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

October 10, 2019
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2020 Philadelphia Flower Show Will Have “Graceful” Theme

It’s just a third of the way into October, but floral enthusiasts are already champing at the bit for 2020 to arrive after the announcement of next year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme. A few days ago, a press release was held at the Grace Kelly House in East Falls to announce that the Flower Show theme would be “Riviera Holiday,” […]
October 9, 2019
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Wawa Lovers Rejoice: More Stores, New Offerings

Loving Wawa is as quintessentially Philadelphian as cheesesteaks, Tastykakes, and betting on what point this season Carson Wentz will get injured. We just adore Wawa. The coffee is bomb, the food is delish, and, wherever you are in Center City, there’s one within walking distance. The affinity for Wawa is no longer contained to the Keystone State, however. Fans in […]
October 7, 2019
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Propogating Polack Pride at the Pulaski Parade

Whether you are genetically Polish or have friends who are, you have undoubtedly heard all about the venerated Casimir Pulaski, Revolutionary War hero and major name in the pantheon of Important Polacks. My best friend went to Casimir Pulaski Elementary School, being part Pole herself. I’ve seen the statue of Pulaski in Washington, D.C. I thought I knew everything I […]
September 26, 2019
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The Top Autumn Day-Trip Hikes From Center City

Living in Center City, we get only limited exposure to the great outdoors. Sure, you can sun your legs in the park at Rittenhouse Square during lunch hour or take a stroll through one of our many parks, but life in the big city means that the real outdoors – the ones that surround you completely – are not really […]
September 25, 2019
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Poppin’ Some Tags: The Best Thrift and Vintage Stores in Center City

I was thrifting waaaaaay before Macklemore “what what’d” his way in with twenty dollars in his pocket. The song “Thrift Shop” may have inspired a craze a few years ago, but savvy consumers have always known that a great secondhand store is the best secret in their pocketbook. Thrifting not only saves you money on clothes, shoes, home decor, and […]
September 23, 2019
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Center City Restaurant Week: Best Eats of 2019 (Part Two)

Our hype train for Center City Restaurant Week 2019 keeps rolling down the tracks. Last week we shared some info about participating restaurants that the Inquirer felt were worthy of mention. Today, we continue that list, highlighting the best dishes and deals for each destination. Have you made your weekend reservations yet? Don’t forget to follow etiquette and courtesy protocol, […]
September 18, 2019
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Center City Restaurant Week: Best Eats of 2019 (Part One)

If you’re anything like me, you are probably super hyped for Center City Restaurant Week. Maybe you’ve gotten a jump-start and have already checked a few places out? Like I said in yesterday’s blog about the do’s and don’ts of attending the event, it’s a great idea to branch out and try new eateries. Worst case scenario, you can cross […]
September 17, 2019
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Center City Restaurant Week: Your Do’s and Don’ts

With the first breezes of fall bringing out our sweaters and boots, it’s the right time of year for a beloved Philadelphia tradition: Center City Restaurant Week. For what is actually two weeks (starting this past Sunday), adventurous diners can check out some of Center City’s hottest eateries with prix-fixe menus at a greatly reduced cost. As many as 125 […]
September 12, 2019
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Philadelphia With Kids: A Mom’s Guide

Being a mom is a lot harder job than many people give us credit for. There’s late-night feedings and running ragged on just a few hours of sleep (if you’re lucky) – and that’s just the baby part. Coordinating play dates and other socially-stimulating activities, running to and from all sorts of practices, camps, and schools… it can feel like […]
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