The city of Philadelphia is one of the most historic cities in America and the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Philadelphia is where our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. The first (and second) Continental Congress was held here and Philadelphia was the nation’s capital twice – the first time during the Revolutionary War and then again as a temporary capital while the US Capitol in Washington DC was under construction.
Philadelphia grew from a major influx of European immigrants – Irish, Italian, and German initially. The universities here continue to make Philadelphia a top international study destination. Philadelphia is currently home to 7 Fortune 1000 companies and the skyline continues to grow.
Philly also has the largest contiguous urban park (Fairmount Park) and more outdoor art than any other city. Philadelphia is a city of firsts: the first hospital, library, medical school, capital, stock exchange, zoo and birthplace to the US Marine Corps.
Despite Philadelphia’s size (largest in the country), Philly manages to hold on to that small-town feeling. This city feels like the collection of neighborhoods that it truly is – each with their own personality and feel. Yes, the fans are serious. But so is the history, culture, and food.
Every section of Philly is unique. From the trendy neighborhoods like Fishtown and Old City to the family-friendly areas of Manayunk, East Falls, and Roxborough. Home to the nation’s oldest art museum, you will notice immediately how prevalent a role art plays in this city. Murals, mosaics, and sculpture can be found all over Philadelphia. Recent trends show that suburban empty-nesters and retirees are moving back into the city - eager to take advantage of the art, entertainment and culinary options to which they can walk or bike in this easily navigable city.
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