As a big city between Washington DC and New York that's more affordable than either, Philadelphia, the historic City of Brotherly Love, continues to attract many Americans looking for a great place to settle down. With its many neighborhoods, it's guaranteed to satisfy any person’s needs, whatever they are.
With over 6 million people residing within the metro area, real estate agents in Philadelphia are working double time with construction to accommodate its new residents from the United States and abroad. Consider these neighborhoods when searching for a new home:
Unarguably the city's prime spot for living, the prestigious properties in Rittenhouse are neighbors to the city's best bars and restaurants. If you love shopping, this is the place to be as stores are almost literally a stone's throw away from your pad. It is not a secret that homes in this part of the town can be very expensive, but that's the price for being in a very convenient location.
Graduate Hospital Area
As you read this article, Graduate is still undergoing gentrification. Being so close to Rittenhouse, Philadelphia real estate agents are slowly raising the value of Graduate Hospital Area properties. The increasing demand for property in the area necessitated the many Philadelphia new construction projects, as well as renovations in existing Graduate Hospital Area residences.
Art Museum and Fairmount
The original inhabitants of these areas are the Lenape Native American Tribe, also known as the Delaware Indians. A fair amount of Victorian rows of apartments and houses makes this area more charming. Although it is very close to the Rittenhouse, it's much quieter as it’s nearer the city’s many cultural attractions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Fairmount Park is just at the edge of the Art Museum.
The safest area in West Philadelphia is University City, a large area that feels so much like a college town to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and other institutions of higher learning. It's diverse, young and vibrant but, at the same time, very laid back. Why do Philadelphians love their city so much? Check out this moving piece: phillymag.com/articles/love-philly-philadelphian.
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