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Is Luxe Living on City Avenue the Answer to Crowded Center City?

In “Manhattanization of Philadelphia,” it was reported that Center City could become Manhattan-level dense by 2065 if it maintains its rapid growth recorded between 2000 and 2010. (There are currently 29,000 people per square mile in core Center City.) If that’s got you feeling claustrophobic, you’re not alone. Folks are enticed by the convenience and excitement of Center City living, but they’re not quite as thrilled about real estate competition and cramped spaces.

Now, we’re not endorsing a move to Siberia, but there are ways to score the perks of both suburban and urban lifestyles. Luckily, Presidential City stakes claim to both.

New world-class apartment complex, Presidential City boasts a Philadelphia address and all the advantages of a suburban sprawl. Imagine having access to Club Sora (no eight-year-long wait list at Lombard Swim Club), waterside cabanas and massive outdoor spaces for entertaining (including a deluxe outdoor kitchen and dog park), all while being able to commute to Center City in ten minutes or less. Plus, there’s a Target, Starbucks and the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center mere steps away.

In Presidential City, apartments and penthouses are already outfitted with top-of-the-line design features like premium kitchen appliances, an ultra-deep soaking bathtub, thermostatically controlled showers with rain-style heads and spray and body jets, antimicrobial quartz countertops, and windowsills, versatile kitchens, European tilt-and-turn windows and sustainable Sapele hardwood flooring throughout. There are also sweet service features if you opt for a penthouse (think: valet and readily available concierges), a rare find on the rental market.

In both the city and suburbs, there’s a fair amount of shuttling that needs to be done, whether by car or the El to satisfy errands. Presidential City negates the need for many of these with its bevy of on-site amenities like a juice bar, free fitness classes, a decked-out gym and spa rooms. All of which majorly cut down on time spent on transportation.

Simply put, if you’re currently battling it out over a two-bedroom on Walnut or tired of a one-hour Regional Rail commute, then you should consider a move to Presidential City. It’s a smart call for those that favor the freedoms afforded to both lifestyles, and relocating now could mean avoiding seriously crowded quarters later.

For more information about Presidential City and planning your move, click here.