So you’re moving to Pennsylvania! Before you start packing up your belongings and looking for Pennsylvania movers or storage companies it’s a good idea to gather some knowledge about your new location. Our short guide to the State of Pennsylvania gives you information about the state and will help you plan for the move.
Pennsylvania – Location and Major Cities
One of the original 13 colonies, the State of Pennsylvania, is in the North-East region of the United States and is bounded by the states of Delaware to the south-east, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the south-west, New York to the North and New Jersey to the East and Ohio to the west. The four most populated cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown and Eerie. Of the 13 original states, Pennsylvania is the only one which does not have an Atlantic coastline. The state is split into five regions; Allegheny Plateau, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Eerie Plain, Piedmont and Ridge and Valley. Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify the constitution.
Things to do in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is the home of the United States’ first zoo, which can be found in the city of Philadelphia, other AZA zoos in the state can be found in Pittsburgh and Eerie. The state of Pennsylvania can also be proud of some of the country’s finest museums including the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburg and the Philadelphia museum of Art. Scranton is home to a unique museum, one you won’t want to get out of visiting; the Houdini museum. There are 121 state parks in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania all of which offer free admission.
Pennsylvania is home to many professional sports teams. The NFL is represented by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles, whilst Major League Baseball is played by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Philadelphia 76ers represent the state in the NBA, and Philadelphia Union play in the MLS. Finally, hockey fans can choose between the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers or the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Popular Living Areas in Pennsylvania
Fox Chapel – A suburb of Philadelphia, this neighborhood is considered one of the top places to live in Philadelphia in 2012. The judgment is based on criteria including the high median income of residents and low crime rates. Some 80.8% percent of residents aged 25 and over are educated to first degree level or higher. This borough contains some 300 acres of parkland, all but five acres of which is open space for walking, bird-watching, etc.
Pocono – This town merits mention simply because of the sheer natural beauty of its surrounds. Set in the Pocono Mountain region, this city has reasonably priced housing and offers close proximity to ski slopes.
Philadelphia – The largest city in Pennsylvania, this location offers something for everyone. The town has a rich political and cultural history The Chinatown and Downtown districts offer some of the city’s highlights but the Old City neighborhood is the place to go for the more popular nightspots.
Amazon Relocation Services in Pennsylvania
You’ll undoubtedly be looking for Pennsylvania moving companies, and Amazon Relocation would like to be there for you, helping to make your relocation to Pennsylvania the smooth and hassle-free experience it should be. Professional Pennsylvania movers, we will be there with you every step of the way, helping you to plan and strategize your move and to answer every question you have – and even those you haven’t thought of. Our Pennsylvania movers can help you pack in the right way so that each of your precious belongings makes it through surely and safely, and for our movers Pennsylvania is like home. With Amazon Relocation, trusted, tried and registered with AMSA, the American Moving and Storage Association, you can rest easy knowing your belongings are in the best possible hands. So do check out Pennsylvania moving companies available, and make sure you talk to us and let us in more detail show you what we can do for you and your move.