This Week in Northern Liberties…

The median list price in Northern Liberties (19123) this week is

The Market Action Index has been trending down lately, while
inventory and days-on-market are climbing. The trends imply a
weakening market.

19123 Market Update Report

19123 Summary Report


Uncover Some Hidden Treasures in Northern Liberties!

If you didn’t know already, the McCann Team absolutely loves Philadelphia! We want you to love this city just as much as we do so we are highlighting some of our favorite local hot spots in each neighborhood to help you thoroughly enjoy everything Philly has to offer. No matter how long you’ve lived here, whether you just re-located or have been a resident for decades, there’s always more to explore and uncover in Philadelphia’s endless supply of hidden treasures.


Northern Liberties has long since shed its “up-and-coming” reputation and established itself as a social and cultural powerhouse. No Libs is a truly fun loving neighborhood with a youthful personality, offering a not-so-typical shopping experience, delicious cafes, a booming bar scene and a constant supply of cultural events. Whether you are planning to move in or just hang out for a while, take a look at some of our favorite places and then tell us about some of yours!

Northern Liberties has music!ortliebs-lounge-northern-liberties-600 Photo credit

Though Northern Liberties is central to tons of music venues, there are a select few that residents really call their own. If you are into a rough-and-tumble type of vibe, No Libs has a few bare bones, Pabst Blue Ribbon serving joints that have constant shows featuring lesser known bands. For the most underground of all underground music head to The Fire to catch the next folk, rap, rock or metal star on the rise. For a venue that flaunts its ruggedness and hosts constant shows and events that have the potential to get absolutely, off the wall crazy fun, head over to The Barbary. If you want to go somewhere that has amazing acoustics, killer fries and a great scene, Johnny Brenda’s is for you. Johnny Brenda’s holds on to its dive bar feel while still serving excellent craft beers and delicious food. If you are looking for a venue that is classy and cool, stop by Ortlieb’s to experience one of the great jazz scenes in Philly. Also, you can’t forget the Piazza, where summer block parties with bands ranging from top 40 hit-makers to smaller local groups play throughout the year. Plus they show Philly sports games on their big screen outdoors too—it’s a super awesome place to walk your dog and
hang out with friends!

NoLibs has Delicious Coffee!oneshot_107_lg2 Photo credit

It has already been established that the McCann team is absolutely obsessed with coffee. That being so, it is only natural that we scope out all of the best coffee shops in every neighborhood to which we venture! We are more than satisfied with the eclectic variation of coffee shops in Northern Liberties. Our favorites are definitely One Shot Cafe and Euphoria Cafe. We love the sophisticated menu and beautiful, roomy atmosphere at One Shot Cafe. Euphoria Cafe is absolutely awesome. Not only do they have killer coffee, but they also serve delicious smoothies and delicious pocket sandwiches!

Northern Liberties has restaurants galore!venue_northbowl_lanesPhoto credit

There’s no shortage of dining options in No Libs. From brunch to lunch to linner to dinner, this neighborhood has something for everyone at any time of day. Our favorite spots include The Foodery for tasty sandwiches and an amazing array of craft beer on the go. Dos Segundos is the perfect restaurant to fill up on a huge assortment of Mexican dishes, from extra delicious quesadillas to delightful fish tacos to goat burritos and a huge vegan menu! And their margaritas and mojitos are absolutely divine. If you are in the mood to get a little shwanky or impress your date, head over to Bar Ferdinand for some upscale tapas and sangria. Finally,North Bowl is a super fun bowling alley/bar/eatery totally worth checking out—but you’ve been warned, they get some crazy lines on weekend nights. There are so many more to try! Northern Liberites has a nearly endless supply of hip restaurants and cafes and more pop up every day.

Shopping in NoLibs!5905124_origPhoto credit

When it comes to all of the super cute galleries and boutiques in Northern Liberties, we can barely contain ourselves. Seriously, there are so many amazing stores!

When you’re in the area, take a stroll down Liberties Walk and checking out all of the artsy shops! They’re not your average Hallmark or name brand store. You will find uniquely fabulous items you’ll cherish forever in Northern Liberties. One of the best stores in No Libs is definitelyArt Star which features tons of kitchey and fun local art. Swag boutique is an awesome spot to pick up a unique gift, stylish notebook set, fabulous t-shirt or a gorgeous piece of jewelry.

Northern Liberties’ Happy Hour and Night Life!2011-09-22-el-camino-realPhoto credit 

There’s seriously a book’s worth of amazing spots to eat, drink and be merry in Northern Liberties. If you’re looking for a spot to head out for a night evening drink, check out Jerry’s Barfor unique cocktails made with care by fabulous bar tenders, an awesome menu, great draft list and great people! Locals love Jerry’s, so you know it must be fabulous.

El Camino Real is just off of Liberties Walk and with the super cool décor, hip ambiance and delectable Tex-Mex food, you won’t regret stopping by. Whatever you do, do not miss out on their house salsa!

