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. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,501 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,516 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  3. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 6,726 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,048 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,277 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Listing with: OCF Realty LLC
  6. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,277 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Listing with: OCF Realty LLC
  7. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  10. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  11. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,960 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,493 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  13. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 925 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  14. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  15. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,368 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Listing with: Foundation Realty Group, Inc
  16. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chadds Ford
  17. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  18. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  19. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Listing with: SPACE & COMPANY
  20. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,244 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  21. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,268 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  22. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,161 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  23. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,281 sq ft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,335 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  25. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,093 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly

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(all data current as of 7/26/2017)

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