This weekend, Philadelphia will be bringing back one its more popular civic anomalies, Philly Free Streets. Started as a movement after the Pope's visit in 2015 closed down many streets and allowing citizens to bike and and walk freely, the annual event is now in its second year and mimics that car-free experience. Last year, nearly 30,000 people enjoyed the pedestrian-and-bike-friendly closed route along South Street and MLK Drive, proving the popularity of the event.
Following a course down mostly 5th, 4th, and 3rd Streets, this year's event seeks to connect some less visited neighborhoods with downtown as well as show why better street design can promote healthier neighborhoods.
To find out more about the event, visit the Philly Free Streets website here.
Open street festivals have become major selling points for the neighborhoods that this event encompasses: Northern Liberties, Old City, Fishtown, and Old Kensington. If you love a sunny weekend afternoon outside with your friends and want to live close to all the action, reach out! I'd love to help you find your next home in one of these areas.
Author:Brooke Willmes Phone: 267-980-5858 Dated: October 24th 2017 Views: 312 About Brooke: I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia a...
I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia area and inner ring suburbs. In my former life, I practiced law in Philadelphia in the areas of Premises and Products Liability, which translated beautifully into having a deep understanding of how houses “work” and Contract Law, not to mention being in the midst of my second personal renovation.
I live with my family in Germantown in a Queen Anne and previously lived in Fishtown until 2011. I am originally a native of Rochester, NY (go Wegmans!) and attended undergrad at Eugene Lang in New York City and University of Rochester, where I received a BA in Political Science in 1998. I attended Law School at State Universit y of New York at Buffalo School of Law where I received a Juris Doctor in 2003 and became a member of the PA Bar as well in 2003. I practiced in Philly for 2 1/2 years before making the leap to real estate, my true love.
I am a dog fanatic with a beautiful Husky/Collie (I’d guess?) mix at home…I can most likely find you a rescue dog too if you’d like one for your home! I am a sucker for old homes with original details, Back staircases, stained glass but love elements of most periods of design.
When I’m not selling houses, I can most often be found hanging out with my two young daughters at all the kid hot spots in town.
2014 & 2018 Space & Company Leadership Award
2017 and 2012 Space & Company Top Producer Transactions Award
2017 Space & Company Double Digit Sales Growth Award
2016 Best Realtor-Philadelphia Home Magazine
2013-2015 Five Star Real Estate Professional Award