Philadelphia, often referred to as Philly, is the county seat of Philadelphia County in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the largest and most populous city in the state, and one of the most populous cities in the country. The city is located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. Known for having played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence. Two of the most famous and popular attractions are the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The city is home to many museums, and historic places. It is known for its cuisine, most notably the Philly cheesesteak. Many professional sports teams have their home arena here.
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Philadelphia Housing statistics According to US News the average cost of buying a home in Philadelphia is approximately $201,000, which is slightly below the national average. There are many affordable options for those who are looking to rent instead of buying a home in Philadelphia. The monthly cost to rent is just about the same as the national average. The cost of buying a home in Philadelphia varies greatly depending on the neighborhood. It is cost more than twice as much to live in neighborhoods like Olney, Logan and Feltonville, than in Upper Kensington, Fairhill, and Nicetown. The cost of living in Philadelphia is only slightly higher than the national average, which is low compared with the nearby East Coast metro areas like New York City and Washington D.C.
Living in Philadelphia The Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell are the city's most famous attractions. Philadelphia's major science museums include the Franklin Institute, which contains the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Mutter Museum, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. History museums include the National Constitution Center, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Museum of the American Revolution. The city is home to one of the oldest and largest parks in the country, the Fairmount Park.
The city is known for its cuisine, most notably the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. The cheesesteak is a sandwich traditionally made with sliced beef and melted cheese on an Italian roll. Other food that the city is famous for: Stromboli, hoagie, soft pretzel, and soda.
The city has teams in all four major league sports in the country. The Philadelphia Phillies in the National League of Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, and the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association,
Transportation and commutes in Philadelphia About 80% of all working Philadelphia residents commute by driving alone, or commute by carpool. Above the national average commute by public transportation. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides public transportation in the form of buses, trains, subway, elevated trains, trolleys, and trackless trolleys throughout Philadelphia, and its surrounding counties. Amtrak offers 11 intercity rail routes from Philadelphia.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the main and largest airport in Philadelphia. The airport provides domestic flights to the entire country. It also provides flights to international destination all over the world.