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Life in West Reading, Berks County

West Reading is an eclectic area and a thriving borough undergoing substantial redevelopment, with a walkable downtown that features shops, restaurants and boutiques. It is home to the largest employer in Berks, Tower Health, as well as the largest novelty candy maker in the world, Palmer Candies. It is a family-friendly area that offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

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The Reading Public Museum features many permanent artifacts and works of art, as well as several temporary exhibits, and the Neag Planetarium offers tours of the night sky, music shows, and astronomy lessons.

West Reading is home to numerous arts and cultural events, including the Berks Jazz Festival. Additionally, the surrounding area is no stranger to the great outdoors. More than 125 miles of biking and hiking trails can be found at Antietam Lake, Blue Marsh Recreation Area and French Creek State Park, among others.

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Dining in West Reading includes the region’s best family restaurants, brew pubs, and bistros, along with traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. Celebrate and socialize at one of many Penn Avenue Festivals – from pretzels and craft beer to Art on the Avenue. Every Sunday morning visit the Farmers Market for the very best in locally sourced foods.

Just outside Reading Hospital’s back door, the Arboretum at the Museum covers 25 acres of natural beauty along the beautiful Wyomissing Creek with trails for nature walks and runs.

To learn more about all that West Reading and Berks Country have to offer:

Our Students' Experiences in West Reading


West Reading Campus
50 Innovation Way
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Reading Hospital-Tower Health
Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street
West Reading, PA 19611

Directions to the West Reading Campus using Google Maps.

Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority

1700 North 11th Street
Reading, PA 19604