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

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New Listing – Coming Soon!!

12331XX S 13th
South Boulevard Community
$305,000
3 Beds/2 Baths
Driveway Parking
Front and Rear Patio
Great Block – Rarely Offered
{Formerly known as Veterans Stadium Homes/Area}

For more information contact 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

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

College Grant Available for Packer Park Students!

1Friends and neighbors of Packer Park, Jim Onesti of Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors is so pleased to announce a brand new grant program catered exclusively to families and students in the Packer Park Area.

Jim pledges to donate a portion of his commission from EVERY Packer Park home he sells towards one annual lucky winners college costs!

To be eligible you must be a resident of Packer Park and be accepted and registered to attend college the following fall. To enter please submit your name, address, contact information along with a short essay on who you are and why you think you deserve this grant. All entries must be received in advance, no exceptions.

No one sells more real estate in Packer Park than Jim…so the grant amount has a chance of being very large!!!

To be considered please forward your information to: jonesti@mccannteam.com or mail to:

Jim Onesti. Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors. The McCann Team. 530 Walnut St – Suite 260. Philadelphia PA 19106