Located in southeast Pennsylvania, the historic city of Philadelphia is the sixth most populous city in the United States. Philadelphia is known as many nicknames: Philly, The City of Brotherly Love, the birthplace of the US, and the Presidential City. The city is full of diverse neighborhoods and is seeing a rise in population due to lower housing costs. The area around Rittenhouse Square offers swanky penthouses, Point Breeze combines small family restaurants with new bars, Northern Liberties has hip nightlife, and University City is home to student apartment homes and an academic feel. Companies including Comcast and Aramark are based in Philadelphia.
If you live in Center City, Logan Square, or Fairmont, you'll be within walking distance to most city amenities. For further trips, SEPTA operates trains that travel around the city and to nearby locations like Manayunk and Ardmore. If you're looking to travel outside of the city, Amtrak trains run to cities including New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
Philly is a city with four true seasons and rainy days every month of the year. Summers are hot and humid, and winters normally include a few significant snowfalls. Spring and fall are the most pleasant times of the year.
Top sights and attractions
Reading Terminal Market
Located in a historic building in Center City, Reading Terminal is one of the oldest public markets in the country. It's home to vendors offering everything from Pennsylvania Dutch soft pretzels to fresh produce to roast pork sandwiches. It can get crowded, so get ready to eat standing up.