For outsiders, Philadelphia is known for many things: its many ties to the founding of the United States, cheesesteaks, a handful of museums, parks, and public art, and sports-crazed residents. Dig in a little deeper into these cultural contributions and get a better understanding as to why it is treasured by people who have, at least once in their lives, called Philly home.
It's not surprising that updated Philadelphia real estate listings change a lot. With over 1.5 million people who call Philadelphia home, the city has that allure of a big city with a very warm and cozy feel that only very few American cities display. One of the most important keys to understanding Philadelphia's unique impact on its residents are the neighborhoods.
“There’s a sense of place here you don’t always find in a big city,” says Suzie Madrak, a Philadelphia native, who is puzzled to this day about her city's irresistible appeal. For most people who move to the city, however, their reasons are less-romantic than they are practical. “Tactically speaking, Philadelphia was affordable, centrally located between New York and Washington, and looked like it had a lot going for it,” explains San Francisco-born Jeff Valdez.
To demonstrate how affordable Philadelphia is for a city its size, importance, and reputation, Madrak says that a renovated five-bedroom home in a good street within Center City, where the most upscale homes and units are located, would normally cost less than a studio apartment in Manhattan. With so much one can save from living in Philly, the city offers many things that will keep both single people and families entertained all year long.
Recently, Philadelphia earned a spot in Movoto's Top Ten Most Exciting Cities. Compiled by David Cross, the list gave Philly unsurprisingly high marks on both diversity and museums per square mile.
What Philadelphia shares with other cities on the list are high concentrations of entertainment venues from bars to movie houses and music venues, and diverse options for dining out that aren’t all just fast food. Philadelphia, PA real estate agents can attest to this fact. Spend a few nights in the city and see for yourself or see how its residents view the city on whyilovephilly.com.
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