Top 5 Reasons for Moving to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, has shed its reputation as the “sixth borough” of New York and has established an identity that is entirely its own. Even with the recent global recession, and the subsequent financial struggles of cities across the United States, Philadelphia has quietly undergone a cultural and economic renaissance.

The city is home to a host of resurgent neighborhoods with flourishing communities, such as Main Line Philadelphia and Wayne, PA, and provides a fascinating blend of technological modernization and a rich history. If you are looking for a home in Philadelphia, you will need an exclusive buyer agent and you’ll need some top reasons for moving to Philly.

1. The Diversity Distinction

Dubbed the ‘City of Neighborhoods’, and justifiably so, Philadelphia is rich with neighborhoods that have continued to grow despite all the economic setbacks that have recently plagued the country, and the world at large. Each neighborhood has a unique identity, a history it can be proud of, and each one contributes to the culture of the city. So, whether you look for a home in Main Line Philadelphia or in Wayne, PA, you are guaranteed to find a home within a neighborhood that is completely suitable to your preferred lifestyle.

2. A City of Culture

Philadelphia is famous for its historical attractions, and for the range of tourism options it offers to its visitors. It is steeped in history and has provided many firsts, such as being home to the University of Pennsylvania, the first university in the country to offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. The first botanical garden of the United States is also present in Philadelphia, while it is also the birthplace of the country as well as the city where the United States Constitution was signed.

For all its cultural and historical appeal, Philly offers plenty of modern attractions too. Particularly noteworthy are the wonderful museums and the incredible live theatre. So, if you enjoy a good dose of history or are inherently attracted to the arts and to culture, look for a home in Philadelphia through an exclusive buyer agent.

3. The Education Excellence

If you are thinking about moving to and settling into Philadelphia, or any other city for that matter, you need to think long term, and that means taking the area’s schools and universities into consideration. Main Line Philadelphia is home to public schools that are largely considered to be some of the best in the entire state, or perhaps even across the country.

There are some great colleges and universities in the area too, as apparent from a study which ranked the Philadelphia Metropolitan area at number 4 for higher education across the country. So, whether you already have school going children or plan to have some in the future, they will not lack for quality education in Philadelphia.

4. A Festival of Food

The city is famous for its cheese steaks, and they are delectable indeed. Yet unfortunately, most people fail to look beyond them and they miss out on experiencing the other scrumptious cuisine that Philadelphia has to offer. A multitude of new, wonderful restaurants have sprung up all over the city and they offer an entirely delicious array of food. So, whether it’s French cuisine that causes you to drool or authentic Ethiopian food that you’re after, you will find something to satisfy your taste buds to the maximum.

5. The Price Perfection

The last but not the least of the primary reasons you should consider moving to Philadelphia is the price of homes and the incredibly low cost of living here. You can find affordable homes even in upscale areas such as Wayne, PA and Main Line Philadelphia, and each of those homes is located in an entirely friendly and completely safe neighborhood.

Furthermore, you get to enjoy a rich mix of culture, history, modern city living, and quality of life – and you experience it all for a fraction of the price that you would have to pay in other, similar cities.

These are but five of the many, many reasons you should consider moving to Philadelphia, whether you are young and single, have a young but growing family, or even if you are considering retirement.

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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