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Pros and cons to live in Philadelphia

Pros and cons to live in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is the largest city of Pennsylvania and the 5th most populous city in the United States. Philadelphia is the economic center of the Delaware Valley, home to six million people and the country’s 5th largest metropolitan area. Philadelphia is one of the largest research centers and health education sector of the United States. The city has a gross domestic product (GDP) of $388 billion which makes it 9th of the world’s richest and economically-capable cities in the world.

Reasons to live in Philadelphia
  • Economy – Philadelphia has a highly developed economy not only in the United States, but also in the whole world. Job opportunities and success in business are most likely in a city with economic capabilities. Philadelphia’s main economic sectors include manufacturing, oil refining, biotechnology and financial services. This enables anyone with enough capabilities to land a job in many of Philadelphia’s economic and business sectors.
  • Home to many Law Universities – Philadelphia is home to many prestigious law schools and law universities. Law schools like the Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Rutgers University School of Law are all located in Philadelphia. Law Universities like the University of Pennsylvania Law School is also located in Philadelphia as well.
  • Companies – Many companies are based in Philadelphia. Namely, pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Wyeth, Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, Rohm and Haas Chemical Manufacturers and many more. Anybody who is looking for a job can have great chances of getting employed provided that he or she has sufficient training and enough knowledge about the job.
  • Education – Philadelphia has many public and private colleges and universities. Not only does Philadelphia have law schools, the city also has colleges and universities that offer specialization in the different disciplines and the arts. Philadelphia is home to Moore College of Art and Design, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, La Salle University and Chestnut Hill College. Philadelphia can be a good city for anyone who likes to excel in the study of Laws as well as Arts and other disciplines as well.
  • Climate – Philadelphia’s weather is classified as a humid subtropical Climate. This means that the city’s summers are usually hot and muggy, fall and spring are mild, and winter is usually cold. Snowfall is inconsistent, with some winters bringing light snow and several minor snowstorms. Generally, Philadelphia has a pleasant climate. Not too hot and not too cold.
Reasons not to live in Philadelphia
  • Crime - in 2004, Philadelphia’s homicidal rate is 27.7 people per 100,000 people (percentage only). The city is ranked the 22nd most dangerous city in the United States. Crime rates rise considerably due to explicit videos and uncontrolled use of drugs. Philadelphia’s Police are now looking for ways to slow down the homicidal rate of the city. However, Philadelphia is still a dangerous city to be in.
  • Overcrowding - Philadelphia’s population is around 1,526,006 people in the city proper according to the 2010 United States Census. This makes up a population density of 11,457 people per square mile, that’s roughly about 4,405.4 people per square kilometer. The living condition in Philadelphia is overcrowded mainly because the city does not have enough area for residential purposes.
  • Pollution - Because of Philadelphia’s monstrous population, the city’s air is constantly getting polluted. Toxic gasses and fumes are diffused into the surrounding air thus making it potentially dangerous. Carbon footprint from vehicles and factories is the main reason why downtown Philadelphia as obviously hot compared to the suburbs and local areas of the city.
  • Traffic jams - Philadelphia’s population and business sectors own a lot of vehicles. This makes up a congested traffic system that affects the city. Although the city developers are planning on new ways to re-route the traffic, the current solutions are still way on paper and are not sufficient to solve the problem.
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What makes Philadelphia a good place to live compared to other cities
Philadelphia’s law schools and universities make it a practical place for anybody planning to specialize in the study of laws. The numerous private and public colleges and Universities can also help anyone who wishes to specialize in other disciplines as well as the arts. Philadelphia’s economy also gives anyone a great opportunity to get a job, provided that he or she has the appropriate training and enough knowledge about the job.


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