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. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 1,680 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Bella Vista Real Estate
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,060 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Listing with: Foundation Realty Group, Inc
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Listing with: Foundation Realty Group, Inc
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  7. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 906 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,044 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,705 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  10. 7 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,848 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Listing with: RE/MAX Associates-Wilmington
  11. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,312 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
  12. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,560 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,878 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
  13. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Alpha Realty Group
  14. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,334 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: RE/MAX Access
  15. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 500 sq ft
    Year built: 2009
    Listing with: Elfant Wissahickon-Rittenhouse Square
  16. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,105 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1907
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate - Newtown
  17. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,687 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,768 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Listing with: RE/MAX Achievers-Collegeville
  18. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  19. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,238 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Doylestown
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,380 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  21. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,596 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: Spectrum Realty
  22. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,501 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  23. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,516 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  24. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  25. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly

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(all data current as of 9/26/2017)

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