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    Apex Manayunk

    4601 Flat Rock Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19127

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    10 Units Available

    1 Bed, 1 Bath

    $1,934-$2,654

    768-1,401 Sqft

    4 Floor Plans

    2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

    $2,384-$3,484

    1,156-2,245 Sqft

    10 Floor Plans

    3 Beds, 2 Baths

    $2,810-$4,424

    1,364-2,925 Sqft

    3 Floor Plans

    Top Amenities

    • Washer & Dryer In Unit
    • Air Conditioning
    • Dishwasher
    • Cable Ready
    • Hardwood Flooring

    Pet Policy

    Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

      Neighborhood

      Lower Northwest

      Apartment for RentView All Details
      (267) 649-5224
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      The Atlantic

      1401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

      Studio–4 Beds • 1–4 Baths

      10+ Units Available

      Studio, 1 Bath

      $2,685-$2,965

      645-765 Sqft

      4 Floor Plans

      1 Bed, 1 Bath

      $2,745-$4,605

      645-1,655 Sqft

      5 Floor Plans

      2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

      $4,005-$6,165

      910-1,610 Sqft

      4 Floor Plans

      3 Beds, 2-3 Baths

      $5,925-$6,175

      1,645-2,030 Sqft

      3 Floor Plans

      4 Beds, 3-4 Baths

      Contact for Price

      4,400-5,155 Sqft

      4 Floor Plans

      Top Amenities

      • Washer & Dryer In Unit
      • Air Conditioning
      • Dishwasher
      • Cable Ready
      • Hardwood Flooring

      Pet Policy

      Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

        Neighborhood

        Avenue of the Arts South

        Apartment for RentView All Details
        (267) 388-2137
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        $2,375+

        The Franklin Residences

        834 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

        Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

        10 Units Available

        Studio, 1 Bath

        $2,375

        621-660 Sqft

        1 Floor Plan

        1 Bed, 1 Bath

        $2,725-$6,400

        725-1,510 Sqft

        5 Floor Plans

        2 Beds, 2 Baths

        $3,480-$6,900

        893-1,544 Sqft

        4 Floor Plans

        Top Amenities

        • Washer & Dryer In Unit
        • Air Conditioning
        • Balcony
        • Dishwasher
        • Cable Ready

        Pet Policy

        Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

          Neighborhood

          Avenue of the Arts South

          Apartment for RentView All Details
          (215) 734-1297
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          The Left Bank

          3131 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

          Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

          6 Units Available

          Studio, 1 Bath

          $2,256-$2,520

          608-822 Sqft

          3 Floor Plans

          1 Bed, 1-2 Baths

          $2,327-$2,834

          807-1,187 Sqft

          18 Floor Plans

          2 Beds, 2 Baths

          $2,879-$3,662

          1,066-1,227 Sqft

          10 Floor Plans

          3 Beds, 2 Baths

          Contact for Price

          1,396-1,564 Sqft

          3 Floor Plans

          Top Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Dishwasher
          • Hardwood Flooring
          • Elevator

          Pet Policy

          Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

            Neighborhood

            University City

            Apartment for RentView All Details
            (267) 329-4812
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            Locust On The Park

            201 S 25th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

            Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

            2 Units Available

            Studio, 1 Bath

            $2,093-$2,210

            467-528 Sqft

            2 Floor Plans

            1 Bed, 1 Bath

            $2,843

            646-809 Sqft

            8 Floor Plans

            2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

            $3,686-$3,765

            883-1,211 Sqft

            11 Floor Plans

            Top Amenities

            • Air Conditioning
            • Dishwasher
            • Hardwood Flooring
            • Elevator

            Pet Policy

            Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

              Neighborhood

              Fitler Square

              Apartment for RentView All Details
              (267) 329-4261
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              Woodmere

              8200 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

              Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

              3 Units Available

              Studio, 1 Bath

              $1,287-$1,362

              600 Sqft

              1 Floor Plan

              1 Bed, 1 Bath

              $1,292-$1,622

              650-700 Sqft

              3 Floor Plans

              2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

              $1,643-$1,935

              900-950 Sqft

              3 Floor Plans

              3 Beds, 2 Baths

              $2,197-$2,272

              1,100 Sqft

              1 Floor Plan

              Top Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Balcony
              • Dishwasher
              • Cable Ready

