Ambler is in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is classified as a borough, and is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area. It has a total area of 0.8 square miles, all of which is land. The town, established in the mid nineteenth century, was originally named the Village of Wissahickon. The name was changed to Ambler in 1869 to honor Mary Johnson Ambler, a local Quaker woman who had shown bravery to assist the survivors of The Great Train Wreck.
Retail trade, construction and manufacturing are the major economic activities here. The borough has five elementary schools and one high school for public education. Private schooling options are also available. Magnolia School is the local college. Temple University also has a campus here. Act II Playhouse, the Ambler Symphony Orchestra, and the Ambler Theater are recreational and cultural options here. The closest hospital is the Chestnut Hills Hospital, located about 6 miles away in Philadelphia. The cost of living here is 25.40% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 49 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 94. Snowfall is about 23 inches annually.