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: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,760 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing with: Century 21 Target Realty
  3. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 1,760 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Listing with: Century 21 Target Realty
  4. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 980 sq ft
    Year built: 1930
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate - Newtown
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,863 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City
  6. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  7. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,080 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Weichert Realtors
  9. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,078 sq ft
    Year built: 1922
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Wayne/Devon/Herling
  10. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty - Washington Township
  11. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,155 sq ft
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  12. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,920 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Bella Vista Real Estate
  13. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Very Real Estate
  14. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  15. 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
  16. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Listing with: RE/MAX Home Experts
  17. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 720 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Listing with: Century 21 Advantage Gold-South Philadelphia
  18. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  19. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,222 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,007 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Listing with: RE/MAX 440-Doylestown
  20. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,287 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1882
    Listing with: Century 21 Forrester Real Estate
  21. 1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Listing with: Re/Max Platinum-Philadelphia
  22. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,368 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham
  23. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: Houwzer LLC
  24. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 962 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  25. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 4,104 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon

See all Real estate in the Bella Vista tract.
(all data current as of 11/24/2017)

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