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

May 24, 2018
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Philly Native Wins Survivor

Wendell Holland, Philadelphia native, is now $1 million richer after winning Survivor: Ghost Island. Holland, who grew up in Ardmore, took home the grand prize on the long-running reality show after a nail-biting split decision by the jury made up of eliminated contestants. Survivor has run for 36 seasons over eighteen years, but nothing like this has ever happened before […]
May 23, 2018
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Philadelphia Zoo Opens New “Water Is Life” Exhibit

Who doesn’t love newer and better ways to view adorable animals? The Philadelphia Zoo knows you want to get up close and personal with the cuties, which is why they are introducing a new exhibit, “Water is Life.” Water is Life is the newest stage of the zoo’s ground-breaking Zoo365 program, which connects habitats for animals with see-through trails so […]
May 21, 2018
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“Carson” Baby Name Fever in Philadelphia

I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with baby names. I have no children myself, but I have a long list of possible first/middle name combinations for if and when the day comes that I find the perfect man and settle down to spawn. That’s why I find it so fascinating that NBC Sports Philadelphia posted about the spike […]
May 16, 2018
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On the Eve of the Royal Wedding, A Look At Grace Kelly – Philadelphia’s Princess

If, like me, you are obsessed with the British royal family, then you have undoubtedly had this weekend marked on your calendar for some time. Prince Harry, younger son of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle this Saturday. The love affair has not been without scandal: Markle is a Hollywood star […]
May 15, 2018
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Quotations: What People Have to Say About Philadelphia

They say that a picture’s worth a thousand words, but sometimes a well-placed quote says everything. Here’s some quintessential quotes about Philadelphia from poets, politicians, sportsmen, authors and more. It’s hard not to love Philly once you’ve visited, and these famous Philly quotations show that the spark of love for our fair city is easy to ignite in all of […]
May 14, 2018
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The Apps Every Philly Homebuyer Should Download

If you aren’t a Philadelphia native, buying a condo or home in the City of Brotherly Love can be downright overwhelming. First of all, where do you want to live? Depending on whether you have a job and therefore a reasonable commute in mind, you will likely first have to figure out where you want to live. In a city […]
May 10, 2018
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The Tale of the South Philly Dog Poop Photographer

Dog poop. Nothing glamorous or beautiful about it, I’m sure you would agree. To a South Philly artist who photographed a whole series of dogs popping a squat, however, poop equals art. Thirty-eight year old Beth Ann Dombkowski has spent the last year following dogs and their owners around Center City and elsewhere, just waiting for them to defecate. And […]
May 9, 2018
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Salty Landlord Sues Review Site Over Dubious Comments

There’s something to be said about calling an ace an ace, but a slumlord generally doesn’t like being called a slumlord. Whether or not a particular Philadelphia landlord is worthy of that distinction is the subject of a lawsuit being brought against the website WhoseYourLandlord.com (yes, that’s ‘whose’ and not ‘who’s;’ yes, there’s a reason; more on that later), which […]
May 8, 2018
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Racecars Take Over Center City With NASCAR XFINITY Event!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Today, Center City was filled with the sounds of revving engines and vrooming tires as racecars sped through the streets. These weren’t just any fast cars, either. To the delight of fans, NASCAR and XFINITY paired up again for the annual NASCAR XFINITY Philadelphia Takeover. The cars zipped all over the City of Brotherly […]
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