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How to Know Philly: the 7 Best Local Websites

Post by Erica Minutella

When you first move to a new city, finding new daily routines and local hangouts can feel a bit overwhelming. So we’ve compiled a list of the best online resources that Philadelphia has to offer – whether that involves filling up your social calendar, visiting cool cultural attractions, or simply keeping up-to-date with a Philly that keeps getting better.

Drink Philly: A new job in a  new location requires a new go-to happy hour spot. Drink Philly offers an exhaustive breakdown of the region’s best specials, longest craft beer menus, and tastiest cocktails. Not to mention that they also host some of the greatest events year-round, if things like drinking on a yacht are your style.

InLiquid Art + Design: Philly has an unbeatable art scene, with new galleries popping up all the time in almost every neighborhood. Arts nonprofit InLiquid keeps up a comprehensive calendar of the area’s upcoming arts openings, workshops, auctions, fundraisers, and more. They also happen to be responsible for two of the coolest arts events in the city, so keep your eye out for the Benefit in the winter and Art for the Cash Poor in the summer.

Technical.ly Philly: Philly is a hub for some of the most jaw-dropping science and tech innovations, and Technical.ly Philly is your hub for the story of how these innovations come to be. It’s also an excellent guide to area job openings and educational opportunities in the tech sector.

Geekadelphia: If superheros and robots are more your speed, then Geekadelphia is the local blog for you. Expect ongoing updates on movie screenings, themed events, and basically everything else you could possibly imagine for the die-hard fans of anything. Also of note: the annual Philly Geek Awards, a swanky event that recognizes Philly influencers for their contributions to science, the arts, and more.

Curbed Philly: Whether you’re curious about the expansion of your neighborhood park or the development of of a new shopping center, Curbed Philly is an always in-the-know resource for keeping up with the changing cityscape. It’s also helpful for anyone wanting to learn more about Philly property values and trending real estate offerings.

Hidden City Philadelphia: Take a walk through any Philly neighborhood, and you’ll soon realize that the city is full of architectural gems hidden in back alleys and towering above unassuming storefronts. Luckily, Hidden City Philadelphia has them all mapped out and ready to share with you through their series of walking tours. It’s a great way to stay in shape and learn about your new city all in one go.

Uwishunu: The blog outlet for Visit Philly, Uwishunu features daily roundups of upcoming events, restaurant openings, and more. It’s quite literally Philly’s social calendar. Wherever your interests lie, you’re guaranteed to find something good enough to inspire you to go outside and have some Philly-style fun.

If you’d like to know more about what Philly has to offer to a new resident, reach out to Christina Briglia anytime at 267.231.5484 or phc(dotted)christina(at)gmail(dotted)com

Category: Advice, Philly Homes
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