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Around Dockside: Bella Vista

Outdoor Cafe in Philadelphia's Bella Vista Neighborhood

Less than a mile from The Residences at Dockside, you can visit one of Philadelphia’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.  Bella Vista, meaning “beautiful sight” was first settled by Italian immigrants and this heritage can be seen throughout the culture of the neighborhood.  The most famous attraction of this area is the 9th Street Italian Market, the oldest operational open-air market of its kind in America! However, its not exclusively Italian. Over time, the neighborhood has been welcoming of other cultures — specifically, Vietnamese and Mexican— which has helped the area grow into much more.

Endless Dining Options

Bella Vista offers visitors an amazing array of food options, from the city’s best brunch spots to authentic taquerias. South Philly Barbacoa, Isgro Pastries, and Termini Brothers are popular options for locals and tourists alike. With the melding of many cultures in this area, you’re sure to discover something new!

Old World Charm

The area retains a lot of its old world charm, and is a safe, family neighborhood. There are yearly festivals, like the Italian Market Festival, and a wealth of artistic and cultural centers in the area. Shopping in Bella Vista is not limited to the Italian Market. Bookstores, stationery stores, flower, gift, antique and art & crafts shops can be found throughout the neighborhood.

When you live at Dockside, you live within walking distance of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods. Head to our website to explore our interactive map, which highlights the area attractions and neighborhoods. Contact us today to get started on finding your new waterfront condo!

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