The “City of Brotherly Love,” a direct translation of its name from the Greek language, is one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Philadelphia served as the nation’s first capital and cultural center before being replaced in these roles by Washington, D.C., and New York City, respectively. Since the Industrial Revolution, the city has prospered as an important port and manufacturing center. Today, it’s part of an economic corridor of large cities stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C.
Parks abound in Middletown and offer convenient spaces for just about any outdoor activity residents would want. Charles E. Price Memorial Park is a 100-acre space with pavilions, open fields, a separate fenced-in dog park, and even a catch-and-release fishing pond. Silver Lake Park has ball fields, tennis courts, and skateboarding ramps. Middletown even has its own “pocket park,” located on Main Street; this 500-square-foot space is located in a formerly unused alley and contains seating, planters, and artwork.
Many would call The Everett Theatre the artistic center of Middletown. A haven for live theater, residents can enjoy a night out watching plays like “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Arsenic & Old Lace,” on the mainstage; they even offer a Cabaret Series, for a unique entertainment experience. Families flock to the Playground Series, which features shorter plays at family-friendly price points.
Middletown Main Street has been revitalized into a thriving business center. Not only can residents and visitors support local businesses by shopping there, but Middletown Main Street holds several events throughout the year, including a Grapes and Grains Wine & Beer Festival, a Fall Festival, and an annual Christmas Parade.