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
    Home size: 1,752 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: How Real Estate
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,185 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Group
  3. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 556 sq ft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 960 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  5. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,610 sq ft
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  6. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 958 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
  7. 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
  8. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,368 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham
  10. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,750 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  11. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 512 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  12. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Century 21 Advantage Gold-South Philadelphia
  13. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,248 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Listing with: Alpha Realty Group
  14. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 495 sq ft
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  15. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,320 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Listing with: P C First Realty Inc
  16. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,002 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  17. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 688 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1958
    Listing with: Realty Mark Associates
  18. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,258 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  19. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 924 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  20. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,304 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  21. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,304 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  22. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1916
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  23. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  24. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 688 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1919
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  25. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,380 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Listing with: Long & Foster-Philadelphia

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(all data current as of 2/21/2018)

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