Wynnefield is a diverse middle-class neighborhood in West Philadelphia. Its borders are 53rd Street at Jefferson to the south, Philadelphia's Fairmount Park to the east, City Avenue to the north and the Amtrak Main Line tracks to the west.
Surrounding neighborhoods include Bala Cynwyd to the north, Wynnefield Heights and Belmont Village to the east, Parkside to the south, and Overbrook to the west. Its main commercial arteries are North 54th Street, Bryn Mawr Avenue, and City Avenue. It is the home of St. Joseph's University, a Catholic Jesuit University of some 7,000 students and the television station WPHL-TV. It also has a connections to the motion picture industry. Wynnefield is the childhood home of actor Will Smith, film producer Lee Daniels, film director Charles Stone III, politico and former "Big Brother" reality-TV contestant Will Mega and documentary filmmaker Tigre Hill.
Local politicians with Wynnefield ties include Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, former mayor Wilson Goode, city councilman Curtis Jones, Jr, and councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown.
Currently, the average rents in this neighborhood are approximately:
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