Hunting for a new home in Philly? You’re not alone — Philadelphia is becoming more and more popular as the City of Brotherly Love develops culturally and economically. Before picking a new place to live, ask yourself these three questions to help determine how safe the area is.
1. What Is the Community Like?
When moving into a new community in a big city, it’s a good idea to look into how safe the area is. You should visit the neighborhood during the daytime and at night, so you can get a good idea of what the community is like day-to-day. If you are moving into a new home with a family, you should check out these family-friendly neighborhoods in Philadelphia:
If you like good vibes, beautiful art, and friendly neighbors, check out the condos in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood, also known as the “Art Museum Area.”
2. North Philly, South Philly, Center City, or West Philly?
Now, if you think this city is limited to four distinct communities, think again — each section of Philly offers unique neighborhoods that are rich with diversity and culture. However, if you are unsure how these three areas differ from one another, you’ll definitely want to check them out in person.
You’ll find college neighborhoods, postgrad towns, and family-oriented communities in all of the major parts of Philadelphia. But Center City offers the most in terms of shopping and nightlife. South Philly offers lots of fun activities as well, such as our sports stadiums, South Street, and the “Pat’s vs. Geno’s” cheesesteak rivalry.
North and West Philadelphia are the most college-oriented communities, with popular schools such as Temple, La Salle, Drexel, Penn, and more located in these areas.
3. What Is Your Budget?
Housing prices can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood in Philadelphia, so it’s important to determine the capacity of your budget before starting the hunt. The price of real estate in Francisville, Philadelphia will be somewhat different than what you’ll find in areas such as South Philly and West Philly. Generally speaking, the family-friendliest communities tend to have an older population with a higher median income.
Are you in the midst of house-hunting season, looking for your next home in the City of Brotherly Love? No matter what your budget is, Mike McCann the Real Estate Man can help you find exactly what you are looking for! Give us a call for hands-on help finding a new place to live.