Relocation Resources

Greater Philadelphia

Delaware County, the home of Crozer-Keystone Health System, is part of the vibrant Greater Philadelphia area.

Highlights of the Greater Philadelphia Area

Museums and Performing Arts

Rich culture

Enjoy world-class museums, important historical sites, multicultural festivals, diverse music and performing arts, and some of the finest restaurants in the country, including:


Medical Research and Education

With more than 115 hospitals, 150 research labs, 200 pharmaceutical and biotech firms, 135 medical manufacturers and six medical schools, Greater Philadelphia ranks as the country’s second-largest medical research and education center.


Our children enjoy excellent educational opportunities in strong public school systems, award-winning private schools, and some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation.

Wellness and Recreation

“Walkable” Communities

 More persons in the Philadelphia workforce walk or bike to work than in Chicago or Washington, D.C. Many of our older suburban communities, including Media, the Delaware County seat, are small walkable towns with convenient rail transportation to Philadelphia Center; you can leave your car in your driveway.


 We are near the mountains and mid-Atlantic seashore.

Sporting Teams and Events

 Philadelphia boasts eight professional sports teams playing in state-of-the-art stadiums, including:


 The area offers 193 golf courses.

Parks, Hiking and Biking

 Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, just 12 miles from Media, is one of the nation’s largest landscaped city parks — anchored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the park features miles of hiking and biking trails and a prime view of world-class collegiate rowing regattas on the Schuylkill River.


Climate and Weather

The Delaware Valley has four seasons where the climate seasonal average high/low temperatures of 86/25 F, with 92 sunny days a year and an average rainfall of 41 inches.

Source: Select Greater Philadelphia; Welcome to Greater Philadelphia 

Additional Internet Links

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Welcomes You!

As the official web site of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania says, “From the Pocono mountains to Lake Erie’s shore, the Steel City to the City of Brotherly Love, the Keystone state is a great place to live, work, play and learn.”

 Visit PA  

Your First Visit? Visit PA tells you how to get here and what to do once you have arrived. Find state facts, things to do, places to stay, maps and guidance for planning your trip.

Greater Philadelphia Area

The Official Visitor Site for Greater Philadelphia

Check out Visit Philly to find out about the latest events, attractions, hotels and restaurants in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties — all in one place. Includes a comprehensive guide to transportation by plane, train, car and bus, as well as how to get around once you arrive. 

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 40 years, DVRPC addresses key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development in nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. DVRPC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region. The commission provides services to member governments and others through planning analysis, data collection, and mapping services. Aerial photographs, maps and a variety of publications are available to the public and private sector. 

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Representing 5,000 member companies across 11 counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is a comprehensive source of information for doing business in the region. The web site links to organizations that specialize in economic development, venture capital investment, partnerships between the arts and business communities, and supporting emerging entrepreneurs. For example, Select Greater Philadelphia has a wealth of regional data, including information about the area’s industries and educational institutions. 

Welcome to Greater Philadelphia

Designed specifically for persons, families and companies that are relocating to the area, the web site has information about neighborhoods and housing, schools, businesses, cultural attractions, recreational activities and more.