I contend that Roxborough is Philadelphia’s most blue class, most Philadelphian neighborhood. I’ve loved living in Manayunk because of the proximity to this neighborhood. This neighborhood is a wonderful escape from the pretentious of Center City and once you’ve lived here it’s difficult to return to Center City and not feel like a bit of a snob. The ShopRite on Ridge Avenue is the ultimate grocery experience. The clientele is a great cross section of Philadelphia.
I think Roxborough represents America at its best. I understand why people want to live in remote places and enjoy nature. I understand why people want larger homes and bigger yards (maybe I don’t understand the bigger yard piece). But I also believe that individuals living close together creates more civic pride. I think it creates more cohesiveness among citizens. I think it creates an environment for the public working together to build quality schools, build infrastructure, and act as an incubator to innovate across industries. I think that Roxborough is the living environment we should be attempting to replicate as a nation and that the majority of citizens (90%+) would be happier living in this environment.