Roxborough
Roxborough is a neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Roxborough is bordered to the southwest, along the Schuylkill River, by the neighborhood of Manayunk, along the northeast by the Wissahickon Creek section of Fairmount Park, and to the southeast by the neighborhood of East Falls. Beyond Roxbrough to the northwest is Montgomery County. Roxborough’s zip code is 19128. Most of Roxborough is in Philadelphia’s 21st Ward.

RoxboroughHistory

Roxborough’s significance lay in its position in the centre of some of Lowland Scotland’s most agriculturally fertile areas, and its position upon the River Tweed, which allowed river transport of goods via the main seaport of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Its position also acted as a barrier to English invasion.

The town stood on a defensible peninsula between the rivers Tweed and Teviot, with Roxburgh Castle guarding the narrow neck of the peninsula. Nothing remains of the town except some ruined segments of castle ramparts. Its site lies to the south of modern Kelso and Floors Castle, which lie on the other side of the Tweed. The Duke of Roxburghe owns the site.

English and Scots forces repeatedly captured and recaptured the town during the Scottish Wars of Independence. Its final recapture in 1460 saw the town and castle destroyed. After this time the town never regained its importance because the final English capture of Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1482 left Roxburgh with little reason to exist.

Roxborough Boundaries

Its bordered by Andorra on the north, Manayunk and East Falls to the south, and Wissahickon Valley to the east. While the precise location of these borders are ambiguous, its reasonable to say that everything northeast of Manayunk Avenue up to Henry Avenue (Ridge Corridor), and everything north of Leverington are part of the borough


Property Listings in Roxborough

  1. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 8,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.27 ac
    Year built: 1864
    Listing with: Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty-New Hope
  2. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,730 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Listing with: Realty Mark Cityscape-King of Prussia
  3. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 5,227 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Blue Bell
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,930 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
  7. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 3,679 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Listing with: Long & Foster-Devon
  8. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,005 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.46 ac
    Year built: 1970
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  11. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Copper Hill Real Estate, LLC
  13. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 5,484 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Listing with: Quality Real Estate-Broad St
  14. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 5,484 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Listing with: Quality Real Estate-Broad St
  15. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  16. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  17. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling
  18. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 4,240.00 ac
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling
  19. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,658 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,310 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
  21. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Conshohocken
  22. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  23. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  24. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  25. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell

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(all data current as of 9/26/2017)

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