Berks County is a county located in Eastern Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 411,442. The county seat is Reading. Berks County is part of the PA Dutch Country. The rich soil of Berks County, aided by a favorable climate and centralized Mid-Atlantic location, has contributed to a strong agrarian tradition. Today, agriculture, both in terms of food production and processing, is the county’s No. 1 industry.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer built and maintains the Blue Marsh Lake, a project designed to provide flood control, an enormous reservoir of drinking water, and extensive recreational opportunities including excellent horseback riding trails. The State of Pennsylvania maintains the heavily forested, scenic hills of French Creek State Park.
Oley Township is located in Berks County in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately ten miles east of the city of Reading. It comprises most of the Oley Valley, a fertile and scenic pocket of farmland “almost entirely surrounded by hills, as it were, with the rest of the world shut out.” The township covers an area of 15,065 acres of some of the best agricultural land in the county. Roughly 80% of the land is open farmland, 10% is in scattered woodlots, and 10% is developed. The topography is gently rolling ranging in elevation from 300 to 500 feet within the valley and rising to 800 feet in the northwest corner. The township boundaries correspond fairly closely with the edges of the limestone valley along Bieber Creek to the north, Manatawny Creek to the east, and Oley Line Road to the south; and the hills above Monocacy Creek to the west. The farms and villages of this well-defined area, set apart geologically, topographically, and in cultural heritage, make up a historic district of remarkable integrity.
Seller’s Closing Costs in Pennsylvania
When you put your house on the market your Realtor is going to show you a seller’s net sheet, or seller’s estimated closing costs sheet. This is basically a breakdown of what it’s going to cost you to sell your house. Typically Realtors are going to give you a high end and a low end. […]
How To Start An Organic Farm
Have you been thinking about starting an organic farm? We will you through the steps for starting your organic farm – from coming up with a business plan to finally (where a real estate professional comes in) helping you buy a piece of property. Before you find the site for your organic farm, you have to […]
Horse World Expo 2019
It’s that time of year again, time for the Horse World Expo in Harrisburg. Running Feb 28 through March 3. Four days packed with vendors, shows, and equestrian fun for the whole family. Non-stop seminars and demonstrations from saddle fitting to starting the young horse. There will be entertainment from the parade of breeds to […]