Neighborhood Watch: Moving to Ambler
Located in Montgomery County northwest of Philadelphia, Ambler has experienced a renaissance in recent years, attracting young singles and families looking for the energy of the city in a suburban setting. Anchored by its vibrant Main Street, it offers plenty to do and see no matter the time of year. If you’re curious about living in Ambler, here’s a local snapshot to give you a better background of the borough.
History: Ambler was originally called the Village of Wissahickon after the local rail depot. In 1869, the borough was renamed after Mary Ambler, a resident who cared for and saved many victims of a horrific train collision in the area in 1856.
Education: Ambler’s residents are served by the Wissahickon School District, and in 2008, Newsweek ranked the high school as one of the top 13 in the country. Ambler is also home to a satellite campus for Temple University and offers graduate, undergraduate and non-credit classes.
Dining: Restaurants abound along Ambler’s Main Street. Restaurants range from upscale Dettera to Bridget’s steakhouse to the cozy BYOB Trax Café. If you’re looking for a place to grab a drink, you can also stop by Forest & Main Brewing Company or Finn McCool’s Tavern. The borough celebrates its great restaurants during Ambler Restaurant Week, with local eateries offering affordable prix-fixe menus.
Arts & Culture: One of Main Street’s highlights is the Ambler Theater, a restored 1928 movie house featuring independent, art and limited-distribution films. Residents can also enjoy the theater at the Act II Playhouse, a 130-theater that has been nominated for several Barrymore Awards, and classical music with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra, which offers concerts throughout the year at various area venues.
And of course, there are fabulous homes such as these.
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