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Old 07-20-2020, 08:51 AM
 
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Salem County, Gloucester, Burlington, most of it is within 25 miles of Philly and you'd never know it.
If this was another similar metro area it would be McMansions every square mile.
I can't help but think the relative gap here is due to Philly's stagnation.

Salem county was never tied to Philly, but more often to Delaware. When it was at it's peak of population it stemmed from factories such as Dupont which long ago closed. There is also a lot of protected farmland there.


But yes, Philly was always a factory, blue city, a blue collar city. It never turned into a financial center like NYC, but I don't know many cities that are comparable to NYC.
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Old 07-20-2020, 08:53 AM
 
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Salem county was never tied to Philly, but more often to Delaware. When it was at it's peak of population it stemmed from factories such as Dupont which long ago closed. There is also a lot of protected farmland there.


But yes, Philly was always a factory, blue city, a blue collar city. It never turned into a financial center like NYC, but I don't know many cities that are comparable to NYC.
As I said, look at any other top 10/15 metro area, the lack of development within such a close commuting shed of Philly is remarkable.
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