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By Carl Kabat | Agent in Philadelphia, PA

Old City --- A Great Place to Live in Philly!

Old City is one of the hottest areas of Philadelphia right now.  Many commercial lofts have been converted into living spaces, reminiscent of Soho in New York City.  There are many wonderful restaurants and bars in the neighborhood to choose from. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_City,_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania



On the first friday evening of every month, all the art galleries open their doors and invite everyone to venture in (hence the name "First Friday").  Many of the galleries offer wine and cheese, or other edibles (and potables).  It creates a festive atmosphere, and the whole neighborhood is vibrant with activity.

Old City also features the charming houses of Elfreth's Alley, the country's oldest continuously inhabited residential street.  Taking a walk down that street is like taking a walk back in time!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfreth%27s_Alley

There are many beautiful, tree-lined streets in Old City, one of them being Cherry Street.  If you're considering living in Old City, take a look at this:

306-08 Cherry Street, #300

306-308 Cherry Street is a Large, 2BR/1BA recently renovated condo on a quiet tree-lined street in Old City. Layout offers open space with lots of light, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. The wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the large living room which also has built-in bookcases and track lighting. The all-new kitchen has stone-tile floors and granite countertops. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. There is a washer/dryer in the unit. The owner is leaving two flat-screen televisions, a surround sound system, and five speakers!! ! 

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