Is a bustling village covering less than one square mile.

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Bustling village with hip businesses and many fun events.
Ambler is a bustling village covering less than one square mile, located about 16 miles to the north of downtown Philadelphia. Ambler originally grew around mills and farmland in the 18th century. Today, Ambler retains lots of well-preserved historic architecture along with hip bars, shops, restaurants, and lots of fun things to do. The community hosts various events throughout the year, including a weekly farmers market and a monthly First Fridays festival with arts and live music. Ambler is well connected to Philadelphia via the Ambler SEPTA rail station in the heart of the downtown area.
Ambler’s housing mix includes elegant stone mansions and original colonial properties dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. There are also spacious contemporary single-family homes and townhouses within walking distance of downtown amenities. At the high end of the market, Ambler features spectacular multi-million dollar acreage estates with striking architecture and equestrian facilities.
Ambler boasts a vibrant downtown area with independent clothing stores and cosmopolitan restaurants centered along Main Street and West Butler Pike. Aloha Smoothie Company offers a health-focused menu of cold-pressed juices and tasty organic eats.Womenswear boutique Free Shop sells trendy clothing and accessories alongside candles, gifts, and other home goods. Paper Dolls is another fine choice for womenswear to suit all shapes and styles. This boutique is stocked with everything casual to cocktail wear in sizes ranging from XS to 3X. Housed within a distinctive turreted building, the vintage-chic bar and restaurant Gypsy Blu pairs globally influenced entrees and brunch plates with an extensive array of craft beers, craft cocktails, and wines by the glass or bottle. The upstairs lounge at Gypsy Blu also regularly hosts live music. Forest & Main Brewing Company offers a range of microbrews inspired by English and Belgian ales. Dettera pairs inventive New American cuisine with over 40 wines available by the glass and more than 200 bottles.
Other popular spots in Ambler’s lively downtown area include The Lucky Well for mouthwatering BBQ and craft cocktails, Saffron for flavorful Indian cuisine, Vida & Comida for authentic Spanish fare, and Bridget’s Steakhouse for delicious beef, seafood, and martinis.
Ambler boasts one of the most packed events calendars in Pennsylvania. Every Saturday morning between May and October, Ambler Farmers’ Market features vendors selling produce from local farms and artisanal foodstuffs. Ambler’s monthly First Fridays celebration also runs between May and October. This fun evening features live music, original artworks, and special food and merchant promotions, including complimentary cheese and wine. There’s also a Kid’s Zone with activities including games, inflatables, entertainers, and arts and crafts booths.
The annual Ambler Auto Show brings hundreds of vintage and contemporary cars and trucks to the streets of downtown Ambler. Refreshments are provided by numerous food trucks. The summertime Ambler Arts & Music Festival showcases some of the region’s best musicians and most talented artists. Ambler Oktoberfest is always an annual highlight with two performance stages, a beer garden, ten food trucks, and more than 90 vendors lining Butler Avenue. Ambler Oktoberfest also offers lots of activities and rides for kids. The festive Ambler Holiday Parade rounds out the year with floats, bands, and a visit from Santa. Ambler also hosts two annual Restaurant Weeks, with many of the downtown area’s diverse eateries offering special menus in January and July.

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