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Discovering and Moving to Pennsylvania

Moving to Pennsylvania

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Pennsylvania

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At its dedication President Teddy Roosevelt described the State Capitol building in Harrisburg, as the most handsome building I have ever seen, The Declaration of U.S. Independence signing along with the United States Constitution in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, the state has especially earned the Keystone State nickname. However donít be deceived by defunct railroad yards or closed steel mills with cities such as Allentown, Pittsburgh, and Erie are continuing to produce products that are high in demand, and with revenues from tourism confirming its more than just speculation, those relocating to Pennsylvania will discover it continues to be a solid spot to build their life along with a great place enjoy a genuine Philly cheesesteak!

Relocating to the state will provide you with access to many of the more historically important cities in America, as well as several of the most durable. There is Philadelphia, the financial center; Pittsburgh, with the Heinz Hall and the Andy Warhol Museum; Harrisburg, which is the state capital; ; and Allentown, the fastest growing city in the state. Other places for consideration include Erie,, Reading, the hub for agriculture; Altoona, Scranton, Bethlehem and Lancaster. Once you make a decision on a new town or city to call home, complete an address change form online letting your mail arrive your new place just as quickly as you get settled!

Rich in historic lore, Pennsylvania territory was disputed in the early 1600s among the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English. England acquired the region in 1664 with the capture of New York, and in 1681 Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn, a Quaker, by King Charles II.

Philadelphia was the seat of the federal government almost continuously from 1776 to 1800; there the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and the U.S. Constitution drawn up in 1787. Valley Forge, of Revolutionary War fame, and Gettysburg, site of the pivotal battle of the Civil War, are both in Pennsylvania. The Liberty Bell is located in a glass pavilion across from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.


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