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Old 06-23-2006, 06:44 PM
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We're looking to move to the Bernville, PA area soon...found a great house but cannot move until our house sells. Anyone know anything about the town? Seems small, and when we visited, very quiet. What goes on there?

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:37 PM
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Isn't that just outside of Centralia?

I don't think you'll have a hard time with the property value...
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:05 PM
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The town of Bernville is a small town in Berks county PA Population about 900 There isn't much in Bernville itself, (Mario's Pizza, Boyer's Supermarket, Redners Quickshop/Gas Station, Sunoco, Bar, Small Motel, Laundromat, Rosa's Restaurant, Florist, Hardware Store, Hair Salon, Bernville Library.

All the ammenities you can possibly need are about 10 minutes away in Wyomissing. Walmart, Target, Bed Bath, Ross, Marshalls, Payless, Famous Footwear, Lane Bryant, Babies R Us, Party City, Dots, ULTA, Dicks Sporting Goods, Weis Markets, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks Giants Food Markets. The Vanity Fair Outlets, Berkshire Mall, Shoppes at Wyomissing, Fairgrounds Mall (Burlington Coat Factory, JC Penney Outlet)
There are adjacent towns that share the same ZIP Code as Bernville but are not inside Bernville Limits. (Jefferson township population has practically doubled since the construction of a large Housing community. This community surprisingly diverse attracts people from other areas Like New York and New Jersey looking to buy homes in this more affordable market) Tulpohocken School District is one of the best in the county less expensive than Wyomissing. Mount Pleasant is another one of those municipalities,(I don't know too much about.

Umbenhauer Park- Umbenhauer Park is located on narrow Umbenhauer Drive, it is home to a baseball field, a tot-lot, a pavilion, and benches, POOL
Stanton Clay Park- Located at the corner of 3rd Street and Penn Valley Road. It is home to a gazebo and a small, passive field.
Bernville is the location of Koziar's Christmas Village, a seasonal attraction frequently voted among the best outdoor displays of Christmas lights in the world.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:27 AM
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When my old job had us doing work in Reading I met a gal from Bernville and we had a good thing going. But, then I was back here in the Lehigh Valley and the relationship ended.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:28 PM
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We did a leaf peeping trip( will they ever change color ????) and drove through the area. It's still rural and scenic with the blue mountains to the north and lots of farms and woods. Plus you have the Bluemarsh Lake area. Route 183 had ALOT of traffic heading north. We stayed off notorious I 78 which had another major accident the day before and drove on old route 22.The new St. Joes hospital by the airport looks great. It's too bad the ski area closed. Also drove past Roadside America, another top 10 Pa attraction like the Christmas Village.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:51 PM
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Bernville is mainly a bedroom community. Fairly rural but subdivisions are being put in gradually. Not a ton to do in Bernville proper, but as has been mentioned, the outskirts of Reading are only 10-15 minutes away. Traffic on 183 near the airport can be a pain at rush hour.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:23 AM
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I came from the town of Reading(hell) as a child and moved to Bernville and have been here ever since and that was almost 20 years ago.....then again i do live on the outskirts of Bernville about a mile. The town has brought in alot of section 8 homes. Not necessarily bad but some of the people that have come with that are saddening. I would otherwise recommend living here and I plan to do so. Enjoy a small quiet community. : )
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:19 AM
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I, too, will be moving to the Bernville area very soon. I'm looking to rent/lease a small home with a yard or farmette but am having a very difficult time locating one at the moment as I live out of state right now. Can anyone recommend an [honest] source that can direct me to something suitable? There's nothing in the Reading newspaper but I KNOW there has to be something out there for me. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:51 PM
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Two people moving to Bernville on here? Wow, that will double the population. Just kidding of course .

Others have described it well. I will say I have family that had a business in that area, on route 183, and they told me that 183 is used by drug runners coming/going north to/from Reading. I have no idea if that is true or not but if I was thinking of moving there, I would want to know that so I'm posting it. If someone thinks they know for sure, by all means correct me!
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:45 AM
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Ummm, THAT'S interesting. Sort of. As long as they don't stop in Bernville for refreshments then I guess it's just like any other town/area, though.

I still would like some recommendations on how to find decent housing, however.
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