On July 28 representatives from 10 Classic Towns, as well as state officials, community development professionals and Bucks County Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia joined DVRPC staff for a Trolley Tour of three Classic Towns.
“[An] acceleration of residential construction in urban neighborhoods reflects a fundamental shift in the real estate market. Lower crime rates in central cities and changing demographics are often cited as forces driving this change.
‘Tis the season for Santa parades, holiday house tours, and shopping for that special someone. Well, there’s no better place to celebrate the most wonderful time of year than in the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia. All are sparkling with the joy of the season.
Tree lightings in particular, are when many communities come together to begin celebrating the season.
America’s Millennial Generation is the country’s most ethnically and racially diverse cohort of youth in the nation’s history. The Millennial generation, or Generation Y as many know it, encompasses those born from roughly 1980 through 2000. Research shows that this young, vibrant, and technology-savvy generation is setting a new course for the future that almost directly opposes that of their parents.
Main street movie theaters were an important fixture in traditional small towns and close-knit communities. Over time, though, many have disappeared. This is not the case in a number of Classic Towns. Ambler, Lansdowne and Wayne are home to theaters that continue to thrive as entertainment destinations and community focal points. Collingswood’s Theater offers a unique alternative and powerful testament to the benefits of adaptive re-use.
According to Joe McArdle, a Phoenixville realtor, the idea behind the Phoenixville Food Bank was simple: bring fresh local food to people in need while bringing the community together.