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Roxborough: Family, Community, and Nature Since 1690  
“The Roxborough Development Corporation is a community-driven organization dedicated to provide a safe, clean environment, quality shopping, recreational and entertainment experience”.  
History  
The first Swede to come to Manatawney, a native American trail leading to Barren Hill, was Peter Lindstrom, in 1656. In 1680, the Court of Upland in England appointed Peter Rambo (a local Swede) to be in charge of maintaining the Manatawana. William Penn visited the area in 1682 and was amazed at how well organized the plantations in Manatawana were. The name was changed in 1690 to Roxburgh and incorporated in 1707 as Roxborough”.  
Roxtoberfest Recap  


On Sunday, October 5, 2014 the steep hills of Roxborough came alive with the sound of music and the taste of our neighborhood’s own brew of Oktoberfest during the 2nd Annual Roxtoberfest celebration on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. The RDC in conjunction with Advent developed the Roxtoberfest event as a unique way to connect local businesses and the Roxborough community. This year, we thank Nationwide the Definis Agency, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, ShopRite of Roxborough and all those businesses that have helped to make Roxtoberfest what this community deserves! For event photos click here.


 
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Gorgas Park Concert Series
Visit Roxborough to enjoy live outdoor music as part of Gorgas Park's Free Concert Series. From Irish Rock to Southern Blues the concert series at Gorgas Park has something for every music lover. Visit www.gorgaspark.com for details, all performances will take place at the Gorgas Park Gazebo.





 

 

 

 



 

 

Historic Architecture in Philadelphia: East Falls, Manayunk and Roxborough
On August 29, 2014 Author Joseph M. Minardi visited Roxborough to share his photographic book of three dynamic neighborhoods in Philadelphia’s twenty-first ward. Copies are now available a the RDC office at 6111 Ridge Avenue.


2014-2015 Roxborough Resource Guide
The 2014-2015 Roxborough Resource Guide is now available at all local Ridge Avenue businesses. This year's guide contains essential information on the residential and business community in Roxborough. This includes a directory of local businesses and a listing of essential services such as police, fire, city departments as well as civic associations. Click the cover below for an electronic copy of the booklet.



 

 




 


 

 

 



 
  Quick Links   Public Notice  
   

For more information on the Ridge Avenue Water Main Replacement Project visit www.phila.gov/water/notifications

The Roxborough Development Corporation is hiring a Marketing and Communications Manager. Click here to download the job description with instructions for application.

 

 


 
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