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Living in Greater Philadelphia

Best known for its rich history as “the Birthplace of America,” Philadelphia has also been christened America’s “Next Great City” by National Geographic Traveler. With its ideal blend of exciting cultural destinations, outstanding recreation, excellent educational opportunities and low cost of living, it’s easy to see why both of these reputations are well deserved.

The “City of Brotherly Love” and its suburbs:
a perfect match of the old and the new

As the location where the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Philadelphia area offers many fascinating venues for exploring our nation’s history: The Constitution Center, Independence National Historical Park and Valley Forge National Park are just a few of the possibilities. Yet this culturally diverse eastern seaboard city also is host to thriving communities in the arts, education and medicine, and is a culinary epicenter with restaurants that promise to satisfy any taste – including for the traditional favorites of Philly’s famous cheese steaks, soft pretzels and water ice.

Take a walk through wildly diverse Fairmount Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, home to one of the largest collections of impressionist paintings in the United States. Cheer on one of the four professional sports teams. No matter what your interest, there is always something to do in Philadelphia.

Adding to the wealth of activities and appeal in the area, Greater Philadelphia also offers easy access to New York, Washington, D.C., the Pocono Mountains and the Jersey Shore. Any way you look at it, this is a wonderful place to live and work. 

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