Given its deep foundation in the creation of the Union almost 250 years ago, Philadelphia is a dense, catalogued embodiment of American values and traditions, easily accessible and eagerly shared. It’s home to places like the Liberty Bell Center, of course. And various must-see cultural centers with the term “Independence” in their names. It might be America’s birthplace, but the City of Brotherly Love only keeps one foot firmly rooted in its rich history. The other is stepping into the future, with a booming economy, growing population and glittering skyline heading ever upward. Philadelphia is also a city rich in hometown pride, where locals reliably turn out to celebrate everything from Super Bowl victories to National Cheesesteak Day. Strong employment driven by a diverse economy means population growth, a surging real estate market and a boom in new construction. Philadelphia welcomes visitors as well as new residents.