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Read our neighborhood guide to find out what it’s like to live in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Roxborough or scroll down to start browsing rental communities in Roxborough including Metropolitan Manayunk Hill, Rock Hill Apartments, Ridgeview Apartments, and more!
The character of the city but the charm of the suburbs — that’s what awaits in beautiful Roxborough.
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, living in Roxborough will deliver. In this historic neighborhood, you can enjoy convenient commutes into Center City, ample family-friendly activities, and a full offering of shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation experiences. However, Roxborough also provides a quiet respite from the noise and congestion of the city and other surrounding neighborhoods, with a diverse community comprised of longtime residents and newcomers, who all add to the exciting fabric of the area.
Located in picturesque Northwest Philadelphia, Roxborough is less than 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, making commuting by car an easy option for those who live in apartments in Roxborough and work in Center City or who want to enjoy the downtown bustling nightlife and entertainment. Roxborough is minutes away from I-76, although the main thoroughfare is known for its traffic congestion and it make take you a bit longer to get into Center City than anticipated. Because the neighborhood is so walkable, you may want to consider using public transit instead, especially if you’re driving in wintertime, as Roxborough’s notorious hills can be challenging to navigate when winter weather hits. SEPTA busses like Routes 9 and 27 connect the neighborhood to downtown and other local neighborhoods, while the nearby Ivy Ridge Regional Rail station is also popular with commuters, especially young professionals who work in Center City.
While Roxborough welcomes residents of all backgrounds, it is a haven for the post-college crowd and young families. The neighborhood is convenient to leading entertainment and nightlife, such as in nearby Manayunk, but is also a bit quieter and cheaper than its neighbor. That unique combination makes it a prime location if you’re looking to have exciting opportunities within reach but still want to settle down after a long day at work. With its winding blocks of rowhomes, community parks and towering, centuries-old trees, Roxborough feels like it’s tucked away into a peaceful little corner of the city.
Because Roxborough’s small streets are decently packed, that’s given way to lots of schools offering varying options for education. Parents can send their youngsters to public schools like Shawmont and Lankenau High School or explore alternative options such as Green Woods Charter School and Walter B. Saul, a renowned magnet high school centering on STEM and agricultural education, which takes advantage of the area’s natural landscape for learning.
Though many think city living means residents have little access to green space, if you live in Roxborough, you know better. Wissahickon Valley Park cuts straight through the neighborhood, offering locals easy access to more than 2,000 acres of parkland. There are more than 50 trails that wind through the park, offering you endless opportunities for exploration. Wissahickon is popular with hikers, bikers, runners, and walkers, providing a beautiful backdrop for a weekend workout. Nature fanatics also flock to the park, which is home to countless varieties of wildlife, fishing opportunities in the Wissahickon Creek and eye-opening colors throughout all of the seasons.
Wissahickon isn’t the only space for outdoor adventure. Gorgas Park is a perfect example of a thriving city park, with its foliage and flowers and winding paths and benches, perfect for relaxing after a long day at work. The large gazebo at its center hosts musicians, comedians, and more, as the park is a popular spot for live performances, food festivals, and family-friendly activities. The new Roxborough Pocket Park is another popular outdoor oasis whose events showcase the community that abounds in the local neighborhood.
That extends to the area’s commercial district along Ridge Avenue, where many of the shops are independently owned and shopkeepers know their customers personally. The district focuses on practical and convenient as opposed to luxury or upscale. If you’re living in apartments in Roxborough and have to restock the kitchen, need a last-minute gift or are looking for services like hairstyling or auto repair, you can easily find it all along Ridge Avenue and the surrounding streets.
The area also features a range of casual and on-the-go dining spots, great if you’re a busy professional heading to work or a family looking to get out and about in the neighborhood. One of the most popular eateries is Dalessandro’s Steaks, a Ridge Avenue cheesesteak shop that is routinely voted one of the best in the city — make sure to block off some time for a visit, as the line can often stretch down the block!
While Roxborough doesn’t have a wealth of nightlife options, for those who want to continue the fun after dinner, there are a number of local mainstays that offer a taste of the neighborhood. Murphy’s Tavern and Henry James Saloon feature a good mix of pub grub, drink specials and conversation with friends, old and new. JD McGillicuddy’s is a neighborhood favorite, especially among younger residents and sports fans, who enjoy the rowdy and friendly atmosphere.
Nightlife isn’t much of a focus in Roxborough, but family-friendly activities certainly are. You can take little ones on hikes and nature walks at Wissahickon Valley Park, perfect for little ones with an eye for the outdoors. When the weather turns cooler, turn to entertaining educational options such as at the Roxborough Library, which features a full roster of family-friendly programming, including story time, sing-alongs, movie screenings and more (as well as lots of adult-focused workshops and lectures!). The Roxborough YMCA is another popular find with local families living in Roxborough. The site offers swim lessons, exercise classes, sports programs, and even free babysitting.
With easy commutes, exciting outdoor adventures, engaging learning opportunities for youngsters and a quiet, community feel, Roxborough has something for everyone! Click on the properties below to learn more about the rental communities in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia and contact us online!
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