Ambler named among ‘8 Underrated Small Towns In The U.S. To Visit This Summer’ by Traveling Lifestyle

Traveling Lifestyle recently mentioned Ambler in their article titled, “8 Underrated Small Towns In The U.S. To Visit This Summer.”

From the article, which includes towns from across the country:

For a town of less than 7,000 people, Ambler has a lot going on. The town theater, housed in a former school, regularly shows old movies and cult classics. There’s a microbrewery in the town center, as well as a variety of restaurants, inviting bars and cozy cafes. In the summer there is a music and art festival and a farmer’s market with fresh food from the region.

From Visit Philadelphia’s article:

The definition of a small town, Ambler covers less than one square mile, but despite its diminutive size, it’s amazingly complete, with a host of shops, restaurants, bars and special events that keep the streets bustling.

Unassuming and unpretentious, Ambler has retained a historic gentility and independent spirit that are the pride of this tightly knit community.

Originally known as the Village of Wissahickon, Ambler was renamed in 1869 in honor of Mary Johnson Ambler, a Quaker resident who helped lead rescue efforts during the Great Train Wreck of 1856. The town served as a manufacturing hub in the 19th century. This circumstance gave rise to a long retail corridor on Butler Pike, the stretch of ornately crafted Victorian buildings encircling the town and row homes typical of that era’s working-class housing. Ambler has since reinvented itself for the 21st century.