Northwest Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood is bounded by Manayunk, Wissahickon Creek, and East Falls. Once a suburban township, it was incorporated into Philadelphia in 1854 near the height of its wealth as a mill town. Today, real estate in the neighborhood lists around $235,000 and closes near $225,000. These three homes are listed under $300,000.
458 Martin St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $209
Tell me all about it: We love how bright and airy this twin home feels, with one long wall of windows and a mostly open floor plan on the main level. The backyard koi pond and the front porch are both great spaces to relax, and the finished basement adds significantly to the square footage of this renovated home.
640 Hermitage St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $233
Tell me all about it: There are plenty of charming homes in Roxborough, but how many boast their own basketball courts? This two-bedroom home also features a Jacuzzi in the finished basement and a renovated upstairs bath with a luxurious shower. Bonus: The driveway has room for up to three cars.
Monthly taxes: $251
Tell me all about it: We love the entryway in this home and the hardwood floors throughout. The bow windows and the eat-in kitchen are also lovely features alongside the finished basement. The back yard is perfect, too.