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. 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
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  3. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,485 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  5. 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
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 2,613 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.46 ac
    Year built: 1970
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: PRDC Properties Real Estate Division LLC
  10. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 5,484 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Listing with: Quality Real Estate-Broad St
  11. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 5,484 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Listing with: Quality Real Estate-Broad St
  12. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  13. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.14 ac
    Year built: 1918
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  14. 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
  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, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  18. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling
  19. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Lot size: 4,240.00 ac
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling
  20. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken
  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: 2,900 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  23. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn
  24. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  25. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken

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(all data current as of 7/26/2017)

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