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Albert is located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania which is a suburb of Philadelphia.  Located on the Philadelphia and Elkins Park border, students are able to utilize the vast Philadelphia public transportation network to not only commute to school but also to visit the many interesting activities, cultural events, historical landmarks, and artistic treasures.

CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE



Philadelphia was founded on October 27, 1682 by William Penn, who planned a city along the Delaware River to serve as a port and place for government. The city grew rapidly, and by the 1750s Philadelphia was the largest city and busiest port in the original 13 American colonies.   

During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United Sates, who signed the nation's Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the Constitution on
September 17, 1787. 

Philadelphia served as one of the nation's many capitals during the Revolutionary War and the city served as the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington D.C was under construction.

During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub that grew from an influx of Eu
ropean immigrants. Since that time, Philadelphia has been known as one of the gateways to America and has opened its heart to immigrants from all countries.



Philadelphia has the second-largest student concentration on the East Coast, with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area. There are over 80 colleges, universities, trade, and specialty schools in the Philadelphia region. The city contains three major research universities: the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Temple University, and the city is home to five schools of medicine.




HELPFUL SITES

One Big Campus – Information for students in Philadelphia      http://www.onebigcampus.com/

Valley Forge Visitor & Convention Center                 http://valleyforge.org/visitors/

Montgomery Country Visitor Center                     http://www.visitphilly.com/counties/montgomery/

Bucks County Visitor Center                                       http://visitbuckscounty.com/

Philly.com (Philadelphia News & Events)                   http://www.philly.com/

Montgomery County News & Events                          http://www.montgomerynews.com/

Philly Burbs News & Events                                        http://www.phillyburbs.com/


HISTORICAL SITES

Independence Visitor Center 
http://www.independencevisitorcenter.com/

Philadelphia Independence Hall Assoc 
http://www.ushistory.org/index.html

National Constitution Center 
http://constitutioncenter.org/

Valley Forge State Park
http://www.libertymuseum.org/



THINGS TO DO 

Philadelphia Zoo       http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/ 
Camden Waterfront   http://www.camdenwaterfront.com/ 
Franklin Institute      http://www2.fi.edu/
New Hope               http://www.visitnewhope.com/
Peddlers Village       http://www.peddlersvillage.com/
Parx Casino             http://www.parxcasino.com/
New Jersey Beaches http://www.nj.com/shore/             
Philadelphia Olde City        
                            http://www.oldcityarts.org/start.html

PHILADELPHIA SPORTS 

Philadelphia 76ers (Basketball) 
http://www.nba.com/sixers/ 

Philadelphia Eagles (Football) http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/

Philadelphia Flyers (Ice Hockey) 

GETTING AROUND

Septa - Buses, Regional Railroads, Trolleys, Subway The best way to get around Philadelphia.  The website will help you determine what transportation you need to take to get to a specific destination.  http://www.septa.org/

MARKET AND GROCERY STORES 


Bell's Market (Russian) 

8330 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 342-6016

Chung May Food Market II (Chinese) 
Chinatown 
1017 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Alaqsa Halal Meats & Groceries (Middle Eastern) 
419 E Wyoming Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19120
(215) 324-0720 

H Mart (Korean) 
320 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(215) 782-1801 

Hoa Viet Food Market (Vietnamese) 
Chinatown 
1022 Race St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-8540

Lachowicz L Polish Market 
705 Stratford Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 289-4237

Oriental Supermarket 
1111 S 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19195 (215) 271-2528



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