July 2, 2019
schoolroom

The Best Private Elementary Schools in Philadelphia

As a parent, we have a whole different set of criteria for a new home purchase than singles and DINKs. We have to wonder about things like the amount of bedrooms – are any of the kids going to have to share? – the square footage, allowing plenty of room for toys, devices, homework nooks, and bookshelves; whether there are […]
July 1, 2019
lawyer

Law Firm Sets Sights on Fitler Square Development

One of Philadelphia’s largest law firms is on the verge of hopscotching down Market Street for an immense new home when its current Center City lease expires in 2021. Morgan Lewis & Bockius says that it will not renew its lease at Six Penn Center at 1701 Market Street, which is set to end in 2021. Instead, the firm is […]
June 27, 2019
gas

Center City Utility Bill-Pay Center to Shut Down

In a send-off to a bygone era when city residents paid their utility bills in person with cash or a check, Philadelphia Gas Works’ Center City location in Washington Square West will be closing at the end of the month. June 28th will be the final day of business for the storefront, which handles customer bill-pay for those who don’t […]
June 26, 2019
philadelphia

How Did Downtown Philly Become “Center City?”

Every big city has a downtown, but Philadelphia’s is called Center City. That’s pretty unique, you have to admit. How did the name “Center City” come about, and when did it really take hold? The story is an interesting one, as it turns out. Back when William Penn laid the plans for the city of Philadelphia, in 1682, the “city” […]
June 25, 2019
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The Safest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Center City Philadelphia is composed of some of the most notable and exciting neighborhoods in the world. Philly, as a city, is experiencing a tremendous boom in real estate, as newcomers flock to the most dynamic city on the East Coast. If you are thinking about moving to the City of Brotherly Love, you undoubtedly are concerned about safety. Everyone […]
June 24, 2019
living room

Maryland Investment Company Buys Up Logan Square Apartments

A luxury apartment complex has been purchased by a Maryland-based development company. Edgewater, a well-heeled complex consisting of one 13-story tower and 20 townhouses (286 units in total), is located in Logan Square at the base of the Vine Street Expressway and overlooks the Schuylkill River. The parcel, which was bought by Chevy Chase-based company FCP as the latest in […]
June 20, 2019
city hall

What is the William Penn Statue Looking At?

If you are a visitor to Philadelphia, it’s impossible to hit the city’s highlights without seeing the famous statue of William Penn atop the historic and beautiful City Hall. Situated in Old City, a nexus of landmarks (Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell), one gazes up in amazement at the 37-foot high statue of the man who planned and designed the […]
June 19, 2019
cupcakes

Philly’s New Keto Bakery Serves Up Low-Carb Bliss

Excellent news for those who follow a ketogenic (keto) or low-carb diet: Philly’s first brick-and-mortar keto bakery, Dessert Crazy, has opened in Fairmount. In case you haven’t heard of it, the keto diet is a popular way to loose weight and improve your health. The basic rules behind the diet are extremely low carbohydrates, moderate proteins, and high fats. The […]
June 18, 2019
arthaus

Arthaus Condo Tower Breaks Ground in Center City

A(nother) beautiful luxury condo tower is coming to Center City!   Welcome to the Arthaus Located in the desirable Avenue of the Arts neighborhood, the Arthaus building will have forty-seven stories of high-end living. The building will be situated across from the Kimmel Center. The developers are touting the fact that residents can live, work, and play all within the […]
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