South of Washington Square West lies Bella Vista. Popular for many first time buyers, Bella Vista is a neighborhood of opportunity for many. Home to the Italian Market, the area is where many claim the best values in Center City can be found.
Very similar to Queen Village, this area has many homes which are eclectic in nature, and is home to many residences that can updated for today's buyer. A few homes remain that are true 1950’s vintage .. clean and in good condition, many buyers find this area ripe to add their touches to their first purchase. A solid neighborhood with a strong community association, Bella Vista is the first choice for many who seek a strong sense of community.
Bella Vista, Italian for "beautiful sight", is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. It is bounded approximately by South Street to the north, Washington Avenue to the south, 6th Street to the east, and 11th Street to the west. Bella Vista is home to the Italian Market.
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, Mew Gallery, and Fleischer 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.
Other highlights: 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.
* The famous Italian Market has everything you need, including fresh produce, meats, fish, pasta and cheese
* Many quaint restaurants, including some of the best Italian food in the city
* Architecture includes old world charm peppered with new modern homes