Media and its surrounding townships form one of Philadelphia’s most desirable areas. From sprawling farmland to Victorian homes along brick-lined streets and shaded lanes, the area provides a pleasing mix of modern conveniences and commercial activity with old-world charm. Centrally located along U.S. Route 1, Media serves as the county seat and a center of commercial activity. Its active shopping districts, quiet residential streets, numerous civic and religious institutions and convenient transportation facilities are all within easy walking distance of each other. Media promotes itself as "Everybody's Hometown." It is connected to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, by the 101 trolley and is the only suburban town in the United States to have a trolley run down the middle of its main street.