Getting Around Philly

Dated: 02/03/2016

Views: 635

On Foot

Year after year, Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. And it’s no wonder why – the city layout is simple to master and our neighborhood streets are filled with fun and diverse shops, restaurants, museums, parks and people.The compact Center City boasts founder William Penn’s easy-to-follow grid street design. It spans just 25 blocks between two rivers – the Schuylkill and the Delaware. In between, the north/south streets are numbered and the east/west streets have tree names (e.g., Walnut, Spruce, Pine).

In addition, Center City has five main parks or squares (Franklin, Washington, Rittenhouse, Logan and Center), conveniently spread out so as to serve as perfect rest stops during your day out. Curb cut-outs make the city stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Colorful directional signs called “Walk! Philadelphia” have been added throughout Center City that will help you navigate even better. Center City District, the organization responsible for “Walk! Philadelphia,” also populates the streets with uniformed goodwill ambassadors who act as strolling concierges. These ambassadors answer questions, give directions and stay in radio contact with Philadelphia police to promote public safety.


And when the feet get tired, there are plenty of options for getting around town – some practical, some just plain fun.

By Bicycle

Boots Levinson

We are so much more than a full service real estate firm; we're a group of talented people with a passion for finding the best way of living. People who make every effort to help you live who you are.....

Latest Blog Posts

Do You Know The Law

Often times consumers are under informed about the laws and regulations regarding Lead Based Paint, Radon and Mold.Here is a good starting point if you want to begin educating yourself of these

Read More

Philly Festivals And More

I don't know about you, however I love to get out and explore my city and the surrounding areas.I especially like inexpensive or free things to do on a hot summer day/night.  In this list you

Read More

How To Stay Cool This Summer

With the East Coast humidity and work / life balance, sometimes you just need to cool off.What better way to cool off this summer than at the beach.  The Jersey Shore is so closesometimes I

Read More

Low Inventory And Rising Prices Forces Buyers To Become Less Picky

Most potential homeowners have the question, will I be able to find x, y or z?The answer isn't always so simple to answer.  However there will be a homefor you out there, it may take a bit to

Read More