Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia

The Classic Towns marketing program was launched with initial support from the William Penn Foundation in 2008. This initiative supported reinvestment in the region’s older suburbs and urban neighborhoods through strategic messaging and branding about the benefits urbanism, smart growth, and transit-oriented development have on a community’s quality of life. In 2019, the Classic Towns marketing program was discontinued but the work that goes into creating livable communities continues. Below are highlights from the program.


Classic Towns Participation

Towns

Participating Non-Participating

Classic Towns by the Numbers

4 CONTESTS
420 THOUSAND WEB VISITORS
1.03 MILLION PAGEVIEWS
30 COMMUNITIES
$5.5 MILLION INVESTED
27 EVENTS

2008 - 2019 Status Reports

FY 2008 - 2010 [0.9 MB pdf] FY 2011 [0.6 MB pdf] FY 2012 [1.8 MB pdf]
FY 2013 [1.4 MB pdf] FY 2014 [1.1 MB pdf] FY 2015 [1.7 MB pdf]
FY 2016 [3.6 MB pdf] FY 2017 [3.3 MB pdf] FY 2018 [2.5 MB pdf]

Classic Towns Marketing Brochures

Ambler [2 MB pdf] Ardmore [2.4 MB pdf] Bristol [4.7 MB pdf] Bordentown [1.6 MB pdf] Collingswood [3.7 MB pdf] Cheltenham [1.8 MB pdf] Doylestown [3 MB pdf] Germantown [3.6 MB pdf] Glassboro [1.8 MB pdf]
Haddon Heights [1.7 MB pdf] Jenkintown [3.4 MB pdf] Kennett Square [2 MB pdf] Lansdale [4.2 MB pdf] Lansdowne [3.5 MB pdf] Manayunk [1.7 MB pdf] Media [2.4 MB pdf] Merchantville [2.6 MB pdf] Moorestown [2.6 MB pdf]
New Hope [1.8 MB pdf] Overbrook [3.5 MB pdf] Oxford [3.7 MB pdf] Phoenixville [2.7 MB pdf] Quakertown [1.6 MB pdf] Riverton [4.5 MB pdf] Souderton/Telford [1.8 MB pdf] Wayne [1.5 MB pdf] West Chester [3.3 MB pdf] Woodbury [1.5 MB pdf]