Packer Park and The Philadelphia Navy Yard: A Match Made in Heaven!

When people think of the Philadelphia business world, they automatically think of the busy streets and skyscrapers of Center City. What people don’t know is that many Philadelphia businesses choose to do their hustling and bustling in the quiet and scenic, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Just outside of Packer Park, this steadily developing business campus hosts 143 businesses and over 11,000 employees. The location is perfect, the atmosphere is serene and the area offers every convenience and amenity imaginable. Now, I love all areas of Philadelphia equally but after spending the majority of my time working in the a fast-paced, Center City environment, the peaceful, waterfront of the Navy Yard looks very appealing.

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Well, as you can imagine, all of these new opportunities at the Navy Yard are keeping South Philly Realtors busier than ever! The boom at the Navy Yard has caused a high demand for nearby Packer Park homes. The two areas complement each other perfectly as the navy Yard provides new resources, sports complexes and a beautified waterfront to Packer Park residents while Packer Park provides a gorgeous, family friendly place for Navy Yard employees to live. We are seeing a steady increase in highly motivated buyers thanks to all of these new employees and the future of Packer Park is looking very bright!

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For more info contact Jim Onesti BHHS Fox & Roach and The McCann Team
215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Packer Park Year to Date Sales!

Below is a list of everything that has sold in Packer Park in 2014!
If you are thinking of buying or selling, contact Jim today!!

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Jim Onesti & Mike McCann
BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
215.627.6005 Main or 215.440.2052 Direct
jonesti@mccannteam.com

Gorgeous New Packer Park Listing!!

23Extra-large Packer Park beauty with almost 1850 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 beautiful bathrooms, front concrete patio and garden area, plus rear deck off kitchen, 1 car parking, beautiful finished basement with full service entertaining bar and much, much more!

Gorgeous kitchen has high level granite countertops, tile backsplash, beautiful wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliance package, granite peninsula plus a huge butler pantry that extends into the formal dining room area with more granite counters, additional cabinets for storage, wine rack and wine glass holder.

This is an extra-large home with wide plank hardwood floors, central air, beautiful wood staircases with iron railings, full size finished basement which offers its own private entrance from the parking area, oversized beautiful tile flooring and a full service bar with oak cabinets, sink, fridge, shelving, TV – perfect for parties and entertaining!
 
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15Additional amenities include beautiful stone facade, new windows, tons of closets throughout, full size washer/dryer, crown moldings, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, huge rear deck accessed from French doors off the kitchen, half 24bath off first floor living room and beautiful stone tile luxury bathroom. This is one of the largest homes in Packer Park with all the bells and whistles! The interior and exterior of this abode is absolutely stunning, paired with quality workmanship throughout, large open spaces, tons of storage, 2 amazing outdoor spaces and countless other features…
come see for yourself!

1725 Packer Ave. 3 Bed/1.5 Bath. $359,000

For more info or to schedule a showing contact Jim Onesti. BHHS Fox & Roach. 215.440.2052 Direct or 215.627.6005 Main

Fantastic New Listing in Packer Park!

11Large and very well maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath South Philadelphia home sitting on an 18’x84′ size lot boasting driveway parking, full finished basement and more!!1

This home features 3 large bedrooms – including a master bedroom with private tile bath, hardwood flooring under the carpeting, tons of storage and more! Modern eat-in kitchen offers newer appliances and cabinetry.

This home also has newer windows, roof, central air and heater. The finished basement hosts a wet bar, powder room and storage space, plus an entrance from the rear driveway.

All located in excellent condition! This location, just off Packer Ave has plenty of parking 22
(in addition to your own private driveway) and has easy access to all major highways and Center City.

Just one block from the subway and public transportation, and just a few blocks from FDR Park – 100 acre greenpark managed by the Fairmount Park Commission with lakes, streams, tennis courts, playgrounds and more. The homes on this sought after block rarely come on the market – don’t miss your chance!!

3114 S 13th Street – 3 Bed/2.5 Bath – $305,000. For more info contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Packer Park is Trending UP!

pic1Driving through Packer Park this morning I couldn’t help but notice yet another third story addition being added!!

This particular one was located at 3137 Croatan Place but is really only one of many we have spotted all over the neighborhood!

In addition to all of the additions being added, it seems that more and more three story homes are being built in general in the area. We also spotted a few others on Forrestal just the other day!

It is clear that Packer Park is a neighborhood filled with families that want to stay. Unlike so many of the other Center City and surrounding neighborhoods, Packer Park is filled with families that would rather stay in the home they love, in the area they know, and expand the size of the current home to fit their growing families! Most Center City neighborhoods are filled with mostly young professionals and very few children, Packer Park is mostly made up of large families with many children!

Packer Park has seen a lot of new activity this year, from the New Construction at Geary Estates (10 New Construction homes with finished basements, which sold out in record time due to the high demand) to these new additions being added all over!! Rumor has it that another exciting project is heading to the neighborhood and bringing with it 20 to 30 new construction homes by the end of 2015! Stay tuned for more info on that!

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If you would like more information on moving your family to the Packer Park area or if you have outgrown your current home and would like finding a new one, contact us today!

Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com