Philadelphia Metro Area Guide

While you are searching for an apartment to rent in Philadelphia make sure and take time to explore this historic city and its’ attractions.  Nicknamed the “city of brotherly love” you’ll love all the things there are to see and do. There are also great places to live such as the apartments in the Old City neighorhood of Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia is rich in American history. Independence National Historic Park is the center of the city’s historic landmarks. Two of the most famous sites in the park are Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell.  Other famous historic sites include the homes of Edgar Allen Poe and Betsy Ross. Philadelphia is also the site of the First and Second Banks of the United States, Fort Mifflin, and the Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site.

Philadelphia also offers its residents a wide array of professional sports teams and venues. The NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers all call Philly home. Major league soccer’s Philadelphia Union also plays in this city.

In addition to sports and history, Philadelphia is home to a huge variety of museums. Major science museums include: The Franklin Institute that is home to the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Mutter Museum.  Major history museums include the National Constitution Center and the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia. Art museums include the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Philadelphia also has more public art than any other city in the U.S. due to its mural arts program; there are over 2,000 murals in the city.  Philadelphia is also famous for some of its regional foods including hoagies, soft pretzels, and the Philly cheese steak.  Morimoto, a restaurant run by Iron Chef’s Masaharu Morimoto is also located in Philadelphia.

Performing arts are also widely celebrated in Philadelphia. The Avenue of Arts at city center features restaurants, theaters and the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. The Kimmel Center is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, whereas the Academy of Music is home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet. The Wilma Theatre and Philadelphia Theatre Company are also located at the Avenue of the Arts.

Along with museums, historical sites and sports there are also many beautiful Philadelphia apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Philadelphia has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Philadelphia area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Here at, you can choose from numerous cities to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy. 

In addition to the areas listed on the right side of the page and the popular cities in the section further down the page, you can also check out the following areas for your next apartment rental:

New Castle Area Apartments:

Bear Apartments
Claymont Apartments
New Castle Apartments
Newark Apartments
Wilmington Apartments

Camden County Area Apartments:

Blackwood Apartments
Cherry Hill Apartments
Clementon Apartments

Gloucester/Salem Area Apartments:

Deptford Apartments
Thorofare Apartments
Westville Apartments
Williamstown Apartments

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Here is the average rent in the Philadelphia Metro area for a Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment.