comprises many vibrant and substantially different boroughs. Among the most notable Philadelphia neighborhoods are Cedar Park, a residential area that boasts a bohemian vibe with plenty of ethnic diversity; University City, a youthful, free-thinking and energetic neighborhood filled with trendy restaurants, cultural attractions and boutique shops; Spring Garden, a laid-back community surrounded by the best museums in Philadelphia; and Market East, home of the Reading Terminal Market, City Hall and Macy’s Center City.
Also famous is Washington Square West, a neighborhood of three in one: Washington Square West, Midtown Village and the Gayborhood. Washington Square is where you’ll want to go for relaxation. Midtown Village is the spot for trendy restaurants and shops. The Gayborhood is Philly’s LGBT-friendly community with bars and shops. Old City, located in Center City, is home to Independence Mall and Penn’s Landing, while Queen Village, also in Center City, is where the city’s popular Fashion Row is located, as well as the historic Headhouse Square.Top Employers
Notable Fortune 1000 Companies include Comcast
, CIGNA, Independence Blue Cross and Colonial Penn, Aramark
and Crown Cork & Seal.These aspects are highlighted by the city’s booming tourist industry. The city’s second-largest private employer is the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
, preceded only by the University of Pennsylvania
For the history buffs, top of the list for places of interest is the Independence National Historical Park. This park houses Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Congress Hall, all of which were vital to the creation of this city. Another frequently visited monument is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution with the eternally burning flame.Also of interest are The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.More on PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Guide: Restaurants, Bars, Attractions and SportsTop Places to Visit in Philadelphia