Bella Vista Real Estate

Where Is Bella Vista?

Bella Vista is a South Philadelphia neighborhood that spans Sixth to 11th streets from east to west, and South Street to Washington Avenue from north to south. Neighbors reside in the 19147 zip code.

Bars, Restaurants & Dining

The neighborhood is fully loaded with specialty coffee shops: Rally, which doubles as a coworking-esque membership space and hub for business meetings; Chapterhouse, a cavernous space filled with art; Shot Tower Coffee, for the well-executed latte; and Function Coffee Labs, where a former scientist brews up perfect cups of coffee and espresso shots like a chemist.

Breakfast and brunch are best defined by Sabrina’s, well-regarded for its cozy digs and “barking chihuaha” breakfast burrito, as well as Morning Glory – a longtime diner staple of Bella Vista featuring warm biscuits, plenty of vegetarian options, a no-nonsense attitude and piping-hot coffee served in metal mugs.

Of course, Italian is the specialty of the neighborhood, by way of the Italian Market. Ralph’s Italian is where the “red gravy” flows in abundance, and Santucci’s is where pizza pies are served as squares and with cheese beneath the sauce.

For more of a variety, Brauhaus Schmitz serves a hearty bratwurst-and-beer combo in its German beer hall, Percy Street Barbecue dishes out savory and sweet pork dishes with an indulgent mac and cheese, and Taqueria La Veracruzana ranks as one of the city’s most authentic taco joints – and, to boot, is a popular BYO destination.

Sweet tooths are lured in by the lingering sidewalk smells of Isgro’s, a multi-generation-spanning bakery with Italian cookies, cannolis and seasonal treats, or Anthony’s Italian Coffeehouse, which sells artisan chocolates and biscotti.

Bars, meanwhile, mostly maintain a neighborhood-focused feel, with watering holes like the dive-y 12 Steps Down and Ralph’s Italian-operated Bar One.

Attractions, Landmarks & Parks

Bella Vista contains one of the city’s most popular attractions, Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens – a walkthrough space of mosaic art that recalls more than 20 years of South Street beautification.

Nearby, as part of Palumbo Recreation Center, is a sprawling three-acre field with a basketball court, baseball field and more than enough open space for kids to let loose.

Historical sites include the Fleisher Art Memorial, a series of buildings that includes a basilica, and episcopal church housing frescos and an art school; plus, the row home of abolitionist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Rounding out the attractions is the whole of the Italian Market itself, an evergreen attraction for residents and visitors alike. The Visitor’s Center has a photobook on display and can serve as a reference point for walking tours.

School Districts

For kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students in the 19147 zip code may go to the George W. Nebinger School, located in Bella Vista, or the public-charter Christopher Columbus Charter School on the edge of Columbus Square in Hawthorne. Andrew Jackson School, Eliza B. Kirkbride School, Vare-Washington Elementary School and William M. Meredith Middle School are other nearby schools to the east and west of the neighborhood.

For grades nine through 12, local students attend Furness High School, Academy at Palumbo, just outside of the Italian Market, or the Creative and Performing Arts School on South Broad Street.


Bella Vista is filled to the brim with grocery options, starting with large markets such as Whole Foods and Acme Markets on South Street.

Yet, the name of the game in Bella Vista is specialty stores. Superior Pasta Company sells fresh, daily made pastas and sauces; DiBruno Bros. is host to some of the city’s finest cheeses; and Cardenas Vinegar & Oil stocks its shelves with all the balsamic and olive oil varieties a person could need.

Moreover, during warmer months, Ninth Street in the Italian Market is regularly overtaken by local vendors who sell produce streetside at affordable prices, often selling produce that might be hard to find at a grocery store. This, in addition to reliable Ninth Street meat and fish sellers Cappuccio’s and Darigo’s.

Beer is in abundance at the Bella Vista Beer Distributors warehouse, located across from beer cafe and shop Hawthorne’s on 11th Street. There’s also a liquor store on South Street.

For more recreational shopping, South Street houses a slew of novelty shops, as well as casual wear boutique P’s and Q’s and geek-culture haven Atomic City Comics.

