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

New Name, Same Outstanding Service!

Blog PhotoPacker Park’s #1 Realtor and Real Estate Company is proud to announce a bold transformation of its own!

As of November 12th, 2013, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors is now Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors.

With the cabernet and cream renovation, you are still and will  always be promised professional and committed service, along with the same first rate expertise knowledge and experience.  Rest assured, while the name might be different, the quality of service provided will be the same.

Look for our new signs, designed with cabernet and cream colors!

If you have any questions or concerns about this exciting news and what it will mean for you specifically, please contact me at any time at Jonesti@mccannteam.com.

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