• Bella Vista

    Bella Vista, Italian for "beautiful sight", is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    It is bounded by 6th Street, 11th Street, South Street, and Washington Avenue.

    Annual festivals in the neighborhood include the Italian Market Festival and Bella Vista Festa. Arts and cultural events in Bella Vista are centered around public concerts, coffeehouses, Mew Gallery, and the Fleisher Art Memorial. South Street is one of Bella Vista’s most famed corridor or eclectic shops and restaurants.

    Bella Vista was the first neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants in Philadelphia, and it continues to be one of Philadelphia's Italian American neighborhoods.

    Other highlights: The neighborhood is considered the brunch capital of Philadelphia, has a bocce league that plays at Bardascino Park (10th & Carpenter Streets), and features a permanent community garden at 10th & Kimball.\

    Bella Vista is within the Jackson School Catchment. School District of Philadelphia operates public schools Portions of the area are served by Andrew Jackson Elementary School, William M. Meredith School, George W. Nebinger School,All residents of Bella Vista are zoned to Furness High School.