Bella Vista

Located in South Philly and Home to the Italian Market
Median rents in Bella Vista
Studio
$
1,700
1 Bedroom
$
2,000
2 Bedroom
$
2,800

Living in
Bella Vista

Townhouses/Brownstones
Italian Market
Peaceful
Bars/Restaurants
East Passyunk
Families + Young People
Bella Vista — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 9 neighborhood reviews)
Bella Vista is a family-friendly neighborhood, often described as a “tourist neighborhood” by locals, as it is situated between South Street and the Italian Market. It is full of murals, mosaics, and activities. It is a very safe neighborhood full of friendly people who look out for each other & include neighbors in events. It is a half hour walk from Center City, but conveniently located public transportation give residents the ability to travel across the entire city.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
832 Bainbridge Street
I love Bella Vista and have lived in two buildings in the area. Parts of the neighborhood can feel unsafe at night, but it changes every few blocks. There are a lot of restaurants in the area, and I like that it's close to both Center City and East Passyunk, so there are lots of options of things to do. It's a quieter neighborhood that Center City, with mostly families and young people in townhouses/brownstones, rather than high rises.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Market Square
Pros: quiet; clean; safe; quiet; many nearby grocery stores, restaurants, etc; close to the homiest part of South Street- grocery stores, banks, restaurants, coffee shops; very close to Broad Street Line

Cons: distance from campus
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
627 S 11th St Floor 1
close to work, safe area, not a lot of street noise, close to two grocery stores, far from downtown, good cost of living, not a lot of nearby shops.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
820 bainbridge, 2/3, philadelphia pa
Fantastic walkability to great items in the Avenue of the Arts, Broad Street, Washington Square west area.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
777 South Broad
- Much cheaper
- relatively easy to find street parking ($35/year city permit)
- Quiet
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
713 S 12th St
Bella Vista offers a number of options for getting to the office depending on how late you're running. Ubers/cabs get you door-to-door in about 5 minutes, Indego bikes take about 12 mins, walking to the Ellsworth/Federal subway and taking the BSL takes about 20 minutes, and walking takes about 30 minutes.

The immediate neighborhood provides the best Vietnamese, Italian, and Mexican food in the city and it's about a 10 minute walk south to finer dining on Passyunk Ave.

I generally feel pretty safe in the area during the day, although Washington Ave itself can feel very big and dark at night. I've never had any issues or incidents, however.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lofts at Bella Vista
Amazing neighborhood, near Italian market, East Passyunk, & Center City. Close to 40 Bus to get to Penn, and walking distance from Pennsylvania Hosp.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
808 S. Warnock St
Perfect balance of residential and peaceful with enough bars, restaurants, and shops nearby. Can't be beat.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Market Square


Getting to Know
Bella Vista

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S 6th St to S Broad St
North to South Boundaries: South St to Washington Ave
dining
La Fourno Ristorante Trattoria
Quetzally
Royal Tavern
Sam’s Morning Glory Diner
grocery
Hung Vuong Super Market
Save-A-Lot
Whole Foods Market
convenience
7-Eleven
Rite Aid
fitness
Bombay Yoga Company
Gracie Academy Philadelphia
Sculpt360
parks
Bardascino Park
Cianfrani Park
Hawthorne Park
coffee
Isgro Pastries
John’s Water Ice
Saqqara Cafe
The Sweet Life Bakeshop
bus
40 (bus)
47 (bus)
rail
BSL (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Bella Vista includes zip code 19147
Rent vs Own
43
%
of Bella Vista residents are renters
Driving to Work
41
%
of Bella Vista residents drive to work
New Construction
8
%
of housing units in Bella Vista have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
93
%
<20 units
2
%
20-49 units
6
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
13
%
18 - 34
38
%
35 - 54
26
%
55+
23
%
Unit Mix
3
%
Studio
26
%
1 Bed
29
%
2 Bed
42
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
68
%
Undergrad Student
6
%
Grad Student
5
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
15
%
What Bella Vista Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.0
amenities
7.5
social
7.2
management
8.0
safety
7.0

Best Apartments
in Bella Vista


Studio $1,660
1 Bed $1,684
2 Beds $2,546

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1 Bed $1,650
2 Beds $2,050
4 Beds $3,600

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Studio $870
1 Bed $1,250
2 Beds $1,980

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3 Beds $2,800

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1 Bed $1,954
2 Beds $1,989

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Studio $1,250
1 Bed $1,500
2 Beds $2,300

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