Big-City Excitement Meets Country Charm
By Nadia Halim
Greater Philadelphia offers something to fit every lifestyle and budget.
Courtesy of Select Greater Philadelphia

Covering 11 counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, the Greater Philadelphia area offers a lifestyle to fit every budget and taste. You can study artistic masterpieces or roam the untamed country landscape; dine in a trendy restaurant or tour rural wineries and farms; rock out at a riverfront festival or drive to a quaint country town.

The region's central location on the MidAtlantic Coast, its public transportation, Amtrak, and interstate highways all help to streamline commuting within the region and to major east coast cities. Three international airports - Lehigh Valley, Newark Liberty, and Philadelphia - also facilitate travel in and out of the region.


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