What $500K Will Buy You in Roxborough

Looking for a hilltop (or hillside) retreat? Enjoy a year-round vacation in one of these three very spacious homes.

309 Dupont St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Searching for suburbia in the city limits? Roxborough has you covered.

Known for its safe streets and low poverty rates, the neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia is a thriving and close-knit community. Although conveniently situated just up the hill from Manayunk and close to the Wissahickon Valley, Roxborough has a unique residential charm. But with easy accessibility to the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line and several bus routes, you can easily venture into Center City, eat at top restaurants and locate great shopping. (Shops that cater to your everyday needs abound on “the Ridge” — Ridge Avenue, the neighborhood’s main drag.)  Since the median home value in Roxborough stands at $216,200, $500K gets you the latest and greatest in new and recently built homes with plenty of space (especially the third option!).If you’re a city lover seeking to settle down, read on— your future home may be below.

309 Dupont St. (above) | 3 beds, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2,300 square feet, $475,000

On top of a hill, this corner townhouse has a great view of the Schuylkill Valley–and large windows on the front, rear and side make the scenic outlook irresistible. The two-car garage will allow you to avoid parking problems. With 10-foot-tall ceilings, a washer and dryer, high hats in every room and hardwood floors throughout, the home is anything but ordinary. The kitchen has lots of custom touches including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash. The master bathroom comes complete with a walk-in glass shower and floating vanity. The downside? There’s no greenery. But there is a park nearby.

This home’s sale price was reduced by $14,600 on June 14.

309 Dupont St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

4318 Terrace St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 | TREND image via Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

4318 Terrace St. | 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,000 square feet, $500,000

This home has not one, not two, but three decks. (One of them offers a picture-postcard view of the Manayunk Bridge.) This pad was designed for entertaining. Complete with a surround sound system, wine fridge, fireplace and top-notch kitchen appliances, we guarantee your guests won’t want to leave. After a night of hosting, escape to the master bedroom complete with a vaulted ceiling and walk-in closet. The master bathroom is an oasis with a whirlpool tub, heated towel rack, walk-in shower and dual vanity. This single-detached three-story home looks like a hilltop retreat and feels like a spa! The home also features a dual HVAC system, three level climate control and tankless hot water heater.

This home’s sale price was reduced by $1,000 on June 14.

4318 Terrace St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Karrie Gavin | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]

3831 Terrace St. Unit #1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

3831 Terrace St. Unit #1 | 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 3,000 square feet, $460,000

This is a new construction townhouse and it’s huge. The 3,000-square-foot space comes complete with two decks, two parking options, two entrances and three outdoor spaces. In the master suite, you will find a walk-in closet, soaking tub, walk-in shower with glass surround doors, double vanities and tile floors. The kitchen is equally luxurious with a granite-topped island, stainless steel appliances and pendant lighting. There is also a 10-year tax abatement.

3831 Terrace St. Unit #1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]