Philadelphia is a city that has great advantages to living there (and these aren’t limited to Philly Cheese steaks and Rocky) and maybe people don’t fully realize them. But first, let’s talk about the city basics:
Philadelphia is located in the northeastern of the USA, and with an estimate of nearly 6 million residents in its metropolitan area, it is considered the country’s fifth largest cities. Locals and tourists love walking around the streets of the City Center, and taking the metro to move around the city areas.
Definitively though, Philadelphia is much more than just a good metropolis. Here are some insights into the reasons to move or take a vacation there, based on the input of locals and tourists alight:
1. Amazing Location
It is a huge advantage living in a place which has two big cities really close. People who live in Philadelphia say that it is pretty cool having the chance to spend the day or the weekend in New York or Washington DC with only a couple hour’s drive.
In fact, for those who are flying to the Big Apple, it is highly recommended to book a day for Philly, because they are 2 incredible cities that are totally different and you can easily reach them even by bus (which is pretty cheap by the way).
2. Wealth of Parks, Nature Attractions, and Green Areas
Philadelphia has it all; there are wineries, gardens, parks, even a canal, and river! You probably have heard about the famous Fairmount Park (the largest city-owned park in the nation); this marvelous place is home to more than 9,200 acres full of trails, hills, a waterfront and green areas in which people love to visit for events and expositions, exercise and relax for a while. And as with all big cities, you won’t be disappointed with the museums or zoo.
3. Recognized Educational System
This city is the home of some of the best universities and colleges in the nation (like UPenn, Temple University, Drexel University, and Moore College of Art & Design), and that’s because this place is known for having a high proportion of young people. Graduated students are well-prepared professionals who don’t have trouble finding a proper job and starting their own society rolls. That’s why many families decide to live in Philadelphia.
4. The Cost of Living is Significantly Lower than Other East Coast Cities
This is true! Many east coast cities tend to have a high cost of living and all the services can be pretty expensive. It is really important that you consider how low or high are the city’s cost of living. You can get an idea by knowing the costs to owning a home or an apartment.
Home values are not in the skies like in other places and homebuyers can still get great deals while their property’s value increases. If you are trying to relocate and move to Philly or to another place, you can find many companies and agencies who sell and buy houses for cash in Philadelphia. You will probably be surprised by the incredible opportunities you’ll get.
The costs of entertainment and food are also pretty affordable, you can have some meals out at nice restaurants and attend to local events without spending your entire paycheck.
5. Great Public Transportation System
This is a great advantage that many people look for while traveling or moving to a new city. Philadelphia’s transportation system is great, it is not only the 6th largest public transit system in the country, it also has many helpful routes, rails, and lines to relevant points in the city (like to the airport, sports stadium, downtown, etc.).
You might not realize how important is to have a proper transportation system in a city, but some of the key benefits are:
– It promotes the tourism.
– It reduces the pollution levels.
– It reduces traffic congestion and can help reduce certain types of accidents.
And lastly, you should know that Philadelphia ranks as one of the best cities for millennials to work & live because of its low average of unemployment rates, its affordable housing opportunities and the fact that is now considered as a ‘safety city’ in the nation.
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