Originally published October 2018; updated October 2019
Philadelphia covers a lot of ground.
In total, the city encompasses about 150 square miles. That’s more than 4 billion square feet. If Philly wanted to turn all its land into football fields, at least 7,000 of them would fit within the borders.
We’ve got a lot of space to go around, but it’s not all treated the same. From the rowhomes of Strawberry Mansion to the skyscrapers of Center City to the woods of Pennypack Park, the landscape of Philadelphia looks very different depending on where you’re standing.