Welcome to Ardmore
Ardmore, PA is located in the Main Line area, just a few short miles northwest of Philadelphia, and it’s a little town of big possibilities. Originally named “Athensville”, Ardmore was renamed in 1873 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and its motto remains: “The Main Street of the Main Line”.
Today, Ardmore is a large and thriving town filled with shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and entertainment. Its proximity to Philly places it just a short distance from the possibilities of the big city, and yet its myriad of amenities and opportunities mean you might never have to make the drive. If you’re looking for a bustling large town filled with beautiful homes and plenty of fun spots to explore, then Ardmore might be just the spot you seek.
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At a Glance
Downtown Philadelphia: 10 miles, about 20 minutes
Philadelphia Int’l Airport: 20 miles, about 30 minutes
Public transportation: Paoli/Thorndale line, Amtrak intercity train
County: Montgomery, Delaware
Zip code: 19003
Median home value: $328,800
Spotlights of Ardmore
Lancaster and Cricket avenues in Downtown Ardmore are home to over 250 local businesses, restaurants, and retailers. Stroll streets lined in quaint historic buildings, and browse jewelry, home goods, toys, clothes, accessories, and more.
The oldest outdoor shopping center in the nation, Suburban Square is a pedestrian-friendly open-air shopping experience where you can find big-box department stores and chain restaurants alongside local businesses.
There’s always something happening in Ardmore! Browse vintage and artisan goods at the Clover Market. Sample flavors from around the world at Ardmore Restaurant Week. Discover craft brews at Oktoberfest. Even get your holiday shopping done at the Cricket Cringle.
What You'll LOVE in Ardmore
Looking for even more to love in this beautiful Main Line community? Here are just a few reasons residents enjoy living in Ardmore.
More fun things to do
Still looking for fun things to do in Ardmore? Check out the Philadelphia Skating Club, which is ideal for beginners and experts (and is home to the unique Theatre on Ice). Catch a live show at Ardmore Music Hall. Explore unique works at Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts. Or just kick back and relax at Tired Hands Brewery.
Top-notch public schools
Ardmore’s students are divided between Lower Merion School District and the School District of Haverford Township. Both districts are rated among the best not just in the Philly area, but in the state of Pennsylvania. Haverford educates approximately 6,400 students, and boasts an A+ rating and well above-average standardized test scores. Lower Merion School District is slightly larger, with 8,600 students, and is ranked the #4 Best District in Pennsylvania.
Easy city transit
Ardmore is located along the Paoli/Thorndale line of SEPTA. The Ardmore Station is located just off Lancaster Ave in Downtown Ardmore. Additionally, Ardmore offers intercity passenger service on the Amtrak. For drivers, Route 30 heads directly into the city, while Montgomery Ave connects to I-76.
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