Welcome to Philadelphia County, where food lovers, urban dwellers, and history appreciators come together for the ultimate contemporary lifestyle. One of three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn, this populous area combines the best of its rich past with the excitement of modern city living. The economic and cultural anchor is no stranger to lively activity. Located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, taste palettes come alive at award-winning restaurants, waterside eateries, and bustling cafes perched on street corners. One-of-a-kind shops and trendy boutiques dot the area and line busy avenues. In addition to the incredible eats and shopping opportunities around every corner, you’ll find a colorful art and culture scene all across town. Philadelphia County is an exciting and buoyant place to call home.
Philadelphia was named to acknowledge its meaning "love brotherly," which is reflected by its racially and ethnically diverse population that has grown and continues to flourish over the years. The county is the most populous one in the state, with a range of residents from all walks of life representing all ages. There is an amazing mix of diverse households living in Philadelphia County, from residents with families living in single-family homes to residents living on their own or with a group of others in townhomes, apartments, complexes, or other housing options. With art, entertainment, and dining everywhere, there’s always something happening in each neighborhood. Whether strolling in and out of the vibrant shops in town, indulging in a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants, or finding a green space among the cityscape, there is an air of possibility in Philadelphia County.
You can’t go wrong popping into any store, cafe, or restaurant in Philadelphia County. Fashion District Philadelphia is a retail haven amidst the city that caters to the city’s entertainment, dining, and shopping wants and needs. It spans three blocks in the heart of downtown Philly and makes for a great weekend outing. The half a mile stretch of Passyunk Avenue Restaurants is foodie heaven with a load of Italian eateries and other global cuisines. The Avenue even has restaurant week once a year! Tony Luke’s has some of the area’s best Philly cheesesteaks covered in creamy American cheese (believe us), and Termini Brothers Bakery is a legendary Italian bakery and Philadelphia tradition that whips up cannolis, cakes, and fabulous cookies on the daily.
In addition to all of the restaurants, bakeries, and shopping destinations throughout Philadelphia County, there are a handful of adventurous things to do every day year-round. Taking a walk through Fairmount Park is a luxury. It’s the largest municipal park in Philadelphia, spanning an impressive 2,052 acres. You can tackle the winding trailers, rolling hills, and quiet waterfront at both East Park and West Park within Fairmount, divided by the Schuylkill River. The Navy Yard hosts Philly Craft Beer Festival, filled with the best brews, food trucks, and even ax-throwing every year. Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s largest and longest-running indoor horticultural event that only takes place right here in Philadelphia County. RiverRink Winterfest provides ice skating fun at the Blue Cross RiverRink in the colder months. There is food, beverage, rentals, and even a Ferris wheel and boardwalk games like basketball toss and balloon darts!