Things To Do
Among our residents' favorite things to do: going out to eat - particularly sunday brunch, catching a show at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum, going to a Phillies/Flyers/Eagles game, or simply a bike ride along the Schyulkill River.
- Philly Fun Guide
- The Official City of Philadelphia Visitors Guide
- Avenue of the Arts
Housing, Affordability, and Where to Live
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods - most of our residents live in the Center City district (Fitler Square, Rittenhouse, Old City, and Graduate Hospital neighborhoods), as well as University City.
- Cost of Living comparison for major US cities
- Real Estate Services:
- Bartley O'Malley, O'Malley Real Estate Service (610-247-6353)
- Apartment Listings in Center City Philadephia (Map)
- Walkscore Philadelphia
Transportation & Travel
Philadelphia is ideally located between Boston, New York, and Washington DC, and is an easy train/bus/car ride to these and other cities. Transportation within Philadelphia is also easy, and many of our residents use public transportation for their daily commutes.
- SEPTA - Public Transportation Within Philadelphia
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
- Philly Car Share
- Zip Car
- Bolt Bus to NY
There are many high-quality child care provider in close proximity to the University of Pennsylvania. Because availability can be limited, you should start your search for child care as far in advance of your anticipated need as possible.
Keystone Stars –
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services rates the quality of early learning programs The Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources) program assesses programs in the following areas:
- Staff education
- Learning environment
- Leadership and management
- Family and community partnerships
Family Friendly Activities
Please Touch Museum
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
4231 Avenue of the Republic
The Please Touch Museum is one of the nation’s premier children’s museums with man interactive exhibits across 157,000 square feet specifically designed for young children.
271 North 21st Street
Named after the American scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Institute is an interactive and engaging science museum with exhibits in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from sports to space.
Smith Memorial Playground
3400 Reservoir Drive in Fairmount Park
Smith Memorial Playground is a free outdoor and indoor play area located in a six-acre, wooded parkland in beautiful East Fairmount Park which includes a 16,000 square foot playhouse.
The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Avenue
The nation’s oldest zoo is open year round and home to nearly 1,300 animals. The Philadelphia Zoo includes, KidZooU , a children’s zoo and education center that contains a variety of outdoor and indoor activities that allow kids to play and explore.
The Visit Philadelphia website has an extensive list of fun activities for kids and kids at heart -