If you are buying a home in Reading, PA, you may want to know what shopping is like in the area. The Matt Wolf Team has just the information you need!
The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate specializes in residential real estate in Berks County and the surrounding counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. During our many years of experience in the area helping people buy and sell their homes, we have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge about the region and are delighted to share with our clients.
Shopping In and Around Reading, PA
Reading, the 5th largest city in the state and the county seat of Berks County, is situated about halfway between Philadelphia and the state capital of Harrisburg, along a major transportation route between Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.
One of Reading’s claims to fame is that it was home to the very first outlet center in the nation, earning the city its “Original Outlet Capital of the World” nickname.
VF Outlet Center was opened in 1970 by the president of VF Corporation, which manufactured Berkshire and Vanity Fair garments in the city. Today, the thriving outlet center continues to offer great deals at famous brand stores, including Nautica, Lee, Wrangler, JanSport, Adidas, Timberland, Olga, Dooney & Bourke, Samsonite, and Rawlings Sporting Goods.
Another “first” in Pennsylvania was Cabela’s in Hamburg. Cabela’s features 250,000 square feet of retail space that is chock full of hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor gear. Customers also enjoy the bait shop, shooting gallery and ATV shop here, as well as their popular on-site restaurant.
You’ll find a lot more excellent shopping in the area at:
- The Shoppes at Wyomissing: This unique collection of upscale apparel and specialty retail shops will satisfy the urges of any shopaholic. You can stop for lunch or dinner at Elevation Burger, On the Border Mexican Grill, Tilted Kilt, or try the great soup selections at Zoup! Fresh Soup Company.
- Shops in West Reading: In the heart of West Reading, residents and visitors alike can enjoy one-of-a-kind fashion boutiques, jewelry stores and gift shops, all intermingled with unique dining experiences.
- Philadelphia Premium Outlets: Another draw for bargain shoppers is this huge 553,000 square foot open air outlet mall in Limerick Township in Montgomery County, which features 150 well-known brand stores and a great selection of sit-down restaurants where you can re-energize for more shopping!
- Berkshire Mall: In 1970, Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing was the first enclosed shopping mall to open in eastern Pennsylvania. Anchored today by Boscov’s, Sears and The Bon-Ton, it’s home to more than 100 accessory, apparel, shoe and specialty stores, as well as a wide variety of places to stop for a bite to eat.
You’ll find everything you need in Reading, PA, no matter what you’re shopping for… including your new dream home! Whether you are searching for a starter home, an estate home, or something in between, The Matt Wolf Team can help you find the ideal property to fit your budget and lifestyle.
Berks Real Estate with RE/MAX can introduce you more great shopping destinations in Reading, PA and to beautiful homes for sale in the area. Give us a call today at 610-685-3189, and let’s get started!
Here is just a small selection of homes that are available in Reading, PA.
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