Although Center City Philadelphia, a hub for music, arts, food, and architecture, is a major tourist attraction, it also happens to be a wonderful place to live. When you live in Center City Philadelphia, you are surrounded by opportunity. Everyday can provide something new and exciting. Major events, such as parades, concerts, and fairs, are a short walk or bus ride from your front door.
New and exciting triumphs of gastronomy are available at your leisure. And wherever you go you are bound to bump into an old friend or make a new one.
Center City Philadelphia is blessed with some of the finest in the worlds of arts and science - the art museum, the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Mutter Museum, and the Barnes Foundation are a few examples of the hundreds of resources Philadelphians enjoy daily.
There is a reason Philadelphia has always attracted extraordinary individuals who, like many of its current locals, are not only charmed by its history and greenery or swooned by its deep well of arts and culture, but find the people it harbors to be as exceptional as the city they live in.
Center city is a large area and includes most property types you could find in Philadelphia. A mix of new condos and historical row-homes, you can easily find the perfect space. The condos vary widely, from high-rise buildings to low-rise buildings, one to three bedrooms, some with parking and some without. Many of the low-rise condo buildings were converted from the mansions they were originally built as and sectioned into condominium units. Row-homes range from tiny trinities at 600 square feet up to luxurious new construction, with over 5,000 square feet, off-street parking, and multiple roof decks.
Center City Philadelphia is bordered by the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers and Spring Garden and South Streets. It contains Fitler Sqare, Logan Circle, Rittenhouse, Graduate Hospital, Midtown, Washington West, Gayborhood, Jefferson Hospital, and Pennsylvania Hospital.
Staying in Center City is a breeze, with tons of hotels to choose from depending upon the area you wish to stay in. Check out Rittenhouse Square, Midtown Village, and Logan Circle to get an idea of a few different areas.
Center City is extremely pedestrian and bike friendly.
Don’t have a bike?Don’t worry! There are two Indego bike rental stations conveniently within the Graduate hospital area.
Philadelphia is a food town and Center City is its main headquarters. It may be known for its cheesesteaks and pretzels, but it delivers so much more. Check out the Reading Terminal Market, America's oldest farmer's market, for a quick course in how urbanites keep their food fresh, local, and more importantly-diverse.
Visit the Shake Shack for the best hot dog and milkshake you will ever get your hands on. Jump on the elevator at Two Liberty Place, soar to the 37th floor, and enjoy breathtaking views from the windows of R2L's exquisite dining room. When it comes to food, the possibilities are limitless.
Philly knows how to have fun. Neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Washington West are packed with clubs, bars, and cozy hang-outs. For a spectrum of ever-changing events, visit Morgan's Pier and Penn's Landing, or stop by the Oval in Logan's Circle during the summer months, where they transform the parkway into pop-up family events.
For a true shopping experience, head toward Rittenhouse on Walnut Street, where large brands and small businesses come together for the good of fashion. Head to Midtown and Washington West if fabric, jewelry, and small art galleries are what you're looking for.
For larger than life experiences, the Art Museum, Rodin Museum, and Barnes Foundation all reside in Logan Circle.
Head to Logan Circle for some of Philly’s most important landmarks - the Art Museum and Free Library of Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, and the Roman Catholic Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, not to mention the majestic Swann Memorial Fountain, which represents the region’s major waterways: the Delaware, Schuylkill and Wissahickon.
City Hall, which separates East and West Market Street and North and South Broad Street, boasts stunning architecture and a roomy center, adorned with an ornate sundial painted on its ground.
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