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Philadelphia PA, 19126
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Philadelphia PA, 19121
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Overview of Philadelphia
Open your arms wide and grab ahold of the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia is the kind of town that elicits affection from its residents and for excellent reasons. Philly is the birthplace of the U.S.A., after all. That makes it the perfect place for you to declare your independence, too. All you need is a Philadelphia apartment, and you're on your way.
Living in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is the fifth most populous city in the United States. It's also the site of some of the country's most dramatic historical events. William Penn founded Philadelphia in 1682. By the mid 1700s, it was the largest city of the original 13 colonies. It was here that the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Philadelphia served as our nation's capitol as well, until the White House was built in 1800. Then our government moved to Washington D.C. Over the following centuries, Philadelphia grew into a center of industry. Today, it's still an excellent city to choose if you want to see history in the making.
Many of the residents of Philadelphia consider their city underrated. They're right. It's one of the best places in the country for arts and culture. Check out the museums in Logan Square, for example. Its lively nightlife takes off in Old City and along South Street. University City offers an abundance of educational opportunity. There's the shopping in Center City and don't forget the primo cheesesteaks in South Philly.
Work & Study in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is no slouch when it comes to commerce. Employment opportunities in town range from manufacturing and oil refining through financial services, biotechnology, and tourism. There are 13 Fortune 500 companies in the Philly area. Major players include Comcast, CIGNA, Sunoco, and Aramark. This city is also one of the United States' focus points for the practice of law and medicine.
If you're still seeking your degree, you can join the over 120,000 college and university students living in Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Temple University are just three of many institutes of higher education in town. You can choose between the five medical schools in Philly, three major research universities, plus schools of law, the arts, and more.
Cost of Living in Philadelphia
While the end of the last century saw many Philadelphians heading for the suburbs, revitalization and gentrification has turned that trend sharply around. Philly may be more expensive than other parts of the United States, but for a major East Coast city, it's surprisingly affordable. The average rent here comes in at around $1,400 a month. Compare that to $2,800 a month in Manhattan, just a couple of hours away. Vacancy rates in Philadelphia are low and dropping. Only five percent of rental units were available in 2011.
Philadelphia Attractions & Entertainment
Philadelphia is undeniably a town with tourist appeal. History is the number one draw, with Independence National Historical Park's Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell atop the list. You can also visit the homes of Edgar Allan Poe and Betsy Ross. If it's culture you're after, Philly was ranked best in the country by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2011. Excellent options include the Franklin Institute science museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Sports fans of all stripes can find a local team to support in Philly. Here, you'll get the Eagles on the gridiron, the Flyers playing hockey, the Phillies hitting homeruns, and the 76ers shooting hoops. If you're looking to get into the great outdoors, Philadelphia's Fairmont Park is the largest landscaped urban park on the planet.
Philadelphia Special Events
Year round, Philadelphia knows how to put on a show. To start, there's more public art here than in any other city in the United States. Any day of the week you can dive into a cheesesteak or book a table at one of the highly rated restaurants in town. For special events, there's Philly Beer Week, massive Fourth of July celebrations, concerts during Jam on the River, Greenfest Philly, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and much more.
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