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, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 680 sqft
    Year built: 1872
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  2. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,680 sq ft
    Lot size: 960 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 840 sq ft
    Year built: 1917
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  4. 6 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,396 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,890 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Bainbridge Realty, LLC
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,431 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,747 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  7. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,332 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,626 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: RE/MAX Affiliates-Northeast
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 706 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
  9. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,053 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 640 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,601 sq ft
    Year built: 1947
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  12. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 2,867 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,207 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 512 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  14. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,688 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,120 sqft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,932 sq ft
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  16. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,932 sq ft
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  17. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,352 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,288 sqft
    Year built: 1905
    Listing with: Premier Real Estate Inc
  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 840 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC 1818 Rittenhouse
  19. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot size: 640 sqft
    Year built: 1912
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  20. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 728 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Keller Williams Philly
  21. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,504 sq ft
    Lot size: 781 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: Plumer & Associates Inc
  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,728 sq ft
    Lot size: 928 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  23. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,620 sq ft
    Year built: 1937
    Listing with: RE/MAX Plus
  24. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 650 sq ft
    Year built: 2011
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Equity Pennsylvania Real Estate
  25. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,713 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.20 ac
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: Keller Williams Realty Center City

See all Real estate in the Bella Vista tract.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

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