Bella Vista Philadelphia Real Estate Listings

Browse Bella Vista real estate listings for homes, condos and apartments. Contact us to learn more.

This beautiful red brick property has everything you would want in it for a fantastic weekend vacation. Located right in center city and within walking distance to all the bars and restaurants that center city has to offer. The property has recently been renovated with amazing finishes that will make you want to stay forever. There is even a parking space so you won't have to worry about finding street parking in center city. Your stay at this wonderful home definitely will not disappoint! The listed price is for a per month rental, this rental is also available for short term or long term stays. The short or long term rental rates may vary based upon review of inquiry or application. $7,000 ACTIVE

701 Lombard Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 4 Baths 1,972 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Ergo Real Estate Company

Park and charge two cars off street at this grand townhome that checks just about every box you could have. With an expansive garden and roof deck you'll have outdoor space galore, you'll have parking for two SUVs and the convenience of walking to numerous grocery stores (Whole Foods, Acme, the Italian Market), cafes and other neighborhood services within minutes.  This home is the definition of grand city living and impresses the moment you approach the prominent front staircase. You enter through an arched double door into a beautifully trimmed vestibule that leads to the main hall and staircase anchored by the original bannister and trimmed in lincrusta wallpaper. To your left is a front parlor highlighted with stained glass, crown molding, fireplace and chandelier. Just beyond the parlor is the exit to the driveway (park two SUVs) and the powder room. Further you'll find the formal dining room also with fireplace and french doors leading to the side patio. The first floor is completed by the oversize kitchen featuring a huge breakfast room with 20" ceilings and light streaming through the south facing windows. The kitchen also features an abundance of counter and cabinet space with oversized Subzero refrigerator, wall oven, dishwasher, gas cooktop and access to the side yard.  The side yard is an urban oasis with tall shade trees, and turf surface that never needs watering or weeding, and the option of cultivating planting beds and small koi pond.  The second floor can be accessed from the staircase in the kitchen and of course the main staircase. There is a bedroom in the front, hall bath, small bedroom or play room adjacent to the bathroom, and a rear bedroom with full bath, and access to the balcony overlooking the breakfast room and a small juliet balcony overlooking the side yard. The third floor offers a huge family room in the rear with access to a roof deck offering fantastic views of the City skyline. The family room features a wet-bar, and stackable laundry system. The front part of the 3rd floor features a full size bedroom, full size office/bedroom (a Murphy bed is included) and hall bath. There is a full height basement with additional side by side laundry and two chest freezers. Each floor is wired for 1GB Ethernet, and a switch is included.  Both Fios fiber connections and Comcast available at this location. Pets will be considered on a case by case basis. All applicants will submit application through Owner's application portal. Make your appointment today, you will not be disappointed. Electric parking equipment may need to be provided by tenant. Only fully completed PAR applications, accompanied by income history, credit and criminal background checks will be presented and considered. $7,350 ACTIVE

744 S 10Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,221 SqFt 0.090 Acres

Listing courtesy of Realty Mark Associates-CC

Welcome to 235 Gaskill Street. This gorgeous and sun-filled 4-bedroom corner property offers an incredible amount of living space, a 2-car garage and an elevator! This home has no shortage of outdoor space with a back deck on the first floor and two private balconies. Throughout the property you will find hardwood floors and large windows that flood the space with natural light. 

The formal entrance makes way to your spacious first-floor family room. Here you’ll find a wall of beautiful built-in shelving, a lounging area and sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard with a wooden deck. The deck offers plenty of space for several sets of outdoor furniture, grilling, container gardening and the like. This floor also includes a half bathroom and access to the garage. Next, take the extra wide staircase up to the second floor where you’ll find a bright & sunny living area featuring 10-foot ceilings, bay windows and a fireplace. Adjacent is your open concept chef’s kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry, Viking appliances, granite countertops, an island, and a formal dining area. This spacious second floor space is perfect for entertaining, complete with a half bathroom and private balcony. Up on the third floor, you’ll find the primary bedroom with large windows, huge custom walk-in closets, and an all-marble bathroom complete with double sinks, a glass shower and a soaking tub. This floor also includes an additional bedroom and a second full marble bathroom. Finally, make your way to the top floor to find 2 more bedrooms with tons of light, another full bathroom, and another private balcony! 

