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Philadelphia - a City on the Rise



    Philadelphia - a City on the Rise
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    Philadelphia is a city on the rise if you examine stats from a new Pew Charitable Trusts report.

    Building permits are at their highest levels in a decade. Population is up. Homicides are down.

    Here are some statistics to chew on:

    2,815: The number of new residential units developers have received permits for. It's the highest number in a decade.

    $465 million: The estimated worth of those newly developed units, the highest annual amount on record.

    13,414: Sales of residential units in Philadelphia, up 13.3 percent from 2011. Get four more stats about this story on

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