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Strategically positioned at the confluence of the Schuykill and Delaware Rivers, the modern city of Philadelphia is best known for its historical significance, namesake cheesesteaks, and happening arts and culture scene. If you’ve ever played tourist in the City of Brotherly Love, you might have strolled down the cobblestones of Elfreth’s Alley, peeked in the windows of the Betsy Ross house, posed for pic with the famed Liberty Bell, or explored the creepy halls of the Eastern State Penitentiary. This city is every history buff’s dream, but has plentiful attractions for the contemporary connoisseur too. Almost anyone who’s traveled here will tell you it’s a great place to visit, but what’s it like to live and work here?

If you’re contemplating a relocation to this East Coast gem, it’s important that you’re familiar with more than just the travel book highlights. To help you get acquainted with life in Philly, the folks at Great Guys Moving have partnered with Moonraker Marketing to bring you a helpful infographic with everything you need to know about living in Philadelphia.

What are some of the highlights? To start, Philadelphia is the 5th most populous city in the country with over 1.5 million people living within the city limits and about 4.5 million more people living in the greater metropolitan area. This bustling metro contains many lovely and walkable neighborhoods like Center City and Rittenhouse Square, which are full of historic sites, delicious eateries, and local watering holes. Even if you can’t swing the urban lifestyle, Philadelphia has great public transportation, making it easy to commute to downtown from the city’s extensive suburbs. And while more expensive than the rest of the U.S. when it comes to cost of living, Philadelphia is much more affordable than other East Coast cities like NYC or Boston. If you enjoy basking in the sun, then Philly’s average of 207 days of sunshine won’t disappoint.

Whether it’s the endless entertainment, abundant park space, affordable real estate, or sunny weather, there’s lots of reasons to love calling Philadelphia home. When it’s time for you to move to the City of Brotherly Love, give the Gessler Group a call. We are a full service real estate appraisal and consulting firm offering expert real estate analysis for a variety of property types – from commercial retail space to mixed use developments to multi-family residential spaces. So, whether you’re looking at purchasing a condo in Washington Square or a retail space for your growing business in the suburbs, we can help with all your property appraisal needs.
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