All of that has likely helped property values rise.
The city's reassessment put the 2014 median market value at $112,100, up from $51,400.
Of 2,919 residential properties in Wynnefield, The Inquirer found that 60 percent of homeowners would see a decrease or no change in their 2014 property tax bills. The median tax bill would be $206 less, a 13 percent decline. About 23 percent would receive tax bills higher by $250 or more.
Wynnefield is home to St. Joseph's University and Mayor Nutter, whose own property taxes are slated to drop by $460. In announcing the new property valuations Friday, Nutter said his savings would be sent to the school district.
Country Club Road is lined with large rowhouses and modest front yards. Many residents have called it home for a dozen years or more.
Michael Washington has lived with his wife and daughter on Country Club Road for 18 years, and while the area isn't devoid of big-city crime, it's "still a quiet neighborhood," he said.
He was pleased to hear his taxes would decrease by $203 in 2014, from $2,467 to $2,264.
"I was paying too much anyhow," he said, laughing.
Washington's neighbor Rodney Warner said his property value has decreased since he and his wife, both New Orleans transplants, bought their house in 2006.
"We bought during the bubble, and our value's gone down," he said. "It could have been a lot worse. But I'm happy taxes have gone down. It's a really great neighborhood - there's a lot of kids, and it's safe."
Across the street, John Jenkins said he moved to Wynnefield 13 years ago to escape high tax rates in Center City. His property taxes would decrease by $204 in 2014.
"I've been waiting for it - they told us it would happen, and it's wonderful," he said. "I love this place - it's the best neighborhood there is."
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Inquirer staff writers Dylan Purcell and John Duchneskie contributed to this report.