Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania

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What you need to know about Pennsylvania

Living in Pennsylvania puts outdoor lovers near trout-filled streams, scenic hikes and cross-country skiing trails. While Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offer urban environments loaded with entertainment options, much of Pennsylvania is made of up small towns and dense forest areas. The best places to live in Pennsylvania include Pittsburgh, West Chester and Bethlehem. Steel production, train manufacturing, banking and agriculture drive the economy in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Top Employers
Philadephia International Airport, state universities top the list
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities
Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania
Discover the most livable cities in the Keystone State
Top 10 Things to Do in Pennsylvania
The best activities, attractions and things to do in the Keystone State

Population

12,758,729
Up by 2%
Pittsburgh skyline behind a tree with red leaves.
Top Attractions in Pittsburgh, PA
If you're looking for things to do in Steel City, we've got 'em all right here.
Lehigh Valley, PA Downtowns
Lehigh Valley, PA's Enticing City Downtowns
Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton boast lively and fast-growth city centers in the Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley, PA Downtowns
Lehigh Valley, PA's Enticing City Downtowns
Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton boast lively and fast-growth city centers in the Lehigh Valley
Lehigh Valley, PA Downtowns
Lehigh Valley, PA's Enticing City Downtowns
Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton boast lively and fast-growth city centers in the Lehigh Valley
poconos region
The Pocono Mountains Are An HQ for Innovation
Skilled talent, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit is driving new businesses in the Pocono Mountains.
poconos region
The Pocono Mountains Are An HQ for Innovation
Skilled talent, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit is driving new businesses in the Pocono Mountains.

Housing

Homes Owned 70%
70% Complete
Homes Rented 30%
30% Complete

Median Home Price

$164,900
Higher than the national average
holiday lights
8 Best Cities for Holiday Lights and Decorations
Let's just put it this way: Clark Griswold would highly consider moving after seeing these displays.

Affordable cities in Pennsylvania
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

Affordable cities in Pennsylvania
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

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Affordable cities in Pennsylvania
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities
Affordable cities in Pennsylvania
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities
Affordable cities in Pennsylvania
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

Median Household Income

$53,115
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 28%
28% Complete
Graduated High School 89%
89% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

More About Pennsylvania Cities

Top Attractions in Pittsburgh, PA
If you're looking for things to do in Steel City, we've got 'em all right here.

Lehigh Valley, PA's Enticing City Downtowns
Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton boast lively and fast-growth city centers in the Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley, PA's Enticing City Downtowns
Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton boast lively and fast-growth city centers in the Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley, PA's Enticing City Downtowns
Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton boast lively and fast-growth city centers in the Lehigh Valley

The Pocono Mountains Are An HQ for Innovation
Skilled talent, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit is driving new businesses in the Pocono Mountains.

The Pocono Mountains Are An HQ for Innovation
Skilled talent, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit is driving new businesses in the Pocono Mountains.

8 Best Cities for Holiday Lights and Decorations
Let's just put it this way: Clark Griswold would highly consider moving after seeing these displays.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Pennsylvania
The Keystone State delivers on budget-conscious living without skimping on the amenities

Housing and Real Estate in Altoona, PA
All the facts, figures and information you need to choose housing in this city.

10 Best Cities for Veterans
Support for those who served is strong in these cities

10 Best Cities for Viewing Meteor Showers
Grab some popcorn and a blanket: It's showtime.

These Are the Most Googled Questions (And Answers) About Pittsburgh, PA
Perhaps the most interesting one? Why Pittsburgh has an "h."

The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.

7 April Fools Pranks That Tricked Entire Cities
Just wait 'til you see what happened in Seattle

America's Top 10 College Tailgate Cities
Big parties bring excitement to autumn football weekends

Top 10 Things to do In Philadelphia
The best attractions, locations and experiences in Philly

7 Reasons to Move to Pittsburgh, PA
Great food, 29 colleges, 90 distinct neighborhoods lead the way

Best Places for Breakfast in Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh's early birds flock to unique breakfast choices cooked up by local cafes

The Best Desserts in Philadelphia, PA
Five of the sweetest finds in the city of brotherly love

Best Places to Live in Pennsylvania