Welcome to Philadelphia!
Welcome to Philadelphia, a city full of history, museums, culture, markets, highly-rated restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
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American History The Liberty Bell
A Piece of History The Whole Family Will Enjoy
When visiting Philadelphia, you'll want to visit the Liberty Bell Center. Back in the mid-1700s, the Liberty Bell, also known as the State House bell, rang from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall). The ringing of the Liberty Bell called lawmakers to meetings and townspeople to hear the latest news. Visit the center and you'll learn about the crack in the Liberty Bell and the importance behind the words inscribed on the bell.
- 2,080 Pounds
- Made of Bronze
- 1751: Original Bell
- 1753: Recasted
- Yoke: American Elm
Getting Around Philly
SEPTA Public Transit
Bike or Scooter Rental
PHLASH Downtown Bus
TIP: Download a SEPTA Key from their website, at kiosks, or outlets around Philadelphia to easily load and reload fares to compliment your sightseeing travels around the city.
The Beginning of Our Nation Independence Hall, The Birthplace of America
Where Our Nation Was Founded
While in Philly, visit the historic Independence Hall, the birthplace of America. You'll learn about the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers. While in the area, you can also visit Independence Mall, Independence Square, and the Betsy Ross House.
- Completed in 1753
- Georgian Style Building
- Built by Edmund Woolley
- U.S. Constitution Signing
- 1st Clock Built By Thomas Stretch
- Declaration of Independence Signing
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Philadelphia, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Philadelphia offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Philly!
America's Oldest Farmers MarketReading Terminal Market
Farmers Market, Artisans, Restaurants & More!
Enjoy visiting the 127-year-old Reading Terminal Market and experience all of the sights, scents, and flavors of Philadelphia. Formerly a railroad terminal, The Reading Terminal Market is a feast for the eyes and stomach.
Check out the fresh produce, cheese, seafood, and meats. Settle into one of the many restaurants that offer world-class cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Choose from Middle Eastern cuisine, Asian, American, Cajun, Caribbean, Italian, and just about any other type of food you can imagine. There are so many dessert options that you'll want to choose more than one.
Retail merchants sell jewelry, artwork, linens, sculptures, and more. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours roaming around The Reading Terminal Market so you can enjoy a snack, a meal, and gift shopping.
Out 'n About Walkable Philly
One of the Top 5 Most Walkable Cities
The city of Philadelphia is one of the most walkable cities in the U.S. In the late 1600, the streets were wisely laid out in a uniform grid by William Penn. You'll find numbered streets running east-west, while streets running north-south are named after types of trees. Thanks to the forward thinking of Penn, getting around Philly is easier than most cities.
Although Philly has a lot of green spaces to give you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, parks in the original four neighborhoods still exist today:
- Logan Square (now Logan Circle)
- Franklin Square
- Washington Square
- Rittenhouse Square
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Philadelphia
There are so many activities and sites to see in Philly:
- Liberty Bell
- Rocky Statue
- LOVE Sculpture
- Independence Hall
- Longwood Gardens
- Reading Terminal Market
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
The average price of homes is approximately $264,900 (Nov. 2022)
Philadelphia is one of the most affordable major cities on the East Coast when it comes to purchasing a house. As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or luxury highrise condo.
Tree-lined neighborhoods, city parks, the Delaware river, and trail systems provide a way to wind down and fully enjoy Philly.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,092/month
- Average home price: $264,900
- Residential property tax: 1.3998%
Philadelphia is nicknamed "The City of Brotherly Love"
Philadelphia's nickname "The City of Brotherly Love" is derived from the meaning of the city's name: Phileo (love) and adelphos (brother). William Penn, the city's founder, named Philly.
Enjoy a trip to Philadelphia between May and mid-September, and you'll enjoy temperatures in the mid 70s F to high 80s F. Keep in mind, it's muggy in the hottest months.
- Elevation: 39 feet
- Land area: 141.7 mi2
- Approx. population: 5.76 million (2022)
- Median resident age: 34.6 years old
$70,214 is the average income in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is in a prime location, with amazing outdoor opportunities, and neighbors like New York and Washington D.C. Common jobs in the area include cashiers, internships, administrative assistance, and home health aids. Some of the most in-demand jobs include registered nurses, software engineers, and sales reps. Here are some of the highest-paying jobs:
- Emergency Medical Physicians
Moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Would you like to live in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia Offers Big City Living and Beautiful Surroundings
If you would like to live in Philly, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: advanced manufacturing, energy production, life sciences and medical technology, and robotics and A.I. Higher education, oil refining, food processing, and telecommunications also employ many professionals in the area.
If you're interested in moving to Philadelphia, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live on the banks of the Delaware river. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses
- Estate-Style Homes