Jeff Carpineta

A 4th generation Philadelphian, Jeff Carpineta is a graduate from Penn State where he studied philosophy, Buddhism, photography and writing. Jeff’s overtime career is working as a Realtor at Solo Real Estate, helping hundreds of creative, ecologically and community-minded folks of all ages find and create homes and spaces across the Philadelphia area. His neighborhoods of special expertise have grown to include South Philadelphia, East Kensington, Old Kensington, Norris Square, Fishtown, Germantown, Mt. Airy, and sections of Bucks and Chester County.

Jeff has toured as an instrumentalist, co-founded a record label for experimental music, and taught darkroom photography at the Fleisher Art Memorial for many years. A wiz at rethinking rowhouse neighborhood living, and driven by the powers of reuse, repurposing and restoration, Jeff rebuilds rowhouses with friends/clients for enjoyment, and creates spaces that foster community and recharge our City.

He serves as President of the East Kensington Neighborhood Association addressing neighborhood issues, open space protection and the need for heartful urban planning. He completed the Citizen Planning Institute at the invitation of the City Planning Commission. His work in both real estate and community has been noted by leaders from City Hall to the streets of Kensington.  Jeff also partners with the NKCDC for their housing counseling program and various revitalizing projects.

His experience with Multiple Sclerosis fostered a new awareness of the connections between health, energy, the things we eat and how we share health wisdom in our communities. In 2009 he co-founded the Kensington Community Food Co-op Project to open a community owned grocery store in Kensington. A share of the proceeds from his agent work is invested directly back into community projects and local business start-ups.

Jeff lives on the Fishtown/Kensington border, where he has created a rustic complex of 19th century rowhouses for artists and urban visionaries. His new project is the creation of a community flexible space for the arts, civic engagement as well as hands-on lifetime learning. His clients are some of Philadelphia’s most energized movers and shakers.

Serving people of all walks and budgets, he considers this a most exciting time for Philadelphia. “The city is blossoming, you can make your place here whatever your calling is. I work with baristas, musicians, and bankers alike.”

Jeff knows that personal care makes the difference for a client. “Buying and selling is often a right-of-passage in someone's life, and I am lucky to accompany my clients down that road everyday."

Education:
Penn State University

Favorite Parts of Philadelphia:
East Kensington and anywhere with live music.

Awards and Affiliations:

Contact:
P: 215-564-7656
E: jeff@solorealty.com

 

Recent blog posts

Blocks We Love: 700 Block of Corinthian Avenue

Who thinks living across from a prison is an asset? We do, when that prison is historic Eastern State Penitentiary! Now a historic landmark, museum, and gothic revival wonder, Eastern State makes for a mighty fine neighbor for the 700 block of Corinthian Avenue.

Nestled in the heart of the charming Fairmount neighborhood, Corinthian Avenue is one of four streets that ring the Penitentiary.

24-Hour Subway, 24-Hour City

SEPTA announced that it’s not yet bedtime for their 24-hour weekend subway service pilot program. Is this a step towards Philadelphia becoming a 24-hour city? If ridership remains high, the City of Brotherly Love may soon have a lot more nightlife to love.

Originally scheduled to end after Labor Day, SEPTA has

Guard Our Beer Gardens!

In Philadelphia, pop-up beer gardens appear like oases amidst the urban heat. However some legislators are demanding the closure of the loophole in the liquor code that makes them possible. Will Philadelphians be forced back indoors to enjoy their summer shandies and IPAs?


Blocks We Love: 4000-4037 Pine Street

Just south of UPenn's grungy frat houses sits a pleasant surprise: some of Philadelphia's most over-the-top Victorian architecture. Indeed despite its rowdy neighbors, history and beauty are all over Spruce Hill.

The 4000 block of Pine Street in Spruce Hill is one of these true West Philadelphia gems. This particular block

Bright Lights, Big Issues

Philadelphians are rightfully proud of our city's historic streetscape. But will a slew of proposed digital billboards add new life and energy to our city's architectural heritage or serve as Las Vegas-style eyesores?

The Lit Brothers building on Market Street is the latest historic Center City building that may soon host