There's something for everyone in Norristown. More than 10,800 people work in Norristown, including 2,420 in the downtown. Norristown is home to more than 50 restaurants including many specializing in ethnic cuisines. Check out the many eateries located in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods in Norristown’s online restaurant guide.
Destination retailers specializing in furniture, marble and granite and diamond jewelry are based downtown. The theaters and institutions clustered in the Arts Hill Arts and Cultural District offer programming for all ages and an Arts Festival in late spring. The Municipality sponsors a free concert series and other weekend festivals throughout the year. The Elmwood Park Zoo is another popular Norristown attraction, and is home to a new panther exhibit.