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

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?


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

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

Worry Free for 10 Years!! Geary Estates Real Estate TEN YEAR TAX ABATEMENT $819 a year-Locked in for 10 Years!!!

Sell your home in “The Reserve” and upgrade to Geary Estates and avoid your taxes increasing when your tax abatement expires next year. Or upgrade from any home without a coveted Tax Abatement and protect yourself from the City’s new initiative to raise Real Estate taxes city wide. Gear Estates has a 10-year tax abatement starting from when you settle!!

only $819 a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Geary Estates!! Yesterday was the 1st of ten settlements!! $527,900 sale price!

Yesterday kicked off the settlements of Geary Estates Town Homes in Packer Park!! our first closing involved a great group of Buyers and Sellers, a fantastic 3000 Square foot new construction home at a fantastic price, $527,900!!!

We have two more Geary Estates homes settling today and tomorrow!!!

Special Thanks to all who helped make the closing possible, including but not limited to; Olde City Abstract, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors and their agents Jim Onesti & Mike Mccann and the Geary Estates Developement team!!  excellent work by all!!

Geary Estates Town homes are a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a 3-story, 3000 square foot new Construction home within the neighborhood boundaries of Packer park, South Philadelphia’s most desired location. other STANDARD features include; a 10 year tax abatement $820 a Year!!, 2-car parking, hardwood floors throughout, roof deck, rear yard, finished basement,granite counters, stainless steel appliances and much more!!  only 1 left! HURRY!!


Geary Estates- Artistic Rendering- 10 New Construction Homes in Packer Park, Philadelphia

Sales of the Geary Estates project located in South Philadelphia has been a tremendous success story!! Demand far outweighs Supply. Everyone is recognizing what a great value these homes are. Unlike other New Construction developments in the area, Geary Estates delivers an UPGRADED home at a reasonable price. Standard Features INCLUDE; Hardwood floors in every room, Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a Finished basement, a ROOF deck, Parking, beautiful Tiled bathrooms, Brick Facades, High-Hat lighting in every room, and much much more.

For more  information contact Jim Onesti at The Mccann Team, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors 215-440-2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

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List of Philadelphia Catholic School Closings and Mergers

As anticipated for some time now the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has closed several Catholic Schools throughout the city forcing parents to up-root from their niegborhoods and look for a more practical place for their families to live in order to be close to their childrens schools. Packer Park’s own Holy Spirit will merge with St. Richards, Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart and will occupy the former Stella Maris school.

School closings and mergers are as follows:

Philadelphia (South)

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament merges with St. Donato at the 65th Street site.

St. Laurentius merges with St. Peter the Apostle at the 5th Street site.

Annunciation merges with St. Nicholas of Tolentine at the Pierce Street site.

St. Gabriel merges with St. Thomas Aquinas at the Morris Street site.

St. Malachy merges with Visitation BVM at the Lehigh Avenue site.

Epiphany of our LordHoly SpiritSt. RichardOur Lady of Mt. Carmel and Sacred Heart merge at the former Stella Maris site.

Our Lady of Lourdes closed, students asked to select from Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius, St. Rose of Lima, Mary, Mother of Peace

West Catholic High closes outright.

Philadelphia (North)

Pope John Paul II Regional, Bridesburg, merges with St. Timothy at the Levick Street site.

St. George, Port Richmond, merges with Our Lady of Port Richmond at the Thompson Street site.

Holy Cross, Mt. Airy, merges with Our Mother of Consolation, Chestnut Hill, at the E. Chestnut Hill Ave. site.

St. Bridget, East Falls, merges with Holy Child, Manayunk, at the Hermitage Street site.

Incarnation of Our Lord, Olney, merges with St. Helena at the N. Fifth Street site.

Our Lady of Consolation, Tacony, merges with St. Matthew at the Cottman Avenue site.

Our Lady of Ransom merges with Resurrection of our Lord at the Shelmire Avenue site.

St. William merges with St. Cecilia at the Rhawn Street site.

St. Martin of Tours becomes a “mission school,” with no change to the current school configuration.

St. Hubert High closes outright.

Geary Estates Town Homes 1900 – 1918 Geary Street Philadelphia PA 19145

Ten New Construction homes will be built in the Packer Park neigborhood of South Philadelphia.  STANDARD Features will include, hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, roof deck, parking, stainless steel appliances, finished basement, Three or Four Bedrooms with 2.5 Bathrooms, recessed lighting and much, much more!!!! Geary Estates will be 3000 square feet (+/-) and will be completed by Spring 2012. The Estates are being marketed by Jim Onesti, jonesti@mccannteam.com, with “The Mccann Team”, at  Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors- Philadelphia’s largest and most successful full service Real Estate Brokerage Company.