Long hidden in the shadows of New York City and, to a lesser extent, Washington D.C, Philadelphia is one of America's most overlooked cities. It's in southeastern , in the mid-Atlantic region, and is the sixth most-populous city in the United States.

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West Philly is a mostly residential section of Philadelphia west of the Schuylkill River, which represented the western boundary of William Penn's original plan for the colonial city. Photo: Kevin83002, Public domain.

Philadelphia's is home to many historical sites, galleries, restaurants, and bars. Photo: Beyond My Ken, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Philadelphia's is the downtown area west of City Hall. Photo: Lucius Kwok, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, ☏ +1-800-PHL-GATE (745-4283) is the main airport serving Philadelphia, and the surrounding . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


Philadelphia's Northwest district is a huge area north of Lehigh Ave and west of Front St. Photo: ChristineFisher, CC BY 2.0.

City Center East is the most dense section of Philadelphia, home to City Hall, the Convention Center, Chinatown, Washington Square West, and Gayborhood. Photo: Eugene Kim, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a large area north of Philadelphia's Center City that includes many neighborhoods such as Northern Liberties, Kensington, Fishtown, Fairmount, the Spring Gardens, Templetown, Nicetown, and Tioga. Photo: Seeminglee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, nicknamed South Philly, is the section of Philadelphia bounded by South Street to the north, the Delaware River to the east and south and the Schuylkill River to the west. Photo: Massimo Catarinella, CC BY 3.0.

is a more residential area of the city, although it is home to burgeoning Russian, Brazilian, and Indian communities and restaurants. Photo: Paul Sableman, CC BY 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

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is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. Photo: Nightscream, CC BY 3.0.

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The , previously called the State House Bell or Old State House Bell, is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, . Photo: tonythemisfit, CC BY 2.0.

The is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. is situated 1¼ miles northwest of Philadelphia. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, , . is situated 2½ miles northeast of Philadelphia. Photo: Malepheasant, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia, with a population of 6,215 as of the 2010 United States Census. is situated 1 mile southeast of Philadelphia. Photo: Smallbones, Public domain.

is the easternmost portion of , encompassing several Philadelphia universities. is situated 1½ miles west of Philadelphia. Photo: Veldtkitty40, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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