The Top Reasons to take a job in Philly…beside the job itself!

We love Philly so much that one of our headquarters is located there! But other than that, there are so many reasons to love Philadelphia whether you are a foodie or a history buff; there is something for everyone. Below are the top reasons to take the job in Philly beside the job itself, of course. 

1. The History

Philadelphia dates back to 1682 and served as the first U.S capital. Both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed here leading to the birth of the United States.

2. The Arts

Not only is Philadelphia known for the Arts but the stretch of Broad Street south of City Hall is known as The Avenue of the Arts.  It's a cluster of world-class performing arts venues offering the best in concerts, plays, musicals, dance, film, visual arts and more. Just to name a few venues, there's The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Academy of Music, the Prince Music Theater, the Merriam Theater, the Wilma Theater, the Suzanne Roberts Theater, the Uptown Theater and Gershman Hall. You'll also find art galleries, great restaurants, jazz clubs and more here. (http://www.movoto.com/guide/philadelphia-pa/move-to-philadelphia/)

3. The Museum’s

Philadelphia also offers the top museums in the country.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art is most famous for its appearance in the film Rocky and it is also one of the top 20 Must-See Art Museums in America. The Mutter Museum which specializes in anatomy has received numerous awards for being both fascinating and bizarre. The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute both specialize in science education and development and the Please Touch Museum is museum dedicated solely to children by creating learning opportunities through play. Other museums include the African American Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Philadelphia Zoo and the Adventure Aquarium.

4. The Food

Philadelphia may be known for its cheesesteaks but it is so much more than that. Philly’s food scene is diverse, fascinating and usually overlooked. The Washington Post ranked Philly number six for ‘The Ten Best Food Cities in America’ beating out New York and Chicago. If you’re in the mood for something other than a cheesesteak, you can check out Federal Donuts which is known for its chicken and donut combo, or Dizengoff , a unique Israeli hummus place.  Whatever food you’re in the mood for, Philly has it.

5. The Neighborhoods

Philadelphia is a city full of vibrant neighborhoods each more unique than the next. University city is host to University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University while Rittenhouse Square is an area with posh boutiques and restaurants. Some of the other popular neighborhoods include Fishtown, Old City, and Fairmount. You can see all the neighborhoods here and see what makes each one unique to Philadelphia.

6. You can walk the whole city

While some cities are too big to walk everywhere, this isn’t the case in Philadelphia. Philadelphia was ranked the fourth most walkable city in the country so you don’t need a car to get around and if biking is more your style, don’t worry, Philly ranks pretty high on being bicycle friendly.

 

7. Ever growing Tech Scene

In a recent ranking by HuffPost Tech, Philadelphia tied for fifth with New York as one of the top cities that techies should consider moving to in 2016. Over 300 startups combine to create a diverse entrepreneurial community focusing on SaaS, edtech, digital health and biotech. Learn more about the tech scene in Philadelphia here. 

 

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