Centered on the vibrant, famed Italian Market, Bella Vista allows you to be close to Center City Philadelphia and still feel that you live in a charming village. Italian for “beautiful sight,” Bella Vista is south of South Street and north of Washington Avenue, and serves as popular destination for many of Philadelphia’s ﬁrst-time homebuyers and artists thanks to its affordability and its attractions and amenities like the famous Fleisher Art Memorial. (Solo’s own Jeff Carpineta has taught there.)
Bella Vista offers as diverse a population as it does styles of architecture and lifestyle options. Restaurants, bakeries, cheese shops, butcher shops, delis, community gardens, and coffee shops will keep you enchanted with this quaint, bustling neighborhood. Some people refer to this neighborhood as Southwark.