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Halloween Events Around Philly

Happy [early] Halloween Philly! Among other aspects, we happen to live in an extremely festive city when it comes to Halloween celebrations. Zillow consistently lists Philadelphia amongst their top family-friendly trick-or-treating cities. Event hosts, such as the Eastern State Penitentiary & Fright Factory, boast respective Travel Channel features & nationwide recognition. Below, we’ll highlight several...CONTINUE READING
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Spring Festivals in Philly

  The weather is breaking and your calendar is starting to fill up with weekend plans for the spring and summer months.  Save some room because Philly has some of the best festivals scheduled for April, May and June.  Check out UWISHUNU for the full rundown of all the festivals in chronological order.  Whether you...CONTINUE READING
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Holiday Activities in Philadelphia

Picture courtesy of Through Autumn’s Lens TIS’ THE SEASON for festive activities and events in Philadelphia!  There are plenty of them coming up in and around the area to help get you and your family into the holiday spirit!  Our friends over at uwishunu always provide great insight into what’s going on in Philadelphia.  Here...CONTINUE READING
Median Home Price Map 2005-2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Real Estate – 2011 Home Price Survey

There is a very thorough section in philly.com about the 2011 Home Price Survey for Philadelphia Real Estate that is worth checking out.  They have analyzed more than 376,000 sales in the Philadelphia region from April 2005 – June 2011. Here are the top Median Home Prices by Area in Philadelphia: Location Neighborhood/county 2011 median...CONTINUE READING
Citizens Bank Park - Trash - 2011 NLDS

Littering Issues in Philadelphia

Photo courtesy of crossingbroad.com I had the pleasure of attending the miserable NLDS Game 5 between the Phillies and Cardinals on Friday night.  While Ryan Howard lay on the field, writhing in pain after making the final out (2nd year in a row) and simultaneously blowing out his Achilles, the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated their...CONTINUE READING

Tips from KW – Choosing a Neighborhood

There are many factors to consider when selecting a neighborhood that is right for you. Below are just a few of the many factors — you may think of others that are important to you. Neighborhoods have characteristic personalities designed to best suit single people, growing families, two-career couples, or retirees.  SCOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD! It...CONTINUE READING
Schuylkill River Hurricane Irene

Philadelphia Flooding After Hurricane Irene

Here are some pictures of Philadelphia in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.   As you can see, Manayunk flooded pretty badly, as expected by the Philadelphia Flood Prone Areas. All pictures are courtesy of philly.com.  Check out: Images from Hurricane Irene for more. My desk at 1619 Walnut St. Philadelphia PA, 19103 was affected by Irene...CONTINUE READING
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Philadelphia Flood Prone Areas

Get ready Philly, Hurricane Irene is on her way! If you live in a flood zone you might want to head for higher ground! Philadelphia has many flood prone areas, including but not limited to: Cobbs Creek and the marsh lands in the southwest sector of the City; Other City creeks & streams including Pennypack,...CONTINUE READING

Philly’s Getting Younger

Very cool article on Philly.com called Center City gets younger.  It highlights the explosion of 20-30 year olds living in Philly and how they are changing the city’s look.  The most popular neighborhoods for this age group are Manayunk, Northern Liberties, Southwest Center City, University City, Center City, and Fairmount/Spring Garden.  Check out these numbers...CONTINUE READING

Young Adults Drawn to Philly

According to new census data 50,306 young adults between ages 20-34 have contributed to the city’s population growth in the last 10 years.  26% of the city’s residence is that age group, making up 393,000 people.  Many of these young professionals live in Center City, South Philly east of Broad, and Manayunk/Roxborough area. Adults ages...CONTINUE READING

Antonio’s Top Ten Favorite Dishes in Philly

Antonio Atacan’s top 10 recommended dishes in Philadelphia! Octopus at Dimitris – Queen’s Village Shrimp Scampi at Dimitris – Queen’s Village Roasted Chicken with reduction sauce at Parc – Rittenhouse Square Classic Burger at Village Whiskey Bar – Rittenhouse Square Abel Sushi roll at Hikaru – Manayunk & Society Hill Sashimi Lunch Combo at Morimoto...CONTINUE READING

Manayunk Towpath Rehabilitation

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation will be rehabilitating the 2.2 mile path between Shawmont Avenue and Lock Street for about three to four months this summer.  They will be replacing the mostly washed away stone screenings along the path with two inch stone screenings.  Porous asphalt will be used to pave the approaches...CONTINUE READING

More People Moving Into Philly Than Out

According to a new report, since 1993 the rate of people moving into Philadelphia has steadily increased while the rate of people leaving has dwindled.  This report was released on Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative, based on IRS data. The number of people moving into the city has steadily increased from...CONTINUE READING

2008 Real Estate Review, Manayunk & Roxborough

The following is the address of every home that sold in the first half of 2008 in Manayunk and Roxborough.                                                               Lowest SOLD Price      Highest SOLD Price        Manayunk                  $123,000                      $510,000                        Roxborough               $125,000                      $515,000                        CONTINUE READING