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Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Facts & Information

Location Southeast Pennsylvania
Climate Four seasons. Mild/rainy springs, hot sticky summers, mild falls, and cold snowy winters.
Land Area 135 square miles
Population 1,517,550
Persons Over 65 14.1%
Female Persons 53.5%
Ethnic Groups White 45%, Black 43.2%, American Indian 0.3%, Asian 4.5%
Housing Units 661,958
Median Household Income $30,746
Description of Flag Flag of Pennsylvania
 Pennsylvania Flag The Flag of Pennsylvania is composed of a blue field on which the State Coat of Arms is embroidered. Draft horses are on either side of the coat of arms and the American eagle rests on the top. The scroll at the bottom reads Virtue, Liberty and Independence.

More Information
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Philadelphia Culture

Philadelphia is home to one of the most unique cultures in the nation. Philadelphians love their city. Many have lived in New York City and elsewhere but for some reason always return to Philadelphia. The city offers a wonderful mix of urban living and suburban activities.

Some of the people and events that come to mind when you think of Philadelphia include Will Smith,

Bill Cosby, Rocky Balboa, MTV’s Real World and, of course, George Washington and the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Fiction or non-fiction, all of these things are to some extend a part of Philadelphia’s culture. Historic buildings are sprinkled all around the Italian Market, Philadelphia’s swanky restaurants, the universities and the basketball courts in south Philly. Many people say that Philadelphia’s Chinatown is better then that of New York.

A large number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies are concentrated within the Philadelphia area. For that reason, many ambitious working professionals work in those fields. The Amish and the Pennsylvania Dutch are also associated Philadelphia, as are soft pretzels, cheese steaks and cream cheese. Tourist are guaranteed to get their fill of rich culture and patriotic heritage when visiting Philadelphia.

 

Philadelphia Culture

Philadelphia is home to one of the most unique cultures in the nation. Philadelphians love their city. Many have lived in New York City and elsewhere but for some reason always return to Philadelphia. The city offers a wonderful mix of urban living and suburban activities.

Some of the people and events that come to mind when you think of Philadelphia include Will Smith,

Bill Cosby, Rocky Balboa, MTV’s Real World and, of course, George Washington and the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Fiction or non-fiction, all of these things are to some extend a part of Philadelphia’s culture. Historic buildings are sprinkled all around the Italian Market, Philadelphia’s swanky restaurants, the universities and the basketball courts in south Philly. Many people say that Philadelphia’s Chinatown is better then that of New York.

A large number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies are concentrated within the Philadelphia area. For that reason, many ambitious working professionals work in those fields. The Amish and the Pennsylvania Dutch are also associated Philadelphia, as are soft pretzels, cheese steaks and cream cheese. Tourist are guaranteed to get their fill of rich culture and patriotic heritage when visiting Philadelphia.

 

Philadelphia Shopping

Philadelphia’s shopping scene is all together sophisticated, charming, and diverse. The premier shopping districts in center city can be found in the vicinity of Rittenhouse Square and Liberty Place. Within the designer shops that line Chestnut Street, you’ll find the latest and greatest fashions in Philadelphia. Once upon a time, South Street was the pulse of high fashion but has since given way to bizarre multi-zippered duds.

The area known as Manayunk has experienced a recent surge in popularity. Main Street offers fine shopping, casual restaurants and a pleasant atmosphere.

Just outside Philadelphia there are two shopping malls worth a look, namely the Franklin Mills Outlet Mall and the King of Prussia Mall.

South Philly’s Italian Market and the world-renowned Chinatown also offer unique shopping experiences within the heart of Philadelphia.

 

Philadelphia Shopping

Philadelphia’s shopping scene is all together sophisticated, charming, and diverse. The premier shopping districts in center city can be found in the vicinity of Rittenhouse Square and Liberty Place. Within the designer shops that line Chestnut Street, you’ll find the latest and greatest fashions in Philadelphia. Once upon a time, South Street was the pulse of high fashion but has since given way to bizarre multi-zippered duds.

The area known as Manayunk has experienced a recent surge in popularity. Main Street offers fine shopping, casual restaurants and a pleasant atmosphere.

