South Philly was most popular neighborhood for home sales in June

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.

Can you guess what block this is?
South Philly does have some trees!

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.”

Damn straight.

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?

6 thoughts on “South Philly was most popular neighborhood for home sales in June

  • August 7, 2013 at 11:29 am
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    “And just for fun, can you guess what block that is in the picture above?”

    1800x of Camac.

    • August 7, 2013 at 11:30 am
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      Yes! You’re good. Was it China House that tipped you off?

  • August 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm
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    I’m gonna guess Matt lives on the block! He recognized the tree in front of the house my girlfriend and I sold in April! 1800 block of Camac forever, I even miss the old dude who called me a yuppy for pulling the weeds in front of his house!

  • August 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm
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    The photo is of the 1800 block of Camac St.

  • August 8, 2013 at 7:39 am
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    It was the purple awning of the (former) yoga studio that
    tipped me off.

  • August 14, 2013 at 12:16 am
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    Andrew is correct, but we’ve disowned him since he deserted us for NYC.

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