Media, PA

Thanks to its many festivals and community events, everything from the State Street Blues Stroll to Dining Under the Stars; Media is one of the liveliest towns in the region. Those who live there often stay for good. A community sensibility meshes well with the town's walkability, making it a draw for younger families, empty nesters and Philadelphians looking to settle in a accessible suburban enclave. Lined with restaurants and boutiques, State Street is the borough's busy center. There's also a trolley line, instilling an oldtime vibe. Media has two hubs of live performance: Hedgerow and Media theaters. Also, the trails of Ridley Creek State Park are nearby.