Philadelphia Is One of “Top 5 Cities for Cemetery Living”

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It’s quiet as the grave at the Woodlands Cemetery. Photo: Liz Spikol

Wow. It’s another honor for the city of Philadelphia. Huffington Post breaks down the results of a Redfin survey that reveals that homes near cemeteries fetch higher sale prices. The difference is this: “On average, homes closest to cemeteries sold for $162 dollars per square foot, whereas the homes located more than 500 yards away sold for $145 per square foot.”

This is good news for Philadelphia, which comes in No. 2 on the list of cities with the most homes for sale near cemeteries — a whopping 157. The Redfin summary quotes Philadelphia’s Redfin agent Blakely Minton:

“I have a current listing that backs up to a cemetery, and 10 to 15 people have toured the home. One potential buyer provided feedback that it was a deal breaker, but that is just one of many. In my opinion, cemeteries make very quiet neighbors!”

Cemeteries Make For Ideal Neighbors, According To Real Estate Survey [Huffington Post Home]