By Michelle Durham

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A just released Gallup/Knight Foundation study found Philadephians have a greater connnection to their city.  Pollsters found three qualities that generated the passion for where we live: social aspects, openess, and beauty

The Dining Car on Frankford Avenue is a gathering place, and one look around seems to confirm the poll. 

Helen Morrison was having lunch with a friend and in the booth right across from her, her son Mark and his wife, Jo:

“He was born and raised and still living in the same zip code.  He never moved out of ’14,” a reference to the zip code 19114.

Mark agrees:

Mark: “we came out for lunch and she just happened to be here.”
Michelle: “Unbelievable. Only in the Northeast.”
Mark: “Yes, Absolutely.”
Michelle: “Isn’t that cool to be so close to family?”
Jo: “Absolutely…it’s the way to be.

All of them say there is no place like home.

Reported by: Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio

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