Last but not least, enjoy all that this exceptional Society Hill location has to offer. Tucked away on a tree-lined street in prestigious Liberty Court, this home maintains a quiet neighborhood feel while still offering all the convenience of city living. This beautiful & historic neighborhood boasts access to tons of restaurants, attractions, venues, shopping and grocery stores, along with well-regarded medical professionals including Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospitals. You’re just a few blocks from the charming 3 Bears Park and a short walk to the picturesque Washington Square Park. You are also only a 4-minute walk from the Headhouse Square farmer’s market which runs year round! Additional perks include being just a few blocks from the Delaware River waterfront attractions and having easy access to I-95 to get in and out of the city. $15,000 ACTIVE

235 Gaskill Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,292 SqFt 0.030 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Main Line

Firmly anchoring the corner of Sixth & Bainbridge in the beautiful, historic and desirable neighborhood of Queen Village, this rarely offered stunning, mixed use Victorian building awaits the opportunity to once again be one of Philadelphia’s hottest destinations. Formerly Beau Monde Creperie and L’Etage bar, lounge and cabaret, the location has long been established as a stylish standard. This opportunity includes fixtures, furnishings, equipment and liquor license.
Since 1998, Philadelphians have flocked to the corner of Sixth and Bainbridge for lauded bistro cuisine and cocktails - whether in the artfully designed dining room, memorable for its mosaics, gold leaf accents and gas fireplace. - or al fresco, on the shaded decks - a natural extension of the dining room with french doors along the perimeter.
Intimate and luxe, the second floor bar/lounge drew sold-out crowds for its award winning cabarets, dancing and dining, story and poetry performances and consistently compelling  entertainment.
Iconic locations like this are rare.  Bring your vision. $15,000 ACTIVE

624 S 6Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC

5000+ sq ft of PRIME RETAIL space!!! This  highly VISIBLE CORNER location boasts high foot traffic, and over 63 feet of frontage on SOUTH STREET.  All open space, ideal retail/food operator!!!! Directly across from Starbucks,  and next to Wholefoods Market, a police mini station, and just minutes from Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospitals. Fabulous Opportunity! $32,000 ACTIVE

901 South Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Maxwell Realty Company

Philadelphia County Liquor License For sale E-License. This license is in safe keeping.  
 We also have an R-liquor license for $180,000. $90,000 ACTIVE

643 Washington Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.040 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty - Cherry Hill

Fantastic Opportunity ! Price adjustment  makes this the Deal of the New Year ....Location..Location..Location... This is a great spot in Passyunk Square !. All you need to do is update this home with all your great ideas. This home has nice living space,eat in kitchen,unfinished basement,2 bedrooms all just waiting for your updates and improvements.  Being sold "as is"... $199,900 PENDING

1143 Wilder Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 888 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX 2000

Adorable and perfectly maintained traditional stairs up the center row home in Dickinson Narrows. Mr Clean Lived here! Owned by the same person for 28 years, this is a meticulous starter home, fully functioning  and move in ready, but could also benefit from some updates and personalization. Large front window lets light into your living room all day, dining room has a pass through window with wood shelving into the kitchen. Kitchen is large enough to eat in with some rearranging, but has plenty of cabinets and counter top space along with a window and door to your charming outdoor area with a planting bed for flowers.  Upstairs you have a good sized front "master" bedroom and a smaller back room with access to the updated bath with tub shower and pedestal sink. Mini split system installed in 2019 for heat and AC plus, your radiator boiler is also new as of 2019. Hot water heater approx 5 years young, new roof in 2016 with coating in 2020, washer in your clean dry basement with metal shelving and a wooden work table. A fresh coat of paint tops it all off. Come take a look and make this sweet brick front South Philly row your new home sweet home. $199,900 PENDING

510 Gerritt Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 700 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Access

Traditional 3 story 3 Bed 1 bath home being sold in "As is condition ". This is a solid property with great bones, but in need of a full renovation. No seller credits or repairs. $205,000 PENDING

540 Manton Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,227 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

