29 W Bells Mill Road

Philadelphia, PA
$ 499,900 Beds 0 Baths 0
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One-of-a-Kind Opportunity to create your own mark in the history of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Potential to build your dream oasis on just over an acre of park side property abutting one of the largest most pristine City Parks in the nation. An outdoor enthusiast's mecca with unfettered access to hike, fish and explore Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon Valley. Hike or Bike to Center City Philadelphia with direct access to the Orange Trail and Forbidden Drive. A rarity to live perched on a portion of the Morris Estate with an existing terraced hillside landscape and driveway access from West Bells Mill Road. There are only 10 properties on this elite strip of roadway between Germantown Avenue and Valley Green/Forbidden Drive. Neighboring properties range in size from 3,000+/- to 7,200+ Sq. Ft. on lots ranging from .12+/- to 3+ acres; and with recent sale values greater than $2MM. Remarkable setting to create verdant grounds and fertile gardens around sophisticated and custom new construction. Walking distance from the 'Top of the Hill's' chic shops and fabulous restaurants. Convenient to public transportation and short distance to major traffic routes. Site is unimproved with approval for subdivision. One building lot subject to Wissahickon Watershed Overlay and Steep Slope Ordinance. All information is approximate. Water Department States there is storm and sanitary sewer as well as water available on the street.Buyer should perform all necessary due diligence to verify. Being sold as-is. Drive-by or By Appointment to Walk Site. Country living in the City. The Essence of Chestnut Hill.NOTES:1. The Seller has requested a dwelling height restriction of two stories, which is less than the 38' maximum height restriction permitted by zoning. 2. Site is marked with flags, however, the flag markers are approximate boundaries and for general reference only.3. Buyer is responsible for all due diligence pertaining to Improvement and Building Permissions.4. Per Water Department, there is storm and sanitary sewer in the street; There is water in the street though may not be in front of subject property and may need to be extended to the subject property. The Listing Broker, nor Seller, are making no representations with respect to the sewer or water and is the responsibility of the buyer to perform all due diligence for same. 5. 29 W Bells Mill has been subdivided from 31 W Bells Mill. Reference documents refer to 29 as "Lot C"6. Please request Schematic Plan and Approved Subdivision Plan. Refer to Schematic Plan, Option A


  • Price
  • $ 499,900
  • Lot Size
  • 1.13 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 0
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 0
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Philadelphia
  • County
  • Style
  • Land/Lot Only
  • Area
  • 19118
  • MLS#
  • PAPH361880
  • Zip
  • 19118
Listing Provided by: Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc.
Data Source: Bright MLS



Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Current Use Land/Lot Only
Days on Market 426
MLS Area 19118 (19118)
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 10.17
Property SubType Land
Property Type Land
Sewer No Septic System, No Sewer System
Subdivision Name CHESTNUT HILL
Tax Annual Amount 0.0
Tax Year 2020
Topography Sloped, terraced
Utilities Sewer Available, Water Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Creek/Stream, Trees/Woods
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RSD-1

Exterior Features

Lot Dimensions approximately 222' x 222' for reference only
Lot Features Sloping, Trees/Wooded
Lot Size Acres 1.13
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 49146.80
Navigable Water Y/N No
Road Surface Type Paved
Roadresponsibility Boro/Township
Topography Description Sloped, terraced
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public Hook-up Available
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Primary Bedroom Unspecified


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Unknown High School

Price History

12/18/2018 Listed $499,900

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19118

AVG $500K
AVG 290
AVG 35
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29 W Bells Mill Road Philadelphia, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $499900 and a lot size of 1.13 Acres Acre(s). 29 W Bells Mill Road Philadelphia has 0 bedrooms, 0 baths . The property's zip code is 19118 which is in Philadelphia, PA

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