Living in Berks County means you’re truly home. You and your family can take advantage of the community arts, local wineries, shopping malls, and gourmet restaurants. Reading ranks fourth nationwide in minor-league sports markets, hosting our own minor-league hockey, arena football, and baseball teams. You’ll also find the great outdoors in your backyard, including the National Scenic Appalachian Trail, two state parks, lakes for boating, swimming, and even ice fishing and skating in winter!
You’ll enjoy town and country living, since you’re within driving distance to major metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. From local recreational activities to the cultural and historical events of three high-energy cities, it’s all waiting for you.
GoggleWorks, a restored factory, is one of the largest, most comprehensive interactive community arts centers in the country. The GoggleWorks offers an exceptional opportunity for visitors to experience and learn about the arts in a working studio environment.
The Sovereign Center combines a turn of the century performing arts center with a modern event arena. The Sovereign Performing Arts Center is home to the Reading Symphony orchestra, and hosts other events including Broadway musicals and Nationally acclaimed plays.
The Arena portion of the complex is the home of:
In addition to sporting events, the arena plays host to major music concerts, and other forms of entertainment, such as: Elton John, Celine Dion, the American Idol tour, Neil Diamond, Champions on Ice, Disney on Ice, WWE Wrestling, and professional boxing matches.