The thing about the future is that it is riddled with uncertainties. Who knows what the world, our country, our state, or our city will look like in 20 years? It could be beautiful, or it could be total mayhem. Luckily for us, Business Insider sees Philly’s future as pretty bright. As part of the Great Debate feature, which tries to answer the question of where Americans will live in 20 years, the future in Philadelphia looks pretty good.
By their account, Philadelphia has the nation’s eighth fastest growing pay wages, we miss the top 15 on most expensive median housing prices, and BI considers Philly one of the “hottest” places to live in the future. Why?
The low housing prices, affordable lifestyle, and cool arts scene are attracting young people to Philadelphia. These people are getting involved in the city through organizations like Young Involved Philadelphia and bringing a new sense of dynamism to the city, with new restaurants, shops, galleries, and a cool music and arts scene. The City of Brotherly Love has some of the best public art in the country. It’s famous for its murals, which adorn buildings all around the city. The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program coordinates these murals, connecting artists to the community.”
So, gentrification is in it for the long haul then? We figured as much. See you in 20 years, tons of out of town white people.