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Five Perks of Living in Philadelphia Neighborhoods


Are you currently residing in the City of Brotherly Love? Do you plan to move to Philadelphia for work, school, or to be closer to the family? Where are the top neighborhoods, and why should you want to live in these places?


Here are a few of the best areas that you may want to consider before you finalize your next move. Fishtown is an eclectic area that will lure you in with a charming yet weird side, so you can imagine the other tidbits I plan to talk about in this post.

Five Perks of Living in Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Budget-friendly properties

Price is a huge topic of conversation whether you are a real estate agent, a potential homebuyer, or a seller. The Graduate Hospital neighborhood the number one spot in Philly because of the affordable rent prices at less than $1,200 a month, low crime rates, and a super fun culture. This community also falls into the perks of living in a diverse neighborhood with A ratings for entertainment. Whether you are into the nightlife scene or you prefer to shop and dine all day long, there are farmers markets, boutique stores, bars, and a variety of food types including vegan options.

A vibrant group of Millennials are moving into the city

Fueling the divergent changes to Philadelphia is an influx of younger professionals. Many of these homebuyers and renters are college graduates and current students that want the access to the amenities in a large city. The median age of Philly residents is only 38 years old. With home prices staying consistent, many in this age group are taking the chance to own a home.

Food options galore

When dining on succulent treats is your idea of living high on the hog, then the Old City neighborhood is one place to check out. Fishtown gets in on this advantage too with the area being about 20 minutes from central Philadelphia. If you prefer to stay near the city center, then you will not go wrong visiting the Reading Terminal Market. You can experience the Amish culture and sample delectable homemade foods. If you want authentic Chinese dishes, then you are in the right place. Cajun food is prevalent in the community with plenty of options to try. Of course, the Philly cheese steak is on the menu at this destination along with French pastries and home-cooked favorites from Dutch kitchens.

Local attractions are close to home

Make sure your real estate agent is using a robust real estate software to helps match you with properties that are within walking distance to popular amenities. Fairmount is a top pick for people who have a love for museums, history, art, and culture. The Museum of Art is one of the most popular places. This favoritism often stems from a love of the Rocky movies. Many students work out with a run on the pedestrian walkway or take an hour to go rowing at Boathouse Row. Manayunk has more than 50 businesses within an easy walk of the downtown area to explore. The authentic atmosphere and design of Old City is another reason why this area fits into more than one category.

Unique offerings await in many Philly suburbs

You can go designer shopping in Ardmore. Just remember to sample some of the craft beer afterward. Roxborough is where families tend to flock because the location is far enough from the city center to be more relaxing yet close enough to access all the fun stops. Chestnut Hill is one of the more prominent areas of town with a ton of boutiques and shopping.


Washington Square West and Fitler Square have unique characteristics that make each neighborhood a special place to live. Philadelphia is a hodge-podge of cultures, races, and religions giving the city an exclusive vibe. With low prices, tons of entertainment, diverse activities, and a young population, it is no wonder that living near this city provides residents with an excellent quality of life.


Lee Flynn is from the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, UT. After Lee spent years preparing himself, his home and his family, he decided he had to do more. In his free time, Lee helps educate those who want to do the same. Through small local workshops and articles, Lee trains and teaches others on home preparation, food storage techniques, wilderness survival and self reliance. After obtaining a bachelors degree from the University of Utah, Lee moved to the Salt Lake Valley where he now lives with his wife and daughter.



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