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About Upper North
This area, Upper North Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is heavily populated with a generally middle class population. The area is loosely bounded by the Delaware River, Bucks County and Montgomery County. This area of the city developed along a slightly different path than the rest of the city. Back in the 1980's this was discord between the Republicans and Democrats. While the most of the city was Democratic they became more upset with the high city taxes and they also felt there was an imbalance in the services they received. As the economy grew stronger and a new mayor was elected things settled down and today Upper North Philadelphia Pennsylvania the area enjoys greater balance and stability. The architectural history of Upper North Philadelphia Pennsylvania dates back to the beginning of America. By 1700, though most of the structures were built of brick and many are still standing today. The typical home now is the row house, which was introduced in the early 1800's. There was a boom of skyscrapers being built in the city of Philadelphia in the late 1980's thru the 1990's. There are several national historical sites located nearby such as Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed) and the Liberty Bell being two of the most popular. The major science museums in the area include the Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. There are also are museums and public art displays. In fact, Philadelphia has more public art on display than any other American Cities. When it comes it eating in the Upper North Philadelphia Pennsylvania area it is perhaps best known for its cheesesteaks which are sold everywhere from sit down restaurants to carts on street corners. One of the high-end restaurants in the area is Le Bec-Fin run by chef Morimoto of the Iron Chef television show fame. There is lots of shopping in the Upper North Philadelphia Pennsylvania area and nearby especially in places like Center City and the Shops at Liberty Place. There are of course dozens of take out and fast food restaurants in the area also. The only theatre where you can see live performances in the area is the Wilma Theatre, but if it's first run movies you're after there are many movie theatres in the area.