              Pet Policy

              Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

                Neighborhood

                Lower Northwest

                Apartment for RentView All Details
                (267) 495-5025
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                Summit Park Communities

                8201 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

                Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                5 Units Available

                Studio, 1 Bath

                $1,244-$1,329

                600 Sqft

                1 Floor Plan

                1 Bed, 1 Bath

                $1,350-$1,732

                700-800 Sqft

                4 Floor Plans

                2 Beds, 1 Bath

                $1,550-$1,867

                900 Sqft

                2 Floor Plans

                3 Beds, 2 Baths

                $2,297-$2,400

                1,100 Sqft

                2 Floor Plans

                Top Amenities

                • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                • Air Conditioning
                • Dishwasher
                • Cable Ready
                • Balcony, Patio, Deck

                Pet Policy

                Dogs Allowed & Cats Allowed

                  Neighborhood

                  Lower Northwest

                  Apartment for RentView All Details
                  (215) 359-9521
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                  Northbrook Apartments

                  1340 Stewarts Way, Philadelphia, PA 19154

                  1–4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                  10+ Units Available

                  1 Bed, 1 Bath

                  $1,259-$1,509

                  680-704 Sqft

                  2 Floor Plans

                  2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

                  $1,559-$1,849

                  821-944 Sqft

                  2 Floor Plans

                  4 Beds, 2 Baths

                  $1,949-$2,249

                  1,440 Sqft

                  1 Floor Plan

                  Top Amenities

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Washer & Dryer Connections
                  • Cable Ready
                  • Hardwood Flooring

                  Pet Policy

                  Dogs Allowed & Cats Allowed

                    Neighborhood

                    Parkwood

                    Apartment for RentView All Details
                    (267) 460-6775
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                    Veranda Apartments

                    1000 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

                    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                    10+ Units Available

                    Studio, 1 Bath

                    $1,495

                    402-462 Sqft

                    1 Floor Plan

                    1 Bed, 1 Bath

                    $2,095-$2,300

                    520-798 Sqft

                    9 Floor Plans

                    2 Beds, 2 Baths

                    $2,475-$2,700

                    801-902 Sqft

                    2 Floor Plans

                    Top Amenities

                    • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Cable Ready
                    • Hardwood Flooring

                    Pet Policy

                    Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

                      Neighborhood

                      West Poplar

                      Apartment for RentView All Details
                      (267) 376-0291
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                      42nd and Ludlow -PER BED

                      4200 Ludlow St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

                      2–3 Beds • 2 Bath

                      Contact for Availability

                      2 Beds, 2 Baths

                      $2,000-$2,550

                      1 Floor Plan

                      3 Beds, 2 Baths

                      $2,000-$2,550

                      1 Floor Plan

                      Top Amenities

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Cable Ready
                      • Hardwood Flooring
                      • Elevator

                      Pet Policy

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                        Neighborhood

                        West Philadelphia

                        Apartment for RentView All Details
                        (267) 520-3374
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                        Chestnut Hill Tower

                        7600 Stenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

                        Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                        10+ Units Available

                        Studio, 1 Bath

                        $1,111-$1,615

                        450 Sqft

                        1 Floor Plan

                        1 Bed, 1 Bath

                        $1,350-$2,018

                        650-875 Sqft

                        2 Floor Plans

                        2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

                        $1,745-$2,801

                        1,200-1,600 Sqft

                        2 Floor Plans

                        3 Beds, 2 Baths

                        $2,186-$3,014

                        1,500 Sqft

                        1 Floor Plan

                        Top Amenities

                        • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Balcony
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Washer & Dryer Connections

                        Pet Policy

                        Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

                          Neighborhood

                          Chestnut Hill

                          Apartment for RentView All Details
                          (267) 460-5943
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                          Henry On The Park Apartments

