Welcome to Manayunk / Roxborough
Small town charm with an urban experience
Manayunk is a smaller section of Philadelphia located 15 minutes to the West of Center City. Located along the Schuylkill River, Manayunk is known for its native name, “where we go to drink,” as well as for its hilly geography. With its inviting Main Street, Manayunk touts a close-knit community with an abundance of charm. Roxborough is a neighborhood in the northwest section of Philadelphia bordered by Manayunk to the southwest. This corner of Philadelphia is a quiet, welcoming neighborhood with small-town appeal and access to big-city amenities.
What to Love
- Main Street, where all the action is
- Walking along the Schuylkill River Trail
- Peaceful riverfront vibes with a suburban feel in the city
People & Lifestyle
Manayunk and Roxborough both have a peaceful vibe that comes from living along the Schuylkill River. Even better is the suburban feel that allows an escape from the larger city of Philadelphia. Here, one can enjoy all the closeness and accessibility of the city while escaping the continuous buzz of downtown life.
With easy access to the surrounding suburbs and a reliable nightlife scene, this area attracts young professionals and those looking for a more active lifestyle.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Manayunk and Roxborough are home to fantastic local restaurants and shops, offering everything you need at your fingertips.
The heart of Manayunk is Main Street, located adjacent to the Schuylkill River. Dotted with eateries and boutiques, Main Street is the perfect place to grab your morning coffee at Pilgrim Roasters, enjoy a banh mi and bubble tea for lunch at Mi ‘N Tea, or end the evening with an ice cream cone from Chloe’s Corner. When it comes to shopping, check out Vamp Boutique, a women's clothing store offering a unique selection. You can also pop over to Main Street Records, a renowned record store.
When out looking for a place to eat, make sure to stop by Winnie’s Manayunk, which serves delicious American comfort foods, fresh-baked loaves of bread, and weekend brunches. Another great restaurant in the area is Lucky’s Last Chance, a bar that also has a full menu of hot dogs, burgers, and other classic American fares.
Things to Do
Whether you are looking to explore all that Manayunk and Roxborough have to offer or to escape to a natural oasis, these towns have something for every taste.
If looking to explore the towns’ offerings, try going out to the StrEAT Food Festival, which features over 50 of Manayunk’s favorite food trucks and vendors. Foodies also love the Manayunk Restaurant Week, which is another great way to find your new favorite restaurant in the Manayunk area.
When trying to escape the urban sprawl, Pretzel Park — a small park with many walkways that take on a pretzel shape — is a great choice. There’s also a dog park if you want to bring your furry friends along! Manayunk is a cyclist's dream, with hilly terrain and easy access to scenic rides along the Manayunk Towpath and Kelly Drive.
Manayunk and the Roxborough area offer several schooling options.. Top educational opportunities include:
- William Penn Charter School
- Green Woods Charter School
- W.B. Saul High School