The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the MPO for the Philadelphia metropolitan region, has introduced an innovate way of making people aware of the benefits of older, established suburbs: market them.
In launching its Classic Towns program the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission hopes to encourage people to move into inner-ring suburbs.
"All the Classic Towns - the boroughs of Ambler, Bristol, Collingswood, Doylestown, Haddon Heights, Lansdowne, Media, Riverton and West Chester, along with Philadelphia's Manayunk and Overbrook Farms neighborhoods - have made significant comeback strides with a variety of revitalization efforts."
"What they - and nearly 100 older communities like them in this region - now need is a way to get the word out that they are worth considering as a place to live."
Thanks to Brad Gudzinas