                          7901 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

                          Studio–4 Beds • 1–3 Baths

                          10+ Units Available

                          Studio, 1 Bath

                          $1,299-$1,387

                          600 Sqft

                          1 Floor Plan

                          1 Bed, 1 Bath

                          $1,399-$1,592

                          1,050-1,100 Sqft

                          1 Floor Plan

                          2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

                          $1,599-$2,099

                          1,150-1,350 Sqft

                          2 Floor Plans

                          3 Beds, 2-3 Baths

                          $1,899-$2,099

                          1,300-1,400 Sqft

                          2 Floor Plans

                          4 Beds, 3 Baths

                          $2,512

                          1,600 Sqft

                          1 Floor Plan

                          Top Amenities

                          • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Balcony
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Cable Ready

                          Pet Policy

                          Dogs Allowed & Cats Allowed

                            Neighborhood

                            Lower Northwest

                            Apartment for RentView All Details
                            (267) 774-4536
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                            The Mill at York Station

                            1817 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

                            Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                            10+ Units Available

                            Studio, 1 Bath

                            $1,095-$1,450

                            425-588 Sqft

                            1 Floor Plan

                            1 Bed, 1 Bath

                            $995-$1,950

                            656-900 Sqft

                            5 Floor Plans

                            2 Beds, 2 Baths

                            $1,575-$2,295

                            960-1,050 Sqft

                            4 Floor Plans

                            Top Amenities

                            • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                            • Air Conditioning
                            • Balcony
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Cable Ready

                            Pet Policy

                            Dogs Allowed & Cats Allowed

                              Neighborhood

                              River Wards

                              Apartment for RentView All Details
                              (267) 434-1996

                            Philadelphia Apartments Options

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                            What Renters Like and Dislike

                            What Renters Like and Dislike About Philadelphia

                            It's cute! There's lots of nice bars and restaurants. I like that there's a lot of small parks. I would like some more stores and corner stores they aren't just bars

                            the unity in my neighborhood is unique. My favorite local place is the skating rink. me and my family love the skaing rink and bond and have a good timre there.

                            What's unique is that it's chill and shi any all my favorite business is chick fil a because It's good asf and my bxch loves it too

                            It is close to alot of stores within walking distance. Also it is on a bus route. There is job opportunities around my area.

                            I like going downtown Our philly cheesesteak is a popular in my city and we're the home of the best nfl team 2023 eagles

                            The fashion district & a lot of stores that are up an coming with temple buy uo everything I love gone to the movies

                            Who Lives Here

                            Philadelphia Demographics

                            Education

                            High School

                            49%

                            Associate's

                            23%

                            Bachelor's

                            18%

                            Master's

                            8%

                            Doctorate

                            2%

                            Family Size

                            2 people

                            42%

                            3 people

                            25%

                            4 people

                            18%

                            5 people

                            9%

                            6+ people

                            6%

                            Household Income

                            0-50k

                            53%

                            50-100k

                            26%

                            100-150k

                            11%

                            150-200k

                            5%

                            200k+

                            5%

                            Age

                            0-10

                            13%

                            10-20

                            12%

                            20-45

                            39%

                            45-65

                            23%

                            65+

                            13%

                            Affordability

                            How expensive is it in Philadelphia?

                            Percentage: 3/53/5

                            Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

                            Rent Trends

                            Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
                            Feb '24$1277$1653$1887$2118
                            Jan '24$1299$1706$1896$2000
                            Dec '23$1310$1760$1889$1999
                            Nov '23$1322$1772$1897$1997
                            Oct '23$1322$1695$1897$1997
                            Sep '23$1314$1812$1925$1985
                            Aug '23$1337$1862$1997$2022
                            Jul '23$1365$1840$2035$2125
                            Jun '23$1370$1856$2095$2211
                            May '23$1392$1825$2085$2197
                            Apr '23$1407$1862$2145$2222
                            Mar '23$1377$1880$2165$2225
                            Feb '23$1373$1826$2092$2222

                            *The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

                            Getting Around Philadelphia

                            Philadelphia Transportation

                            Commute Time

                            0-15 Mins

                            14%

                            15-30 Mins

                            30%

                            30-40 Mins

                            22%

                            40-60 Mins

                            18%

                            60+ Mins

                            15%

                            Transportation Scores

                            Percentage: 8484

                            Walk Score®

                            Walkable

                            No

                            Say 163 of 287 renters

                            Has Sidewalks

                            Yes

                            Say 185 of 287 renters

                            Percentage: 7676

                            Bike Score®

                            Bike Friendly

                            No

                            Say 152 of 287 renters

                            Percentage: 6868

                            Transit Score®

                            They Are Located Near Public Transportation

                            Yes

                            Say 197 of 287 renters

                            Need A Car

                            No

                            Say 161 of 287 renters

                            Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

                            Things To Do In Philadelphia

                            Top Score

                            Grocery Stores

                            5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Supermarket sweep. Philadelphia is top shelf for groceries.