Just outside Philadelphia there are two shopping malls worth a look, namely the Franklin Mills Outlet Mall and the King of Prussia Mall.

South Philly’s Italian Market and the world-renowned Chinatown also offer unique shopping experiences within the heart of Philadelphia.

 

Philadelphia Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Bistro St Tropez 2400 Market St Ste 4 (215) 569-9269 French
 The Melting Pot 8229 Germantown Ave (215) 242-3003 Fondue
 Hot Tamales 114 S 20th St (215) 569-8511 Mexican
 Portofino Restaurant 1227 Walnut St (215) 923-8208 Italian
 Le Bec-Fin 1523 Walnut St (215) 567-1000 French
 Fountain Restaurant 1 Logan Sq Four Seasons Hotel (215) 963-1500 International
 Striped Bass 1500 Walnut St (215) 732-4444 Seafood
 Bella Trattoria 4258 Main St (215) 482-5556 Italian
 Buddakan 325 Chestnut St (215) 574-9440 Asian
 Bleu Martini 24 S 2nd St (215) 238-1115 Bar
 Mallorca Restaurant 117-119 South St (215) 351-6652 Spanish
 Grasshopper Restaurant 4427 Main St (215) 483-1888 French
 Sansom Street Oyster House 1516 Sansom St (215) 567-7683 Seafood
 Chestnut Grill 8229 Germantown Ave (215) 247-7570 American
 Kansas City Prime 4417 Main Street (215) 482-3700 Steak
 Angelina 706 Chestnut St (215) 925-6889 Italian
 Al Dana 8630 Germantown Ave (215) 247-3336 Middle Eastern
 U.S. Hotel Bar and Grill 4439 Main Street (215) 483-9222 American
 Savona Restaurant 100 Old Gulph Road (610) 520-1200 French
 Sonoma 4411 Main Street (215) 483-9400 Italian
 Maces Crossing 1714 Cherry St (215) 564-5203 American
 Arroyo Grille 1 Leverington Ave (215) 487-1400 Southwestern
 Opus 251 251 S 18th St (215) 735-6787 American
 Brasil's 112 Chestnut St (215) 413-1700 Latin American

 

Philadelphia Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 Bistro St Tropez 2400 Market St Ste 4 (215) 569-9269 French
 The Melting Pot 8229 Germantown Ave (215) 242-3003 Fondue
 Hot Tamales 114 S 20th St (215) 569-8511 Mexican
 Portofino Restaurant 1227 Walnut St (215) 923-8208 Italian
 Le Bec-Fin 1523 Walnut St (215) 567-1000 French
 Fountain Restaurant 1 Logan Sq Four Seasons Hotel (215) 963-1500 International
 Striped Bass 1500 Walnut St (215) 732-4444 Seafood
 Bella Trattoria 4258 Main St (215) 482-5556 Italian
 Buddakan 325 Chestnut St (215) 574-9440 Asian
 Bleu Martini 24 S 2nd St (215) 238-1115 Bar
 Mallorca Restaurant 117-119 South St (215) 351-6652 Spanish
 Grasshopper Restaurant 4427 Main St (215) 483-1888 French
 Sansom Street Oyster House 1516 Sansom St (215) 567-7683 Seafood
 Chestnut Grill 8229 Germantown Ave (215) 247-7570 American
 Kansas City Prime 4417 Main Street (215) 482-3700 Steak
 Angelina 706 Chestnut St (215) 925-6889 Italian
 Al Dana 8630 Germantown Ave (215) 247-3336 Middle Eastern
 U.S. Hotel Bar and Grill 4439 Main Street (215) 483-9222 American
 Savona Restaurant 100 Old Gulph Road (610) 520-1200 French
 Sonoma 4411 Main Street (215) 483-9400 Italian
 Maces Crossing 1714 Cherry St (215) 564-5203 American
 Arroyo Grille 1 Leverington Ave (215) 487-1400 Southwestern
 Opus 251 251 S 18th St (215) 735-6787 American
 Brasil's 112 Chestnut St (215) 413-1700 Latin American

 


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