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Central Roxborough

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Commission approves new zoning maps for Chinatown North, west Market Street, Roxborough

The area surrounding the Reading Viaduct, which is slowly being converted into an elevated park, is preparing for an influx of development interest. On Tuesday, the Planning Commission recommended approval of…

    • A strip mall at Ridge and Lyceum with parking in the rear constructed in 2007.

Rezonings pending to bolster Roxborough’s commercial corridors

Roxborough lost its years-long battle against a drive-through Wendy’s on the neighborhood’s main commercial drag at Ridge and Roxborough avenues this summer. But it’s hoping to win the war. Last week,…

    • The corner of Ridge and Roxoborough avenues / Bas Slabbers

Roxborough residents watch Wendy's restaurant rise at historic neighborhood site

The corner of Ridge and Roxoborough avenues has been in question since December 2012, when the historic Bunting House, located at 5901 Ridge Ave., was razed in the face of community…



Roxborough, once the Roxborough Township, is a North West Philadelphia neighborhood. The neighborhood spans from Northwestern Avenue to Lincoln Drive and from the Schuykill River to Henry Avenue. It is thought that the neighborhood was named after Roxburgshire, an area in Scotland. Roxborough has long been a predominantly white neighborhood, with the commercial spine of the neighborhood being Ridge Avenue running diagonally through the neighborhood. Roxborough maintains its reputation as being a safe and well-maintained area thanks to efforts from residents and community organizations. Roxborough’s tree lined streets give the neighborhood a suburban feel, while the areas low crime rate and accessibility make the neighborhood and ideal home for many young professional Philadelphians.


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Roxborough Wikipedia article


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