Bella Vista History

Bella VistaBella Vista, Italian for “beautiful sight”, is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Annual festivals in the neighborhood include the Italian Market Festival and Bella Vista Festa. Arts and cultural events in Bella Vista are centered around public concerts, coffeehouses and Fleisher Art Memorial.

Bella Vista was the first neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants in Philadelphia, and it continues to be one of Philadelphia’s Italian American neighborhoods. The Italian Market is most recognized from the motion picture “Rocky” when Sylvester Stallone ran down 9th street as part of his training ritual.  It is the second most visited tourist attraction in all of Philadelphia. In case you are wondering, The Liberty Bell is first.

Bella Vista Boundaries

Bella Vista’s boundaries, for real estate purposes are South Street to the North, Washington Avenue to the South, 6th Street to the East, and 11th Street to the West.

Bella Vista Information

The neighborhood is considered the brunch capital of Philadelphia, has a bocce league that plays at Bardascino Park (10th & Carpenter Streets), and features a permanent community garden at 10th & Kimball.

Major Landmarks: Italian Market, said to be the country’s oldest open-air market; Saloon Restaurant, 750 S. 7th. streets; Samuel F. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street.

Recreational Centers: Palumbo Recreational Center, 10th and Fitzwater streets

Parks: Bardascino Park, 10th and Carpenter streets; Cianfrani Park, Eighth and Fitzwater streets;Palumbo Park, 10th & Fitzwater streets; Triangle Park, Sixth and Christian streets


Property Listings in Bella Vista

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  2. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  3. 4 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 2,304 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: City Wide Realty, Inc
  4. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,140 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1923
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  5. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,659 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Listing with: CARDANO Realtors
  7. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Alpha Realty Group
  8. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 925 sq ft
    Year built: 1865
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,637 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,705 sq ft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  11. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: SPACE & COMPANY
  12. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,301 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  13. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 570 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  14. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  15. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,134 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate Tri-County
  16. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate Tri-County
  17. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,002 sq ft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  18. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 789 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty - Cherry Hill
  19. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 744 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,194 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham
  21. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  22. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1916
    Listing with: Alpha Realty Group
  23. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 859 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  24. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,650 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  25. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 556 sq ft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly

See all Real estate in the Bella Vista tract.
(all data current as of 4/19/2018)

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