                            1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
                            2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
                            3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

                            Restaurants

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

                            1. Few restaurants per resident
                            2. Significantly more restaurants than average
                            3. 15% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

                            Coffee

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            We're full of beans for Philadelphia's coffee shop scene.

                            1. Few coffee shops per resident
                            2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
                            3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

                            Nightlife

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Get your dance shoes on, Philadelphia looks good for nightlife.

                            1. Few bars and clubs per resident
                            2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
                            3. 24% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

                            Parks

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Philadelphia is team green. Parks get a high score.

                            1. Few parks per resident
                            2. Significantly more parks than average
                            3. 37% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

                            Retail Shops

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            A shopaholic favorite. Philadelphia has a lot of style.

                            1. Few shops per resident
                            2. Significantly more shops than average
                            3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

                            Health and Fitness

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

                            1. Few gyms per resident
                            2. Significantly more gyms than average
                            3. 10% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

                            Pet Services

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Philadelphia is real pawsitive for your pets.

                            1. Few pet facilities per resident
                            2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
                            3. 37% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

                            Fine Arts

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

                            1. Few fine art centers per resident
                            2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
                            3. 20% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

                            Medical Care

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

                            1. Few medical facilities per resident
                            2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
                            3. 7% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

                            Gas Stations

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

                            1. Few gas stations per resident
                            2. Significantly more gas stations than average
                            3. 7% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

                            What Renters Are Saying

                            Philadelphia Features

                            Area Has Litter

                            No

                            Say 207 of 287 renters

                            Noise Late At Night

                            No

                            Say 204 of 287 renters

                            Good Place To Raise A Family

                            Yes

                            Say 204 of 287 renters

                            Near Grocery Stores

                            Yes

                            Say 195 of 287 renters

                            Near Schools

                            Yes

                            Say 187 of 287 renters

                            Area Has Potholes

                            No

                            Say 187 of 287 renters

                            Busy Streets

                            No

                            Say 177 of 287 renters

                            Mostly Older Buildings

                            No

                            Say 172 of 287 renters

                            Nearby Parks

                            Yes

                            Say 164 of 287 renters

                            Pet Friendly

                            Yes

                            Say 150 of 287 renters

                            Area Has Kids Play Outside

                            No

                            Say 149 of 287 renters

                            Safe For Families

                            No

                            Say 163 of 287 renters

                            Quiet Area

                            No

                            Say 173 of 287 renters

                            Tree Lined Streets

                            No

                            Say 184 of 287 renters

                            Well Lit

                            No

                            Say 184 of 287 renters

                            Maintained Yards

                            No

                            Say 189 of 287 renters

                            Near Downtown

                            No

                            Say 204 of 287 renters

                            Near Highways

                            No

                            Say 214 of 287 renters

                            Nice Views

                            No

                            Say 232 of 287 renters

                            Mostly Newer Buildings

                            No

                            Say 242 of 287 renters

                            Philadelphia Education

                            Schools

                            Percentage: 3/53/5

                            School Score

                            How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

                            Top Schools in Philadelphia

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                            Getting to Know Philadelphia, PA

                            The full name is "Philadelphia", but most everyone from the "City of Brotherly Love" just call it "Philly." It's one of the country's most walkable and bikable cities. Art and culture abound, and its job market is growing - good news for those looking to relocate. And while Philly is a central location in U.S. history (where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written), it's a modern, vibrant city that's proud of its past but continues to evolve.  

                            Did You Know?

                            The Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Rocky Steps" were made famous by Sylvester Stallone's run to the top of the museum entrance in the movie Rocky.

