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Articles by John Banks

Reclaimed Brick: The Process

Reclaimed brick has a strongly nostalgic quality, which is likely why it is popping up in homes all over Philly. If you would like reclaimed brick in your home, you can either buy reclaimed bricks or...

Philly Garden: Iconic Plants and Flowers

There are a number of iconic plants and flowers that represent Philly, from Wild Ginger to Doll's Eye and everything in between—be sure to add them to your Philly garden this summer to show some...

Best Seaport Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Philadelphia isn't famed for its waterfront, seaport neighborhoods--but they truly abound here. From funky, hipster NoLibs to family-friendly Manayunk to the historic waterfront district Philly has...

How to Maintain a Pool in Your Philadelphia Yard

For those worried about how to maintain a pool in Philly, here's a list of the important factors to think about, such as pH levels and the correct amount of chlorine, as well as some common pool...

A Review of Historic Philadelphia Neighborhoods

With over 100 distinct neighborhoods in the Philadelphia area, it is easy to see how many people would miss the historic gems located throughout this great city. Here is a list to help you get to...

The Best Places to Bike in Philadelphia

While many residents aren't aware of it, bike trails are located all over the city. If you plan to cycle the city this summer, here are the four best places to ride in Philadelphia. Be sure to follow...
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