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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
West Reading is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 4,215. West Reading is in Berks County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in West Reading offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Reading there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in West Reading and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Reading are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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West Reading Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    639.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,675.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    142
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in West Reading

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,289
National
$55,322
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West Reading Reviews

3 reviews
I enjoy going to West Reading as it provides a variety of choices of food and beverages. From trying different kinds of cheeses as well as unique menu choices at Say Cheese, to trying an wide variety of craft beers at the Barley Mo. The area also provides an assortment of restaurants that provide Italian cuisine, Mexican cuisine, Chinese cuisine. I would definitely recommend anyone to come and take a drive on Penn Ave to experience all that West Reading has to offer.
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West Reading is an eclectic area outside of the City of Reading in Pennsylvania. There are numerous restaurants and unique shops to gaze through. It is very family friendly and a clean place!
This area is pretty great. I've lived in this area when I was younger with my mother now I am renting my own residence here so it's definitely a great area.