '23-$1620$2025-
Oct '23-$1620$2025-
Sep '23-$1485$1855-
Aug '23-$1495$1855-
Jul '23-$1495$1855-
Jun '23-$1485$1855-
May '23-$1485$1855-
Apr '23-$1485$1855-
Mar '23-$1485$1855-
Feb '23-$1485$1855-

*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 West Reading

West Reading Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

47%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8787

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Percentage: 5050

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Retail, Health

Things To Do In West Reading

Top Score

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in West Reading.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. Significantly more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! West Reading scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 87% fewer gyms than average
  3. 67% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. West Reading is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West Reading has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in West Reading.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 25% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 77% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 53% more restaurants 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. 75% fewer gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 100% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

West Reading Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 7 renters

West Reading Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in West Reading

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All About

Living in West Reading, PA

West Reading, a small town in Pennsylvania, has a population of slightly more than 4,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 40, are younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 58% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $931 per month is roughly the same as the state average.

With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, quicker than most cities in Pennsylvania, West Reading residents find that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 34% of commuters, while public transit is not used widely. Few commuters (5%) walk to work, though the number far surpasses the national average.

Compared to the national average, West Reading has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (29%). Further, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in West Reading: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries account for 17% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. With an average annual income of around $51,000, West Reading workers earn less than the average Pennsylvania resident. West Reading's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.