13.42 x 70 vacant lot in Passyunk Square. Steps from Termini Brothers and within walking distance to the famous Italian Market, Sprouts, Whole Foods and some of the best restaurants in the City! Also near, Sweat Fitness, Columbus Square Dog Park & Sacks Playgrounds. Easy access to Broad St, Center City, Bridges to NJ, 95, 76, 676 and the airport. $225,000 ACTIVE

1435 S 8Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

Here is your opportunity to build your home in the highly desirable Passyunk Square neighborhood in South Philly. There is a new construction home being built a few doors down and the most recent new construction home was sold for over $600K around this neighborhood!! Passyunk Square/East Passyunk have always stood out from the crowd where it’s a highly walkable area that is home to world-famous cheesesteak spots, highly acclaimed eateries, bars, cafes, and many other amenities. You are close to the Broad Street line station, short drive to Center city, and major highways. 

Please note that the City of Philadelphia has conducted a real estate tax reassessment, effective January 1, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns about the impact of this process on the future real estate taxes for this property, you should contact the City of Philadelphia. The telephone number and email address are set forth in the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement. $225,000 ACTIVE

1437 S 8Th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell

Three story, four bedroom, two bath home in the heart of the Italian Market area.  Located on a quaint street, this property is in need of a complete make over but the potential is exciting. $238,000 PENDING

721 Ellsworth Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

4 Beds 2 Baths 812 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of William Festa Realty

Tri-Story Condo in the heart of Bella Vista. Move in ready or a little TLC will truly make this Trinity Shine! Property is priced accordingly to the light cosmetic repairs needed. You are steps away from a wide variety of local grocery shopping, coffee shops, and restaurants on 9th Street. There is easy access to public transportation and a Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to the building for easy parking options.  This condo is in a walker’s paradise within an easy distance of Passayunk Avenue, Queen Village, Society Hill, and Center City. Condo can be purchased along with Commercial space in the front of the building, - 1009 S. 8th St #6 - Tax ID: 888022124 - MLS #: PAPH2175158 $245,000 ACTIVE

1009 S 8Th Street 1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 Beds 1 Baths 831 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia

Property is being sold in its present as-is condition and has been refreshed inside and is in move-in condition. Basement - full and cemented with all sound mechanicals. First Floor - Large Living room, Center Staircase, Modern Eat-in Kitchen with UL cabinets, formica CTS, new stainless steel gas range, and vinyl tile floor, and large rear yard. 2nd floor - Two(2) Nice-sized bedrooms, Modern 3-piece Ceramic Tile Bath. Super convenient location in the Passyunk Square Neighborhood. New  carpeting thru-out! Freshly Painted! All systems are on and operational! New Sewer Stack pipe from Basement to 2nd floor Bath! $248,999 ACTIVE

1014 Latona Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 710 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Forrester Real Estate

Enter this newly renovated Queen Village trinity through the nice sized living/dining room which opens to the kitchen which features all new stainless steel appliances, new shaker style cabinets,and quartz counter tops. (Kitchen is on the main floor and not in the basement.) The second floor has a closed bedroom and newly redone bathroom.  The top floor is the main bedroom which has lots of light and high ceilings.  The main bedroom leads to the wood deck for outdoor space overlooking the community garden.The basement is finished and waterproofed with a French drain system and can be used for storage or more living space. $250,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT

539 League Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 1 Baths 669 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of Realty Mark Associates-CC

Come visit this sunny one bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condominium located in Abbotts Square! Step into the home to an excellent sized living room and separate dining room, both with large windows that fill the space with substantial natural light. Large sliding glass doors in the living room open to a private sun soaked balcony with South views. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and black granite countertops. Just off of the living room is a powder room with chrome fixtures and updated countertops. Enter into the bedroom, which features three separate closets, an oversized window and an updated ensuite bath with a tub shower.  Residents of Abbotts Square enjoy an on-site fitness center, on-site maintenance and a 24-hour front desk concierge. On-site garage parking is available for an additional fee. Step outside into Headhouse Square where you’ll find excellent shops, restaurants and historic sites around the beautiful Society Hill neighborhood. Schedule your tour today! $275,000 PENDING

