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

Packer Park Perk #2: Golf, Fishing and Outdoor Activities!!

3One of Packer Park’s highly underrated attractions is its super close proximity to FDR Park in South Philadelphia.

When we sell homes in the area to out-of-town Buyers they are blown away by the underused green oasis within walking distance to our Neighborhood. It is definitely a huge selling point to be able to bike, jog, walk and golf nearby. In addition buyers love that the baseball/softball fields, kids playground, skateboard park, fishing, picnic & tennis areas, dog walking, nature walks and so much more are all within a couple of blocks of Packer Park!

Which other neighborhood in the city can boast that it is located two blocks away from a 348 Acre urban Oasis with a Golf course, about 125 acres of buildings, picnic areas, pathways for walking, landscaped architecture, and a variety of recreation areas placed within about 77 acres of natural lands including ponds and lagoons?

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Bordered by the South Philadelphia Sports Complex on South Broad Street, Interstate highway-95/Philadelphia Naval Yard and Pattison Avenue/ Packer Park residential neighborhood. Many Philadelphians enjoy it as a green “Oasis” for a variety of recreational activities.

2The park was built to the design of Olmsted Brothers, the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted and John Charles Olmsted in the early 1900’s. The parkland was reclaimed mostly from marshlands of Greenwhich Island one of several islands in the area created by river channels present in the 1700 and 1800’s. The use of the park for the Sesquicentennial Exposition in 1926 and subsequent improvements have moderately changed the original design, keeping the main character of the park west of Broad Street. The original plan of the Olmsted Brothers still remains highly visible and significant west of Broad Street. The official name was changed from League Island Park to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in the late 1940s and a golf course was constructed. The park’s boathouse, gazebo and American Swedish Historical Museum are reminders of the 1926 Exposition. In 2000, the park was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

For more information on buying and selling in Packer Park, contact Jim Onesti today!
jonesti@mccannteam.com or 215.440.2052 Direct

The New Year is Starting off Fast in Packer Park!!

So far 2014 has brought the following sales activity to the Packer Park area!

3109 S Juniper St. 3 bed/1.5 bath sold for $265,000 on 1/14/14.
3169 Sydenham St. 3 bed/2 bath sold for $305,000 on 1/31/14.
3176 Capri Drive. 3 bed/2 bath sold for $375,000 on 1/31/14.

As well as these pending sales, scheduled to settle soon:
1539 Hulseman a 3 bed/3 bath scheduled to settle on 2/28/14.
1906 Geary a 3 bed/2.5 bath scheduled to settle on 2/28/14.
1902 Geary a 3 bed/2.5 bath scheduled to settle on 3/7/14.
1827 Boise Place a 3 bed/1.5 bath scheduled to settle on 3/13/14.

Check back often for the final sales prices on these and other homes in Packer Park!

If you would like more information on selling your home, local market activity and what has recently sold in your neighborhood, contact me today! Your home may be worth more than you think!!

Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com 

Commercial Rental Available In Packer Park!

photo (11)Wonderful rental opportunity to run your business out of a 1,377 sqft office space finished perfectly with tile floors, sheet rocked walls, a full bath and like-new finishes in every room!

This building is AVA compliant. Rent includes the real estate taxes.

Tenant pays own utilities. The building is 27ft wide, 51ft deep and offers a small outdoor area in the rear, lots of light, tons of storage, high ceilings, reception area in front and more.
This space is broken into several large rooms but the walls can be removed.

Easy access to I76 and I95, located in the Parker Park neighborhood of South Philadelphia down the street from Geary Estate townhomes and Sienna Place townhomes. This building is in perfect condition!

Turnkey opportunity – move right in! Available ASAP!

2237 Hartranft St, Philadelphia, PA 19145 only $2,200/mo!

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For more information contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Recent Packer Park Sales…

Address Beds Baths Sold Price Settle Date
1908 Geary  4 2.5 $485,000 8/21/2013
1815 Hulseman 3 2 $315,000 6/28/2013
1904 Geary 3 2.5 $482,000 8/28/2013
3170 S 18th 3 1.5 $248,000 5/31/2013
3521 Reserve 3 2.5 $308,000 8/23/2013
1620 Croatan 3 1.5 $335,000 11/8/2013
3010 Smedley 3 1.5 $277,000 5/14/2013
1818 Packer 3 1.5 $245,000 7/25/2013
3230 Chaucer 4 2.5 $350,000 6/11/2013
3514 Reserve 4 2F/2H $367,000 7/26/2013
1526 Curtin 3 1.5 $295,000 7/11/2013
3129 Croatan 3 1.5 $250,000 11/18/2013

For more information on any of these sales or to find out what your home is worth, contact me today! Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com