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Overview of Ambler

The borough of Ambler is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 16 miles north of Philadelphia. It encompasses 0.85 square miles and was home to nearly 6,500 people in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Those in the market for Ambler apartments for rent may be attracted by the area's small-town charm as well as its proximity to the City of Brotherly Love. Those living in the borough have access to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's public rail and bus services, which make it extremely easy to commute to or visit Philadelphia.

Living in Ambler, PA

Ambler is named after Mary Johnson Ambler, who lived in the area in the mid-1800s. Upon hearing the news of an incident dubbed the Great Train Accident that took place in July 1856, Ambler reportedly walked two miles to the site where two trains had collided near the town of Wissahickon. She took charge at the scene, directing relief efforts by encouraging people to make stretchers out of window shutters and turn sheets and petticoats into bandages. She also allowed many of the survivors to stay at her house while they recovered. In 1869, town officials acknowledged her efforts by renaming the local railroad station in her honor. When the borough was incorporated in 1888, it took the same name.

Ambler Work and Study

Ambler is part of the Wissahickon School District, which is comprised of five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district serves approximately 4,655 students in Lower Gwynedd Township and Whitpain Township, in addition to the borough of Ambler.

The borough's largest employer is the Artman Lutheran Home, which provides personal care and rehabilitation services for local residents. Many people in Montgomery County work in the healthcare industry - Main Line Health Systems, Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health Systems are three of the county's top five employers, with workforces of 14,000, 6,387 and 3,414 people, respectively.

Those living in Ambler rentals may be interested in attending the numerous colleges and universities in Philadelphia, including Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. Temple University has a 187-acre Ambler campus attended by approximately 3,500 students.

Montgomery Community College is another local option, with a central campus in the nearby town of Blue Bell, while Gwynedd-Mercy College is located in the nearby Gwynedd Valley.

Rentals in Ambler, PA and Cost of Living

Ambler registered a 105.5 on City-Data.com's March 2012 cost of living index, which means the cost of living in the borough is slightly higher than the national average of 100. The median gross rent of apartments in Ambler is $938, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ambler Attractions and Special Events

Ambler Main Street is the principal thoroughfare in the borough, and also serves as the hub for local events, such as the annual Halloween and Holiday Parades. From April through October, the first Friday of each month features art, food, live music and family-friendly activities.

The borough of Ambler may be small, but there is no shortage of local cultural opportunities. The nonprofit, community-based Ambler Theater is one of the premier cinema destinations in the region. In addition to showing the latest movies, the theater also frequently hosts discussion groups, lectures and special events. Meanwhile, the six-time Barrymore Award-winning Act II Playhouse is the place to go for new, classic and contemporary plays and musicals. 

Avid golfers have several local options to choose from, including the Limekiln Golf Club, the Squires Golf Course and the course at the Talamore Country Club.

To find an Ambler apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

YoNo - Philadelphia, PA 19141
15

Philadelphia, PA 19141

$785 - $1800

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Logan, North Philadelphia)


$785 - $1800

218 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dreshertowne - Horsham, PA 19044
24
(12)

Horsham, PA 19044

$1695 - $1825

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Horsham, PA

(12)

$1695 - $1825

114 Units 2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rosedale Court - Abington, PA 19001
5

Abington, PA 19001

$900 - $1170

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Regency Towers - Willow Grove, PA 19090
20
(5)

Willow Grove, PA 19090

$1050 - $2250

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Willow Grove, PA

(5)

$1050 - $2250

320 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Park At Westminster - Warrington, PA 18976
25
(9)

Warrington, PA 18976

$850 - $2395

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Jacobs Woods - Lansdale, PA 19446
30

Lansdale, PA 19446

$1495 - $2350

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lansdale, PA


$1495 - $2350

230 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rittenhouse Hill - Philadelphia, PA 19144
27
(7)

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$985 - $1925

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown, Parkland...)

(7)

$985 - $1925

576 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westaway Apartments - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
26
(12)

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

$1025 - $1280

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Lafayette Hill, PA

(12)

$1025 - $1280

40 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Madison New Britain - Chalfont, PA 18914
34
(10)

Chalfont, PA 18914

$1385 - $1875

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chalfont, PA

(10)

$1385 - $1875

232 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenel At Montgomery Square - North Wales, PA 19454
13

North Wales, PA 19454

$1180 - $2565

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parc - Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
8

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

$1335 - $2215

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Plymouth Meeting, PA


$1335 - $2215

398 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Green Valley Manor - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
8
(6)

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

$1035 - $1678

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lafayette Hill, PA

(6)

$1035 - $1678

98 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lincoln Woods - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
38
(9)

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

$1120 - $1855

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lafayette Hill, PA (Parkland)

(9)

$1120 - $1855

216 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Village Green - Hatboro, PA 19040
25

Hatboro, PA 19040

$930 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Melrose Station - Elkins Park, PA 19027
36
(10)

Elkins Park, PA 19027

$920 - $1700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elkins Park, PA (North Philadelphia)

(10)

$920 - $1700

135 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glenside House - Glenside, PA 19038
28

Glenside, PA 19038

$1015 - $1075

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wynmere Chase - Horsham, PA 19044
25
(13)

Horsham, PA 19044

$1390 - $1590

2 Beds 1 Bath

Horsham, PA (Wynmere Hunt)

(13)

$1390 - $1590

80 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

North Lane Apartments - Conshohocken, PA 19428
15
(4)

Conshohocken, PA 19428

$1004 - $1581

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Conshohocken, PA

(4)

$1004 - $1581

101 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hathaway House - Philadelphia, PA 19144
12
(5)

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$839 - $1584

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Germantown, Parkland...)

(5)

$839 - $1584

138 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Silk Factory Lofts - Lansdale, PA 19446
35

Lansdale, PA 19446

$1295 - $1750

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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