200 Lombard Street 528 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 Beds 2 Baths 815 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Compass Pennsylvania, LLC

Welcome to this loft-style condo, located in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Bella Vista and situated in a beautifully preserved historic building. Take the elevator up to top level and as you step inside, you'll be immediately struck by the unique character of this living space, with original architectural details such as vaulted ceilings, large windows with eastern exposure, exposed ductwork and beams, and original hardwood floors that have been well maintained to give the condo a truly authentic feel. The galley style kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and over-the-stove microwave, granite counters, and a tiled backsplash. The built-in bench seating provides a perfect area to enjoy a morning coffee with breakfast. Marvel at unobstructed views from the spacious living room. Upstairs, find a bedroom with a bonus room (perfect for a home office or guests) and ample storage in closets & built-in shelving. Fitness enthusiasts will love the building's gym, fitness studio, and steam room. Enjoy on-site laundry and a community room with billiards or entertain guests on the rooftop deck with panoramic views. This pet-friendly building offers a walk score of 96 and is conveniently located near public transit, Whole Foods, Hawthorne Park, the Italian Market, and Rittenhouse Square. $289,000 ACTIVE

1201 Fitzwater Street 408 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 Beds 1 Baths 710 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Philly

**REDUCED** Blank Canvas for new owner or investor.  Location is key as well as an oversized garage attached to this unit.  Being offered AS IS, buyer is responsible for U & O and any repairs associated with it.  HOA in not known at this time.  See attachment for PAS requirements and offer submittal information in MLS document section. Please submit all offers to listing Broker/agent. $289,900 ACTIVE

1035 Bainbridge Street A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1,825 SqFt

Listing courtesy of Alpha Realty Group

GREAT VALUE!!! 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath. This NEW BRICK FRONT Home has everything that You have been looking for, features many Upgrades, Abundance of natural light & RECESSED LIGHTING, SPACIOUS Living room & Dining room with Beautiful WOOD & CERAMIC TILES FLOORING, separate KITCHEN area complete with plenty beauty cabinetry, counter top, truly beauty back-splash. Upstairs has 3 Bedrooms & 1 Full bath. This home is Super Conveniently located only few blocks away from public transportation for short ride to Center City of Philadelphia, Very Short walking distance to great PASSYUNK SQUARE Shopping area & Restaurants. Just few minutes driving to Center City, Stadium, Casino, Airport, I-95 & I-76 Highway access. This home sweet home will always welcome you to Live in & Enjoy it.  NEWER FORCE AIR HEATING MACHINE  installed 2019 NEWER HOT WATER HEATER installed 2019 $289,900 ACTIVE

602 Wilder Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,060 SqFt 0.020 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mercury Real Estate Group

This handsome brick facade trinity is located on a quiet and friendly block in the desirable Bella Vista neighborhood and situated in the Blue-Ribbon Award-Winning William M. Meredith School Catchment. The first floor has a living room, eat-in kitchen and half bath. Second floor has one bedroom and full bathroom. Make your way up to the third floor where you will find another spacious bedroom. The basement offers plenty of storage space, washer, dryer, and utilities.  This home is also within walking distance to two major parks, The Italian Market, Wholefoods, Starbucks, Chapterhouse, Angelo’s Pizza, Sarcone’s Bakery, Morning Glory, numerous cafes, Center City, public transportation and much more. Easy to show! $295,000 ACTIVE

638 Kimball Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 Beds 2 Baths 870 SqFt 0.010 Acres

Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Related Neighborhoods

You may also be interested in homes located in these nearby neighborhoods.

Queen Village

Located just below Society Hill, this neighborhood is often cited as the starting line for South Philadelphia, with an increasingly youthful feel and attractions like the quickly evolving Fabric Row and South Street Headhouse District.

Washington Square West

East of Broad, Washington Square West is home to the historic Jeweler’s Row, Rittenhouse Square sister park Washington Square Park and the architecturally stunning Curtis Center.


Making up the narrow stretch between 11th and Broad streets in the northernmost section of South Philadelphia, Hawthorne is a fast-growing neighborhood in close proximity to Center City and the Italian Market.

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