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Roxborough is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 14,347. Roxborough is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Roxborough offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Roxborough there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Roxborough and residents tend to be liberal.
About Roxborough...
Population
14,347

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$227,598
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182
    500
  • Theft
    470
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,101
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I could not possibly choose just one thing to like about Roxborough. There are so many things to like! Every single person here is so friendly and very welcoming. The location is great because we are a 15 minute drive from the city and there are many local shops that are in walking range. The schools here are great as well. There are a good selection of public, private and catholic schools. The place is very family oriented and we have many parks and recreational facilities for family’s to go to and be a part of. Philadelphia is also the home of the super bowl champs everyone would love to live here. Go Birds !
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I love my neighborhood. Roxborough is full of fun activities, culture, great places to eat and visit and history. Ive been a resident for over 5 years now, and have never once felt like my life was in danger or that I was not safe. I can walk down the street without worrying that I will be robbed or that harm may come to me. What I also enjoy is there is a lot of areas to exercise. Their are 3 gym in my area, along with bike, hiking trails nearby. Manyunk is not to far from my house (which is like an upscale South Street). There is great restaurants and stores nearby and a lot of Art influences that make the community beautiful. I feel blessed to live here and would recommend starting a family in this area.
Living in Roxborough offers a small town feel while being yet very close to a metro area only 10 miles away in Philadelphia. However if you work in the city the commute to home is brutal. Expect to spend about an hour during rush hour to get into the city. Overall this is a diverse community that offers its residents a safe, friendly, affordable place to reside at any age.