As the fifth-largest city in the United States and the second largest on the East Coast, Philadelphia is one of the world's most dynamic cities.
Famous as the birthplace of American independence and home of the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia offers a unique variety of historical and modern attractions, culture, entertainment and activities all year round. Fairmount Park, the largest urban park in the world, maintains walking, running, and cycling trails, and residents and fellows can take advantage of Penn's state-of-the-art health and fitness center.
Philadelphia boasts a large metropolitan area but is small enough to feel like home. It has the highest standard of living per dollar of any major city in the Northeast corridor, and housing is readily available and affordable. An extensive public transportation system focused on Center City also makes it possible for alternative living outside the city and in nearby suburbs. Philadelphia International Airport is just a short train ride from Penn campus.
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