Niche Names Chesterbrook The Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania (Again)

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Chesterbrook is the best place to live in Pennsylvania, according to the graders at But it’s no […]

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Survey: Philly Has 3 of “10 Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods” in the Nation

Looking for a hot neighborhood you can afford to buy in? Time to get your East Mt. Airy groove on. The famously integrated neighborhood in Northwest […]

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Is West Philly the New Portland?

When I moved out West from Philly in 2010, it felt like striking gold. In Portland, Oregon, I found a beautiful city with a sense […]


Rittenhouse Square: A Neighborhood Guide

New York has the Upper East Side. Chicago has its Gold Coast. Boston has its lower-rise Back Bay. And in Philadelphia, we have Rittenhouse Square. […]


Living in Washington Square West: A Neighborhood Guide

What famed English essayist Samuel Johnson said about London applies equally to Washington Square West: When a person is tired of it, they’re tired of […]


Living in Society Hill: A Neighborhood Guide

Some Philadelphians think Society Hill got its name because of all the well-to-do people living in it. The swells are actually relatively recent arrivals to […]


Two Philly Zip Codes Make List of Country’s Top 10 Most Gentrified

Have you noticed your neighbors munching on avocado toast more at Sunday brunch? Come to think of it, have you noticed them having big Sunday brunches […]


These Are The 10 Most Affordable Homes in Hawthorne

Hawthorne was something of a late bloomer among the neighborhoods just below South Street: It didn’t begin to catch on among buyers until after the […]