Living in Philadelphia

This is one of our most fun sections on the site because it rounds up all the best things about living in Philadelphia—the city center, but also the surrounding suburbs. We also cover new laws and ordinances that might impact your life, upcoming events of note, and more.

Want to know the best parks in the city? We have you covered. A new street food festival or pop-up restaurant featuring a world-reknowned chef? We definitely have you covered there, too. Wondering about the latest developments on school zoning, new city taxes, and more? If the news impacts Philadelphia it will be found here!

We love our city and look forward to sharing with you the aspects of living in Philly, from food to culture to neighborhoods and more.

We hope you enjoy the information we offer! If we can help you in any way, please speak with one of our talented real estate agents, or directly contact the Center City Team office: 215.440.2093

April 17, 2019
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Philly Street-Sweeping Program Kicks Up Controversy

Up until yesterday, Philadelphia was the last major city in the United States without a street-cleaning program. Residents saw proof of this in dusty, dinghy streets that were covered in litter and schmutz. When a new street-sweeping program was announced, residents were thrilled. The execution of the plan, however, has left a lot of people confused… and dusty. Big cities […]
April 16, 2019
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MLB’s 2026 All-Star Game Will Be in Philly!

In recent years, Philadelphia has been writ large on the national stage. We hosted the Pope when he came to the United States, we held the Republican National Convention in 2016, and now, the city will be able to brag that we’re hosting Major League Baseball’s All-Stars Game in 2026, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. […]
April 10, 2019
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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Wawa Day Tomorrow!

Great news, Philly – tomorrow, your morning coffee is on Wawa! June 11th marks Wawa Day, an annual celebration of one of Philadelphia’s favorite institutions. Free coffee of any size is a standard on this day, and tomorrow, which marks the 55th celebration of this unofficial holiday, is an exciting one for more than a single reason. It’s believed that, […]
April 9, 2019
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Is Philadelphia Considering Congestion Fees?

Everybody with a car done been knew that traffic in Philly is a hot mess. Congestion reigns supreme during both morning and evening rush hours, which are so long that it almost feels like they bleed into one another. Getting in or out of Center City at almost any time is a disaster. The state of the traffic promotes road […]
April 8, 2019
handsome guy

Prepare to Get FABulous: Queer Eye is Coming to Philly!

Boys, hide your flannel, burn your pleated khakis, and trim that overgrowth of facial hair that you call a beard: the men of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy are coming to the City of Brotherly Love, and things are about to get willllllld, honey. The tremendously amazing Netflix reboot of the early 00’s hit is about to start filming […]
April 3, 2019
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Colonial Bones Found at Philly Construction Site

When I was in college (and afterwards), one of my favorite network TV shows was Bones, a procedural drama about a world-renowned forensic anthropologist and her FBI partner/love interest. The drama was steamy, but by far the most intriguing part of the show were the cases, inspired by real-world situations encountered by author Kathy Reichs. I was astounded by how […]
April 1, 2019
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The Only Airport in North America to Fly to Bologna? PHL!

Philadelphia International Airport just earned a new distinction: the only hub in North America to fly directly to Bologna, a popular and wealthy European destination. American Airlines has added nonstop flights from PHL to the capital of Emilia-Romagna, in Italy. Starting June 6th through September 28th, flights will travel daily from PHL to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, or BLQ. Zabeth […]
March 28, 2019
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How to Be a Great Home Buyer

You might not realize it, but buying a home is a highly-nuanced social procedure just as much as it is a financial transaction. Maybe even more so. There are the sellers, who must be courted, protected from insult, and gently wooed over to your persuasion; there are the agents, who are go-betweens as busy and secretive as Tudor pages, there […]
March 28, 2019
video gaming

Philly Bets Big on Country’s First Esports Arena

Hardcore video gaming is no longer a pursuit confined to your mom’s basement where you and three of your nerd friends drink Capri Sun packets and avoid sunlight. In fact, the professional gaming business has blown up in recent years, with the best players joining teams and receiving endorsements, scholarships, and massive attention on social media. Organized esports teams have […]
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