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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Education
-Historic interest

Cons

-Low economic growth
-Some urban decay
-Violent crime


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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 year has been 13.63 percent.
    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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I am a TEXAS native and I moved from Dallas, TX to Philadelphia, PA in 1995. My children were 18 and 15 and fought me tooth and nail, but, I wanted out of TEXAS and I... (read more)
A REALY BAD PLACE TO LIVE.
I was born and raised in Philadelphia 1948 to 1966. Graduated from Father Judge High School and went into the Army for 20 years. Retired and returned to Philadelphia in... (read more)
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