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Celebrating the 4th in Philly!

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Philly July 4th Celebrations!

There are tons of events going on throughout the city this weekend.  Philadelphia is the birthplace of independence and freedom. So what better way to celebrate July 4th weekend than staying in Philly?

Here is a roundup of events taking place on this holiday weekend. Hopefully, the impending hurricane down south does not affect our weather forecast in the city!

Philly July 4th

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be hosting a free concert from 7-11 p.m. featuring The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Aloe Blacc and other artists. This event sponsored by VH-1 is known as the “Largest Free Concert in America.”  A fireworks finale right near the Philadelphia Museum of Art will cap off the night.

The Independence Day Parade will commence on 6th and Chestnut Streets at 11 a.m. on July 4th.

The SugarHouse Casino located at 1001 N. Delaware Avenue is also holding its own July 4th celebration festivities with a free concert series on July 4-5 starting at 6 p.m.

Penns Landing is hosting an event for all ages on July 4-6. The Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival that benefits the Joshua Kahan Fund for pediatric cancer research. This event requires a $7 donation for each participant.

The above only covers a few of the many events and activities going on in Philly throughout the weekend.


Just Sold: 4522 Spruce Street

Just Sold: 4522 Spruce Street

Center City Listings represented the sellers of this gorgeous, Victorian-style home in Spruce Hill.

Stunning Spruce Hill Victorian style home on Spruce Street with original details throughout including crown molding, oak hardwood floors and a brick fireplace. There are tons of windows throughout that bring in natural sunlight especially the large bay window. This Victorian home has six bedrooms but is currently used as a duplex. The exterior of the home is well kept with a large front porch with a double staircase. Truly a gorgeous, old world home! It is in close proximity to University City and Center City.

4522 spruce street

JUST LISTED: Development Opportunity in University City area

409 N BUDD STREET | University City | Powelton Village

Our new listing is a vacant lot measuring at 16×77! Excellent development opportunity in the up and coming University City | Powelton Village area. In close proximity to Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, UPenn Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Zoned for use as a single family dwelling.

Please contact David Snyder if you are interested.

Ground broken for high-rise at Science Center site

Photo courtesy of Philly.com/University City Science Center

Photo courtesy of Philly.com/University City Science Center

Posted by Philly.com

Philadelphia Inquirer Real Estate Writer, Alan J. Heavens, reported on the start of ground breaking and development for Philadelphia’s newest high-rise in University City.  The 3601 Market Street building is expected to be complete by spring 2015. The building will consist of apartments and retail space as well as parking for cars and bicycles.

This is an exciting new project for Philadelphia real estate and a great addition to University City. Check out the full article on Philly.com for further information on the 3601 Market Street project development.