Living in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, the fifth most populous city in the United States, and one of our nation's oldest and most historically significant cities. It served as the meeting place for the founding fathers during the American Revolution and as the temporary capital while Washington, D.C. was under construction.
Living in the "City of Brotherly Love" is like living in the past, present, and the future--all at the same time, even if you're just taking advantage of the city's abundance of short term corporate apartments. Philadelphia's rich heritage is inescapable, but so is its innovation and firm pop culture standing. Residents and tourists alike enjoy sights like the Liberty Bell and the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (made famous by "Rocky"), not to mention the notoriety that comes from being the birthplace of "Fresh Prince."
Most Philadelphians rely on the city's great mass transit system, their bike, or their own two feet to get around. WalkScore rated Philadelphia as the 5th most walkable large city in the country. If you live in Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Washington Square, Bella Vista, Queen Village, Old City, Logan Square, Fitler Square, or G-Ho, you can walk pretty much anywhere and live your entire life within a two-mile radius, and do so happily at that.
Renting in Philadelphia: Furnished Apartments, Studios & More
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The average 1-bedroom unit rents for approximately $1,610 per month and the average 2-bedroom rents for about $2,056 (as of August 2016). The most affordable neighborhoods for cheap apartments are Frankford, Haddington-Carroll Park, and Oxford Circle. The priciest areas for renting an apartment in Philadelphia include Riverfront, Fairmount-Spring Garden, and City Center West, with many of these areas offering luxury apartments.
Moving to Philadelphia
Philadelphia offers many of the same amenities (art, music, theater, restaurants--you name it!) as New York, but at a fraction of the cost. By commuter train, New York City is only about a 70 minute commute from Philly, which is why many people choose to live and play in Philly, but work in NYC.
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