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Why Live and Work in Southeast Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is not only the largest city in Pennsylvania, but it is also home to the first hospital in the United States (Pennsylvania Hospital), the prestigious College of Physicians, and several of the country’s top medical schools – University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, Temple and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

But that is not all the southeast corner of Pennsylvania has to offer. Several sizable cities surround Philadelphia including Norristown, Chester, Doylestown, West Chester, Pottstown, and Reading. Throughout this area there are numerous health systems and hospitals, some of them affiliated with one of the previously mentioned medical schools.

Because of the concentration of medical schools, the southeast region is home to many medical research facilities and pharmaceutical companies.

The region is also contains many cultural and historical treasures. Old City in Philadelphia includes Independence Hall, City Tavern, and the U.S. Constitution Center, but on the outskirts of the city are the Revolutionary War sites of Valley Forge and Brandywine. Theaters, art institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art (made famous in the movie Rocky) and music concert venues dot the area.

Find out more about the southeast area of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.