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Ambler, PA Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2023. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2022 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Ambler, PA Housing Market Trends

With 6,818 people, 2,655 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $479,109, Ambler real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Ambler home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Ambler, accounting for 35.67% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Ambler include row houses and other attached homes ( 30.69%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.65%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Ambler are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The borough has a mixture of owners and renters, with 48.88% owning and 51.12% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Ambler's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.42% of the borough's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Ambler include homes built before 1939 ( 29.96%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 18.69%). There's also some housing in Ambler built between 2000 and later ( 3.93%).

Ambler Home Appreciation Rates

Ambler's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Ambler during the period has been just 5.28%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Ambler's appreciation rate, at 6.29%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Ambler's appreciation rate has been 0.82%, which annualizes to a rate of 3.32%.

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Ambler's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the borough. Individual neighborhoods within Ambler differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Ambler - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Ambler real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

Median Home Value

$479,109

Ambler, PA Home Prices
> $1,289,000
$967,001 - $1,289,000
$645,001 - $967,000
$516,001 - $645,000
$386,001 - $516,000
$258,001 - $386,000
$129,001 - $258,000
$65,001 - $129,000
$0 - $65,000
0.0%
0.0%
0.7%
0.7%
4.0%
4.0%
21.9%
21.9%
29.9%
29.9%
34.5%
34.5%
4.4%
4.4%
0.0%
0.0%
4.6%
4.6%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes
Very High

for Pennsylvania

Very High

for nation

Number of Homes And Apartments:

2,655

Ambler Appreciation Rates

Rent & Ownership

Average Market Rent:

$2,258 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
48.9%
48.9%
51.1%
51.1%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Vacancy Rate

Vacant
Occupied
3.5%
3.5%
96.5%
96.5%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Housing Market Details

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
3.9%
3.9%
18.7%
18.7%
47.4%
47.4%
30.0%
30.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
35.7%
35.7%
30.7%
30.7%
13.0%
13.0%
20.7%
20.7%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
0.5%
0.5%
15.6%
15.6%
23.4%
23.4%
38.0%
38.0%
16.0%
16.0%
6.5%
6.5%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes