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Ardmore

A charming town with lively, urban vibes.

Overview for Ardmore, PA

14,391 people live in Ardmore, where the median age is 38.6 and the average individual income is $67,484. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,391

Total Population

38.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,484

Average individual Income


Welcome to Ardmore

Family focused with a strong sense of community.
 
Rewind to the earliest days of Ardmore when it was originally titled “Athensville” and you will get a sense of the abundant characteristics that make it so appealing to its residents and visitors alike. Ever since Suburban Square opened in 1928, Ardmore established itself as one of the first destination shopping centers, allowing for an influx of visitors and lucrative opportunities for local businesses. Since then, it has developed into a quintessential suburb that allows families to get around easily and remain entertained.
 
A charming town with lively, urban vibes centered in the area’s beloved Main Line. Ardmore is home to the area’s best shopping, dining and dynamic experiences.
 

What to Expect

Historical architecture with eclectic, vibrant energy.
 
The oldest, and largest of downtown Main Line, Ardmore could be considered the heartbeat of this well-adored area. The region still hosts many houses with classic, tasteful exteriors but also boasts newly renovated luxury condos. Famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Suntop Homes, part of the Ardmore experiment and are considered to be a local hidden gem, it also helps define the caliber and distinction of the area.
 

The Lifestyle

Specialty shops and superb cuisines.
 
Being one of the nation’s first shopping centers, it’s inevitable that the shops are there to impress and awe. Spend the day exploring Suburban Square and indulging in the area’s finest cuisine options, then end the night with a show at Ardmore Music Hall—which is known for it’s Funky Brunch and Market events.
 

Unexpected Appeal

Conveniently located with the ease of getting around.
 
Ardmore has terrific accessibility and with its proximity to the city, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy the local scenery and catch the train to downtown.
 

The Market

The Perfect Philadelphia Suburb.
 
Experience the charm, convenience and personality of the Main Line living in Ardmore. With an array of housing options and the livelihood of the town, it’s certain you can find the perfect spot to nestle into whether you’re a young professional or a family searching for their next home.
 

You'll Fall in Love With

Its novelty and exemplar neighborhoods.
 
Known as “the Main Street on the Main Line” Ardmore has ever-changing local colors, seasonal events and active happenings are what keeps it unique, and all of its residents young at heart.

 

Welcome to Ardmore

Hip and highly walkable community brimming with arts and culture

Known for its hip atmosphere and close-knit community, residents of Ardmore enjoy the best of suburban living with a trendy urban twist. This charming town, established in 1853, boasts a rich history that visitors can explore through landmarks such as the Lower Merion Baptist Church and the Ardmore Train Station. 

Architectural enthusiasts will enjoy the mix of styles in the area, ranging from sleek modern buildings to classic Queen Anne Victorian homes. The well-preserved Suburban Square shopping center is a great example of mid-century architecture. Ardmore has a moderate climate with mild winters and warm summers, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as biking, fishing, and hiking. In addition to its history and architecture, Ardmore provides plenty of dedicated green spaces that make the town feel pleasantly at one with nature.

 

What to Love 

  • Beautiful natural scenery, parks, and trails
  • Great community with plenty of activities and events
  • Convenient access to the downtown and regional rail line

 

Local Lifestyle

The town is known for its well-kept streets, beautiful parks, and welcoming community. There are a variety of things to do in Ardmore, from catching a concert at the iconic Ardmore Music Hall to exploring the charming shopping district on Lancaster Avenue. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are several parks with walking trails and picnic areas, like South Ardmore Park, which boasts a scenic duck pond. Foodies also have plenty of options to explore, with a variety of restaurants ranging from casual pizza spots to upscale French bistros. 

The tight-knit community is supported by an active and engaged citizenry that often organizes neighborhood events for everyone to participate in. Overall, Ardmore is a hip and welcoming community characterized by its friendly residents, lively ambiance, and convenient location to Philadelphia's vibrant energy. This neighborhood is an excellent option for those who want to get a feel for city life while still enjoying the comfort of the suburbs.

 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Ardmore is well known for its culinary scene, with several standout dining options to choose from. If you're looking for a unique spot to dine, Tired Hands Brewing Company is a great choice with its inventive dishes complemented by craft beers. For Mexican cuisine lovers, El Limon delivers authentic and flavorful dishes that are sure to impress. 

Those searching for a cozy bar ambiance with delectable food and cocktails will enjoy Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft. Their menu features American fare alongside a vast selection of quality whiskey. Lola's Garden is the perfect spot for those looking for a more relaxed ambiance. This stylish restaurant and bar offer a playful menu with globally inspired dishes such as Korean fried chicken or delectable burgers. The establishment's tranquil garden setting provides the ideal backdrop for brunch, dinner, or evening cocktails.

A hidden gem and local favorite for a bite-to-eat or grocery haul is Carlino's Market. This gourmet Italian delicatessen and marketplace offer an extensive selection of artisanal cheese, fresh seafood, charcuterie, and exquisite pastries. The irresistible flavors of Italian cuisine are complemented by the warmth and hospitality of the staff, making Carlino's a must-visit dining destination. 

 

Things to Do

An undeniably popular spot any time of year is the Ardmore Music Hall. This historic venue hosts concerts and events featuring renowned artists and is always the go-to place for excitement in the town. A highly anticipated event to check out is the annual Ardmore Fall Festival, which features live music, local food vendors, and craft booths. Additionally, those interested in motorcycles can attend the Ardmore Rock n' Ride. This charity event includes a motorcycle ride followed by a block party with live music and food trucks.

Suburban Square is one of this quaint town's most popular shopping destinations. With more than 50 stores, including national brands and local boutiques, Suburban Square offers a diverse range of options that cater to everyone's needs. The ambiance of the Square adds to the shopping experience, with beautiful tree-lined walkways and bubbling fountains. The food and beverage options are impressive and offer delicious options for lunch or dinner. 

 

Schools

The town of Ardmore has a range of educational opportunities in both the Lower Merion School District and Haverford Township School District. Some of these include:

Around Ardmore, PA

There's plenty to do around Ardmore, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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55
Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hello Sweetie, Main Line Coin & Stamp, and Bala Golf Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Ardmore, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Ardmore. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Demographics and Employment Data for Ardmore, PA

Ardmore has 6,390 households, with an average household size of 2.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ardmore do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,391 people call Ardmore home. The population density is 7,304.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,391

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.6

Median Age

46.66 / 53.34%

Men vs Women

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Total Households

2.25

Average Household Size

$67,484

Average individual Income

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