What to Know Before Moving to Philadelphia, PA

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What to Know Before Moving to Philadelphia, PA

Our Guide for Moving to Philadelphia, PA

There's never been a better time to move to Philadelphia. This unique northeastern city has ideal location, as well as bustling communities in the arts and great, restaurants, bars and nightlife. "The City of Brotherly Love" was literally founded on the basis of being a place for freedom and unity, and today, this mantra has translated itself into a place for people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to live in the city's different districts and neighborhoods.

If you're thinking about moving to Philadelphia, PA, You Move Me is the only full-service moving company that will make moving almost fun. Consider this your comprehensive guide for how to relocate to this bustling metropolis completely stress-free.

What Is Philadelphia Like?

For the uninitiated, every city seems foreign and scary. Here's some information about the weather, schools, neighborhoods and all the ways the City of Brotherly Love lives up to its moniker:


Philadelphia sits in a typical northeast climate, and lovers of all four seasons can be particularly satisfied with the diverse range of weather available to the area's residents. With an average high of about 85 degrees in July and about 25 degrees overnight in the coldest month of January, the temperate seasons make for an extremely livable climate.

You'll need clothes for every type of weather in Philadelphia, but with You Move Me's convenient wardrobe service, it's never been easier to securely move your clothes all in one place.


Many people are drawn to the history, culture and nightlife that the more urban neighborhoods draw, namely the Old City and Manayunk neighborhoods.

For a pleasant mix of urban sprawl and wide open parks, the upscale Rittenhouse Square may appeal to your sensibilities. For a more suburban lifestyle, check out University City and Chestnut Hill. An explanation of the city's best neighborhoods in various categories can be found here.


Philadelphia and the surrounding area is serviced by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA), boasting one of the most reliable bus systems around, more than making up for the city's lack of rail transit. As a result, many of the city's urban residents don't even own cars.

The city is also located on an Amtrak route, meaning that nearby cities like New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. is just a train ride away.


Philadelphia is known for its sheer number of higher ed institutions, including Penn, Drexel and nearby Temple, among others. There is, however, a considerable amount of lower grade schools and secondary schools that contribute to the area's reputation as the regional capital of education.

Families are given a great amount of school choice and are able to choose from Philadelphia City Schools and a diverse selection of private school options, including the highly-touted, private Philadelphia School.

Culture and Things to Do

Philadelphia truly has options for the whole family in the way of fun, so it doesn't matter what ages are in your home when You Move Me comes to your door. For sports fans, the Eagles, Phillies, Bruins and 76ers make up city's exciting professional sports reputation.

For the more culturally inclined, the city boasts tons of art galleries including the priceless Phillips Collection, music venues and opportunities to see live theater.

And of course, who could forget Philadelphia's posture as the birthplace of modern America. The Constitution Center and the Liberty Bell are two great options to catch a glimpse of our nation's rich history.

Thinking About Moving to Philadelphia?

At You Move Me, we get it. The thought of a move can strike fear into the heart of any person, but if you hate moving, you'll love us. From our help with packing and packing supplies, to our prompt arrival with coffee in tow, to the moment you finish unpacking and we leave you your first housewarming gift, we want to make our mission very clear: we aim to move you, not just your boxes.

Let You Move Me move you into a new home in one of Philadelphia's great neighborhoods and discover how we can make moving almost fun.