What are Classic Towns?

Vibrant residential neighborhoods, diverse architecture, bustling business and entertainment districts, and remarkable recreational opportunities make Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia communities where you can live the good life.

These are timeless places where everyone can feel at home. Places where you can find a variety of things to do year-round; where everyday necessities are all easily accessible; where neighbors know and look out for each other; and most important where community is a way of life, not simply a place to live.

Near Philadelphia, and accessible to New York and Washington DC via public transportation, Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia are unique communities with rich histories where everyone can build a promising future.


Interested in Joining the Program?

Classic Towns, a program of DVRPC, is a unique opportunity for towns that are looking to grow. The Classic Towns program helps promote towns to increase residential interest, build new businesses, and attract shoppers. Seasonal video blogs, monthly articles, daily social media spots, and photo contests are only some of the ways that quaint and wonderful towns get regular promotion through this program. Digital advertising, email blasts, and social media contributed more than 40,000 user sessions to the overall web traffic in 2017!

“Collingswood jumped at the chance to participate in the program. Like many of the other participating towns, Collingswood has had a significant resurgence.” – Jim Maley, Mayor of Collingswood


While house-hunting to move from the southern part of the country to South Jersey, I was overwhelmed with trying to find a new residence. As serendipity would have it, I landed on DVRPC’s Classic Towns website and read about Haddon Heights. With all of the municipalities in the Greater Philadelphia area, I never would have discovered my new hometown.  DVRPC helped me find my needle in a haystack!” Asiyah Kurtz, Councilwoman, Haddon Heights


If you are interested in having your town participate in the Classic Towns program, contact Christina Arlt at the address below today! Learn more about the DVRPC here.

T: 215-592-1800
F: 215-592-9125
E: carlt@dvrpc.org


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