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Clickscape now available in the Delaware Valley

Posted on 08, May 2012 by csadmin

Clickscape is pleased to announce that you can now search for listings in the Delaware Valley metropolitan region on our website!  From Northern Delaware to the Jersey  Shore, Rittenhouse Square to Reading, PA, it’s all here.  In recognition of this milestone, we’ve put together a little primer highlighting some key facts and quirky footnotes that define this area’s dynamic character and the city around which it revolves, Philadelphia.  In an area that's been continuously built up since the early 1600s, there's bound to be interesting real estate!

Photo by B. Krist

  • The Delaware Valley (which follows the Delaware River) is the 6th largest metropolitan area in the US with 6.53 million people as of the 2010 census; Philadelphia is the country's 5th most populous city with 1,526,006 residents.
  • The region boasts a couple of of mall milestones:  the King of Prussia Mall is the largest on the East Coast, while New Jersey's Cherry Hill Mall was the first enclosed mall built on the East Coast, opening in 1961.
  • After decades of loss, the city of Philadelphia is expected to start displaying population gains as more and more people discover the city's charms.  It's been especially attractive to artists priced out of New York City.
  • Fortune 500 companies based in the Valley include AstraZeneca, HSBC Bank USA, Aramark, Campbell Soup Company, Cigna, Comcast, DuPont, and QVC.
  • Much of Philadelphia's grittier urban character derives from the remnants of its past glory as a manufacturing center, but the city's economy is know dominated by financial activities, health education and research, and tourism.
  • William Penn originally intended for Philadelphia to be characterized by low density housing and gardens, however, economics won out and the city's developers built intensely.  In fact, Society Hill holds the honor of housing the country's highest concentration of 18th century structures.
  • The air around Philadelphia is pulsing with brain waves, as its home to the second highest concentration of students on the East Coast.
  • The rowhouse was introduced into this country by way of Philadelphia.  Strip after strip of attached housing characterizes the typical Philly neighborhood street scene.
  • Philadelphia is a city chock full of older housing stock:  41.73% of it was built in 1939 or earlier, while only .99% has been constructed since 1990. (Trulia)
  • Fitler Square is currently Philly's most expensive neighborhood, with an average list price of almost $1,000,000.
  • The Reading Terminal Market has been a destination and a landmark since 1892; today it houses an amazing selection of baked goods, meats, produce, flowers, ethnic foods,cookware, and restaurants.  In other words, it's not all about the cheesesteak.  Or is it?

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