Urban Center Neighborhoods

Densely Urban Feel, Small-Town Appeal

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Greater Philadelphia’s Urban Centers boast some of the most culturally diverse and civically engaged communities on the east coast. Distinguishable by their dense, urban feel and historic-site preservation, these neighborhoods are on the pulse of what’s new — without forgetting the past.

Dive into some of the United States’ finest cultural establishments and exciting culinary experiments. From the Delaware Museum of Art to the oldest Italian open-air market in the country, Greater Philadelphia’s Urban Centers are waiting for you.


Each of Greater Philadelphia’s neighborhoods have their own history, culture, and flavor. Explore the many diverse places that make up this region below.


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The Biden-Harris Administration Selects Greater Philadelphia

November 30th, 2023|0 Comments

Greater Philadelphia has welcomed the national spotlight since the Biden-Harris Administration announced two regional hub designations last month in alignment with our Chamber 2028 vision. The region’s desirability, boasting a central East Coast location, flourishing [...]

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Stories From Our Region – November 2023

November 29th, 2023|0 Comments

PA Governor and Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Move Fast to Help Businesses and Create Jobs Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro took office in January 2023, promising to enact policies that slash red tape, streamline processes, and make it [...]

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