As a local Reading moving company, O’Brien’s Moving & Storage has noticed an uptick in relocations to and within Pennsylvania. The past couple of years have led many to move out of densely populated urban areas into the smaller cities of Midwestern America.

One such city being Reading, PA, which moved up a notch from 5th largest city in Pennsylvania to become the 4th largest city in the state in 2020. This information came to light as the Census Bureau released city population statistics in preparation for states to redraw districts for the upcoming 2022 elections. As of 2020, Reading boasted a population of 95,112 people, the highest it’s been since the 1960 census.

What is Attracting People to Reading, PA?

There are a number of things that make Berks County, PA an appealing place to relocate to. For instance, Reading is located about an hour’s drive from the heart of Downtown Philadelphia. As the Covid pandemic hit in early 2020, many people chose to relocate from dense, urban living areas to get away from the worst outbreaks. Reading is close enough to Philadelphia that it allows access to the office a few days a week, while also being able to live away from the bigger city.

Reading is also close to the Lehigh County in the North, which also offers tightly knit communities with extensive biking and walking trails. According to the Census Report, Lehigh County also increased in population by about 7% to 8%. Further along State Route 422 to the West is Harrisburg. This also makes a straightforward commute for anyone working in our state capital.

Learn More About the Reading Movers at O’Brien’s Moving & Storage

If you are looking for movers in Reading, PA to help you relocate to this part of the state, reach out to O’Brien’s Moving & Storage. We’re established, reliable Reading movers who can help customers with tailored moving plans. Our team is also happy to help you relocate to a nearby area, such as Lebanon, Union, or Douglas townships.

In addition to our long-distance moving services, we can also help you with:

  • Residential Moves
  • Senior Moves
  • Office Moves
  • International Moves
  • Specialized Moves
  • Storage Solutions

To begin your move to Reading, give us a call or fill out our online form. We’ll set up a free move estimate right away.