Linens and candles and cards… oh my! Just one sweep of Yelp, and it’s clear that Occasionette gift shop is the locals’ favorite for stationary, kitchen knick knacks and our personal favorite, Philly-themed goodies
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish... You’re lucky enough! In fact, Trulia calls Philadelphia a top 5 city to celebrate St.Patricks day and since it's also Friday we thought we would spice up your Jameson with some of the best places to check out this weekend (if you’re wearing green). Plus, you won’t need the luck of the Irish to score these awesome deals on drinks and food around the city.
Despite Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, it doesn't seem like the weather in Philadelphia has decided whether or not spring is here. So whether this weekend brings more snow or another 70-degree day of sunshine, there is still plenty of time to feel spring fever (or allergies). Step out and get your seasons on when you attend the whimsical world of Philadelphia’s 188th Flower show.
The Philly Home Girls had the privilege to guide our beloved clients through 246 home purchases and sales this year. We are so fortunate to have worked with such extraordinary people through one of life’s most exhilarating, fulfilling, and important experiences. Our goal has always been to get you a great house: a home that is perfect for you in all of the ways that are meaningful to you.
Millennials represent a growing group of home buyers ranging from about the age of 18 to 34 today. While many are buying their first home, some millennials found on the higher end of the age scale may be buying the last home they will own until retirement. Regardless, the home itself may not be nearly as important as the city it's located in, at least for millennials
The Viaduct Rail Park is expected to break ground before the end of 2016. It will provide a number of benefits to the Lehigh Viaduct and Port Richmond area. It will begin as a quarter-mile stretch, but will eventually extend to the Northern Liberties and through Fairmont. The three-mile park will take an unused rail line and turn it into a usable public space.
PHG would like to take a moment to get the word out about some of Philadelphia’s wonderful environmentally beneficial programs. Not only are these excellent and useful resources to reduce our energy demands and beautify our city, but most of them are free and/or save you money, with only a simple sign-up process to get started!! It’s a win-win for all.
Philly Home Girls Founders and Team Leaders Jeanne Whipple and Kristin McFeely participated on the panel discussion Home Buying 101. It served to demystify the home buying process for those interested in buying their first home. We are expanding the discussion into a series in which we discuss the process of buying your first home, given today’s social and economic nuances.
If you want beautiful green space for recreation and relaxation, Fairmount is known for its historical richness, cultural attractions, proximity to Center City, and… green space! Home to the famous Museum Row, a whole multitude of world-class institutions is mere footsteps away.
Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the canal and tow path, Manayunk is an urban experience with small town charm. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, a short scenic drive out Kelly Drive or a quick train ride away.
Philadelphia’s public schools are a topic of conversation everywhere. The Philly Home Girls are touring as many as possible on behalf of our clients. This week’s tour was in South Philly, specifically the neighborhoods west of Broad including Graduate Hospital, Newbold, Point Breeze and Girard Estate.
Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.
Name the first three words that come to mind when you think of Old City Philly. If one of those words was “historic”, color us surprised. Old City (or if you dig farther back – “olde city”) is well known for its cultural heritage and connections to the birth of America. As a landmark of America’s history, Old City proudly hosts numerous museums, parks, and theaters, including the Independence National Historical Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has gone through extensive renovations, combining its gorgeous antique-style architectural upbringing with more modern and sleek designs.
Spring has finally sprung in Philadelphia. Hallelujah! The April showers are starting to make their way out, and the sun is shining bright. It’s a great time to enjoy the city and all it has to offer. There’s nothing more the Philly Home Girls love to do than to explore the city and enjoy the warm weather with friends; when we’re not finding your dream home that is.