Philadelphia Rated One of America’s Most Exciting Cities

In the market for Philadelphia condos?

Want to live in one of America’s most happening cities? Look no further than Philadelphia – a sophisticated metropolis rich in history, cultural attractions and recreational opportunities. Movoto Real Estate recently ranked the City of Brotherly Love as one of the top ten most exciting cities in the entire nation! Philly’s strengths were its diversity and medley of museums, which put it in the running with the likes of New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Portland and Boston. It’s not difficult to imagine why Philadelphia would outshine dozens of other competitors, with its eclectic selection of entertainment options combined with a vibrant multi-ethnic population. If you’re in the market for Philadelphia condosbut want more bang for your buck – read on to learn about the up-and-coming community of Darley Green, a quick 20-minute drive away.  

Philly makes America’s top 10 list for most exciting cities

So how does a city make the top ten list as one of the most exciting to live in? Movoto Real Estate used ten important criteria to determine which urban centers exhibited a real lust for life. A city where there is always something fun or interesting to do, no matter what time of day or night. 

These are the standards that were surveyed:

  • Park acreage per person
  • Music venues per square mile
  • Population diversity
  • Museums per square mile
  • Percent of population between 20 and 34 years old
  • Fast food restaurants per square mile (the fewer the better)
  • Bars per square mile
  • Big box stores per square mile (the fewer the better)
  • Movie theaters per square mile
  • Theater companies per square mile

After all the data was compiled, Movoto then reviewed the 50 most populous cities throughout the nation, rating them from 1 to 50 based on each criterion. Philadelphia placed at number 9, just ahead of Portland, Oregon. And the surprising first-place winner was Oakland, California, which came in ahead of Boston, NYC, and San Francisco. Philly nudged ahead of Portland largely because of its ethnic diversity and extensive range of fascinating museums – from the classic to the silly. 

Darley Green condos and townhomes just minutes from Philadelphia

Why not enjoy all the perks of Philadelphia living, but without the inflated prices and property taxes? Today’s real estate market is tight, with prospective homebuyers faced with less attractive options when it comes to reasonably-priced Philadelphia homes for sale.

Savvy homebuyers are looking at the Wilmington area, where well-appointed townhomes and condos are selling at below-market prices – in the low $200s. The master planned community of Darley Green simply offers more value for your hard-earned dollars. In addition to the luxury of a maintenance-free lifestyle, where all landscaping and yard work is done for you, Darley Green offers a range of quality features, including gourmet kitchens, 2-car garages, energy efficient heating in addition to custom add-ons. And with our central location in the Claymont Renaissance District, you’re just 20 minutes from the culture and nightlife of Philadelphia.

We welcome you to visit our model homes and learn more about the benefits of living in Darley Green. Swing by any day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please contact Amy Maluski, Community Sales Manager, at 302.655.2600 for information about our special financing plans for first-time homebuyers.