Pennsylvania is one of the oldest states in the country and is certainly a state known for its rich history. It’s also a state that’s built upon that history to become a progressive, forward-thinking, vibrant place to live. It has several cities that would be wonderful places to call home, each with its own unique personality and character, and plenty to offer visitors and residents alike.  If you’re a part of the LGBTQ community and you’re considering making a move to Pennsylvania, there are no shortage of great cities and neighborhoods to choose from. Some of the cities you might want to consider include:

  • Philadelphia: You can’t get more diverse than living in the “City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.” The metropolis was basically founded on the principle of equality and is the birthplace of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It also happens to be the perfect city for an LGBTQ transplant looking for adventure. Philadelphia was the first city to launch a major marketing campaign for LGBTQ tourism. Today, the many colleges and universities make it a top place for education. As of 2019, the GMP of the city hit $490 billion. Read the full Philadelphia Gay City Guide here.
  • Pittsburgh: Situated in a beautiful spot where the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers meet, Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in Pennsylvania. It is a city historically known for two things – steel and bridges – 446 of them throughout the city, in fact. But beyond being known as a city with a rich industrial heritage, it is also a city known for being warm, welcoming, and progressive, and one that is very popular with the LGBTQ community. Read the full Pittsburgh Gay City Guide here.
  • Allentown: Allentown is a city located in a pastoral part of Pennsylvania Dutch Country called the Lehigh Valley.  This area is booming and is part of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the state that officially consists of the neighboring towns of Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton.  Allentown is fifty miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles east of Harrisburg and only 90 miles west of New York City. This makes this city a real crossroads and according to our gay realtor, Allentown LGBT residents are not far away from the nightlife and organizations in nearby cities. Read more about Allentown and all that it has to offer here.

After you’ve decided which city in Pennsylvania is the best fit for you, your next step should be to connect with a realtor who knows that city and its neighborhoods well, and who can help you find a home that you will love and enjoy for many years to come. If you’re ready to do exactly that, we have over 20,000 LGBTQ realtors in our extensive network at, and we are ready to help! Choose an agent and start a conversation – there is never a cost or obligation. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Pennsylvania home soon!