What Makes Ambler Special

Downtown Ambler is a walkable, social, cultural and business center with terrific curb appeal, enchanting area residents, visitors and the surrounding communities in the Delaware Valley. Combine this with eclectic shopping, award-winning entertainment options, delectable dining, and professional services, all located in a captivating, small-town setting.

You’ll find culinary delights in Ambler’s restaurants, charming shops, unique arts and entertainment venues, and professional services from local professionals, that all make Ambler worth visiting again and again. And with plenty of mom-and-pop type operations, it’s easy to shop local and support the community by patronizing small businesses.

Home to the famed Ambler Theater, Act II Playhouse and Temple University’s Ambler Campus, Ambler is easily accessible  via SEPTA and also from the PA Turnpike, and routes 76, 309 and 476. Plenty of free and affordable parking options are available.

Ambler hosts many well-attended annual events  throughout the year, including the Auto Show (May), Ambler Arts & Music Festival (June), OktoberFest (October), Christmas Parade (December), and Restaurant Week (January and July).

From May to October, Ambler boasts a Farmer’s Market every Saturday, as well as First Fridays, a once-a-month festival with arts, games, live music, merchant promotions and delicious foods.

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PARKING IN AMBLER

Because Ambler has the busiest train station on the R5 rail line, we use meters for regulating parking. When commuters park their cars all day in the downtown, they take spaces away from our shoppers and visitors. The meters will help free up convenient spaces for shoppers and other visitors. That's the why of meters, now here's how to take advantage of them:

AMPLE NUMBER OF SPACES
247 spaces in the three Borough lots
146 spaces on the street within one block of downtown.

THREE CONVENIENT LOTS
On Lindenwold at Butler Ave., Cavalier at Butler Ave., and Butler at the Train Tracks

BARGAIN RATES
SUNDAYS AND AFTER 6 PM ARE ALWAYS FREE.
WEEKDAYS ARE ALSO FREE FROM 12-2PM
Fifty cents buys you 1 hour of parking on all meters