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Bella Vista

Are you a foodie? A fan of row homes and BYOBs? This charming area of Philadelphia located just South of Queen Village gives you that old-time flavor of South Philly with the modern living spaces. Worth a look on your travels.

At a Glance

BOUNDARIES

With its other borders marked by Washington Avenue to the South, 11th Street to the West and 6th Street to the East, Bella Vista is a mix of both residential and public buildings.

TRANSPORTATION

SEPTA's north-south Broad St. subway line are close by and two bus lines, the 23 and 47 make getting around town a breeze.

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FURTHER READING

Overview

Located South of South Street, the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia is the heart of the Italian American community in the city. With restaurants, cafes and independent stores all sharing space with classic Philadelphia row homes.

Its name translate to “beautiful sight.” Known historically as the first neighborhood to be settled by Italian immigrants, so it makes sense that the famous Italian Market where Rocky took his epic run is located here. The locals refer to this neighborhood simply as “The Italian Market” obviously due the market along the 9th St. corridor attracts so many tourists and visitors. Currently this area is experiencing a new makeup of residents from all walks of life which has given way to a bustling restaurant scene here. You can find everything from Latin and Central American dishes to Asian cuisines. This place is just a hodgepodge of culture.

This region of Philadelphia is great to explore. Considering that Bella Vista is surrounded on all sides but great neighborhoods such as Queen Village, Avenue of the Arts and E. Passyunk, residents of this neighborhood do not have to venture very far for entertainment, food or drinks.

The median listing price for a home in Bella Vista is currently just over $373 . This comes as no surprise considering that the median home price in this neighborhood have risen exponentially since 2011 where the median listing was a hair over $290K. Surrounded on all sides by great neighborhoods including Queen Village, Avenue of the Arts and E. Passyunk, Bella Vista looks to have no sign of slowing down any time soon.