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Philadelphia has warm, humid summers and cold, wet winters with heavy snow. The weather is partly cloudy year-round with temperatures varying from  26-86 degrees Fahrenheit.

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philadelphia, pa at a glance

Philadelphia’s cost of living is just 5% above the national average, so you can make do with a median household income of $52,649.

Education and health care are highly valued in Philadelphia, with the three largest employers including University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The drive from Philadelphia International Airport to downtown takes approximately 15 minutes, although the city is ranked the 10th worst in the United States for traffic. Its SEPTA public transportation system is the country’s sixth largest and operates buses, trains, trolleys, and subway lines.

Philadelphia’s public schools are known for their high test scores, as students in elementary, middle, and high school all score 19-43% above proficiency rates in reading and math. The city is home to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Temple University.
Philadelphia is known for its rich history and dynamic culture. The city has distinctive neighborhoods, world-class museums and restaurants, and plenty of recreational, entertainment, and art activities.

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where to live, have fun, and explore


The city’s bustling core is brimming with culture, including premium restaurants, museums, bars, and historic sites.

This is an enviable address, home to trendy wine and cocktail bars, chic eateries, small galleries, and top-notch entertainment.

Located where the Founding Fathers first declared the country’s liberty, this charming neighborhood pairs cobblestone streets with an edgy art scene.

Home to Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, this district is fueled by youthful energy.

Historically a working-class neighborhood, the new Fishtown is young, hip, and filled with popular bars, restaurants, studios, and music venues.

This former manufacturing district is now a progressive, artist-friendly corridor with quirky bars, boutiques, and eateries.

Easily navigable by foot or bike, this hip neighborhood is the location of some of the oldest homes in Philadelphia, plus laid-back shops, restaurants, and bars.

This area is within walking distance from world-class museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, and Franklin Institute. 

This diagonal street combines traditional touches with cutting-edge restaurants, indie boutiques, and the famous Singing Fountain.

 The name, which means “where we go to drink,” says it all. Hilly streets feature galleries, boutiques, trendy bars, and hip eateries.

things to do in philadephia

Philadelphia Flower Show: In early March, the world’s top floral designers display their creations at the country’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. 
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: This biannual citywide celebration honors Philadelphia as a top destination for the performing arts with eye-catching performances.
Wawa Welcome America Festival: This 6-day festival celebrates Independence Day with parades, block parties, free concerts, and fireworks displays.
Philadelphia Folk Festival: This 4-day, 3-night event features performances from top folk artists in every genre, including Celtic, singer/songwriter, folk rock, and hip-hop. 
Made in America Festival: This two-day annual music festival kicks off Labor Day weekend with top artists in hip-hop, pop, rock, and EDM.

Philadelphia Eagles: This NFL team has continuously sold out every home game since 1999.
Philadelphia Phillies: One of the MLB’s top baseball teams has won two World Series championships and 11 division titles.
Philadelphia 76ers: This NBA team has boasted many prominent Hall of Famers. 
Philadelphia Flyers: This NHL team’s all-time points percentage is the third-highest in the league’s history.
Philadelphia Union: This MLS club is a Supporters’ Shield title holder.

Old City: Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhood bustles with theaters, nightclubs, music venues, and action-packed bars.
Center City: This bustling downtown locale boasts bars, theaters, and restaurants brimming with activity until the wee hours.
South Street: This edgy street is brimming with eclectic bars, restaurants, and an up-and-coming music scene. 
Rittenhouse Square: Find trendy nightlife destinations in this enviable district, including wine and cocktail bars, restaurants, art galleries, and live entertainment. 
Frankford Avenue: This artsy destination is a hot street for wine bars and eateries.

Please Touch Museum: Let your little one’s imagination run wild as they explore this innovative museum filled with interactive exhibits. 
Philadelphia Zoo: America’s first zoo is home to over 1,700 animals and plenty of kid-friendly fun.
Franklin Institute: As one of the world’s best science museums, it offers hundreds of exhibits and hands-on activities.
Adventure Aquarium: Home to over 15,000 aquatic animals, it offers up-close animal encounters and interactive touch exhibits. 
Sesame Place: Your kids’ adrenaline will rise as they explore over 28 theme park rides, games, shows, and water rides.

Schuylkill River Trail: Along 75 miles of pet-friendly trails, you’ll spot evidence of historic industrial development and railroad transportation.
Rittenhouse Square: A favorite of dog-lovers, this park has paved trails, grassy areas, and plenty of benches. 
Wissahickon Valley Park: Featuring 2,042 acres of scenic wonderland, this is nature with a view.
Pretzel Park Dog Park: Toss your pooch a ball and watch him go at this lively park.
Spruce Street Harbor Park: This waterfront retreat has floating gardens, mouth-watering meals, and trees covered in lights.

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philadelphia restaurants & breweries

The food scene in Philadelphia is diverse, offering everything from chef-driven concept restaurants to vegan food, BYOB eateries, and a flourishing craft beer culture. Many iconic restaurants have won James Beard awards, including Hardena, Vedge, and Zahav.

environmental standards

Philadelphia, PA demonstrates its dedication to environmental standards through initiatives like the “Green City, Clean Waters” program, which aims to improve water quality through innovative stormwater management, as well as efforts to increase green spaces, promote energy efficiency in buildings, and encourage sustainable transportation options, reflecting the city’s commitment to a greener and more livable urban environment.

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philadelphia moving & storage

Moving to Philadelphia doesn’t have to be stressful. CEND can simplify the relocation process by handling packing, loading, and unloading for you, or we can customize the entire experience around your unique needs. During the transition, our handy storage solutions keep your most cherished possessions secure.