The neighborhoods of Manayunk and Roxborough are situated along the east bank of the Schuylkill River in northwest Philadelphia.
Manayunk, due to its proximity to the river, once housed numerous textile and paper millsand also was a major transportation link between the port of Philadelphia and its inland areas. The city was named a National Historic District in 1983 and features dozens of charming boutiques, galleries, and 30 restaurants.
Roxborough is separated from Manayunk by Roxborough Avenue, and is a hilly, predominantly white, middle class neighborhood. Since the 1950s, most of Philadelphia's major television and FM radio stations have located their transmission towers in Roxborough because of its hilly terrain and high elevation.
- • Roxborough Manayunk on PhillyNeighborhoods.org: www.phillyneighborhoods.org/Neighborhoods/Roxborough_Manayunk
- • Roxborough on Wikipedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxborough,_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania
- • Manayunk on Wikipedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manayunk,_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania