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What are the counties like in the Philadelphia area?

The Philadelphia area has several counties that make good places to search for rental property. Philadelphia County is one of the three original counties that was founded by William Penn in the 1600s. Many of the apartments in Philadelphia County can be found in the city of Philadelphia, which is the County Seat. This is the place to be if you are looking for apartments in the city center, or if you plan to work downtown. Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast, so you can find nearly anything you could possibly need here. Whether you live in Mid City East or Mid City West, you are always well connected.

Should you prefer to live outside of the city, there are other counties in the region that can accommodate you. Bucks County is located in the Philadelphia countryside, and it offers rolling hills and scenic vistas. Chester County is less than an hour from the city and is sometimes referred to as the “Dutch" country. Delaware County is historic and the heart of Brandywine Country, and Montgomery County is a recreational getaway as well as a great place to live. Each county has its own distinct flavor, so searching for a rental will depend on your personal tastes.

Category: City Guides, Philadelphia Metro