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Living and Working in Berks County

Reading Hospital is located in West Reading, part of Berks County, Pennsylvania. This is an area that offers many wonderful places to live and raise a family. Whatever your interests, you are sure to find something to keep you engaged — and some special places to call your own.

Our immediate vicinity

West Reading has plenty of charm, with quaint architecture, boutiques, unique restaurants and more. We are also close to attractive residential neighborhoods, some just steps beyond our campus.

Livable neighborhoods

Berks County offers variety. You can consider a rural, historic town like Oley, an established, comfortable suburb such as Exeter or an upscale area like Wyomissing. In any case, you will enjoy the local wineries, shopping malls and gourmet restaurants nearby.

The performing arts

The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Reading Public Museum are considered among the best in the state. GoggleWorks is one of the nation's largest interactive community arts centers. And each year, the Berks Arts Council presents the largest jazz festival on the east coast. In addition, the Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center bring some of the world’s top acts to Reading.

Outdoor activities

The great outdoors is right in your backyard, including the National Scenic Appalachian Trail, the Blue Marsh Lake, French Creek State Park and the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. And you'll find lakes for boating, swimming, ice fishing and skating.

Sports galore

Reading ranks fourth nationwide in minor-league sports markets, hosting our own minor-league hockey (Reading Royals) and baseball (Reading Fightin Phils) teams.

Big cities nearby

Berks County is within driving distance of major metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, offering an easy chance to get away for some big-city excitement.

See more of Berks County

See more of Berks County.

Learn more about Berks County and its many amenities by checking out the following links:

Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

Greater Reading Economic Development