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

March 8, 2018
philly bar

Entice Your Inner Kid at Philly Bar With a Focus on Fun

Going out with your friends as an adult is supposed to be fun, but the reality is that good time comes with a high price and a lot of hassle. In Philadelphia, getting into a decent club will cost you around $20 at the door, to say nothing of drinks, and will usually involve dancing around in a pair of […]
March 8, 2018
cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossom Season is ALMOST HERE!

Two nor’easters in a week got you down? Sick of the winter in general – the snow, the slush, the freezing rain, the wind, the ice? Get ready, Philadelphia: one of the most beautiful and highly-anticipated symbols of spring is about to burst onto the scene, injecting the City of Brotherly Love with floral freshness and a glorious fragrance. I’m […]
March 7, 2018
iasip

Pop-Up Bar Based on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Opens

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” holds the distinction of being the only major TV show right now to take place in the City of Brotherly Love. How much Philadelphians want to own that fact remains questionable, however, due to the lewd, crude, and rude shenanigans of “The Gang” as the run the fictional Paddy’s Pub on the FXX show. In […]
March 6, 2018

A Superbowl DVD by Philly Fans, For Philly Fans

Every football fan who has been lucky enough to see their team win the big game knows of its existence: the Superbowl DVD. Consisting of a recording of the game, plus interviews, commentary, and plenty of extra to stoke the fires of any fanatic, these discs are coveted memorabilia. The Philadelphia Eagles’ Superbowl DVD is about to be released, and […]
March 1, 2018
basketball

What’s Up With the LeBron James Rumors?

Okay, Philadelphia, what’s with all the whispers about LeBron James? Is there any credence to the rumors that “King” James could be considering a jump to the 76ers at the end of this season, when he officially becomes a free agent, or is it just so much smoke being concocted by bored Philly sports fans whose Super Bowl hype is […]
March 1, 2018
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Philadelphia Prepares to Brave Winter Storm Riley

A chestnut of an old wives’ saying, March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb might be true in Philadelphia this weekend as the city braces for Winter Storm Riley, one heck of a nor’easter. Actually, we can’t predict yet if the end of the month is actually going to be balmy. So we’re just sticking […]
February 28, 2018
bullets

Philadelphia Aims for Greater Gun Safety With Buyback Event

Gun safety is a major national concern right now. A recent school shooting in Florida, where the state House of Representatives just voted to arm teachers in the classroom, has sparked a national debate on who should be allowed to own guns, and what kind, and how many. Philadelphia is taking its own steps towards gun control by starting its […]
February 22, 2018
kresge's

Former Kresge’s Store in Center City Being Restored to Art Deco Glory

A building that once housed a thriving five-and-dime store in Center City is having its Art Deco facade restored by its new owner. The former Kresge’s building on the 1500 block of Chestnut Street was once one of many five-and-dime stores to serve the consumers of downtown Philadelphia. This type of shop, which was bigger than a druggist’s but smaller […]
February 22, 2018
girl scout cookies

Girl Scout Cookies and Booze at Center City Distillery

It’s that time of year again! And no, I don’t mean “that lull between Valentine’s Day chocolate and Easter candy where you have to wear green.” It’s Girl Scout cookie time! I myself have already hit up my favorite little trooper and currently have a dozen boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, those lemony half-moon ones, and the new S’mores […]
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