Moving to Philadelphia (PA)

The largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is located in the county that shares the same name. More than 1.5 million people reside in this city. The highest elevation is found at Chestnut Hill, a location about 455 feet above sea level.
Some of the city’s most notable cultural sites include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Franklin Institute, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and the Academy of Natural Science. It is also home to one of the largest and oldest urban parks in the United States, Fairmount Park. There’s so much to see and do in Philadelphia that you’ll be tempted to tour the city before you even start unpacking your moving boxes!
Tourists and residents alike enjoy strolling through downtown Philadelphia. The historic sites, galleries, museums, restaurants and shops can be easily accessed via promenades or public transit. In the downtown area you will find an eclectic mixture of architectural styles, including Beaux-Arts, Victorian, Gothic, and Greek revival. You’ll also find buildings designed by some of the most notable architects in history, including Frank Lloyd Wright, George Howe and William Strickland, just to name a few.

Philadelphia is home to an eclectic population. Business professionals, retirees, and students all call this city home. The culture is truly a melting pot, where history and modern society blend together.
Philadelphia has no shortage of unique festivals, entertainment options and cultural events. One such event is the annual Wawa Hoagie Day, a celebration of the city’s most beloved sandwich, the hoagie. The event takes place at Independence Mall on Independence Day weekend, and highlights the history of hoagie. The event features musical guests, and of course, plenty of hoagies for everyone.

While Philadelphia is beloved for its uniqueness, it is best known for the vital role it played in the shaping of the United States. It was here where the Founding Fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

If you are moving to Philadelphia, you may want to consider hiring professional movers. Research moving companies in your area and contact the ones with the best customer reviews to request a free quote. High quality moving services will be able to provide all you need for a stress-free move. Collect your moving boxes early to be sure you have plenty of time to pack. Create a moving checklist to keep track of all the details.

Jobs & Local Economy

The unemployment rate in Philadelphia is 6%, which is significantly higher than the national average of 4.2% (September 2017).
Philadelphia is the economic hub of Pennsylvania, with the headquarters of seven Fortune 1000 companies located within the city limits. The city has the 7th largest metropolitan economy in the country.
Most residents are employed with the government, or in the fields of health care, tourism, finance, information technology or education. The average commute time for residents is 30 minutes.
If you are planning on moving to Philadelphia, you can expect the cost of living to be around 25% higher than the national average.


Moving to Philadelphia also means you get to enjoy these nearby attractions:

Liberty Bell Center

Situated on Independence Mall, you’ll have the opportunity to see the iconic American monument up close and learn all about its history.

Independence Hall

Step back in history and see where our nation began. Independence Hall is the site here the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787.

The Philadelphia Zoo

The first zoo founded in the United States, the Philadelphia Zoo spans 42 acres and is home to more approximately 1,300 animals from around the world.

City stats & Taxes


Total Population


Average Houshold Income


Median Home Sales Price

Educational level

Bachelors Degree or higher

Some college or Associates Degree

High School or GED

Less than High School

No Schooling

Sales Tax

State of Pennsylvania

Philadelhpia County



Income Tax

Federal (Effective)





Property Tax



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