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Removals to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a vibrant city with a rich history. Although not as well-known as New York, Las Vegas, or San Francisco, “Philly” is a rapidly growing city that offers residents an exciting lifestyle. Its economy is performing well and it is attracting hundreds of migrants from UK each year.

If you are moving to Philadelphia in the coming year, use a professional international removals company like Schepens. With more than 100-years of international removals experience, we make removals to Philadelphia seem simple! 

We employ a talented team of removers who are trained to British Association of Removers (BAR) standards. Our adherence to BAR standards gives you the certainty that the job will be performed safely and efficiently. All of our removers have performed dozens of removals to Philadelphia from the UK and know the journey well.

This post will share the most common reasons why people are moving to Philadelphia from the UK, then share some useful resources to help you plan your move. Afterwards, we will explain why Schepens is the leading provider of removals to Philadelphia from the UK.


Why move to Philadelphia from the UK?

Philadelphia is the 5th-largest city in the United States and a major industrial centre. It is also one of the oldest cities in the country and has a rich history. The main reasons why people move to Philadelphia from the UK include:

One of the best economies in the country

Philadelphia has one of the strongest economies in the United States. The city’s GDP is more than $380 billion per year, which is the 9th-highest of all cities internationally and 4th-highest in the United States. Many fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Philadelphia and the city has its own stock exchange (NASDAQ OMX PHLX). It is the perfect location for anyone interested in starting a business or finding work.

Philadelphia has a low cost of living

Compared to other large cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Philadelphia has a very low cost of living. Housing, food, clothing, motor vehicles and consumer items are all very affordable.

They are sport mad!

If you love sport, you will love living in Philadelphia. It is one of only 12 cities in the United States to have teams for all four major sports — Baseball, NFL, Hockey and Basketball.  Philadelphia is also home to the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. 

Philadelphia has a great climate

Philly is classified as being in a humid subtropical climate zone. You will get to experience all seasons fully, with beautiful warm summers and chilly winters. Most of the year has temperatures warm enough to get around in a t-shirt and shorts — a refreshing change for many people from the UK!

Philadelphia is packed with historical sites

Philadelphia is home to many important historical sites including the Betsy Ross House, Liberty Bell, and Philadelphia Art Museum. Some of the many incredible museums include the Mütter Museum, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the African American Museum.

Philadelphia has excellent public transport

A few decades ago, getting around Philadelphia was quite difficult and there was a lack of parking available. The city decided to invest heavily in public transportation and make it easier for people to get around. Philadelphia now has one of the best public transportation systems in the country with trains, buses, electric trolleys, and subways. It is easy to travel around the city, which improves the quality of life for residents.

Philadelphia is a beautiful city

Philadelphia is a city of contrast. There are many modern skyscrapers next to beautiful old buildings that are many decades old. The city is also packed with green spaces including the stunning Rittenhouse, Fairmount and Washington Square Parks.

Philadelphia has many family-friendly suburbs

The city’s prosperity has led to a massive reduction in crime rates over the past few years. It is now one of the safer places to live in the United States. There are many family-friendly suburbs including Chestnut Hill, Spring Garden, and Bella Vista.

Philadelphia has excellent schools

Philadelphia is home to some of the best schools in the country. The quality of the schools can vary greatly, so parents are advised to read reviews and check school rankings before enrolling their children. The schools with the highest average SAT scores in Philadelphia in 2014 were Masterman, Central, Girard, and MaST Community Charter School.

Philadelphia has the third-largest concentration of university school students on the East coast of the United States. The fact that the city attracts more than 120’000 students each year is a testament to the quality of the tertiary learning institutions. Some of the universities and colleges in Philadelphia include Temple University, Drexel University, Saint Joseph’s University, La Salle University, Peirce College, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and The University of the Arts.

Some of the best primary and secondary schools in Philadelphia include:

Some Helpful Resources To Help You Move To Philadelphia

Here are a few useful online resources to help you plan your move to Philadelphia:

“Your team worked really hard and nothing was too much trouble, they kept smiling and in good spirits even when things were more tricky than first envisaged”.

Why choose Schepens for international removals UK to USA?Removal Truck Removals to Philadelphia

Schepens has performed countless to the international removals to the USA over the years and loves visiting Philadelphia. We are a large international moving company with the skills and equipment necessary to make light work of long distance removals. The main reasons to choose Schepens when shipping from UK to Philadelphia include:

Removals to Philadelphia from UK managed by talented move coordinators

All removals are managed by one of our specialist move coordinators. They are extremely capable removers who understand the logistics involved when shipping from UK to Philadelphia. They carefully manage the entire process, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Your assigned move coordinator is also constantly available to answer any questions that you may have.   

The lowest international removals UK to USA cost

Schepens understands that the cost of moving overseas is difficult for many clients. That’s why we focus on providing the lowest international removals UK to USA cost. Our company negotiates great rates from suppliers and focuses on maintaining an efficient operation. All savings are passed onto consumers, resulting in the lowest moving from UK to USA shipping cost.

Our friendly removers well-trained and knowledgeable

We only hire removers with the right work ethic, skills, and attitude. They are a friendly bunch who like to “get the job done” as efficiently and safely as possible. All removers are trained to British Association of Removers standards — the leading standard for international removers.

100% free quotes for shipping UK to USA

All prospective clients receive a detailed quotes that clearly outlines the costs involved. It will list the items being moved, the pickup date, delivery window, additional services purchased and total price.  The price we charge for shipping from UK to Philadelphia is much lower than our competitors.


If you are going to move to Philadelphia from the UK this year, choose a professional international removals company like Schepens! Contact Schepens today on 01794 323558 for a free moving quote to Philadelphia.


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