900 Bainbridge St Philadelphia, PA 19147
A Truly Beautiful Community in Center City
From the century-old Italian Market to the surprising Romanesque sanctuary of the Fleisher Art Memorial, Bella Vista packs a wealth of treasures. Brick row houses lean against each other under canopies of London Plane trees as a strong sense of community echoes through the tightly knit streets.
Bella Vista, Italian for “beautiful sight,” is considered one of the most community oriented neighborhood of Center City. In addition to the bustling Italian market, Bella Vista is home to many locally owned small businesses. Nearly every shop on each block is owned by a neighbor.
Bella Vista is booming with organic, vegan, and alternative coffee shops and restaurants, as well the famous Via Bicycle and Philly’s fabric district.
With multiple daycare centers, the Charles Santore Library, multiple yoga studios, and fun family oriented spaces such The Expressive Hand and InMovement your family will always find something new and fun to do.
Bella Vista, the first neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants in Philadelphia, is now considered by many as the “Golden Coast” of Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhoods.
North/ South: South Street, Washington Avenue
East/West: 6th Street, 11th Street
Portions of the area are served by Andrew Jackson Elementary School, the sought after William M. Meredith School, and George W. Nebinger School. All residents of Bella Vista are zoned to Furness High School.
Bella Vista United Civic Association