Living in an older home in Philadelphia doesn’t have to feel like living in a time capsule. Modern decor can bring your home into the 21st century. Thanks to the city’s selection of home stores, you can update your decor without breaking the bank.
Even though your downtown Philly yard might be small, it’s still an ideal place for growing vegetables. Container grown vegetables need light, water and decent soil to survive in the city. Turn a tiny urban yard into a garden oasis.
Philadelphia is a great place to find locally grown produce and other local foods. There are a number of local markets spread throughout the city that operate on a season basis or year-round. Visit the markets to stock up on fresh food.
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 know and love the most historic Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Moving to Philadelphia without a car? That’s no problem, as you can still get around using SEPTA buses, trains and trolleys. Here are a few of the neighborhoods with the best public transportation options.
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 safety rules and carry a map.
The best grasses for growth in Philadelphia are generally cool season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescues, and Ryegrasses, but there is one warm season grass that fairs very well in Philadelphia – Zoysia.
Philadelphia row homes don’t exactly offer you a sprawling backyard with room for a pool or extensive lawns. But outdoor living activities, such as grilling and gardening, are possible, even in the smallest yards.
It’s easy to get caught up on the little details and miss serious problems. When you’re looking for a home, especially an older home, let the superficial things slide, but be diligent about avoiding the expensive internal issues.
While you can’t do much to change the historic exterior of these homes, you can change the inside. Many historic homes in Philly feature modern interior design. The trick is to blend the historic and the modern in a way that is comfy and natural.
Coldwell Banker Blue Matter is the official blog of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and was created in February of 2010 with the intent of providing additional insight and commentary on the real estate experience to benefit consumers.