Centuries of history…

Centuries of history…

In 1810, one of the area's first buildings was erected on land that officially became the West Reading Borough in 1907. We've come a long way during the past two centuries by nurturing a close-knit residential community and a thriving business sector. West Reading continues to grow and develop, while managing to hold onto the character that makes it such a special place.

Centuries of history...

Centuries of history...

In 1810, one of the area's first buildings was erected on land that officially became the West Reading Borough in 1907. We've come a long way during the past two centuries by nurturing a close-knit residential community and a thriving business sector. West Reading continues to grow and develop, while managing to hold onto the character that makes it such a special place.

Centuries of history...

Centuries of history...

In 1810, one of the area's first buildings was erected on land that officially became the West Reading Borough in 1907. We've come a long way during the past two centuries by nurturing a close-knit residential community and a thriving business sector. West Reading continues to grow and develop, while managing to hold onto the character that makes it such a special place.

Centuries of history...

Centuries of history...

In 1810, one of the area's first buildings was erected on land that officially became the West Reading Borough in 1907. We've come a long way during the past two centuries by nurturing a close-knit residential community and a thriving business sector. West Reading continues to grow and develop, while managing to hold onto the character that makes it such a special place.

Centuries of history...

Centuries of history...

In 1810, one of the area's first buildings was erected on land that officially became the West Reading Borough in 1907. We've come a long way during the past two centuries by nurturing a close-knit residential community and a thriving business sector. West Reading continues to grow and develop, while managing to hold onto the character that makes it such a special place.

Centuries of history...

Centuries of history...

In 1810, one of the area's first buildings was erected on land that officially became the West Reading Borough in 1907. We've come a long way during the past two centuries by nurturing a close-knit residential community and a thriving business sector. West Reading continues to grow and develop, while managing to hold onto the character that makes it such a special place.

    So many things to love

    The leaders of the West Reading community believe in providing the tools for residents and business owners to create and maintain the perfect place to play, live, and work. A host of innovative, targeted initiatives enables community members to help themselves while making West Reading even stronger. The Elm Street program helps homeowners build a better community, while the Main Street program offers a wide variety of assistance to business owners.

    The privately-funded Property Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resale program performs complete structural overhauls to beautify and modernize existing properties in the neighborhood. For less comprehensive repairs, the Façade Improvement grant is available to homeowners to improve the external appearance of their homes. Simply enjoying a walk through beautiful West Reading will highlight the streetscape improvements and public art programs that contribute to the area's renowned walkability. Take a few moments to explore just a few of the countless reasons why you'll Love West Reading!

    I and West Reading

    Public Art

    I and West Reading

    I and West Reading was designed and painted by the students in WAHS’s Public Art Workshop.
    Kline Street's Secret Garden

    Public Art

    Kline Street's Secret Garden

    This small brick wall gives us a glimpse into a secret garden.
    The Roots of West Reading

    Public Art

    The Roots of West Reading

    This mural was part of The Playground Project, a community supported renovation of Wyomissing Area School District’s West Reading Elementary Center’s playground.
    Sixth and Franklin Mosaic

    Public Art

    Sixth and Franklin Mosaic

    Set into the frames of former windows, the designs for these mosaics were inspired by the city drawings of Paul Klee.

      Community Projects

      Community Garden

      When a determined group of homeowners decides to work together, there's nothing they can't accomplish, and West Reading's community garden stands as proof. Previously a vacant lot, this parcel of land was transformed into one of West Reading's most popular neighborhood features through the efforts and generosity of our citizens.

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      Community Projects

      Streetscape Improvements

      If you choose to embark on a West Reading walkabout, there's an excellent chance that you'll benefit from the host of streetscape improvements that the Elm Street program has completed in recent years through the magic of grants and local funding.

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      Community Projects

      PARR Program

      Have you ever observed a home in your neighborhood that's deteriorating and just won't sell? To ensure the West Reading community continues to improve and diversify, the Property Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resale (PARR) program works to beautify and modernize existing vacant properties.

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      Community Projects

      Facade Improvement

      If you've ever shopped for a new home, you may be familiar with the term Curb Appeal, that first impression you get when you approach the front of a home. West Reading has oodles of curb appeal, but the area's charm is hardly accidental; it's the result of proud homeowner upkeep, careful planning, and sometimes, a Façade Improvement Grant.

      Have a project we should consider? Download an application which includes the guidelines and other important considerations.

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        Elm Street Program

        Revitalization

        Elm Street Program

        Elm Street is a partnership dedicated to revitalizing West Reading’s older neighborhoods in proximity to Penn Ave through programs that create homeowners, improve the housing stock, beautify the streetscape, increase safety, and involve residents.

        Elm Street Program

        Revitalization

        Elm Street Program

        Elm Street is a partnership dedicated to revitalizing West Reading’s older neighborhoods in proximity to Penn Ave through programs that create homeowners, improve the housing stock, beautify the streetscape, increase safety, and involve residents.

        Elm Street Program

        Revitalization

        Elm Street Program

        Elm Street is a partnership dedicated to revitalizing West Reading’s older neighborhoods in proximity to Penn Ave through programs that create homeowners, improve the housing stock, beautify the streetscape, increase safety, and involve residents.

        Elm Street Program

        Revitalization

        Elm Street Program

        Elm Street is a partnership dedicated to revitalizing West Reading’s older neighborhoods in proximity to Penn Ave through programs that create homeowners, improve the housing stock, beautify the streetscape, increase safety, and involve residents.

        Elm Street Program

        Revitalization

        Elm Street Program

        Elm Street is a partnership dedicated to revitalizing West Reading’s older neighborhoods in proximity to Penn Ave through programs that create homeowners, improve the housing stock, beautify the streetscape, increase safety, and involve residents.

        Elm Street Program

        Revitalization

        Elm Street Program

        Elm Street is a partnership dedicated to revitalizing West Reading’s older neighborhoods in proximity to Penn Ave through programs that create homeowners, improve the housing stock, beautify the streetscape, increase safety, and involve residents.

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