Your Destination Guide to Philadelphia

Destination Guide Philadelphia - Your Destination Guide to Philadelphia, PA

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The essence of a place, like the smell of the sea or the tang of a lemon, is the "why" behind all travel. To leave our homes and to discover new textures, tastes, and the lilt of a different dialect or language brings us the sense of both our universality as human beings, and the marvelous ways in which we differ.

In this section, we offer a little bit of that essence for each DGuide city. Read the Overview for flavor, and the History for context. If you're considering a move, get local detail from Relocation, and see Related Links for even more background.

Philadelphia Information

  • History
  • William Penn's goal when he founded Philadelphia in 1682 was to create a "greene Country Towne," a vision of utopia in the new world, partially in reaction to a congested London where he had lived through the bubonic plague and great fire in the 1660s.
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  • Overview
  • Philadelphia holds an extraordinary power and sense of place for any American citizen, with its foundation firmly rooted as the birthplace of independence, a "city of firsts," a "city of...
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  • Relocation
  • This section provides a list of relevant agencies and organizations that can help you in your move, including some useful tools such as cost of living calculators. Relocation Links 1.
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Site Map
  • Site Map
  • Use this page to navigate our site. A primary goal of DGuides is to provide useful and descriptive information quickly, so if you have suggestions for how we can improve the organization of our site,...
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