Lexington Park, Philadelphia
|Neighborhood of Philadelphia|
|Area code(s)||Area code 215|
Lexington Park is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is bounded on the west by Roosevelt Boulevard, and on the north, east and south by Pennypack Park. The neighborhood is made up mostly of twin and single homes built in the years following the Second World War, and a few apartment buildings built not long thereafter. There are some commercial establishments along Rhawn Street and Roosevelt Boulevard. Convenience to the park makes it an attractive location for families with children. Lexington Park is also home to Nazareth Hospital.
Of Lexington Park's well known celebrities, even though he often touts himself as having spent his teenage years growing up in Mayfair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while attending and later dropping out from Northeast Philadelphia's Lincoln High School, in truth, actor Sylvester Stallone actually resided in Lexington Park during those years. But with Lexington Park being white collar, and Mayfair being blue collar, the "growing up in rough and tumble Mayfair" image apparently far better fit the "Rocky" identity. In 2006, when Rocky Balboa was being filmed in Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone, along with brother Frank Stallone, made a special side trip to revisit their old house in Lexington Park.
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