South Philly

Philadelphians are Too Cool for Their Schools: Part Two

Philadelphians are Too Cool for Their Schools: Part Two

Philadelphia’s public schools are a topic of conversation everywhere. The Philly Home Girls are touring as many as possible on behalf of our clients.  This week’s tour was in South Philly, specifically the neighborhoods west of Broad including Graduate Hospital, Newbold, Point Breeze and Girard Estate.

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.