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

February 13, 2019

Philly-Area Listing is Too “50 Shades” for the MLS

Just in time for Valentine’s Day… If you’ve read the notorious Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James – and I refuse to confirm or deny that I have – then you have likely drooled and lusted (or laughed and mocked… that’s okay too) over the dark, tall, and filthy-rich mogul Christian Grey and his kink-lite exploits with swoonish […]
February 12, 2019

Philly-Based Flutter Social Will Help You Plan the Perfect Wedding

Getting engaged is SO exciting… but, after the thrill wears off and you stop conspicuously flashing your left hand at the deli counter, you now have a wedding to plan. This can certainly be fun, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Photographer, caterer, band, cake baker, linens… some of Philly’s best wedding venues will have coordinators to make […]
February 6, 2019
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Renting a Philly Storage Unit: What You Need to Know

If you have no prior experience with renting a storage unit, the initial process can seem overwhelming and confusing to boot. Storage units are a great add-on to any home, giving you room to stash items that you don’t use frequently, but can’t or don’t want to get rid of. This is a tremendous help when you downsize your home, […]
February 4, 2019

Cashless Could be Cancelled in Philadelphia

Are you a cash or a credit person? Increasingly, today’s consumers are answering the latter. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Americans are less reliant on paper bills and coins, according to Pew Research Center survey released in December. The survey of 10,683 U.S. adults found that 29 percent said they made no purchases using cash during a typical week, up from […]
January 31, 2019

Newsflash: It’s Really Freakin’ Cold, Y’all

Hot take of 2019, right? Here in Philly we may not be experiencing the life-threatening freezes that people in the Midwest are dealing with, but the fact remains that it has been super f’ing cold since yesterday, and things aren’t likely to get much better until the weekend. Yesterday, Philadelphia broke a record for the coldest temperature on that date […]
January 31, 2019

So, You Want to Remodel Your Bathroom

Remodeling a bathroom is one of the most common home improvement projects that American homeowners undertake. It’s not quite as costly as adding a spare bedroom or renovating the kitchen, and it provides great satisfaction on a daily basis. Who doesn’t dream of showering in the morning in their dream bathroom, with a huge mirror in which to do your […]
January 31, 2019

Fight the Polar Vortex: Clean Your Home Like a Germaphobe

No matter where you are in the United States right now, with the exception of Florida maybe, it’s pretty f’ing cold. Even those Floridians are shivering in their unusual 50-something degree temps, getting sick of continually washing the two sweaters they own to handle what feels like icy blasts. Here in the real world, windchills are dipping into double-digit negatives, […]
January 30, 2019

“Grim Philly” Brings that Halloween Feeling Year-‘Round

I was digging through the blog archives recently, and I came upon an oooooold post about Grim Philly and their raucous adult ghost tours. Nearly five years later, I found myself wondering… what are those guys getting up to these days? Turns out that the last half-decade has been one of growth for Grim Philly, which now offers a tempting […]
January 30, 2019

What’s On the Horizon for Nick Foles?

As America gears up for the Super Bowl, some football fans are gnashing their teeth (KC Mahomies, the entire Saints Nation), while others are anxiously anticipating the big game. As someone born-and-bred into a Patriots family, I am aware of the fact that 99% of NFL fans are praying for the Rams to take Tom Brady – aka the GOAT […]
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