Are you trying to decide where you want to relocate? Certainly there are numerous states in the country that offer a wonderful lifestyle, though none stack up to the beauty of Pennsylvania. In case you are undecided, here are ten thought-provoking reasons that will prove why Pennsylvania is the best place to live.
1. Pennsylvania is home to a variety of stunning natural terrain.
Pictured above is Presque Isle State Park, located in Erie on the shore of the Great Lake. Pennsylvania is also home to numerous forests, mountains, caverns, caves, and lakes.
2. The world's largest shoe is located in Pennsylvania.
You know what they say... if the shoe fits, wear it. The Haines Shoe House was built by a shoe salesman in the 1900s' and today serves as a popular tourist attraction in Hallam, PA.
3. The first drive-in movie theater in the country.
Located in Orefield, Shankweiler's opening in 1934 and still operates today.
4. Western PA has been home to some of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks.
Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Johnny Unitas, and many more-- some call the Pittsburgh area the cradle of quarterbacks.
5. We have all four seasons.
Lest you get bored of enduring the same weather each and every day, the seasons in Pennsylvania shift often enough that once you are truly sick of one weather pattern, it is almost time to break out a whole different wardrobe.
6. Buttercream cupcakes, Krimpets, Kandy Kakes, and more.
The delicious Tasty Kake company is based in Philadelphia.
7. Hershey's chocolate.
Herhsey is considered the chocolate capital of the country! Not only do some of your favorite treats hail from here, but it is also home to Hershey Park, one of the best amusement parks in the country.
8. We're the Keystone State, and thus see a unique blending of regional cultures.
Pennsylvania was first termed "the Keystone State" because it connected the northern and southern portions of the original colonies. Today, it is a unique state where northeastern and midwestern dialects and sensibilities mingle.
9. Pennsylvania is the setting for some quality programming.
Both The Office and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, two of the most popular television shows of the recent years, take place in Pennsylvania.
10. Philadelphia is home to some of the country's most important history.
The Betsy Ross House, pictured above, is only one of many historical sites located in the city of Philadelphia. While the capital was being constructed in Washington, D.C., Philly served as the nations capital for ten years.
Pennsylvania is a gorgeous state, full of varied natural wonders and delicious foods. Truly, anyone would be wise to consider moving here. What are your favorite things about the Keystone State?