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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Education
-Historic interest

Cons

-Low economic growth
-Some urban decay
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area


The “City of Brotherly Love,” a direct translation of its name from the Greek language, is one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Philadelphia served as the nation’s first capital and cultural center before being replaced in these roles by Washington, D.C., and New York City, respectively. Since the Industrial Revolution, the city has prospered as an important port and manufacturing center. Today, it’s part of an economic corridor of large cities stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C.


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Quick Facts About Philadelphia


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Philadelphia is 6.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Philadelphia jobs have Increased by 2.19 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Philadelphia's cost of living is 0.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Philadelphia's population is 1,567,440 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.14 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Philadelphia is $127,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.63%.
    SCHOOLS
    Philadelphia public schools spend $26,003 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18 students per teacher in Philadelphia.

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  2/17/2016
Crime review in Philadelphia areas 19134, 19146, 1

I would like to know how these 3 areas are when it comes to crime rates. Looking for purchase a home and wasn't exactly sure of how these 3 areas rate. Thank you.... (Read More)

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  2/18/2015
Looking to move from Philadelphia, Pa

I only signed up here to find out about other cities and places I may want to move to. Been in Philly all my life and have had enough. Enough said!!(Read More)

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  11/14/2014
Philadelphia

Lived in Philadelphia for 20 plus years. The cost of living is rising yearly. There are many restaurants and cultural events nearby and easy to take public... (Read More)

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