Marconi Plaza

One of the historic places that is located in South Philly, the Marconi Plaza.

The Plaza was named to recognize the 20th Century
cultural identity in Philadelphia of the surrounding
Italian-American enclave neighborhood and became the
designation location of the annual Columbus Day

Bronze statue of Guglielmo Marconi, sculpted by
Saleppichi Giancarlo was erected on the east Plaza
in 1975 though the efforts of the Italo-American
Community organized as the “Marconi Memorial
Association” headed by Dr. Frank P. DiDio.
The statue was dedicated on April 25, 1980, to
commemorate the 106th anniversary of the birthday of
the world-famous Italian scientist and inventor.

The plaza design is credited to the strong
influence of renowned architect Paul Philippe Cret
in 1904 as part of his participation
in the Art Jury reviewing the preliminary
plans presented by landscape architects the
Olmsted Brothers, who were then charged with
a modified design to complete the work.

This is a must-visit to people and tourists, especially the ones who
loves historical places.

Eakins Oval will be permanent!

It’s early in the planning, but Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
is slated to become a permanent public park, according to Parks & Rec spokesperson
Alain Joinville.

Since 2013, the space has transformed each summer from a bare, asphalt parking fixture
to a colorful, enlivened family entertainment zone called “The Oval.” Riding the wave
of pop-up installations, the city created the activation with the goal of making Ben
Franklin Parkway “more park, less way.” During the warmer months, the urban island
facing the Rocky Steps has been filled with attractions, from movie nights to mini

Are you excited for Eakins Oval? If you’re wondering where this beautiful tourist spot is,
it’s located at 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

FDR Park

Packer Park is a neighborhood in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia. It is a wonderful neighborhood which has a lot of beautiful places that you can visit.

As the weather is starting to get warmer our minds wander to dreams of warm weather activities, like hanging out at FDR park. It is a large urban park offering a golf course, sports fields, fishing lakes & the American Swedish Museum that you can visit with your family and you can share wonderful memories.

It also has wholesome communities and friendly locals that makes the neighborhood one of a kind. Packer park also boasts its low crime rate which makes it one of the best neighborhoods to live in and also a place to invest.

These are just a few reasons why Packer Park is one of the greatest neighborhoods in Philly.

Inventory is at a historic low in packer park if you are looking to sell in packer park please let me know I have a few buyers who are looking to come into the market.

Remember When…

Now just a marker in a parking lot, Veterans Stadium Home plate marks where this historic stadium once stood. Though the stadium was notoriously hated, it is now unanimously missed for nostalgia’s sake. All it took was sixty-two seconds to implode this Philly landmark. Frank Bardonaro, pressed the actual charge button, however Greg Luzinski and the Phanatic put on the real show and pressed a ceremonial plunger for fans. Mixed emotions as the stadium came down, but ultimately the start of a new era. All just steps away from Packer Park.  Inventory is at a historic low in packer park if you are looking to sell in packer park please let me know I have a few buyers who are looking to come into the market.

Winter Is Coming! Remember Sledding Down Your Favorite Hill?

Crunchy snow underfoot, the icy wind on your face, your sled hits a bump, then suddenly you’re flying through the air! Only to come back down to earth and your friends at the bottom of the hill, with all the bragging rights for catching SO MUCH AIR! How many of you have decades of memories on Bridge Hill in Packer Park? Inventory is at a historic low in packer park if you are looking to sell in packer park please let me know!  I have a few buyers who are looking to come into the market.

Strong Prices in Packer Park Continue!

prima23400 Prima Ct, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Sold on 4/20/16 for $480,000
Huge 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home located at one of the most desirable locations in South Philadelphia.


trevi3412 Trevi Ct, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Sold on 4/19/16 for $525,000
3 story end unit townhouse with a huge private rear yard on a quiet cul-de-sac street with amazing curb appeal.


3511 reserrve.jpg3511 Reserve Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Sold on 12/14/15 for $530,000
Meticulous 2750 square foot end unit home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Showed like a model home. Tons of upgrades!


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Extraordinary & Luxurious Packer Park Home For Sale!

