Our big, little city has a lot to offer. We call it our big little city because you get all the perks of living in an urban environment, yet all of the charm of a small town.
Here are perks to living in the City of Brotherly Love:
Location, Location, Location
It has been widely stated that the three most important things about real estate are location, location, location. Whether you are looking to visit other cities or just to get out into nature, Philly is situated quite nicely. Within a two-hour drive, bus or train, you can get to New York City, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Atlantic City or the whole state of Delaware for some tax-free shopping. The Pocono Mountains and a number of State Parks are a short drive away, or you can be down at the New Jersey Shore and jump in the ocean in less than an hour. In addition to proximity to other cities, the location you select within Philly is a great factor: providing as much detail as possible in your home buyer form will help us help you determine your area of preference.
It's Always Economical in Philadelphia
If cost of living plays into your relocation consideration, Philly does not compare to other cities on the East Coast. While Boston and New York City have their history, beauty, charm, delicious delicacies and rabid sports fans, one thing those cities do not possess is affordability. It is not a secret that your dollar stretches further here. The median home sales price for the city is roughly $250,000. However, those prices have been changing in an upward trend for the past couple of years. The secret is getting out, however a custom search in the MLS will allow us to find your dream home within budget.
Fourth Most Walkable City in the United States
You do not need a vehicle if you live and work in the city. You can walk, ride your bike or take our efficient public transportation. Finding street parking can be challenging downtown, so you may want to skip the car all together – the walkability and transit options make this possible! We can add custom filters to your MLS search to ensure your transit needs are met.
An Abundance of Green Space
When William Penn designed the great city of Philadelphia, he was foward-thinking when he made sure to include a plethora of green space in his design. FDR Park, Mifflin Square Park, Rittenhouse Square Park and Washington Square Park are very well suited to retreat from the bustling city. You also have access to our crown jewel of green space, Fairmount Park. Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park in Philly: it is 4,100 acres and consists of nature trails, museums, a zoo, entertainment venues, athletic fields, playgrounds and more. It is roughly five times the size of Central Park in New York City, making it the true urban oasis of the East Coast. The Schuykill River runs through the city and provides a lovely trail alongside of it which is great for walking, running and biking. Or even just people-watching as kayaks zoom by. Do you have a dog, or perhaps you always wanted one but thought you couldn’t because of living in a city? Look no further, because Philly also offers over 10 dog parks in addition to other green spaces throughout the city that your four-legged friends are sure to enjoy.
Our big, little city offers seasonality without the high-highs and low-lows of other areas in the country, as our weather is tempered by two rivers and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
We have professional sports teams and modern arenas for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS. Even if you are not going to root for the home team, any sports-lover is sure to appreciate the abundance of professional sports Philly has to offer, not to mention the many collegiate teams that compete on a national level.
Top Notch Restaurants
While we may be best known for cheesesteaks and pretzels, even if you do not consider yourself a “foodie,” you will not be able to deny the mouth-watering cuisine Philly has to offer. From established restaurant groups to locally-owned and operated eateries, Philly has really taken a foothold in the culinary scene in recent years; so much so, that Philly was the host city for the announcement of the James Beard Award (the Oscars of Food) nominees in 2020. Philly has an abundance of BYOBs with various styles of food as well as a myriad of outdoor dining options – perfect for our beautiful summers and mild falls!
There is no shortage of amazing musical talent that has emerged from this great city. Some of these artists have gone onto world wide acclaim, some have stayed regional, some are currently the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and one of them went onto to become a mega movie star. Due to this rich, musical history, touring acts from all walks of life will undoubtedly make a stop in Philadelphia. With over 40 music venues ranging in size scattered across the city, there is never any shortage of musical entertainment for whatever style of music that may strike your fancy. Philadelphia is also the proud host of two major, annual outdoor music festivals: Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival and The Roots Picnic – presented and curated by Philly’s own The Legendary Roots Crew.