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    Back in town for filming, Will Smith opts to live in Villanova

    The Fresh Prince has returned. Sort of, and only temporarily.

    West Philly native Will Smith is back in town to shoot a movie, and is even part owner of the Sixers. But he’s not staying forever and he’s not within city limits.

    Instead, Smith and his family have opted to rent a Villanova mansion, complete with a wine cellar, movie theater and gym. Curbed Philly has more details on the Smith family’s move and the property itself — 10 acres built atop the historic Ardrossan estate.

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