What $500K Will Buy You in Bella Vista

Want to score some great space at a reasonable price? You might find something steps from the Italian Market.

920 South St. #3, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

You probably know that Bella Vista is home to the Italian Market. But were you aware that you have the opportunity to call the community home as well — and at a reasonable price? With a median home value of $399,300, $500K will secure you some spacious digs in the city. See below for three nice, and very unique, picks.

920 South St. #3 (above) | 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,281 square feet, $209,000

This is the most traditional of the featured homes. It is one unit in a boutique condominium building. The gorgeous kitchen features granite countertops, limestone floors, cherry wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors run throughout. The balcony can be accessed via sliding doors in the living room. The master suite features large windows, a ceiling fan, a walk-in closet, tumbled marble bath, walk-in shower and washer and dryer. The home additionally comes with a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector. The basement is great for storage. There is a parking space behind the unit. Plus, the location is prime. You will be steps away from supermarkets and shops.

920 South St. #3, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Kim Adu | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

921 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND image via Space & Company Real Estate Collection

921 S. 8th St. | 4 bed, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,304 square feet, $499,900

This spacious pad is unique. The first level is very open, indicative of the fact that it was once used as a commercial space. It has large ceilings, salvaged architectural doors, a huge closet with mirror facade, powder room and a charming kitchen. The home also features a small patio for entertaining. The second floor is accessible via chair lift. The bedrooms are located on either end of the floor and the bathroom, which features blue tile and white fixtures, is in the middle. The third floor was previously used for medical storage, but could easily be converted to a spacious master bedroom.

921 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Brooke Willmes | Space & Company Real Estate Collection]

825 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND image via Vihi Realty Co.

825 Washington Ave. | 3 beds, 2 full, 5 half baths, 1,704 square feet, $499,000

This home doubled as a restaurant for its current owners, but it doesn’t have to for you. The basement contains a separate entrance — it was used as a grocery store. The first floor was a restaurant and thus comes with two half bathrooms and a commercial kitchen. The second and third floors were outfitted as an apartment. This home is perfect if you are looking to have a business or restaurant in your residence. It’s situated in a popular area with a variety of shops and close to a public parking lot.

825 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Dr. Hanh Vo | Vihi Realty Co.]