As the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth most populated city in the US, Philadelphia offers a multitude of cultural and economic opportunity to its inhabitants. The neighborhood options range from historical districts to up and coming areas. The Center City, both East and West, is your best bet if you’re looking for a walkable neighborhood with a great selection of historical homes and hip new high rises. In the Old City neighborhood you’ll find newly converted apartment complexes that were once historical warehouses. These apartments frequently feature modern amenities such as gyms, roof gardens and stainless steel appliances. However, if historical is your thing, Fishtown may be the place for you. With its classic old apartments, the charm and unique architectural detailing of this neighborhood is hard to beat. With a population of roughly 1,560,297, Philadelphia offers these unique neighborhoods and many more to fit its diverse population.
With a Walkscore of 77, Philadelphia has been ranked as the 4th most walkable large city in the US. Not only is the city approachable on-foot, it also offers a great selection of public transit options. The SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) runs an extensive network of buses, trolley lines, regional rail, and a subway system. If transportation out of the city is what you seek, check out the Acela Express trains, which provide transit between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. Philadelphia can be a tricky place for parking, so walking, biking, or using public transit are highly preferable ways to get around.
If you’re a history buff, you’ve come to the right place! Philadelphia, known for its role in the American Revolution, is a host to many historical events and sites. If you’re looking for historical hallmarks, check out the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, or Pennsbury Manor, the home of Pennsylvania founder, William Penn. The city is also host to many museums, art galleries, comedy clubs, and public gardens.
Searching for an outdoor adventure? Stroll through the beautiful gardens of Shofuso, the Japanese House, and Garden in Fairmount Park for a tranquil and serene experience. If family-friendly fun is what you’re after, take in a carousel ride or play a round of mini golf with the family in Franklin Square; or rent a canoe at Northbrook Canoe Company and sail down the scenic route of the Brandywine River. No matter what type of entertainment you’re looking for, the abundant activities available in Philadelphia will rise to the occasion.
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