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Washington, DC vs Philadelphia, PA

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- The Median Age in Philadelphia is 0.1 years younger than in Washington.
- Philadelphia housing costs are 72.4% less expensive than Washington housing costs.
- The average commute for residents of Philadelphia is 2.9 minutes longer than it is for residents of Washington.


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 Washington, DCPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
 672,3911,569,657321,004,407
 $69,235$37,460$53,482
 33.733.637.4
 $556,700$153,400$231,200
 7.0%10.6%6.0%
 30.0432.9326.38

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Reviews for Washington    96 Reviews
It was time to leave. - 3/3/2020
Parts are beautiful but alot is rundown and ghetto. They always show the monuments and upper nw neighborhoods but never show hoods across the Anacostia River. Crime is... Read More

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Great town with it's challenges - 7/18/2019
Moved to DC 40 years ago from Mpls-St. Paul. DC is an amazing town. Downside is people are very competitive, everything is expensive. Great restaurants, foodie heaven... Read More

Day to Day Life is Stressful - 11/14/2017
I've lived in and around the District for 40 years and have watched it become increasingly congested and stressful. Commutes are a nightmare made worse by the rise of... Read More

Reviews for Philadelphia    136 Reviews
avoid phila pa - 4/9/2021
do not go. do not travel to. Will charge you fees, anything - to pay for the mess that they made. Life long resident, born here as well. I'm Very sorry to say. Go... Read More

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Hidden Gem - 4/2/2021
I'm actually grateful for the bad reviews because I purchased an amazing home here 3 years ago and couldn't be happier! I feel like if everyone was giving it 5 stars the... Read More

Stay away. - 3/6/2021
City of Brotherly Love? Not at all. There's a "Me First" "They can wait" attitude. You see it in the way they drive, you see it in passing walking down the street. ... Read More

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ZIPS IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
20011, 20002, 20019, 20020, 20009, 20001, 20032, 20016, 20010, 20003, 53 total
ZIPS IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
19120, 19111, 19124, 19143, 19134, 19149, 19104, 19148, 19140, 19145, 48 total

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