Do you like affordable cocktails? Craft beer galore? Dancing? Awesome music? No cover ever? Well you’ll love The 700 Club. The DJs mix eclectic music Sunday through Wednesday from 10pm to close and people of all ages dance the night away (full disclosure: it’s primarily the super cool 20-something crowd, although no one’s going to kick you out if you want to dance in a slightly sweaty room at any age!)

Come on Down!

Well, you’ve heard why we love Northern Liberties so much, now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments or on Facebook why YOU love Northern Liberties. We can’t wait to hear from you!

The McCann Team Does It Again!

In less than a week on the market 956 N Lawrence B is under agreement! Listed at $995,000 this 4 bed/3.5 bath 4300+ square foot home with 3 car parking will soon have a proud (and super lucky) new owner!!



For more information on this or any other home…OR for helping getting your home sold for the best possible price in the least amount of time, contact Jim Onesti TODAY!

3More about 956 N Lawrence B – This is an incredible and unique 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, free standing home unattached on all sides+ set back 50ft from a quaint tree-lined street w 3-car driveway parking, dramatic wide open living spaces t/o the entire home + outdoor spaces for gardens/landscaping, recessed lights, African walnut flrs +an abundance of windows + natural light! Thoughtful design w impeccable finishes allows for harmony + spaciousness in a truly contemporary living space. More features: magnificent drastic custom open wood staircase w iron railing, roof deck w breathtaking panoramic views, dual zoned heating+cooling, family rm + more! Front facade features creative architectural lines + warm wood components to create a sleek modern look. 5Front entry w unique contemporary mahogany door into dramatic wide open living rm/dining rm/kitchen w soaring 13ft ceilings, incredible windows allowing light for all 4 directions, white ice stacked stone FP + pwdr rm. Custom kitchen boasts white cabinetry, Silestone counters, marble back splash, Stainless Steel appliances including a 5 burner gas stove, exhaust fan + beverage center + island bar counter. Rear door to wonderful 300sqft deck w planter area + custom fence w steps down to yard w big sky view, lots of greenery + serious privacy. On the 2nd flr enter thru a smoked glass door into the fantastic master bedrm suite w windows, private south facing deck, 2 huge walk-in closets + “to die for” private bath w fantastic light, white tile flr, double contemporary vanity w Silestone countertop, oversized double shower w transom window facing south, rainhead + 2 handheld shower heads—extremely spacious + luxurious! 2nd flr also has laundry rm w hookups, counter + cabinetry. Smoked glass doors lead into 2nd bedrm/flex rm w 2 windows, high ceiling & double closet. 3rd flr begins w wide open foyer w cathedral ceiling + light transoms. Smoked glass doors leads to the 3rd bedrm w private balcony w skyline views +4 tremendous light. Hallway offers bright bathrm w tile flr + deep soaking tub. 4th bedrm offers vaulted ceiling, double closet + en suite bathrm w neo-angle shower w 3 sides of glass shower. Super spacious rooftop deck w breathtaking views of the Center City skyline! Finished lower level family rm/den/office w simulated wood flrs, 4 double windows w giant lightwells for natural light, storage/mechanical rm + 3 closets. 4300+sqft w basement. 10 year tax abatement pending!!! An immaculate one of a kind home in booming Northern Liberties!

Jim Onesti & Mike McCann – BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
215.440.2052 Direct or 215.627.6005 Main

Gorgeous New Construction Development!

1326-36 N. Mascher St

19122 – Next to Fishtown & Northern Liberties! Gorgeous New Construction Development presented by Jim Onesti & The Mike McCann Team

Prices Starting at $400,000
  • 3 Story & 4 Story Homes!
  •  3 to 4 Bedrooms
  •  2.5 to 3 Baths
  •  Garage Parking!
  •  Large roof deck
  •  Spectacular views
  •  Ten year tax abatement
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Luxury finishes throughout
  •  Mordern kitchen cabinets
  •  Granite countertops
  •  Hardwood flooring throughout
Live in walking distance to all of Fishtown and Northern Liberties hot spots like Honey’s, PYT, Frankford Hall, Silk City, Memphis Taproom, Cantina Dos Segundos, Barcade, Pizza Brain, Fette Sau,
and Johnny Brendas!!
For more information contact Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or
BHHS Realtors & The Mike McCann Team. 215.627.6005 Main

New Construction…Coming Soon!!

1323-41 N. Hancock is now being framed!
Call for more details & availability!


Jim Onesti

This Week in Northern Liberties…

Publication1The median list price for a condo in Northern Liberties this week is $395,000.

The Market Action Index has been trending down lately, while inventory and days-on-market are climbing. The trends imply a weakening market.

For a summary report CLICK HERE!

For a full market update report CLICK HERE!


To have reports like these delivered straight to your inbox for this or any other area; Contact Jim Onesti today! 215.440.2052 or 

Adorable & Affordable Northern Liberties Home!


Move right into this fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bath abode nestled in an ideal Northern Liberties location! On the first floor you’ll find a living room and dining room combo with light wood floors, tall ceilings, and recessed lighting.

In the back you’ll discover the beautiful eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cherry wood cabinets and sliding glass doors out to a charming bricked patio- the perfect spot for entertaining!

