7.2 out of 10

Roxborough

40.0297933363959 -75.2135863354766
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Charming area for young professionals"

Roxborough is a neighborhood located in the Northwest section of Philadelphia. It is bound by the Schuylkill River to the southwest, Wissahickon Creek to the northeast and East Falls to the east.
The area has a predominantly middleclass Caucasian residency but more and more African Americans and Hispanics are moving to the area due to its appealing location and gentrification occurring in the neighborhood. Roxborough offers many different housing options including row homes, single-family and twin-family houses, apartment complexes and condos.
It is easy to get around Roxborough if you have a car or even a bike because everything is so close together. If you choose to take public transportation, Roxborough offers easy access to Center City with numerous bus routes as well as the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line.
A lot of young professionals and students live in the area. Roxborough caters perfectly to its young crowd by offering plenty of nightlife opportunities such as bars and restaurants. It also has a small town charm thanks to its tree lined streets and manicured front lawns.
If you want to live in a hip part of the city that is away from the traffic, Roxborough could be the perfect neighborhood for you.
Pros
  • Pretty area
  • Safe
  • Parks!
Cons
  • No parking
  • Getting expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Safe, clean and green but parking sucks."

Roxborough is sometimes lumped in with Manayunk as the two neighborhoods are similar in that they are both great areas to settle down and raise a family. The only thing separating them is Manayunk Ave but that divide somehow makes Roxborough a little less expensive.

The predominantly working class community is made up of row homes on steep hills, it’s these hills that make parking frustrating and limited. The area is clean and safe having one of the lowest crimes rates for a city neighborhood. The safe suburban vibe makes it appealing to young professionals and residents interested in starting a family.
Public transportation is also great in Roxborough making it easy to get to Center City. In addition it is bike friendly with trails for commuters going to and from Center City.

Dining out and shopping is not as abundant in Roxborough so many people walk to Main Street in Manayunk but there are a few establishments, like Adobe Café which is a kid friendly and inexpensive restaurant.

Overall, Roxborough really doesn’t feel like it’s a part of Philadelphia. It’s like its own little town with clean streets, friendly people and an overall calmness that makes it an attractive neighborhood to live in.
Pros
  • low crime rate
  • friendly
  • clean
Cons
  • parking is difficult
  • steep hills
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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