The City Controller released a report last week that home sales in June spiked 18 percent in the city over the previous year, and NBC10 says the most popular neighborhood was South Philly.
The next neighborhoods were Fishtown, Fairmount and parts of Roxborough. Says the network:
“All the young kids want to live in South Philadelphia,” said Joe Bianco, co-owner of ALPHA Realty Group, who has been selling homes in South Philadelphia for 30 years. ”It’s mostly first time buyers is what we’re seeing,” said Bianco. “A lot of 20 and 30-somethings, who maybe were raised in the suburbs, raised in the county somewhere and they are moving into South Philadelphia.”
The top three ZIP codes for sales were 19146 (with 78), 19147 (72), and 19148 (67). And 19145 was 9th with 48 sales. Those sales account for 21 percent of the 1,200 that month throughout the city.
Nice. And just for fun, can you guess what block that is in the picture above?