Welcome to Ambler
A hip, walkable community with fantastic dining and shopping options
The quaint yet modern suburb of Ambler offers its residents the charm of small-town living while still providing proximity to the heart of Philadelphia. The town offers beautiful, modern housing contrasted with a historic main street full of things to see and do. The train station at the end of Main Street will take you into downtown Philadelphia and other suburban areas.
What to Love
- Very walkable
- Hip Main Street with lots of shops and restaurants housed in Victorian buildings
- Parks and trails
- Proximity to downtown Philadelphia
The residents of Ambler enjoy a modern community with a small-town feel. The bustling Main Street represents the hub of the community and offers all kinds of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Locals also love the numerous green spaces in the neighborhood, including parks, hiking trails, and athletic fields.
There are many excellent attractions and amenities right in Ambler, and if you want to explore downtown Philadelphia, it’s only a short drive to get to the bustling city. Ambler’s education system rates very high, making the community perfect for families with school-going children. Retirees and young professionals also find Ambler a great place to live.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Ambler’s walkable Main Street is where most of the entertainment, dining, and shopping takes place. A local favorite is Juice POD
, where you'll find delicious açai bowls, smoothies, salads, wraps, coffee, and more. For a special night out, the place to go is La Provence
. This world-class French restaurant fuses classical French cuisine with a modern twist. This Ambler hotspot’s delicious food and elegant atmosphere make it a popular locale where booking in advance is highly recommended.
You'll also find Free Shop
near Main Street, which offers one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories among the unique shops. The owner of this locally-owned boutique loves participating in the Ambler community.
provides terrific massages to relieve tension or treat yourself after a long work week. They also staff therapists who help individuals learn relaxation and coping techniques. The goal at Pure Spa involves achieving a healthier and happier life for all its clients.
Things to Do
In Ambler, locals love festivals. The Oktoberfest
celebration takes place on the second Saturday in October and allows the restaurants to show off their best fare via food trucks that line Butler Ave. Oktoberfest also features a beer garden, musical entertainment, rides, and other activities. And with many arts and crafts vendors, it's a great place to do some early holiday shopping.
Foodies will appreciate the Ambler Food Fest
in June with a focus on all the great culinary offerings in Ambler. Along with the outdoor tables, they also provide a wine and beer tent.
The third week of August brings the Art and Music festivals
with dozens of art vendors and lots of free live music.
And for terrific entertainment any time of the year, the Ambler Theater
shows classic and foreign films.
Ambler offers some of the best public schools in the state of Pennsylvania. They also provide some excellent private options.
- Germantown Academy, Grades K–12