Overview of Wyomissing
Located just across the Benjamin Franklin Highway east of Reading, Pa., Wyomissing is one of Pennsylvania's most charming and fastest-growing cities. With it's reputable community organizations, high quality of life and excellent schools, many families in Pennsylvania are drawn to Wyomissing apartments for rent. According to City-Data, the word is out on this charming community, as the city has seen a 21 percent jump in population growth from 2000 to 2010. The city also has a high median household income as well, making Wyomissing a very attractive place to live for many Pennsylvania residents due to its residential and commercial growth.
Living in Wyomissing, PA
Wyomissing became a borough in 1906, and the area immediately identified itself as a agricultural and farming community. Over the course of the 20th century, Wyomissing became known as the "Factory Outlet Capital of the U.S.A." Wyomissing was indeed the starting point for factory outlet shopping after Vanity Fair sold music records and clothing in its small room in a Wyomissing plant. Many residents are also making the move to Wyomissing because of its affordability. According to City-Data, the cost of living index in the city is less than the national average, making it a very affordable place to live, work and play. Today, the community is home to more than 10,400 residents, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Wyomissing Attractions and Special Events
The city is home to more than 175 acres of green space and parklands that Wyomissing residents enjoy. Many of these parks and recreational facilities including parades, swimming pools, playgrounds, ball fields and outdoor concerts.
One of the biggest attractions in the area that many Wyomissing residents like to visit during the winter months is Stone House, particularly for the outdoor ice skating rink that residents love to use for ice skating and ice hockey.
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