The amazing state of Pennsylvania, also known as the Keystone State, is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania has an amazing history and plenty of historical sites to visit. Apartments here vary in size and style, but are typically 1 to 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Depending on the city, many are in brick buildings with classic architecture.
Philadelphia County is the largest in Pennsylvania, and is home to the city of Philadelphia. It is very densely populated and has a large selection of apartments available, some of which are in high-rises. Row apartments are also available, for folks who prefer traditional architecture. Other large counties are Allegheny, home of Pittsburgh, and Lehigh County, where Allentown is located. The Pennsylvania state capital, Harrisburg, is located in Dauphin County. Apartment buildings here have an historical look, and are quite charming. This can be a great place for families as well as single people to live. The majority of counties in Pennsylvania are rural. Residents in those areas are surrounded by natural beauty and a slower way of living. For the best apartment hunting, you'll want to look in the urban centers, suburban neighborhoods or near one of the many colleges and universities that make Pennsylvania a great place to finish one's education.
Steel has historically been one of Pennsylvania's great economies. In recent years, however, other types of manufacturing have outpaced the production of steel. This state is home to 50 Fortune 500 companies, one of the most notable of which is the great ketchup company, H.J. Heinz. It is also known as the snack food capital of the world; there are 4 pretzel companies, 2 potato chip producers, plus Hershey, Mars, Godiva and several other chocolate or confection creators. Agriculture, banking and education are also top industries in Pennsylvania.