What $500K Will Buy You in Ardmore

Whether you prefer a house, a townhome, or an apartment, this Main Line suburb has something to tickle everyone's fancy.

215 Drexel Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Zillow

215 Drexel Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND images via Zillow

Straddling two counties, Ardmore is one of the Main Line’s largest and liveliest suburban communities. It boasts some of the best shops, restaurants, bars, festivals, and nightlife in the area – just head down to Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore’s main street, and embrace all the town has to offer.

But what does it cost to live here? Apparently, it’s actually quite affordable for all potential homeowners looking to spend under a million dollars. Homes for sale in the area currently fall somewhere between $200,000 to $850,000 – and there are several options that fall right in the middle, at about $500,000. If this is your desired price range, scroll on and see what we’ve found.

215 Drexel Rd. (above) | 4 beds, 2 full baths, 1,980 square feet, $495,000

Don’t be turned off by the fact that this property is a twin – it has all the makings of a single-family home. Recently remodeled but still maintaining that historic allure we all crave, this house was built in 1910 and is situated on a quiet street in Ardmore. Some highlights of the first floor include a massive living room with a fireplace, a nice dining room, and a contemporary white kitchen contrasted by its black counters and stainless steel appliances. Head up to the second floor and explore the three large bedrooms and two updated bathrooms. There is also a carpeted loft with a walk-in closet that can act as a fourth bedroom, office, or entertainment space, depending on your family’s needs. As is, this property requires street parking. However, there is plenty of room to build your own driveway. Located in the desirable Lower Merion School District, this home is a great candidate for any soon-to-be suburban family.

215 Drexel Rd., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 [Thomas L. Toole III | RE/MAX Main Line]

211 Holland Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND image via Long & Foster

211 Holland Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND image via Long & Foster

211 Holland Ave. | 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 2,440 square feet, $483,000

If you’ve ever questioned your desire to live in a townhouse, you might want to think again. This property is an end unit, and comes with awesome amenities like a parking lot (so you no longer have to worry about beating rush hour traffic during your evening commute). Interior upgrades include a main level open floor plan, hardwood flooring, 9-foot ceilings, recessed lighting, and recessed built-in speakers. The kitchen comes with all the appliances you could ever need and has an adjoining breakfast area with access to a covered deck. The upstairs bedrooms are sized comfortably and carpeted, a great choice for the kids. The home’s lower level features a foyer, an entertainment room with outer patio access, a laundry room, and a one-car garage. This move-in ready unit is close to all that Ardmore has to offer and a short commute to Center City.

211 Holland Ave., Ardmore, Pa. 19003 [Adair Robbins | Long & Foster Real Estate]

120 Sibley Ave. APT 206, Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND image via Zillow

120 Sibley Ave., Apt. 206, Ardmore, Pa. 19003 | TREND image via Zillow

120 Sibley Ave., Apt. 206 | 2 beds, 2 full baths, 1,559 square feet, $525,000

Make this sizable two-bedroom apartment your own and get the best of both worlds: the perks of living in the suburbs blended with an urban atmosphere that’s impossible to ignore. Located in Cambridge Square, the home sets you steps away from Suburban Square’s shops and restaurants and SEPTA’s Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line. The building in which the apartment is located is secure and convenient. Take the elevator up one level (or the stairs, if that’s what you’re into), and enter into your second-floor unit. You will immediately appreciate the hardwood floors throughout the great room. The upgraded kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Just off of the kitchen is an office decorated with beautiful French doors. Both bedrooms are carpeted and quite spacious, and occupants of each won’t have to worry about scheduling designated bathroom time – the master has its own bathroom (obviously) and the second bedroom is located next to a full guest bathroom. This apartment has its own laundry room, a parking space, and a storage locker. While downsizing might not be for everyone, if it fits your family’s needs, don’t hesitate to check out this hidden treasure.

120 Sibley Ave., Apt. 206, Ardmore, Pa. 19003 [Carolyn Corr | Duffy Real Estate]