                            Philadelphia Neighborhoods

                            • Fishtown: Named after its fishing industry, Fishtown has long been a working-class neighborhood. In recent years, however, a large number of younger, more creative types have moved in, making it a center of art and music in the city. 
                            • Fairmount: Called the "Art Museum Area", that's exactly what you're going to find in Fairmount. Of course, there's more to it than that. It's away from the center of the city but still has a great restaurant scene, as well as a lot of green spaces. 
                            • Rittenhouse Square: If you want to be right in the middle of things, come to Rittenhouse Square. Whether you're looking for shopping, parks, festivals, or many other things you'd look for in the middle of a city, this is the place to go looking. 
                            • Old City: This one is exactly what it says on the tin. While it's full of art festivals, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, what really makes this unique is the history. Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell Center mark a neighborhood that is essentially the birthplace of America. 
                            • East Passyunk: Do you have to be near the best restaurants? Then look at East Passyunk, where boutiques sit next to classical restaurants which are next to cutting edge, experimental eateries. If you're looking for something unique, this is the place you'll probably find it. 

                            Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia

                            Outdoor festivals and events abound in Philly, from the Schuylkill Regatta, one of the largest competitions in the world, to the Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens, featuring spring and summer performances and fountain displays set to music.

                            Free Things to Do in Philadelphia

                            With such a rich history, Philadelphia provides visitors and residents tons of free options for exploring and learning. Check out our list of free things to do:

                            • Liberty Bell Center: For a great way to learn about Philly, peruse the historical documents and then get a picture with the Liberty Bell, a symbol of American independence.
                            • Curtis Institute of Music: Glimpse some of the world's up-and-coming young musicians at this conservatory in the Center City area, with student recitals several nights a week.
                            • Spruce Street Harbor Park: Overlooking the Delaware River, this park is the perfect place to relax while you play a game of chess or grab a hammock to watch the city pass by.
                            • Once Upon a Nation: Sit with your kids and listen to professional storytellers recount our nation's history at 13 charming benches scattered throughout the Historic District.
                            • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk: Breathtaking views of the city skyline await you on this 2,000-foot-long walkway that runs partly along the Schuylkill River.

                            Philadelphia Sports

                            Satisfy your love for sports with a trip to Citizens Bank Park, home to the Phillies MLB team, or gather by gridiron to watch the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Hockey fans can support the Flyers and or basketball fans the 76ers at their shared home arena, the Wells Fargo Center.

                            Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids

                            Treat your children to an outing at the Philadelphia Zoo, where you feel a part of the animals' habitats as they wander behind a see-through mesh trail system throughout the zoo and above pedestrian walkways. If they want something more active, take them for a round of mini golf or a carousel ride at Franklin Square.

                            Top-rated School Districts in Philadelphia

                            Several Philadelphia school districts earned top marks. Among the A-List are: Tredyffrin-Easttown, Radnor Township, Lower Merion and Unionville-Chadds Ford districts.

                            Day Trips from Philadelphia

                            Living in Philly puts you within two hours of New York City and three hours from Washington, D.C. If you're feeling lucky, you can also travel just over an hour to the exciting casinos and buzzing boardwalk in Atlantic City. Pack up the kids and your swimsuits for a family road trip to Ocean City, the closest beach to Philadelphia, with an amusement park on the boardwalk.

                            Frequently Asked Questions About Philadelphia

                            What is Philadelphia most known for?

                            Philadelphia is perhaps best known for its history, especially with respect to its key role in the American Revolution. It was one of the earlier major cities in the American colonies, and many key events took place in the city, including the first Continental Congress and signing of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, Philadelphia served as the U.S. capital city while Washington, D.C. was being built. Today, Philadelphia is commonly known for Philly cheesesteaks, Rocky Balboa, the Liberty Bell and some of the country's most raucous sports fans.

                            Is Philadelphia a growing city?

                            Yes, slowly. The Philadelphia metropolitan area grew by about 18,000 people, or about 0.3 percent, between 2017 and 2018, according to U.S. Census data. It's been growing slightly every year since 2006, following a nearly 30-year streak of population loss. The Philadelphia metro area currently has about six million residents.

                            Why is Philadelphia called the "city of brotherly love"?

