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Overview of Ardmore

Ardmore is quickly becoming a trendy and desirable community in Pennsylvania. While its thriving business district and ideal location attracts professionals and families, plenty of nearby colleges and close proximity to Philadelphia bring in many younger residents. Ardmore was listed on CNN Money's list of Best Places for the Rich and Single in 2011.

With plenty of housing options for singles, students and families, it's not hard to find a place to call home in this growing community. Ardmore apartments for rent can be found across the area.

Living in Ardmore, PA

Europeans came to what is now Philadelphia in 1682. Residents of the area formed Montgomery County in 1784. The area's rich soil made it the ideal location for farms, and nearby industry made it easy for some entrepreneurs to set up manufacturing facilities. The people who came to the area were a diverse group, and throughout the county's history it has been known for its resourceful population.

One of Ardmore's first settlers was John Roberts, who found a parcel of land ideal for milling operations. His success in the area motivated new residents to come to the community, and new entrepreneurs built their operations in Ardmore. Some of the town's first industries were lumber and cloth milling as well as papermaking.

Because Ardmore was located near Philadelphia, one of the countries earliest large cities, many people migrated to the area. The local railroad only further encouraged growth in the community.

Ardmore residents have been using trains to commute throughout the county for more than 150 years.

Over time, Ardmore became much more than just a small town. Its commitment to business has drawn in new residents and it is now home to more than 12,000 people.

Ardmore Work and Study

Haverford College, located close to Ardmore, is a liberal arts institution prides itself on providing students with challenging coursework. With its small size and commitment to each pupil's needs, Haverford is a school for students who enjoy individual attention. Rosemont College is another university near Ardmore that stresses strong academics. Founded in 1921, the school offers students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in a variety of fields. With study abroad programs, internships and individualized majors, Rosemont offers students special amenities that they may not find elsewhere.

Many Ardmore residents commute to Philadelphia for work, as the train provides easy access to the city. Philadelphia's largest employers include Albert Einstein Medical, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the School District of Philadelphia.

Rentals in Ardmore, PA, and Cost of Living

Those thinking about a move to this community will find that Ardmore apartments typically range between $1,000 and $1,250 per month. The median gross monthly rent is $1,127, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ardmore residents can cut down on their cost of living by taking advantage of the public transportation throughout the county. Commuters can easily take the train to work in Philadelphia or throughout the area.

Ardmore Attractions and Special Events

One of Ardmore's annual events is Oktoberfest. This fun-filled community event offers residents a chance to enjoy local food and drink specials and check out festive entertainment. Ardmore Oktoberfest is family friendly, and children are welcome to attend for games, prizes and face painting. Adults will enjoy the traditional German entertainment and socializing with friends and neighbors.

Residents who want to wander and perhaps stumble upon an interesting product should head to the Clover Market. This open-air market features more than 100 vendors selling unique goods to the community. Visitors have the opportunity to purchase antiques, original art pieces, crafts, clothing and recycled items. Kids are welcome, and there is child friendly entertainment to keep them happy and occupied.

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