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Explore Philly: Center City’s Mural Mile

Few pieces of art get the kind of exposure that outdoor murals in Philly do. These gorgeous pieces of art fill up spaces that would otherwise expose barren brick onto The City of Brotherly Love.

But the reach of these murals doesn’t stop at their proximity to the neighbors and pedestrians. Their beauty goes deeper, with strong messages about human rights and the wish to cement a beautiful spring day forever. And the biggest impact they all share? They change lives. Here’s how you can get the most out of the Center City’s Mural Mile.

Know Why They’re Around

These murals weren’t created on a whim. They were carefully designed, well-planned, and all have changed the lives of those who created them. From students that came from troubled backgrounds to actual prison convicts, the artists may be the most interesting parts of each story.

The Mural Arts Program was initiated in the 1980s to decrease crime and increase “bridges of connection and understanding.” And these artistic endeavors didn’t stop here—there are new projects happening every year, and new artists rising along with them.

Prepare for Adventure

You might walk past these murals every day, but how often do you really absorb them? One man noted, “Making the mural the destination changes everything about it. The work seemed important and vital—like I was in a museum I might not visit again.”

Put on your walking shoes, and get ready to walk or run. Side note: Philly’s Mural Mile is actually 2.5 miles, but “Mural 2.5 Miles” just isn’t as catchy.

Check out this custom Mural Mile Google map, download the official map if you’d like, and get educated on the nearest coffee spots (hey, you never know when you’ll need a recharge). Get deeper with the Mural Mile walking tours, or go it alone with a 5 km walking audio tour (English only).

Embrace Changes

There’s one mural you won’t see on your adventure—that’s the Autumn mural, which was covered by a new townhouse. Yes, it’s upsetting. But remember, these murals are essentially graffiti—beautiful, astounding graffiti that can take a special place in your heart, but can also disappear one day. The good news? New murals are created every day, and the ebb and flow of city growth is mirrored by this street art. Enjoy the current moment!

Join the Movement

Once you’ve experienced the Mural Mile, you may want to dive in and help mold the future of Philly artists! First, check out the Mural Mile Pinterest to revisit your favorite pieces, then add the organization on Facebook and Twitter to keep up on the latest news. Afterwards, check out the official Mural Arts website for information about getting involved.

Want to live in the heart of Philly and experience the exciting new art scene developments? You can’t beat life in the best luxury Center City apartments. Get in touch with us today for more information!

 

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The Granary Advantage: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse from Your Luxury Apartment

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at The Granary

There are so many things to love about your luxury apartment in Philly’s Center City. You’ll enjoy gleaming stainless steel appliances and countertops, a convenient washer and dryer in your apartment, and let’s not forget – a huge advantage in surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously!

Here’s how The Granary offers you the biggest chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse in Philly:

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Which Floor Plan is Right for You?

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Decisions, decisions, decisions… moving into a new apartment in Philadelphia is full of those. Just when you think you’ve narrowed things down to the perfect area, the perfect city, maybe even the perfect Philly apartment community, the decision making process rages on.

If you’ve got most of the particulars (area, price range, school district of preference etc.) pegged, the next decision on your list should regard your floor plan. Below, we’ll review a few different floor plan options that are popular in Philadelphia rentals and try to help you decide which one fits your lifestyle the best.

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Enter To Win a $250 Shopping Spree At The Granary

Enter to win a $250 shopping spree to the retailers of your choice at the The Granary Luxury Apartments! Spend it all in one place or throughout our retailers: Unleashed by Petco, Pizzeria Vetri, GNC, Whirled Peace – Frozen Yogurt and LPQ – Le Pain Quotidien!

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How to Keep Your Stainless Steel Appliances Clean: Some Eco-Friendly Tips From the Granary Team

Stainless steel is the perfect touch for any modern, urban dwelling space. If maintained correctly, it wards off many unwanted elements such as rusting, staining and corrosion and gives a lustrous look that screams brand new. But maintaining it can be tricky, since stainless steel doesn’t respond well to common household cleaning products, many of which contain harsh chemicals. Fortunately there are ways to clean your appliances quickly, efficiently and surprisingly eco-friendly, leaving Granary Apartments residents with plenty of time to enjoy their stylish kitchens without the hassle of applying too much elbow grease.

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