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

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Did You Know?

Picture1Did you know that the neighborhood around Vet Stadium which encompasses Broad, Juniper & 13th Street just below Packer Ave is not called the Vet Stadium Area?

Did you know that it is not park of Packer Park either?

The neighbors of this great little part of town worked to get full approval and are now known as South Boulevard Community!

PackerParkLiving is so excited for the residents of South Boulevard Community and we are here to help spread the word!!

Do you have some information to share or news to spread? Contact us today!!

Jim Onesti – Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
215.440.2052 – 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

Just Sold! Another Geary Estates Home Settles! 1900 Geary Settles at $545,000

Just settled – 1900 Geary St – $545,000.

Congrats to the new owners! Be sure to introduce yourself to your wonderful new neighbors!! And if you haven’t seen these 3000 square foot New Construction Gem’s in Packer Park, South Philadelphia, please stop by, our model home will be ready by May 5th and it is amazing!!!!

Remaining homes are starting at $499,900 and come with 10 Year Tax Abatements, Roof decks, rear yards, 3 nor 4 bedrooms, hardwood floors throughout, amazing kitchens with granite counters and luxury stainless steel appliance packages and so much more!!

Jim Onesti, McCann Team, Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors

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

Fantastic Packer Park Home For Rent!!

pp1Gorgeous Packer Park Home For Rent!!

This is a 3 bed/2.5 bath home with Garage & Driveway Parking!

This fantastic home, located in The Reserve features a huge kitchen, tile baths, hardwood floors, spacious rear yard and deck! For only $2,500 per month this home comes with all of the bells and whistles that one could hope for!

Available 6/30/13             2754 Square Feet             Lot Size: 35×78

For more information or to schedule a showing contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.compp2