Inner-City Suburbs Rebranded as 'Classic Towns'

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

Full Story: Campaign will market older towns

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