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, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.27 ac
    Year built: 1863
    Parking spots: 5
    Listing with: Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty-New Hope
  2. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,800 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  3. 3 beds, 3 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,485 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,485 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City
  4. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,800 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 1,800 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,682 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.46 ac
    Year built: 1970
    Parking spots: 4
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,510 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: Elfant Wissahickon-Rittenhouse Square
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 19,322 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Old City
  9. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,850 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.50 ac
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: PRDC Properties Real Estate Division LLC
  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.50 ac
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: PRDC Properties Real Estate Division LLC
  11. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 4,269 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling
  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling
  13. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,911 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  14. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,070 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken
  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,617 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn
  16. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,107 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Coldwell Banker Preferred-Conshohocken
  17. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,524 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
  18. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,622 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach - Narberth
  19. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,040 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,806 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 5
    Listing with: Long & Foster-Haverford
  20. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,039 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 4
    Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell
  21. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,432 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,508 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
    Listing with: RE/MAX Eastern-Philadelphia-Grant Ave
  22. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,494 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 1
    Listing with: Elfant Wissahickon-Mt Airy
  23. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,513 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,030 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Listing with: Keller Williams Real Estate-Conshohocken
  24. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,929 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 3
    Listing with: Higgins & Welch Real Estate, Inc
  25. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 2,200 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Listing with: Long & Foster - Herling

See all Real estate in the Roxborough tract.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

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