Photo: Bob's Diner 1940's Silver Dining Car At Ridge and Lyceum Avenue

Bob's Diner 1940's silver dining car at Ridge and Lyceum Avenue

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) welcomes Roxborough into its Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia program this week.

Roxborough is one of the safest, greenest, and most conveniently located neighborhoods in Philadelphia, with one of the highest household incomes in the city. The commercial corridor along Ridge Avenue is home to much of Roxborough’s local shops, offices, and restaurants. Small businesses in town prosper from patrons’ commitment to shopping small and frequenting favorite shops.

“Millennials, families, and retirees continue to choose Roxborough for the quality schools, diverse housing stock, natural amenities and dedicated, locally owned businesses,”

“Millennials, families, and retirees continue to choose Roxborough for the quality schools, diverse housing stock, natural amenities and dedicated, locally owned businesses,” said James Harry Calamia, Executive Director, Roxborough Development Corporation. “They stay because Roxborough is a place with roots. It’s a place worth settling into—one that gets better with age.”

“We are thrilled to have Roxborough be associated with the best communities in our region,” said Barry Seymour, DVRPC Executive Director. “The Classic Towns program will help us spread the word to potential residents and business owners about all the benefits of locating here.”

To view Roxborough’s Classic Towns web page, visit

About the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia Program

Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia is a groundbreaking DVRPC initiative designed to promote the region's unique communities in both the city and suburbs.

With more than one million people relocating throughout the Greater Philadelphia region every year, this program highlights the “classic” communities and helps residents rediscover the beauty and diversity of our older towns. Although the Greater Philadelphia region as a whole is promoted as a tourist destination and business center, many suburban communities lack the resources necessary to launch sophisticated and effective marketing programs that target specific demographic groups.

Understanding that the lifestyle and community amenities people desire may change as they move through different life stages, DVRPC introduced Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia to appeal to three different markets: young professionals and childless couples, young families, and empty nesters.

The genesis of the Classic Towns program dates to 2004 when, with funding from the William Penn Foundation, DVRPC launched the Strategies for Older Suburbs Initiative to stimulate and support reinvestment in the region’s older suburbs and urban neighborhoods through multiple and varied efforts.

At present, there are 22 towns designated as Classic Towns by DVRPC. They are: Bordentown City, Cheltenham, Collingswood, Germantown, Glassboro, Haddon Heights, Jenkintown, Kennett Square, Lansdale, Lansdowne, Malvern, Manayunk, Media, Merchantville, Moorestown, New Hope, Oxford, Phoenixville, Quakertown, Roxborough, Souderton/Telford, and West Chester.

To learn more about the Classic Towns program and these communities as a whole, as well as specific neighborhoods and their amenities, visit You can also follow @ClassicTowns on Twitter and Facebook. Residents, business owners, and visitors are encouraged to share photos of their Classic Towns using #iloveclassictowns.

About the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with the common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment, and enhancing the economy. We serve a diverse region of nine counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer in New Jersey. DVRPC is the official metropolitan planning organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region - leading the way to a better future. For more information, visit

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