Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/28/2007 | Condo cooldown not severe in Phila.
The Philadelphia condo market has not suffered as much as those in other major cities. This article explores the reasons and explains that the runup in values was not as dramatic as in other cities in the U.S. What the article does not say, but what I have observed, is that there is still an increasing popularity of center city living among various demographic groups. Younger singles and marrieds in their twenties and thirties, even those with children, appear to be favoring the "downtown" lifestyle and culture as opposed to living in the burbs, which their predecessors have done. also, older empty nesters are in many cases, selling their larger suburban homes and moving to center city residences.