Ambler, PA (Borough Center)




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About Ambler, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Ambler is $221,392, which is more expensive than 75.4% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 58.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ambler Borough Center is currently $1,179, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.4% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Ambler Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Ambler, PA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Ambler Borough Center are 5.2%, which is lower than one will find in 74.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Ambler Borough Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Ambler Borough Center neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 47.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ambler Borough Center neighborhood has more Italian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 23.6% have Irish ancestry.

Ambler Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Ambler Borough Center is ranked among the top 8.9% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Pennsylvania according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Ambler Borough Center neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers. In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Borough Center neighborhood in Ambler are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 72.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Ambler Borough Center neighborhood, 40.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.8%), and 15.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Borough Center neighborhood in Ambler, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (25.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (23.6%), and residents who report German roots (23.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Ambler Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Ambler Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (76.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (10.6%) and 7.9% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Ambler 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Ambler 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Ambler 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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WISSAHICKON SD


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Wissahickon Shs
521 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA, 19002
09-12
Lower Gwynedd El Sch
571 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA, 19002
KG-05
Wissahickon Ms
500 Houston Rd
Ambler, PA, 19002
06-08
Stony Creek El Sch
1721 Yost Rd
Blue Bell, PA, 19422
KG-05
Blue Bell El Sch
801 Symphony Ln
Blue Bell, PA, 19422
KG-05
Shady Grove El Sch
351 W Skippack Pike
Ambler, PA, 19002
KG-05

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