5 Reasons to Move to Center City

Moving to Center City, Philadelphia is a smart option for residents of all ages and interests, as the city provides exciting social opportunities and is home to some of the nation’s leading employers, many of which are part of The Metropolitan apartments’ robust preferred employer program.

Here are a few of the top reasons why moving to Center City, Philadelphia makes sense. Now get packing!

1.     Nightlife
Philadelphia’s nightlife scene is as diverse as its residents. Dance clubs, speakeasies, lounges, corner bars and more all intermingle to form the heart of the city’s downtown area. No matter what you’re looking for out of nightlife, Center City will deliver.

2.     Education
Center City is a popular spot with students, as a number of the region’s leading colleges and universities are located right in the heart of downtown. Even for those not in school, moving to Center City, Philadelphia provides plenty of opportunities for education, as the area is home to renowned institutions like The Franklin Institute science museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of the American Revolution, a new addition to the city’s museum lineup that focuses on the city’s role in the founding of the nation.

3.     Restaurants
Philly is known for its cheesesteaks and, while you can certainly grab a good steak in Center City, the neighborhood features hundreds of other dining options. On just about every corner, there is a different restaurant, meaning locals can have a new culinary adventure every day of the week. Center City is the hub for restauranteurs in the region, with dozens of new upscale joints opening in the last few years, but the area also stays true to Philly’s down-to-earth reputation with longtime, family-owned staples.

4.      Location
Moving to Center City, Philadelphia puts residents in close proximity to all the business opportunities that abound downtown, as well as in the region. Center City is a hub of public transportation with easy access to Suburban Station, a variety of buses, trolleys, and the Philadelphia International Airport. Commuters can travel from The Metropolitan throughout the Philadelphia Metropolitan area, the Mid-Atlantic region, or worldwide, for work or pleasure.

5.      History
Add a dose of culture to your daily routine. A stroll to work can take a passersby past cobblestoned streets and many historic sites near our apartments, including Philadelphia’s City Hall, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell.

If you’re moving to Center City, Philadelphia and in search of the perfect place to call home, contact The Metropolitan’s leasing office today to find out more about our offerings or to schedule a tour!



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