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QUALITY OF LIFE
Life Outside the Office
Greater Philadelphia offers all of the amenities of a major city and its suburban surroundings with an unrivaled accessibility and affordability in the Northeast.
Philadelphia named TOP U.S. CITY TO VISIT in 2020
Philadelphia ranks #3 BEST HISTORIC DESTINATION in the U.S.
HOME TO 30 PUBLIC GARDENS IN 30 MILES, including Chester County’s iconic Longwood Gardens and Philadelphia’s Bartram’s Garden, the oldest still-living botanical garden in all of North America
With 300 miles of interconnected trails, the Circuit Trails span nine counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey and are one of the LARGEST TRAIL NETWORKS IN THE COUNTRY WITH PLANS TO EXPAND TO 750 MILES
Arts and Culture
Philadelphia is the FIRST AND ONLY WORLD HERITAGE CITY IN THE U.S.
Five Greater Philadelphia chefs and restaurants were nominated in 2020’s James Beard Awards (The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.
#11 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America
Cost of Living
Compared to Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., Greater Philadelphia has a lower cost of doing business, lower office rental rates, lower cost of labor, and more affordable housing
Access To Market
TWO Class 1 freight railways
THREE major shipping ports along the Delaware River
THIRD busiest Amtrak station in the U.S.
FIVE international airports within a 90-minute drive
100+ interstate highway interchanges
Parks and Recreation
With 300 miles of interconnected trails, the Circuit Trails span nine counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey and are one of the largest trail networks in the country with plans to expand to 750 miles
Greater Philadelphia residents and visitors are a short drive from the beaches and boardwalks of Delaware and the Jersey Shore, as well as lakes and slopes of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, offering all-season activities for the entire family
Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, one of the world’s largest city park systems, has over 9,200 acres of waterfront, woodlands, and parks for residents and visitors to enjoy
Consistently ranked a top sports city, Philadelphia has seven professional sports teams play in state-of-the-art stadiums
Philadelphia Fusion, an esports team in the Overwatch League, announced plans for a new $50 million, 3,500 seat arena that is set to be located in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, making it the largest newly constructed, dedicated esports arena in the Western Hemisphere
Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) is the business attraction organization for northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania. A non-profit entity, Select highlights Greater Philadelphia’s unique business assets to national and global audiences with the ultimate goal of growing the economic vibrancy of our collective community through attracting new businesses and new jobs to our 11-county region. Select assists companies interested in locating in Greater Philadelphia by providing resources, detailed information, and connections.