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Living and Working in Berks County
Reading Health System 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.
- Outdoor activities
The great outdoors is right in your backyard, including the National Scenic Appalachian Trail,
the Blue Lake Marsh, 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), arena football (Reading Express) 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.
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