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About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the second largest city on the east coast, is known as the birthplace of America—and it's enjoying a rebirth as a destination for young people who want access to cultural amenities in an established city. North Philadelphia's factories have been renovated into innovative art galleries and fashion-forward independent boutiques are opening in nineteenth-century storefronts—signaling a modern transformation for this historic city.

Philadelphia is a big city with a small-town heart. Its neighborhoods include the colonial Society Hill and the funky Northern Liberties. Students enjoy vising the Italian Market, the oldest working outdoor food market in the country, and the 200 sidewalk cafes that bring the streets of the city alive at night. Music lovers find funk, jazz, hip hop, world music, punk, and alternative rock local clubs or head to the Kimmel Center to hear classical music.

Just a short subway ride from The Art Institute of Philadelphia are sporting events featuring the Phillies, Flyers, 76ers, or Eagles.

The city offers over 9,000 acres of green spaces and is rated one of the top cities for cycling and off-road biking. Major employers include Jefferson Health System, Merck & Company, UPS, Comcast Corporation, Aramark Corporation, Vanguard Group, Verizon Communications Incorporated, and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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In 2013, Forbes ranked Philadelphia as one of the nation's best cities for singles.

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