Explore Roxborough

only search Roxborough.us




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”.  
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”.  
Urban Landscapes Art Opening  

Be the first to see the gallery and meet the artists! The RoxArt Gallery presents "Urban Landscapes" by Lisa K. Reisman and Gary Reed. Formal openings are scheduled for Sunday, November 16th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Thursday, November 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The exhibit will be on display at the RoxArt Gallery located at 6111 Ridge Avenue from November 1st through December 5th.

Coming Up   What Has Happened  

Keep Philadelphia Warm This Winter
Local Roxborough business Advent presents the #THANKS4GIVING Clothing Drive. Donate clean clothing and footwear, including coats, hats and scarves during the month of November to benefit North Light Community Center. Visit Facebook.com/THANKS4GIVINGPHILLY for details on how to get involved.

Interact 45th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, December 6, 2014 Interact welcomes you to celebrate their 45th Anniversary at the Please Touch Museum. Bring your kids to this family-friendly event and experience the museum after hours. You can also learn about the history of Memorial Hall and Centennial Park. Click the image below for ticket information.







Roxtoberfest 2014
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. For event photos click here. For the event video click the image below.

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 seeking bids for snow removal at the 514 DuPont Street and 465 Leverington Avenue parking lots. Interested bidders should contact the RDC at 215-508-2358 or james@roxborough.us.


  Home | Where to Shop | Community Life | Activities & Sports | Real Estate | Government & Transportation | Contact Us