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

January 14, 2020
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Eagles Take the Main Stage in Amazon Prime Series

Our beloved Philadelphia Eagles may have been eliminated from Super Bowl contention on Wildcard Weekend, but this year you won’t have to wait the ages until August to see your favorite NFL team back on the field. Premiering February 7th, five days after Super Bowl LIV (49ers/Packers vs. Titans/Chiefs), Amazon Prime’s “All or Nothing” series takes a look at one […]
January 8, 2020
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For the Ultimate Football Fanatic: Eagles Fan Cruise

It’s a tough moment to be an Eagles fan right now. The Nation is licking its collective wounds after Carson Wentz not only got clocked on the ninth play of his very first playoff game, but we ultimately lost to the Seattle Seahawks, ending a rollercoaster season. I mean, yeah, the Patriots also got kicked off the bracket, which is […]
January 1, 2020
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Let’s Talk About Dem Eagles

Glory hallelujah y’all! It’s 2020 and the Eagles are in the playoffs. What a way to kick off the new year. Whether you were up early to get a prime viewing spot for the Mummer’s Parade or are only just now sleeping off your NYE reindeer games, it’s a great day to be present and thankful for all the past […]
December 19, 2019
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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

There are only six short days until Christmas, which means that you have probably got all your Christmas partying out of your system, whether at the office White Elephant Swap or your own rockin’ ugly sweater shindig. Sure, Christmas hasn’t passed yet, but it’s not two soon to start thinking of the party of the year (literally) – New Year’s […]
December 12, 2019
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The Feast of the 7 Fishes: A Philadelphia Christmas Tradition

One of the better-known Philadelphia holiday traditions is the Feast of the 7 Fishes. As the name implies, this is a dinner meant to leave the table groaning under the weight of the abundance: seven (minimum – other odd numbers like nine, eleven, or even thirteen!) courses are served with all the family gathered ’round on Christmas Eve, to celebrate […]
December 11, 2019
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Beyond Tinsel: Three Bars to Get Your Festivus Spirit Going This Year

I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve given Tinsel a lot of coverage on this blog. The concept of a recurring holiday pop-up bar is a fun one, especially now that the owners have expanded on the concept and gotten in on the Halloween gig as well. December is a time of year when people love to be enveloped in […]
December 9, 2019
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Giant Alternative Format Stores a Hit in Center City

National chain stores are gradually figuring out the formula to bringing all the convenience of a big store to a small, city-friendly format: and they’re doing it in Philadelphia. A few years ago, Target successfully test-drove a Center City location with an itty-bitty footprint and curated assortment of products aimed at those that live, work, and play downtown. Now, grocery […]
December 5, 2019
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Get Your Hygge On This Holiday

It’s almost 2020, and “hygge” is not losing steam as an aspirational buzzword. This Danish loan-word, pronounced “hoo-gah,” represents the coziness of home, family, and comfort. Never is there a time of year more conducive to some super hygge than the holiday season, when friends and family gather all together and enjoy good food, great company, and carols, stories, and […]
December 3, 2019
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Smart Money: Invest in These Center City Neighborhoods

If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re thinking of moving to Philadelphia. That’s already a great life decision. The City of Brotherly Love is filled with history and cultural significance, along with a welcoming and diverse population. The City of Brotherly Love is often known as “a city of neighborhoods” owing to the fact that different areas of the city have […]
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