The City of Brotherly Love

Living in Washington, DC
City Information

Home to the nation's first capital, Philadelphia is full of national historic landmarks. There are many museums and sites to visit, such as the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall. Philadelphia is known as the “City of Brotherly love” and has the most outdoor sculptures and murals in the US. Philadelphia is famous for its cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast beef sandwiches, and pretzels. There are a variety of free festivals, events, and celebrations in the city. 

Living in Washington, DC
Housing

Average rental cost for a 3 bedroom apartment is $400-$500/month for each person.  AmeriCorps members typically live in University City/West Philadelphia, Powelton Village, around Temple University, South Philly, Fishtown, and Fairmount. 

Living in Washington, DC
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) TransPass for unlimited rides on any bus, trolley, subway, or Norristown High Speed Line trip. 
Useful Philadelphia Links

City of Philadelphia
Uwishunu: Events in Philadelphia
SEPTA Public Transit
SNAP: Food Assistance
Farmer’s Markets
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder
Philadelphia Festival Calendar

Fun Things to Do