LIVING IN PHILLY
Roughly midway between New York and Washington, DC, Philadelphia and its surrounding area deliver with a mix of important historical attractions, charming neighborhoods, and a booming food scene.
WHERE DO WE LIVE?
Philadelphia is a bustling yet manageable city to live in. Many residents choose to live in Center City because Magee Hospital and TJUH are within walking distance. However, other districts like Old City, Graduate Hospital, Bella Vista, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, East Falls, and Manayunk, each have their unique charm and personality. Some of our residents even venture out into the surrounding suburbs - the options are endless!
At just 35 min south of Philadelphia, Wilmington offers residents affordable options for housing that are a little farther away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Many pediatric residents will call Wilmington home during residency and many PPMR residents choose to live here during intern year. There are many, many options for apartments or homes within a 10min drive!
Wilmington remains just a short 25min drive to the Philadelphia airport and does have an Amtrak station, making travel easily accessable during residency. There are also travel destinations within driving distance, like the DE beaches, the Jersey shore, and multiple state and national parks.
"It's hard to narrow down my favorite thing about Philly! I love the combination of history, culture, and great food. I love how each neighborhood has its own personality. I love that the city is walkable."
Katie Zurbach, 2022 Alumni
Philadelphia takes food very seriously, and we do too. There is never a shortage of new restaurants to try, but here is the short list of our recommendations:
Cheesesteaks/Sandwiches: Dalessandro’s Steaks, John's Roast Pork, Jim's, Dinic's, Stockyard, Woodrow's
Italian: Fiorella, Pizzeria Vetri, Gran Caffe L'Aquila, Radicchio, A Mano, Tredici
Chinese: Tom’s Dim Sum, Dim Sum Garden, Xian Sizzling Wok, ShangHai 1, Ting Wong, Han Dynasty, Nan Zhou Hand-Drawn Noodles
Japanese: Hiroki, Tuna Bar, Double Knot, Terakawa Ramen
American: Bud and Marilyn's, Vernick, Louie Louie, Her Place Supper Club
Brunch: Sabrina’s Café, Winnies, Green Eggs Café, White Dog Café
Bakeries: ICI macaron, Tartes, Flying Monkey, a la mousse, Essen
Beer Gardens: Independence Beer Garden, Frankford Hall, Parks on Tap, Spruce Street Harbor Park
Cocktails: Mulherin's and Sons, Franklin Bar, Ranstead Room, Hop Sing Laundromat
Miscellaneous: Reading Terminal Market!
THINGS TO DO
Museums: Franklin Institute, Mutter Museum, Barnes art collection, Art Museum
Music: Free classical concerts at Curtis Center, Philly Symphony orchestra
Sports: Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, Flyers
Shows: Broadway, Kimmel Center
Nature: Wissahickon Trail (Forbidden Drive), Kelly Drive, Longwood Gardens