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Berks County is located in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside, just 45 minutes from Philadelphia and the Poconos, and three hours from New York, Washington, DC, and the Jersey Shore. Homes start around $100,000 and range to more than $1,000,000, so there truly is something for every buyer.
The Matt Wolf Team specializes in residential real estate. We’ve been involved with hundreds of real estate transactions by assisting buyers and sellers with their property needs in Berks County, Montgomery County, and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.
About Shillington, PA
The borough of Shillington is just two miles southwest of Reading, PA and about 49 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Wyomissing Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River, runs along its western border, and the borough is largely surrounded by Cumru Township.
In fact, Shillington was part of Cumru Township when, in 1860, local landowner Samuel Shilling sold some of his property for residences. It would become a separate municipality from Cumru Township in 1908.
In 1824, much of the land was occupied by Angelica Farm, a poorhouse.
Shillington may be best known for being the historical home of Thomas Mifflin, the first governor of Pennsylvania and 11th President of the Continental Congress. He stayed in his country manor, known as Angelica Farm, where he entertained the Who’s Who of 18th century America.
The manor was demolished when the Berks County Poor House, which operated from 1825 to 1952, was built on the land. American novelist John Updike, who grew up in Shillington, would set his first novel in a fictional building based on this poorhouse. Today, much of the land is now occupied by the Governor Mifflin School District.
You will find stately homes from the early 20th century in the Borough of Shillington that are a combination of Old World charm and modern amenities. There are also large, contemporary estates surrounded by wooded land with magnificent views.
In addition to the fantastic real estate options in Shillington and elsewhere in Berks County, there is no shortage of things to do during your leisure time. Whether you’re looking for outdoor recreation, natural wonders, festivals, or history, you will find them throughout the Reading area.
Governor Mifflin School District
The borough of Shillington borough is served by the award-winning Governor Mifflin School District, which operates three elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one senior high school.
The district’s notable graduates include an Olympic medalist, a brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Pulitzer-prize-winning author (Updike), a nationally known television news anchor, and a cardiovascular surgeon on the cutting-edge of medical research.
The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate can show you beautiful homes for sale in Shillington, PA and provide you with much more information about the area. We can help you find the perfect home at the perfect price. Call us today at 610-685-3189!
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