                            Is Philadelphia a safe city to live in?

                            Philadelphia came in 171 out of 182 cities in WalletHub's report on Safest Cities in America. It scored very well with regards to natural disasters, but low financial safety, as well as home and community safety, knock it down a bit on the list.

                            Does Philadelphia have good schools?

                            Philadelphia's school system isn't as strong as many in similar-sized cities, but if you're careful you can still find great public schools. It has 59 high schools that ranked on U.S. News & World Report's Best High School rankings and seven colleges and universities that made their Best Colleges rankings.

                            What is Philadelphia like for families?

                            Philadelphia has many great family-friendly neighborhoods with great access to culture, history, good schools and parks to play in. While it was rated as somewhat worse than average according to WalletHub's ranking of best cities for families in the U.S., that list gave the city high marks for health, safety and education. The downside is that it's not a very affordable place to live.

                            What are some fun things to do in Philadelphia?

                            The Constitutional Walking Tour and museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art (also known as the stairs from Rocky) are a must-see. The Reading Terminal Market is a great farmers' market, or if you'd prefer something more outdoors, the Schuylkill River trail gives you 10 miles' worth of walking and other random activities in the city. Catching a Phillies, '76ers, Eagles or Flyers game has to rank highly on any list of things to do in Philly. Though it's touristy and locals will tell you overrated, testing who makes the better cheesesteak, Geno's or Pat's, is a time-honored tradition.

                            How expensive is it in Philadelphia?

                            Philadelphia is a bit more expensive than average. According to the Council of Community and Economic Research , the average cost of living here is 13 percent higher than the national average.

                            What is the average cost of rent in Philadelphia?

                            The average studio apartment in Philadelphia costs $1,426 a month, the average one-bedroom is $1,968 a month and the average two-bedroom is $2,616 a month.

                            How much do utilities cost in Philadelphia?

                            The average monthly energy cost in Philadelphia, electric, gas and other sources combined, is about $184 a month according to the Council for Community and Economic Research , which is much higher than the national average.

                            What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Philadelphia?

                            A: Torresdale , Haddington-Carroll Park , Manayunk , Fishtown , Logan-Forn Rock , Rhawnhurst , Olney , Chestnut Hill and Fox Chase are some of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city, according to Apartment Guide.

                            Where are the best places to live in Philadelphia?

                            As the name indicates, University City is home to the University of Pennsylvania and is one of the more popular areas for younger renters. Chestnut Hill is an affluent, quiet neighborhood to the north of the city with a number of trendy restaurants. South Philadelphia is the home to some of the most recognizably "Philly" places, from the sports teams to the most renowned cheesesteak joints, and West Philadelphia is a large, diverse neighborhood with just about any type of home, shop or restaurant you'd want to go looking for.

                            What do I need to know about moving to Philadelphia?

                            History is all around you in Philadelphia in a way that many U.S. cities don't have, so get used to running across important historical landmarks and a great number of museums documenting that history. Philly also has the feel of being a large college town, with its "Big 5" universities (Temple, Villanova, St. Joseph's, Penn and La Salle) located in and around the city. There's also a city income tax, which can be a burden, and buying alcohol is a bit of an issue, since beer and liquor are only sold in dedicated stores, which might come as a shock to out-of-state transplants. Also, it's not "Downtown," it's "Center City." You'll thank us later for that.

                            Do I need a car to live in Philadelphia?

                            You might not, depending on where you live and work. The primary public transit agency, SEPTA, provides a pretty good bus and train network that covers a lot of the city. PATCO runs trains from several stations along Locust and Market Streets to Camden and the suburbs across the river in New Jersey. And much of Philadelphia is walkable or bikeable to begin with. You can also take commuter train trips up and down the Atlantic seaboard to the other big cities of the region such as New York, D.C. and Boston without needing to drive. New Jersey Transit offers train service from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, which is an easy way to go down the shore to enjoy the ocean, boardwalk and casinos.

                            What's the weather like in Philadelphia?

                            Philadelphia has a temperate climate. Spring and fall are mild, winter is moderately cold and summer is hot and humid. Snowfall varies greatly, with major storms some years and little snowfall in others.