3222 S Sydenham St-MLS-17Rarely offered 25 Foot wide, CORNER, Brinton Estates home with 3- CAR Parking, driveway, Custom finishes throughout and huge rear yard, side yard, and 2nd floor deck!!

This Extremely high end home has it all!! The lot size is 28′ x 76′; the home is 25′ wide!!!! Best floor plan and finishes in the area! Several entertaining spaces! Custom Bar, media room and Den on the 1st level with access to a 28″ wide outdoor patio and side yard.

Second floor living space has a wide open living room area drenched in sunlight and an extra-large dining room open to the rest of the floor plan.

3222 S Sydenham St-MLS-9The custom kitchen has 42 inch flat panel modern cabinetry, granite counter-tops, granite back-splash, 48 inch wide commercial grade stainless steel freezer and refrigerator, stainless steel dishwasher, trash compactor, 48 inch wide professional series stainless steel Thermidor gas oven and range with a 48 inch wide professional vent hood system.


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Some other amazing features include: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wide plank hardwood floors throughout, Custom wood railings throughout, 3 inch and 4 inch designer recessed lighting throughout, speakers hardwired in almost every room, custom woodwork, crown moldings, beautiful baseboards and solid wood doors throughout.

Top-notch security system with multiple security cameras on the exterior front, rear and side. Several storage closets and storage areas.

Three nicely sized bedrooms each with custom shelving closet systems and tons of natural light. Master bath has marble tile double vanity huge walk-in shower with seamless glass doors and multiple shower heads.

Double glass doors leading to a Double-wide deck perfect for entertaining and dining alfresco. Absolutely amazing set up!

3222 S Sydenham St-MLS-19Truly an exquisite and showcase home located in a tremendous area, walking distance to the Navy Base business center, multi acre green park (FDR Park), Broad street, the sports complex and all of the amazing amenities South Philadelphia and Center City have to offer!!!

3-CAR PARKING!!! One of a kind opportunity!
3222 S Sydenham St, Philadelphia, PA 19145  –  $550,000
Contact Jim Onesti for more info 215.440.2052 or

BHHS Fox & Roach Main Office 215.627.6005

Top Dollar in Brinton Estates

We did it again!

We strive to get top dollar for our listings, and this fabulous home was no exception! After just a few short weeks on the market, we sold 3235 Chaucer St for $430,000!

3235 Chaucer-MLS-9

This is an immaculate 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 20ft wide, completely renovated masterpiece with tons of desirable amenities, from driveway parking and a rear yard, to a second floor deck and an additional den!

Our team concept of real estate marketing and sales has been proven to produce fast, effective and efficient results which is what continues to bring our clients back to us year after year! If you would like to view our marketing plan, take a look at our references or discuss any of your real estate needs, contact me today!!

Extraordinary New Packer Park Listing!

13235 Chaucer St
4 Bed/2.5 Bath
Rittenhouse Square meets Packer Park!! Magnificent 20ft wide, totally renovated masterpiece with front driveway parking, rear yard, second floor deck and 4 bedrooms plus an additional den and 2.5 baths.

This wonderful home is located in the Brinton Estates section of the Packer Park 3neighborhood. Gutted and renovated top to bottom, amenities include: wide plank dark maple hardwood floors, new Pella windows throughout, new roof in 2014, custom high end kitchen with tons of beautiful KraftMaid cabinets, subway tile backsplash, quartz stone countertop including an island and peninsula- perfect for entertaining!

2Plenty of room for dining and large living room offers beautiful crown molding, built-in fireplace, luxurious lighting package and amazing woodwork everywhere! The master bedroom suite is large and luxurious with plenty of closets, natural light and private spa-like bathroom with large walk-in slate tile shower with glass doors and designer fixtures.

Two additional bedrooms and beautifully tiled second bathroom- perfect for the youngsters or guests! The exterior of the home features a paved driveway, brand new deck in perfect condition and large rear yard with brick pavers- perfect for entertaining and BBQing! Completely remolded from top to bottom in 2014, just a stone’s throw from the navy yard, FDR park, Broad Street, i95, I76, the sports complex and just a short distance from vibrant Center City Philadelphia!



For more information or to schedule a showing, contact:
Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or

BHHS Fox & Roach. McCann Team. 215.627.6005

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.


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