Overview

Pretty Bella Vista — Italian for “beautiful sight” — is a lovely, diverse, exciting place to live in South Philadelphia. Last year, real estate site Niche.com named Bella Vista the best place to live in Philadelphia, and with good reason. The neighborhood is a visually-stimulating mix of the old and the new, the schools are solid, the food is bangin’, and the cost of living is about as good as you’re going to get in the City of Brotherly Love.

More about Bella Vista

Italian immigrants first settled this neighborhood, bringing with them their food and their customs. The Ninth Street Italian Market is a living testament to that today. As the oldest still-operating outdoor market of its kind in the United States, it has grown and expanded with the times and now offers delicacies from the area’s prominent Mexican and Vietnamese outgrowths, too. You can buy meats, cheeses, prepared meals, and all other sorts of delicious goods from the Market, and it is a major, central part of neighborhood life.

The Market is situated on Bella Vista’s popular Ninth Street corridor, which is also where you find some of the best dining in the area. It’s not limited to Italian, Asian, and Latino food, either. The thriving food scene on Ninth Street blends in well with the Market. Then there’s Washington Avenue, which is anchored at one end by an immense Vietnamese shopping/ dining plaza. On Washington, you see and taste even more of Bella Vista’s tremendous diversity and great food.

Within the Bella Vista catchment area are three public K-8 schools: Andrew Jackson Elementary School, William M. Meredith School, and George W. Nebinger School. All these schools are considered in-demand and desirable. The three lower schools feed into Furness High School.

Bella Vista’s tree-lined streets are perfect for walking and biking, so residents don’t need a car to get by. It’s the proximity to just about everything one needs that makes Bella Vista a truly great choice for Philadelphia living.

Real Estate Statistics

  • Ave Price Per Sq. Ft: $315
  • Average Price $692,155
  • Highest Price: $7,150,000
  • Lowest Price $600,000

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Current Listings In Bella Vista

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716-18 S 11th St #301 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $495,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,024
Status Active
MLS # 7249990
Property Type Unit/flat
 

817 Christian St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $775,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,040
Status Active
MLS # 7248803
Property Type Row/townhous
 

814 Kimball St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $499,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,278
Status Active
MLS # 7245919
Property Type Row/townhous
 

849-33 S 7th St #2e Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $315,000
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 807
Status Active
MLS # 7245790
Property Type Unit/flat
 

630 Catharine St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $895,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,016
Status Active
MLS # 7240788
Property Type Row/townhous
 

611 S 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $650,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,200
Status Active
MLS # 7239962
Property Type Row/townhous
 

639-41 Catharine St #201 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $524,900
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,395
Status Active
MLS # 7238515
Property Type Unit/flat
 

625-27 Bainbridge St #4 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $450,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,095
Status Active
MLS # 7236175
Property Type Unit/flat
 

621 Washington Ave Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $480,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,368
Status Active
MLS # 7234727
Property Type Row/townhous
 

942 S 8th St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $333,900
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,432
Status Active
MLS # 7234595
Property Type Row/townhous
 

630 Fitzwater St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $390,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,127
Status Active
MLS # 7230123
Property Type Row/townhous
 

915 Carpenter St Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price $750,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,657
Status Active
MLS # 7218995
Property Type Row/townhous
 

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