Overview of King of Prussia
King of Prussia, a small community in the heart of Pennsylvania, gets its unusual name after Prussia's Frederick II. This unincorporated community is home to the nation's largest shopping mall in terms of size and retail space and is also home to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region 1. The town's proximity to Philadelphia, Wilmington and Trenton make it a desirable place to work and live. If you desire a town steeped in history and friendliness, this is a great place to rent an apartment.
Living in King of Prussia
King of Prussia was initially established by Quakers back in 1719, and today the quaint community's population is just under 20,000. The community's urban development and growth have caused it to spread outward since the 1960's, and the neighborhood is considered by many to be an idyllic place to rent and live.
If you enjoy visiting historical sites and exploring the founding of the U.S., you'll find many places to visit here. The Valley Forge National Historical Park is one of the most popular places in the area to visit. You can also explore the King of Prussia Inn, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
While you're out and about, you can visit the King of Prussia Mall, which offers extensive shopping and dining opportunities. Nearby, the convention center offers regular events ranging from tours of famous speakers to concerts, performances and trade shows. From there, you can take the short drive to Philadelphia and catch a professional sports game.
To get from the neighborhood where you rent to the business or shopping districts, you can take the Norristown High Speed Line, which is a commuter train. The SEPTA mass transit system also has several bus lines that service the community. You can also drive to Philadelphia and use the international airport or catch an Amtrak train there if you need to take a longer trip.
Apartments in King of Prussia-Study
If you're planning to complete your bachelor's degree or start graduate or technical school, you'll have your choice of many fine higher educational institutions. Nearby colleges and universities that offer associate, bachelor's and higher degrees include Cabrini College, which is in town. Villanova University is just 5 miles outside of the community. Montgomery County Community College is just a 10-minute drive from your new apartment.
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If you're seeking employment or thinking of changing jobs, you'll enjoy the diversity of opportunities in the local area. Some of the area's leading areas of employment include retail, government and education. A few of the community's top employers are the Lilly Pulitzer company, Lockheed Martin and the Theodore Presser Company.