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May 01, 2015

Philly lands in top 10 U.S. cities for relocation

Art, history, education, and food earned Philadelphia a place on the list.

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Carroll - Philadelphia Skyline Buildings Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

The Philadelphia skyline.

At different points in life, any number of circumstances may necessitate a change of location. Whether it's a new job, family obligations, an education or simply the desire for a fresh start, the United States is a big country with amazing diversity.  

Where to go can be an overwhelming decision, but that doesn't mean it's wise to just throw darts at a map. In fact, if you're a resident of Philadelphia, it's possible the best place to be is right where you are. 

According to a blog from Lincoln Property Company, Philadelphia ranks ninth on its list of the 10 best cities to relocate to in the United States. The list was compiled based on several factors that may apply differently depending on individual preferences, from cultural fit to weather and cuisine. 

In Lincoln Property's infographic below, Philadelphia's best characteristics are displayed to make a strong case for the opportunities, amenities and services the city has to provide. 


Given everything above, it may be somewhat surprising to learn that in 2014 Philly was actually the 8th ranked city people moved away from in the United States. 

This year, the city's fortunes are turning around, as Philadelphia ranked highly on lists such the New York Times' greatest destinations in the world (#3) and the top 10 most organic cities in the United States (#9). 

Where else does Lincoln Property Company suggest you relocate if the opportunity arises? Here are the full top 10.

1. Boulder, Colorado
2. Austin, Texas
3. Scottsdale, Arizona
4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
5. Cincinnati, Ohio
6. Knoxville, Tennessee
7. Oak Park, Illinois
8. Richmond, Virginia
9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10. San Diego, California 

About, Philadelphia the blog had the following to say:

If history, education, and culture are on the top of your list, move here. The City of Brotherly Love is home to a lot of amazing history and has over 2000 outdoor murals. After visiting the Philadelphia Zoo, get your hands dirty with a decadent Philly cheese steak!

So if you are lobby for a friend to join you in Philadelphia, pass along this list as another friendly nudge. If they want more information, they can check out Estately's list of 37 things to consider before moving to Philadelphia and visit Move to Philly for a more thorough exploration of what Philadelphia has to offer.