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Culture and Entertainment

Philly’s low cost of living and “hipster cred” have made news lately. This is attracting lots of foodies, artists and entrepreneurs who, in turn, make the city a fun place in which to live. In just the last year or so, the city saw the opening, expansion or relocation of five major historical institutions; hosted the only East Coast appearance of a monumental art exhibition; and held a month-long $10 million festival of the arts. News outlets from around the country can’t say enough about Philly’s food scene which includes everyone from celebrity chefs like Jose Garces and Masaharu Morimoto to upstarts who are surprising critics left and right. If you want to know what Philly is really like, read more below and check out the related links for everything from food blogs to recommended day trips.