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

December 13, 2018
wawa

Prepare to Wawa Like You’ve Never Wawa’d Before!

Tomorrow promises to be a banner day for Philadelphians: the world’s biggest Wawa is opening in Center City. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The Wawa Nation has been waiting for this for a very long time. Ever since the beloved Philly-based convenience store chain revealed its plans for the enormous storefront at 6th and Chestnut, there’s been an […]
December 12, 2018
football

Uh-Oh: Is Wentz Out for the Season AGAIN?

It seems that this is the season: for a second year in a row, it’s clutch time in the NFL regular season, and Eagles franchise quarterback Carson Wentz will be MIA. It was announced today that Wentz was on the injury list, and will not be starting this Sunday during the highly-anticipated matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams, […]
December 11, 2018
pool

The Most Opulent Luxury Pools in Philadelphia

For a big city in the Northeast, Philadelphia has some pretty epic pools. The key thing, obviously, is that almost all of them are indoors, or at least heated year-round. In my home state of Florida, every homeowner dreams of a sparkling pool in the backyard. Philadelphia property owners are a bit different: they own posh condos that come with […]
December 10, 2018
tinsel

Christmas Pop-Up Bar Returns to Center City

Tinsel, the pop-up bar that drew sleighloads of cheer-filled revelers last winter in Center City, is returning this year with aggressively merry decor and cocktails that will perk you up from those endless present-wrapping marathons. This year, the bar has a bigger space (located at 116 S. 12th St. in Washington Square West), making room for more eye-popping holiday decor […]
December 6, 2018
part time

Fair Workweek Coming to Philly

Some 130,000 part-time workers will be positively affected by a new bill passed today by the city council, guaranteeing a fair workweek. This means that non-full time employees will enjoy benefits like a more predictable schedule, along with a guaranteed 11 hours’ rest in between shifts. The bill passed to great applause in the council chamber, where only three councilmembers […]
December 5, 2018
philadelphia

GQ Names Philadelphia “City of the Year”

Let’s state what we knew already: 2018 has been a big year for the City of Brotherly Love. Philly lit up in a blaze of glory when its long-beleagured, underdog Eagles stole the Super Bowl from the formidable clutches of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in February, and everything since then has been gilding the lily. GQ Magazine, […]
December 4, 2018
philly

Off the Beaten Path: 5 Hidden Philadelphia Treasures

Most people planning a trip to Philadelphia have similar itineraries. There are a number of treasures for which Philadelphia is known, including (but not limited to) Independence Hall/ the Liberty Bell / Betsy Ross’ house; the Rocky steps and statue; and either Pat’s King of Steaks or Geno’s. If they are feeling feisty, they might check out the Mutter Museum […]
December 3, 2018
church

Move Over, Vegas – Philadelphia is a “Sinful City”

Vegas has earned its title as “Sin City,” but people rarely think of Philadelphia as a bastion for sins. According to real estate aggregator WalletHub, however, the so-called City of Brotherly Love ranks eighth in the nation for evil deeds per capita. Who knew? WalletHub appraised several major US cities and ranked them on the basis of anger & hatred, […]
November 29, 2018
condo

8 Reasons Philadelphia Condos Are Better Than Townhomes

One of the biggest purchases and decisions of your life is buying your first home. When deciding between buying a Philadelphia condo and a townhome, there are many options to consider: for example, space, price, location, condo fees and amenities. Both townhomes and condos are popular choices for the first-time Philadelphia buyer, who either craves proximity to Center City or […]
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