Inner-City Suburbs Rebranded as 'Classic Towns'

<p>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.</p>
August 5, 2008, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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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

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Published on Monday, July 28, 2008 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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