Monday, January 3, 2011

Bristol, Pennsylvania: What you can do while you attend Pennco Tech?

How much do you know about the cities in which our campuses are located?  As you prepare to attend classes at Pennco Tech, it’s important to know about the community you’ll be living in as you train for your new career. We’ll tell you about the communities of Bristol, Pennsylvania and Blackwood, New Jersey and what to do while you’re there.  Because come on, let’s face it – you can’t study all the time…

Bristol, Pennsylvania
Residents of Bristol will tell you the town is “where America was built.”  And, well, it kind of was.  Bristol is the third oldest town in Pennsylvania and was settled by Europeans in 1681.  Throughout the 1800s it was a bustling port and industrial town thanks to its prime location on the Delaware River. 

Today, Bristol is a charming, small community with a population of a little less than 10,000.  Although it’s a fairly small town, Bristol has a lot going on.  Whether you’re outdoorsy, artsy or a shopping maniac, Bristol has something for you.  The community is close to many scenic parks and sits just south of Van Sciver Lake.  The community also plays host to a number of festivals, free concerts, and fun shopping and dining opportunities

If you’re into history, Bristol’s got a lot of it.  You can visit the Margaret R. Grundy Museum; the Bristol Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places; and many beautiful Victorian mansions in the town.  

Check back for more information about the Blackwood, New Jersey campus area!