The second floor offers a spacious bedroom with closet and light wood floors plus a full bath off the hall with double sinks, jetted soaking tub, separate shower and bidet.

The third floor boasts two additional bedrooms and another bath. This home is full of sunlight from the large skylight above the stairwell. No basement.

All located on a quiet block not far from the Piazza, great restaurants, parks and more! Don’t miss!

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1016 N Orkney St – Northern Liberties – 3 Bed/2.5 Bath – $359,900

Contact Jim Onesti for more info! 215.440.2052 or

Newly Listed in Northern Liberties!


913 N Lawrence St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 3 Bed/3 Bath – Listed at $690,000

Contemporary NoLibs garage front beauty on one of the neighborhood’s finest blocks composed of split levels boasting fantastic light and space!! Vestibule entrance with door to the finished 1-car garage.

Steps up to the beautiful living room with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, recessed lighting, wall of windows and door out to lovely deck overlooking the neighbors garden. On the next level you’ll find the large l2eat in kitchen with its wood floors, maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and Juliet balcony!

Take the steps to discover two bedrooms with new Berber carpeting and nice closet space. Off the hall is a storage closet, laundry closet and a full tile bath. The top floor of this magnificent abode offers the main bedroom suite! New Berber carpeting, many windows, small walk-out terrace with sunrise views, pitched ceiling, double closet with built-ins, walk-in closet with shelving and racks. Master bath boasts contemporary vanity, deep soaking tub.

Front den/office area with sliding glass doors out to a rooftop terraces overlooking beautiful Lawrence Street, plus incredible skyline views!! Finished basement boasts a dramatically high ceiling, Berber carpeting, storage closet, full bath, utility closet and an additional finished room — could be used as two office spaces!

This sun-filled masterpiece was built just 9 years ago and has amenities galore — don’t miss! Addt’l 684 sq.ft. in basement + 200 in garage – Total Sq. Ft. 2756.  Agent: Addt’l 684 sq.ft. in basement + 200 in garage – Total Sq. Ft. 2756



7 Bristow Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 2 Bed/1 Bath – Listed at $229,900

Adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bath trinity style abode tucked away on a quiet, walkway street in prime Northern Libb2erties with an oversized green grass yard!

Enter into the living room with dark hardwood floors and fireplace. Lower level kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, white
cabinetry, brick floors, combo washer/dryer and fireplace.

On the second floor you’ll find an open bedroom with wood floors, two windows and fireplace, plus a full bath with tub, white tile floor and nice vanity.

The third floor offers an open bedroom with two windows, tons of closet space, fireplace and wood floors.

All fireplaces need to be relined to function properly. This home could benefit from a few updates but is in well maintained condition. Don’t miss!  Agent: Go West on 2nd St from Front St. Park on 2nd Sty. Walk on Right to Hope St 1/2 block and Bristow Place is on the left.

For more information or to schedule your showing today, please contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or


Another Sold Out Development in Northern Liberties by Jim Onesti!

nc3These homes were/are amazing 3000+ square foot 3 bed/2.5 bath new construction homes in the heart of Northern Liberties!

These homes were sold in record time, long before completion! The final 2 settlements in the development took place last week and we are now fully sold & settled!!

Northern Liberties Point Homes feature spectacular marble and stone baths, beautiful hardwood floors, gorgeous high end kitchens with quartz counters and luxury stainless steel appliance package and great outdoor space, huge yards and roof decks!

Attention all Developers out there…we have plenty of lots for sale in and around Northern Liberties && for the Buyers out there…we have new developments in the pipeline and will soon be available! Sellers…we have a proven track record to get top dollar for your home!

Contact us today to stay in loop on projects like these before the hit the MLS!

For more information or to learn more about what Jim Onesti & The Mike McCann Team can do for you, contact us today! 215.440.2052 or

Extraordinary Northern Liberties New Construction!!

KateDevlin2014_919_N_5th_Unit15_JO-3This is a unique Northern Liberties New Construction home located within a beautifully landscaped and private cobblestone courtyard! lovely trees, lighting and gazebo make this a picturesque setting! This amazing home offers 1-car PARKING, a finished basement, roof terrace, tax abatement and luxury finishes through-out! Soaring 10 foot ceilings, spa like baths, walk-in shower, huge windows, lots of light, tons of closets, deck with skyline views and an entire floor master suite are just a few of the perfect touches that will make you fall in love with this magnificent home.

KateDevlin2014_919_N_5th_Unit15_JO-15A dazzling kitchen with quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and beautiful pendant lighting over a peninsula overlooking the living room is the perfect area for entertaining! Truly an amazing home. you can enter from quiet Orkney Street or park in your private spot and enter through a majestic courtyard setting. This fantastic home is located on a quiet street (with its rear courtyard location and separate front entrance) close to all Northern Liberties attractions…nothing else like it in the area!

919 N 5th # 15 – 3 Bed/2.5 Bath New Construction – Listed at just $625,000

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For more information or to schedule your showing today, please contact:
Jim Onesti – 215.440.2052 or