Where to Beat the Heat in Roxborough & Manayunk

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It’s so hot that the only thing we can talk about is how hot it is! Luckily, Roxborough and Manayunk are home to not only two public (and free!) swimming pools, we also have two great splash pads in the neighborhood. According to the City of Philadelphia, the official open times of the parks are Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm & Saturday and Sunday from 12p-5p, (although we have found that these times tend to vary by location).

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Wissahickon Neighbors Park – Located at the corner of Hermit and Terrace, this is the smaller of the two spraygrounds, but still just as refreshing and fun as Houston. In addition to the splash pad, Neighbors’ also has a full playground, basketball court, and several checkers/chess tables.
Houston Playground – Houston Playground splash pad is located at 900 Grakyn Lane in the Andorra area of the neighborhood. The water feature is especially fun as it is shaped like Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. There are plenty of benches for caregivers to take a break in the shade and there is also a an adjacent playground, plus basketball courts, a ball field and rec center.

Pools in Roxborough & Manayunk

The neighborhood pools are located at Kendrick Rec Center at 5822 Ridge Ave and Hillside Rec Center at 201 Fountain Street. Both pools are open 7 days a week from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Free swim lessons are available at both pools, as well. 
If you want to venture outside of our neighborhood, Maureen Rayburn recently posted this article on her blog with information about other water parks in the city and suburbs. It does give a mention to Houston Playground as well as some other fun places to check out. One of our favorites on the list is Sister Cities Park, with the little stream and wading “pond”. 

Free Water Fun: Splash Pads and Sprinklers at Philly Area Parks

Worth the trip: If you have children on the younger side and are up for a drive, you can’t beat Duke’s Lagoon at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster. The ultimate in splash pads, Duke’s features a pirate ship, spray nozzles, a giant tipping bucket, water table, multiple slides and a ton of fun to be had.

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New Construction Homes for Sale in Roxborough & Manayunk

New Construction homes can be found throughout Roxborough & Manayunk. These typically offer open floor plans and generous closet space. Many new construction homes also offer parking and roof decks, some with sweeping views of the surrounding area. New Construction homes for sale in Roxborough & Manayunk typically start in the high $300,000’s and can range to over $1,000,000. The average price for new construction homes in Roxborough & Manayunk is in the mid-$500,000’s and the median price is in the low-$500,000’s. 

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Roxborough Manayunk Homes for Sale $200,000-$300,000

The most popular price range for homes for sale in Roxborough & Manayunk is from $200,000 to $300,000. Typically, you’ll find 3 bedroom homes with 1.5 to 2 bathrooms and about 1300 square feet in this price range, though you’ll find a wide range depending on style of home, condition, and specific location. Approximately half of all homes sold in the area sell within the $200,000 to $300,000 price range making it the most popular price range and also the most competitive with homes selling fairly quickly.

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Homes for Sale in Roxborough & Manayunk

Home prices in Roxborough & Manayunk range from below $100,000 to over $1,000,000. The median and average home prices are in the mid-$200,000’s. There’s a wide range of homes in the area including rowhomes that were originally built for workers at the local mills during the Industrial Revolution and twin homes that were originally built for managers at those same mills. Throughout the area you’ll also find a number of grand Victorian detached homes. Much of Central Roxborough & Wissahickon were developed after WWII and you’ll find homes built for returning soldiers. In the Upper Roxborough and Andorra areas you’ll find a higher concentration of detached homes built from the ’40’s through the ’60’s. Throughout the Roxborough and Manayunk area you’ll also find new construction homes that are currently being built. 

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Open Houses in Roxborough & Manayunk

Find all of the upcoming Open Houses in Roxborough and Manayunk  listed on the Multiple Listing Service, the database that real estate brokers use for local real estate information. On average, approximately 10-15% of homes on the market will have an Open House on any given weekend. In Roxborough & Manayunk you’ll typically find about 30-40 Open Houses per weekend. The most popular price range for homes in Roxborough & Manayunk is $200,000 to $300,000 though you’ll also find homes that sell for close to $1,000,000 or more. 

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New Construction Homes for Sale in Roxborough & Manayunk

Price Reduced Listings in Roxborough & Manayunk

One of the biggest obstacles for home buyers in making a decision to submit an offer on a home is when the asking price is too high. The sellers of these homes have reduced the asking price to more closely reflect the current real estate market. Price reduced listings often generate renewed interest from potential home buyers. Here, you can find a list of all of the homes in Roxborough & Manayunk that have recently reduced asking prices.

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