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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.

Woodmere - Philadelphia, PA 19128
24
(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19128

$875 - $1570

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Andorra, Parkland...)

(2)

$875 - $1570

246 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Meadowbrook Apartments - Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
19
(3)

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

$950 - $1800

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Huntingdon Valley, PA

(3)

$950 - $1800

532 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Penn Brooke Gardens - North Wales, PA 19454
20
(11)

North Wales, PA 19454

$1035 - $1200

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

North Wales, PA

(11)

$1035 - $1200

250 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Warrington Crossings - Warrington, PA 18976
32
(3)

Warrington, PA 18976

$850 - $1525

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Warrington, PA

(3)

$850 - $1525

228 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Warrington, PA 18976

$850 - $2435

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parc - Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
9

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

$1325 - $2225

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Plymouth Meeting, PA


$1325 - $2225

398 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Willow Grove, PA 19090

$1034 - $1934

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Willow Grove, PA

(5)

$1034 - $1934

320 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rosedale Court - Abington, PA 19001
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Abington, PA 19001

$900 - $1170

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Sherry Lake Apartments - Conshohocken, PA 19428
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(72)

Conshohocken, PA 19428

$1145 - $2350

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Conshohocken, PA

(72)

$1145 - $2350

298 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wellington Apartments - Hatboro, PA 19040
15
(5)

Hatboro, PA 19040

$915 - $1355

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Avenel At Montgomery Square - North Wales, PA 19454
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North Wales, PA 19454

$1180 - $2565

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Pine Manor Apartments - Philadelphia, PA 19111
5
(2)

Philadelphia, PA 19111

$800 - $1055

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Philadelphia, PA (Fox Chase, Near Northeast Philadelphia)

(2)

$800 - $1055

92 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Montgomery Mills - Norristown, PA 19401
9

Norristown, PA 19401

$1175 - $5338

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Addison at English Village - North Wales, PA 19454
33
(20)

North Wales, PA 19454

$999 - $1555

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summit Park Communities - Philadelphia, PA 19128
44
(15)

Philadelphia, PA 19128

$925 - $1790

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (Andorra, Parkland...)

(15)

$925 - $1790

540 Units 0-3 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

Willowbend - Philadelphia, PA 19138
14

Philadelphia, PA 19138

$855 - $1070

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Philadelphia, PA (East Mount Airy, Mount Airy)


$855 - $1070

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Curren Terrace - Norristown, PA 19401
15
(2)

Norristown, PA 19401

$775 - $1050

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Norristown, PA

(2)

$775 - $1050

318 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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

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