Bella Vista - Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

A blooming neighborhood full of culinary indulgences

  • Area Highlights
    • Wide variety of home prices
    • Walk to the Italian Market
    • Tight-knit community
    • Fleischer Art Memorial
  • Description

    Bring your appetite if you’re coming to Bella Vista, for it is the land of salumeria, cheeses, fresh pasta and several notable bakeries. For good measure, plan on having excellent Vietnamese and Mexican food, too. As the oldest Italian neighborhood in Philadelphia, Bella Vista is home to the bustling and rather famous Italian Market (hit 9th Street between Christian and Washington), a hot-and-getting-hotter restaurant scene and plenty of corner cafés, all of which make this charming area Philadelphia’s very own Little Italy of sorts.

    This mostly rowhouse neighborhood is well into gentrification. For about 10 years, young home buyers priced out of other neighborhoods have found the area and its sense of community to their liking. If you visit, you’ll notice much new construction and renovation taking place, adding some newer condominiums to the housing stock — some of this new construction tops $1,000,000 per unit. Restaurants beyond traditional “red gravy” joints (most South Philadelphians call tomato sauce “gravy”) have sprung up along with coffee shops and boutiques, which is not to say the neighborhood has lost its heritage. Play bocce at Bardascino Park, walk the dog to Cianfrani Park or a few other pocket parks. It’s a place where the senior citizens who built the neighborhood “keep an eye on things,” and in turn, younger residents add fresh energy to the area.

    Home prices in Bella Vista have been increasing at a very robust clip, with a median price hovering around $448,000 and prices up about 11% on average compared to 2016, according to multiple-listing-service data.

    If you’ve had your fill of meats, cheeses and produce at the Italian Market, Bella Vista is home to the world-renowned Fleisher Art Memorial. This unique building provides space for art classes and a distinguished collection of contemplative and religious art and objects and is well worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

    Allow our agents to help you navigate this diverse Philadelphia neighborhood’s real estate market.



Bella Vista, Philadelphia

Bella Vista

Listings Available

619 Catharine St #C2
Philadelphia, PA 19147
3 bed | 3 bath | 3,300 sq
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City W
OPEN HOUSE: Dec 16, 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM
814 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
4 bed | 4/1 bath | 0.07 acres
Courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
OPEN HOUSE: Dec 15, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
610 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
3 bed | 2/1 bath | 2,000 sq
Courtesy of A. Criniti Realty
630 Catharine St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
4 bed | 3 bath | 2,016 sq
Courtesy of Long & Foster-Philadelphia
 New Listing
766 S 7th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
3 bed | 2 bath | 1,887 sq
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old
1233-35 Bainbridge St #PH4
Philadelphia, PA 19147
3 bed | 3 bath | 1,923 sq
Courtesy of Solo Real Estate, Inc.

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    27 November 2018
    -61.8 % since
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    -61.8 % since November 2017
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $289 November 2018
    +6.3 % since
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    +6.3 % since November 2017
  • Total Monthly Inventory November 2018

    Total Units
    +16.9 % since
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    +16.9 % since November 2017
  • New Listings Residential

    13 November 2018
    +18.2 % since
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    +18.2 % since November 2017
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    91 % November 2018
    -5.5 % since
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Bella Vista


Hawthorne Lofts
Hawthorne Lofts
Bella Vista
Price Range $210K-$350K

Local Information

Local Information

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Christopher Columbus CS
Type: Charter
Level: K-8
Academy At Palumbo
Type: Public
Level: 9-12
Nebinger George W School
Type: Public
Level: PK-8
New Visions Learning Center
Type: Private
Level: PK-3
Jackson Andrew School
Type: Public
Level: PK-8
Meredith William M School
Type: Public
Level: K-8
Settlement Music School
Type: Private
Level: N/a
Washington George School
Type: Public
Level: PK-8
Creative And Performing Arts
Type: Public
Level: 9-12
Annunciation Bvm School
Type: Private
Level: PK-8

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