Sandy Smith

Home and Real Estate Editor

Sandy Smith is Philadelphia magazine’s Home and Real Estate editor. A Kansas City native, he has called Philly home for more than 35 years. He reports on houses for sale, condos for sale, apartments for rent, new construction, development and trends in the Greater Philadelphia real estate market.

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Report Makes Case for King of Prussia Rail Line

Economy League says $1.2 billion price tag is justified

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Bomb Threat Clears Montco CC Pottstown Campus

Classes have been canceled through 3 p.m. today.


Of Tiny Houses, Urban Farming and Big Plans at the Logan Triangle

Is the ambitious Logan Orchard and Market plan still an option?

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Central High School Named Nation’s Most Diverse

No one group dominates at the historically high-achieving Philadelphia public school, according to a new national ranking.

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SEPTA Tunnel in University City to Close for Emergency Repairs

Closure will force SEPTA to detour or substitute buses for trains on three Regional Rail lines this weekend.

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Chesco DA Office Arrests Employee Who Allegedly Fenced Public Safety Supplies

They fired him for viewing porn. Then they discovered what else he was doing on company time.

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Philly Orchard Project Gets Anonymous $100K Grant

A latter-day Johnny Appleseed delivers a huge chunk of, ahem, seed money.

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Police Seeking Man, Woman Posing as Cops in South Philly

One person robbed, another fled when stopped by police imposters overnight.

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Ramsey Opposes Bill to Cloak Police IDs

“I think it’s a huge mistake,” outgoing commish says.

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Route 23 Split Goes Into Effect Sunday

The city’s busiest bus route is being chopped in two.

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Internal Review: Lower Merion Police Did Nothing Wrong

In controversial stop after a TD Bank robbery, police say everything went according to the rules.

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What Many Americans Don’t Get About Islam

Smith: By tossing all the variants into one single box, we perpetuate a grave injustice against some innocent refugees.

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ACLU App Lets Civilians Record Police

“Mobile Justice” app turns anyone into a police monitor.


Front Street Cafe Now Open All Day

No matter what time it is, this Fishtown coffee house/juice bar/restaurant/bar has something for everyone.


Philadelphians Seem Bullish on Philly, Until You Look Closer

A Pew survey finds attytoods vary dramatically among four broad groups of Philadelphians.