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Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth largest in the country. Located between New York City and Baltimore in the greater Delaware Valley on the east coast, the city has a population of around 1.6 million people.
Philly has a long and illustrious history that has allow its economy to be wide and very diverse. Once known for education and religion, the modern city has a wide base that includes financial services, tourism, technology, biotechnology, trade and transport. Education is still a major employer here with over 120,000 students and 80 colleges and universities within the wider metro area.
Corporate housing in Philadelphia is comprised of furnished apartments and townhomes. All rentals are fully equipped and come with everything you need to begin living right away.
Education, tech, manufacturing, transportation, financial services, biotechnology, research, tourism and more all make up what is a large and very diverse economy in Philadelphia.
Education employers in Philadelphia include Temple University, Drexel University, The University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University College of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, and the Thomas Jefferson University. Hospitals, universities.
Other employers in Philadelphia include A.C. Moore, Airgas, AlliedBarton, SEPTA, US Airways, State Government, Independence Blue Cross, Allied Barton Security Services, Comcast Cablevision Corp., Pennsylvania Health, Aria Health, Giant Food Stores LLC, Giant Eagle Inc., Alpha Card Services, Alpha Video, American Water, AmerisourceBergen, Amoroso’s Baking Company, Aramark, Ballard Spahr LLP, Beneficial Bank, Brandywine Realty Trust, Burlington Stores, Campbell Soup Company, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Checkpoint Systems, Crown Holdings, DuPont, Fuji Advanced Sports, Genesis HealthCare, Harleysville Group, InterDigital, Internet Capital Group, Kenexa, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Lincoln National Corporation, NutriSystem, PECO Energy and Radian Group.
Medical centers in Philadelphia include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Hahnemann University Hospital, Temple University Hospital and Sayre Health Center.
If you’re flying, you will likely land at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which is just minutes from the city. It handles most national and some international carriers. Other flights would land at either Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Both of which are quite a drive from the city.
Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station handles Amtrak and SEPTA Regional Rail and subway. There is quite an established public transit system in Philadelphia so getting around it not a problem.
Buses are run by Greyhound, Trailways, Bieber and Peter Pan bus routes. Other lines are run by Apex Bus, Today’s Bus, Megabus and BoltBus. Local buses are handled by SEPTA Bus.
The RiverLink and Freedom Ferry services offer ferry services from Philly to Camden.
Roads are plentiful. The New Jersey Turnpike runs all the way into New Jersey and NYC, I-96 goes to Baltimore and on to Miami, I-95 goes north and south, I-76 also goes north and south, I-676 flows east to west and Route 1 handles northern traffic.
Philadelphia is also a very walkable city, otherwise there are street trolleys serving some Downtown areas.
Philadelphia is a colorful, diverse, noisy, lively place to be and is generally good natured. The crime rate has been reduced drastically since the bad old days and overall, it’s no worse than any other major city and better than many.
Neighborhoods in Philadelphia include Avenue of the Arts, Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, Washington Square West, Bella Vista, Callowhill, Chinatown, Elfreth’s Alley, French Quarter, Logan Square, Naval Square, Jewelers’ Row, Market East, Old City, Museum District, Penn Center, Angora, Bartram Village, Clearview, Kingsessing, Eastwick, Elmwood Park, Hedgerow, Mount Moriah, Paschall, Philadelphia International Airport, Penrose, Southwest Schuylkill, Hog Island, Belmont District, Belmont Village, Carroll Park, Cathedral Park, Cedar Park, Centennial District, Dunlap, Garden Court, Haddington, Haverford North, Mantua, Mill Creek, Overbrook, Overbrook Park, Overbrook Farms, Parkside, Powelton Village, Saunders Park, Spruce Hill, Squirrel Hill, University City, Walnut Hill, Woodland Terrace and Wynnefield Heights.
Things to see and do in Philadelphia include Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Mutter Museum, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History, African American Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Independence Seaport Museum, Independence National Historic Park, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Constitution Hall, Eastern State Penitentiary, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Fairmount Water Works, LOVE Park, Logan Square, Washington Square , Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles.