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The Charm, The Fun and The History of Philadelphia Neighborhoods!

Philadelphia from a neighborhood perspective

East Side, West Side, Philladelphia is The Town!  With 39 million visitors to the area in 2013,  Philadelphia has so much appeal that we realized we needed to shout it out to the rooftops to make sure people understand just how much Philadelphia neighborhoods have to offer a visitor.  Extended vacations or day-trips, you’ll find it in our City:

  • Family fun,
  • Fine dining,
  • Casual “eats,”
  • Exciting night life
  • Culture
  • Theatre and
  • Treasured History

So in order to accomplish providing you with information on the best of Philadelphia we have decided to do a weekly feature on each and every neighborhood to help you feel right at home when you’re here.  As Philadelphia’s choice sedan service, we’ve chauferred many tourists around town and we’ve helped them make their Philadelphia visit special.

If you’ve never been to Philly, (as it is affectionately called) this series will help you plan your trip.  If you have, we’ll bet there are some nooks and crannies you didn’t know about.

We will feature one or two Philadelphia neighborhoods each week.  Our goal is hit the hot spots we know you won’t want to miss.  Here is a list of to keep you on track.  As you can see we have a lot of ground to cover.  But by the time this series is through you’ll practically be a Philadelphia neighborhood expert!

  1. Bella Vista
  2. Callowhill
  3. Cedar Park
  4. Chestnut Hill
  5. East Passyunk
  6. Fairmount
  7. Fishtown
  8. Graduate Hospital
  9. Manayunk
  10. Mt. Airy
  11. Northern Liberties
  12. Pennsport
  13. Powelton Village
  14. Queen Village
  15. Spring Garden
  16. Spruce Hill
  17. University City.

As the saying goes, “Let’s Start at the Very Beginning”– Bella Vista

Food, food, wonderful food – whether you like quick eats or fine dining, you’ll find it in the Bella Vista section.  The word “Bella” means beautiful and “Vista” means sight, and boy will you see a beautiful sight when you visit the amazing Ninth Street Italian Market!  Filled with the charm of one of the Philadelphia neighborhoods that attracts families and crowds of tourists each year, this residential area has a wealth of foods in this, the oldest open-air Market for ethnic foods of all kinds.

Bella Vista was originally the South Philadelphia neighborhood where Italia immigrants who came by boat, first made their home.  But as with the melting pot of New York, Philadelphia has been graced with the addition of many immigrant cultures and their delicious foods!

The Ninth Street Italian Market boasts Vietnamese and Mexican foods as well, and this rich mixture of cultures has created a welcome boost of growth and variety.  Visitors who love to eat hearty (and who doesn’t) can enjoy a fabulous range of some of the Philadelphia’s most cherished late-night and brunch restaurants.  Truly Bella Vista is like the smorgasboard of Philadelphia neighborhoods!

Ninth Street stretches north to south – from Fitzwater Street down to Wharton – but you can begin anywhere along the delicious strip and find just about anything your taste buds long for.  There is a rich array of cheeses, pasta places, sandwiches, great coffee bistros and fresh produce stores and more.

Now when you have perused Ninth Street and grazed in some of the less formal eateries and markets, this Philadelphia neighborhood has more to offer.  Between Sixth and Eleventh streets you’ll find Washington Avenue boasts some sit-down, higher-end restaurants, but you can also find Southeast Asian flair soup and sandwich stops, as well as local taquerias, sports bars and other varieties of casual dining as well.

Don’t miss Wing Phat Plaza on the Western Edge where you’ll find a large area of shopping and restaurants filled with the best Vietnamese faire.

To sum it up, you’ll have to forget about counting calories when you visit Bella Vista.  This Philadelphia neighborhood alone deserves to be the place you return to frequently throughout your stay.

Until next week, as we bring you more great tips on more exciting Philadelphia neighborhoods, happy eats!

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