Facts About Philadelphia!​


  • Home to the 4th largest GDP of any city in the U.S. and the 9th largest GDP of any city in the WORLD.
  • Home to 12 Fortune 500 Companies
  • Over the past year, Philadelphia home prices have been increasing at nearly twice the rate of the other 10 largest U.S. cities and continue to trend upward.    
  • Mass-Tourism: Over 4 million visitors annually (one of the U.S.'s top attractions
  • Mega-College Town: Home to 92 colleges and universities, creating consistent rental demand
  • New $225 Million Waterfront Park Project expected to spur $1.6 Billion in private economic activity and create 2,400 jobs by 2022.
  • 2nd largest city on the East Coast

  •  8th largest regional economy in the world

  • First and only World heritage city in the United States

  •  Prime location between New York and Washington, D.C.

  •  Located in the middle of the US Northeast megaregion with over 46 million people within a 200-mile radius.

  • Increased its population by 8% from 1999 to 2010

  •  Increased its population by 1.4% from 2010 to 2012

  •  Home appreciation of more than 121% from 2000 to 2010

  •  Market rents increased 10% over the last 4 Years
  •  Running an ambitious development plan from 2010-2035 that will boost our local economy and housing market

  •  Unemployment rate is 5.9% 

  •  Residential rental vacancy is 2.7%

  • ​ Low cost of living

  •  One of the most historical cities in America, with 4 million visitors per year

  •  Modern public transportation system

  •  Local government workforce of over 31,000 employees

  •  One of the Nation’s largest medical and pharmaceutical industries, including Dupont, GlaxoSmithKline, and Merck.

  •  Major shipping port and import/export industry hub