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20 Things to Know Before Moving to Philadelphia

20. We like to keep a “low pro.” Philadelphia is sandwiched right between NYC and DC and there are about 100 million people within a day’s drive. The last thing we need is everyone finding out what a great place this is to live, move here, clog up our traffic, jack up our real estate prices and start Manhattan style crowds everywhere. In fact, when the New York Times called us the 6th borough of New York a couple years ago, we collectively lost our minds. Since we recently became the fastest growing downtown in the United States, we can no longer claim we are the best kept secret on the east coast. However, we can and do avoid talking about what a wonderful place Philly is to outsiders, so if anyone asks there’s nothing here but the Liberty Bell. Thanks!